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  1. Backstory: After 5 years, Alan Gross was losing hope in Cuban prison

    National

    Editors Note: The Miami Herald published this piece on Alan Gross on Nov. 30.  …

  2. Presidents, popes and spies: How the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations came about

    National

    WASHINGTON — The historic deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage. …

  3. Informer at center of Tampa police scandal pleads guilty to fraud, theft

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Rita Girven, the longtime Tampa police informer at the center of a fraud scandal, has pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and grand theft charges. …

  4. East Pasco mayor arrested on DUI charge

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The mayor of San Antonio was arrested on a DUI charge early Thursday after a police officer spotted him driving 71 mph in a 45 mph construction zone. …

  5. Two life sentences plus 15 years for Pinellas murderer of two

    Criminal

    LARGO — Jamaal Jenkins fled all the way to Louisiana after killing his former girlfriend and murdering someone else she had dated. When officers brought the fugitive back to the Pinellas County Jail, he tried to escape. But now Jenkins, 27, will spend the rest of his life in prison. …

  6. New Port Richey takes first step to tighten prostitution ordinance

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The City Council has taken a first step toward tightening its prostitution ordinance, leading Police Chief Kim Bogart to promise a serious crackdown if the changes are approved next month. …

  7. Congressmen, community converse about mental health care reform

    Health

    LAND O'LAKES — Roy Gifford thought he would be this way for the rest of his life: weighed down by schizoaffective disorder, working his way down a long list of medications, all hope extinguished. …

  8. Man accused in Tampa triple murder has possible connection to 2009 case

    Crime

    TAMPA — When Ruby Washington saw a TV news report Saturday about a triple murder in Tampa, one name rang familiar. Angel Luis Perez, whom police say shot his girlfriend and two others Saturday morning, was also questioned in the killing of her son, Dontae Leslie, Washington said. …

  9. Tampa woman accused of shooting boyfriend in buttocks during argument

    Crime

    TAMPA — A lovers' quarrel ended with a man shot in the buttocks and his girlfriend in handcuffs Tuesday night, according to Tampa police. …

  10. Restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations could be game changer for Canadian tourism

    World

    Plans by the United States government to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba could have a major impact for Canadian tourists. …

  11. Woman slaps 72-year-old for denying Facebook friend request

    Crime

    SEMINOLE — Sheriff's deputies arrested a 27-year-old woman Thursday for battery after she slapped an elderly woman who denied her Facebook friend request, authorities reported.  …

  12. East Lake man accused of molesting three underage girls

    Crime

    Deputies arrested a 55-year-old man Tuesday accused of molesting three underage girls, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. …

  13. Anna Maria Island excels at ecotourism

    Travel

    ANNA MARIA CITY Reach out and grab a leaf. Go on. Now pop it in your mouth. It's the moringa plant, ounce for ounce one of the most nutritious plants on earth, which tastes like a cross between a bean and a pea.  …

  14. Arrest made in vandalism at Anclote Cemetery in Holiday

    Crime

    HOLIDAY — Pasco County sheriff's deputies have arrested a young man on charges of spray-painting 20 tombstones at Anclote Cemetery, scrawling words like "blood" and star symbols in red paint. …

  15. Ground Truth: In Dozier's neglected cemetery, a search for lost boys and the reasons why they died

    Human Interest

    MARIANNA — The darkness started to fall on the pines and the kudzu-covered fields and on the little cemetery when a thundercloud erupted in the distance, and everybody down in the graves stopped digging and looked up at the sky. "Was that thunder?" one of them asked. The last thing they needed was more rain, because more rain meant more mud and more mud would make it much more difficult to get the bones out of the ground intact and in time for the evening news. …

  16. Florida education news: Funding, fees, health lessons and more

    The Gradebook

    MORE MONEY: A growing budget surplus boosts Gov. Rick Scott's call for increased education funding. STARTING FROM SCRATCH: Florida Polytechnic University has a start-up mentality and can adapt quickly, president Randy Avent tells the Orlando Sentinel in a Q&A. …

  17. Pharmacist convicted of drug trafficking charge

    Criminal

    TAMPA Pharmacist faces jail over drug conviction A pharmacist faces up to 20 years in prison after his conviction Friday on drug trafficking charges relating to his role in two Tampa pill mills.  …

  18. St. Petersburg police officer arrested, charged with DUI in Tampa

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — A long-serving member of the city's police department was arrested early Monday in Tampa and charged with driving under the influence. …

  19. Vols stun Butler with second-half surge

    Sports

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee guard Josh Richardson realized he needed to give his team a spark. The 6-foot-6 senior proceeded to produce the kind of pyrotechnics that left No. 15 Butler's four-game winning streak in ashes.  …

  20. Mom who drove minivan and kids into the ocean enters insanity plea, found not guilty

    Criminal

    DAYTONA BEACH — The South Carolina woman who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach in March entered a key plea in her criminal case on Friday. …

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