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Carla Bristol, one of the hosts of the demonstration, speaks before the crowd of protesters.Photos by ERITHA CAINION | St. Petersburg College

Ferguson shooting death ripples in Tampa Bay as protesters remember their own losses

The shooting in August of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson continues to spark protests around the globe, including here in Tampa Bay. At a recent event at William's Park in downtown St. Petersburg, demonstrators called for justice and peace, an end to police brutality …

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  1. Urban Outfitters apologizes for 'bloody' Kent State sweatshirt

    Nation

    Urban Outfitters issued an apology Monday as it came under scathing attack for featuring a "vintage" Kent State University sweatshirt that appeared to have been splattered with blood.

    Urban Outfitters explained the shirt this way: "The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray."
  2. After brutal beating, Tariq Khdeir is back to school in Tampa

    News

    The torrid heat has already devoured the late-August day. The school basketball and volleyball courts, divided only by a painted line, bustle with boys joking and scrimmaging haphazardly. On a shaded lunch patio in the corner of the schoolyard, a group of girls, wearing traditional Islamic hijab …

    Tariq Khdeir, a sophomore at Universal Academy of Florida in Tampa, talks with a tb-two* reporter Aug. 29. Khdeir was beaten by Israeli police this summer while visiting family in Gaza.
Photo Credit: KERI KELLY  |  Academy of the Holy Names
  3. Ferguson shooting death ripples in Tampa Bay as protesters remember their own losses

    News

    The shooting in August of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson continues to spark protests around the globe, including here in Tampa Bay.

    Carla Bristol, one of the hosts of the demonstration, speaks before the crowd of protesters.
  4. Your high school bulletin board for Sept. 11, 2014

    News

    LARGO HIGH

    Construction zone diaries: Largo is finally getting a new campus. It's expected to be finished in 2016 and it's supposed to look absolutely incredible, but there's still a long way to go. With most of the old buildings razed and a village of portables, confusion abounds as walls block …

    Gibbs High has high-def TVs on all four walls of the cafeteria but no bacterial soap in bathrooms.
  5. Deputies: Pasco teen who set house on fire texted mom an apology

    News

    PORT RICHEY — A 14-year-old seventh-grader is facing two charges of attempted murder after admitting to setting her family's house on fire early Thursday, authorities said.

    A 14-year-old girl has been charged with one count of arson and two counts of attempted murder in an overnight fire that occurred at 1:43 a.m. at 9006 Hermitage Lane in Port Richey. Fire crews arrived on scene within six minutes and discovered heavy smoke and flames. (BRENDAN FITTERER  |  Times)
  6. Groundbreaking comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

    Human Interest

    Click through clips of Joan Rivers slinging jokes today. Listen to her talk about bras and hot flashes and third wives.

    Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, shown in February, died Thursday after complications from throat surgery.
  7. St. Petersburg man arrested in Missouri in connection with Pinellas Trail robberies

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — An 18-year-old St. Petersburg man has been arrested in Missouri on local robbery charges, including two that are connected to attacks on the Pinellas Trail.

  8. Boy with famous lemonade stand takes pitch to Dunedin Blue Jays game

    Human Interest

    DUNEDIN — T.J. Guerrero, the 12-year-old entrepreneur whose controversial lemonade stand recently made international headlines, will sell to spectators during the Dunedin Blue Jays' playoff game today and donate the proceeds to charity.

    T.J. Guerrero made international headlines after a Dunedin neighbor tried to shut down the 12-year-old’s lemonade stand.
  9. Instagram releases video-recording time-lapse app

    News

    Instagram threw a bone to creative types on Tuesday by releasing Hyperlapse, a new app for the iPhone that makes it easy to record time-lapse videos.

  10. Falcon's Fury up and running at Busch Gardens

    News

    TAMPA — As your toes dangle 335 feet high atop your perch on the Falcon's Fury drop ride at Busch Gardens, you can see Tropicana Field nearly 25 miles away in St. Petersburg. It's a moment of pure awe. Just before the panic.

    ANNE GLOVER  |  Times
Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens is open more and more to riders.