Get to know your candidates

Each election cycle, the Tampa Bay Times profiles candidates in all of the races. You'll find the candidates' positions on the issues and get to know more about their background. Before you vote, be sure to read these profiles for all of the 2014 candidates. The primary is Aug. 26, and the main election is Nov. 4.

A mangrove tree at Demens Landing in St. Petersburg was cut down so far that it violated county code. 

City crews responsible for severely cut mangrove at Demens Landing

ST. PETERSBURG — A city grounds crew was behind the butchering of a mangrove tree at Demens Landing, a parks and recreation department spokesman said Tuesday. "We had a crew that was far too aggressive in its trimming style," supervisor Mike Jefferies said. The marina had put in a work order with the city to trim t …