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  1. Carter G. Woodson museum could lose funding under city council proposal

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — In another attempt to thwart the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, City Council member Wengay Newton has proposed cutting the organization's funding and funneling it elsewhere.

    St. Petersburg City Council member Wengay Newton believes the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum’s funding could be better used elsewhere.
  2. Giants blank Pirates in NL wild-card game

    Ml

    PITTSBURGH — The Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pirates are still learning.

    Brandon Crawford, right, high-fives Travis Ishikawa after hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning that puts the Giants ahead 4-0.
  3. State clears St. Petersburg magnet school of FCAT cheating

    Testing

    ST. PETERSBURG — So many children at Bay Point Elementary gave the same wrong answers to the same Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test questions last school year that the results were flagged as statistically improbable.

  4. Roofing company stole insurance money from homeowners, officials said

    Crime

    TAMPA — Employees at a roofing company that officials say stole insurance money from nearly 100 homeowners have been arrested, the Florida Department of Financial Services said Wednesday.

  5. Happy 90th birthday, President Carter!

    Human Interest

    Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta with his wife, Rosalynn, at his side. Carter is the second-oldest of the five living U.S. presidents; George H.W. Bush turned 90 earlier this year. The 39th president said he looks forward to more work with the Carter Center, the health and …

    Former President Jimmy Carter blows out the candles as his wife, Rosalynn, looks on during his 90th birthday celebration Wednesday in Atlanta.
  6. VA secretary announces progress, promises more change

    Veterans

    TAMPA — After just two months in office, the man in charge of the nation's troubled VA system says he is working hard to "change the culture."

     United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald answers questions Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa.  McDonald is in Tampa and Orlando as part of his tour of VA facilities during his first 90 days as Secretary.
  7. Pro-pot group suggests rules for medical marijuana in Florida

    Elections

    As Election Day draws near, opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the use of medical marijuana in Florida have been on the attack, alleging that approval would lead to dangerous consequences.

  8. Ebola precautions explained by Tampa Bay health officials

    Health

    TAMPA — As details emerged about the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, local medical authorities continued preparing health workers for the possibility of a similar event in the Tampa Bay area, while reassuring the public.

    Dr. Peggy Thompson, director of infection prevention at Tampa General Hospital, shows a suit that would protect caregivers.
  9. Romano: A bus ride shows the risks and possibilities of Greenlight Pinellas

    Elections

    So, the skeptic and the businessman hop on a bus bound for nowhere special.

  10. No injuries in New Tampa home fire

    Fire

    TAMPA — No one was injured in a fire that damaged a New Tampa home Wednesday afternoon, Tampa Fire Rescue said.

  11. Many signs before slaughter of family in Bell last month

    Crime

    A Florida child welfare report alleging that the six children of Sarah Spirit were not safe with their mother languished for two weeks without investigation — until the youngsters' grandfather shot the entire family on Sept. 18, records show.

  12. Publix restricts coupon use to discourage extreme couponing

    Retail

    Calling all extreme couponers.

    Publix is on to you.

    Florida's largest grocery chain tightened its coupon policy Wednesday to discourage shoppers from overusing coupons and buying up everything on a shelf.

    Publix on Wednesday tightened its coupon policy to discourage shoppers from overusing coupons and buying up everything on a shelf. [Times files (2010)]
  13. Pasco deputies cleared in shooting death

    Crime

    State Attorney Bernie McCabe's office has cleared two Pasco sheriff's deputies in the shooting death of an unarmed Zephyrhills man on July 1.

  14. Couple suing because they say the $1.8 million home they bought was illegal

    Real Estate

    In April, Donald and Wanda Frowick made a disturbing discovery about their two-story, $1.8 million waterfront home.

    According to a lawsuit, just about every room on the first floor of this Tierra Verde home is below the base flood elevation.
  15. Ex-NFL player Caldwell admits to federal drug charge

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Former University of Florida wide receiver Donald Reche Caldwell spent six seasons in the NFL.

    Former University of Florida wide receiver Donald Reche Caldwell could spend as long as 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tampa to possessing with intent to distribute ethylone, a street drug commonly marketed as "Molly. [Getty Images]