Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Charlie Frago, Times Staff

Charlie Frago, Times Staff

I joined the Times in 2013 after working for newspapers and wire services in Chicago, Greensboro, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark. I've covered Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater and developed an interest in all things municipal, from zoning to sewage. I have a bachelor's degree in history from Grinnell College in Iowa and masters' degrees in history and journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University. I've covered murders, prisons and congressional races alike in more than two decades as a reporter. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my wife and two children in Clearwater.



Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Bob Buckhorn, the Trinity Cafe and Thanksgiving

As Tampa broke for a holiday week, Mayor Bob Buckhorn paused from wrangling a water deal with St.
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Darden Rice, St. Petersburg council member and a city representative on the Tampa Bay Water board, has called for a workshop on plans by the city of Tampa to turn treated watsewater into drinking water. [Times files (2017)]

Tempers mount with St. Pete over Tampa’s plan to turn wastewater into drinking water

St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice says her city faces risks from Tampa's proposal to create drinking water from highly treated wastewater.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays 2020 co-founder Ron Christaldi announced $16 million in corporate pledges so far in quest for Tampa Bay Rays Ybor City ballpark on Nov. 16, 2018.  (Photo credit: Charlie Frago)

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Tampa corporate support for Rays? So far, it’s $16 million

Tampa Bay Rays 2020 co-founder Ron Christaldi put some details Friday behind his confidence that the Tampa Bay Rays will get a new home in Ybor City — $16 million of them.That's the amount of new corporate support pledged for a...
Published: 11/16/18
Tampa’s Grand Central Station and High Line? Harry Cohen is thinking big on transportation

Tampa’s Grand Central Station and High Line? Harry Cohen is thinking big on transportation

 Tampa City Council member Harry Cohen, an eight-year veteran of City Council, is known for his attention to detail on even the smallest zoning matter.
Published: 11/15/18
Updated: 11/16/18
FILE -- Scooters on the sidewalk in downtown San Francisco, Calif., April 14, 2018. Doctors and public health workers in San Francisco are preparing to track injuries from electric scooters and the other transportation services blossoming in the city. (Jason Henry/The New York Times) XNYT206

Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Tampa city officials are sifting through applications for a pilot scooter program. Residents could be scooting through the streets by February.
Published: 11/15/18
JAMES BORCHUCK  |  TimesFormer Tampa Police Officer Adam York, left, is comforted by his wife Lisa, right, during a press conference at his attorney's Tampa office Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  Charges were dropped against York who was fired last year for allegedly sexual assaulting a female during a traffic stop.

State attorney: Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop

Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said new evidence surfaced during investigation showing the woman consented to the contact.
Published: 11/14/18
Updated: 11/15/18
JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times
Former Tampa Police Officer Adam York, left, is comforted by his wife Lisa, right, during a news conference at his attorney's Tampa office Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  Charges were dropped against York who was fired last year for allegedly sexual assaulting a female during a traffic stop.

State Attorney said Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop in 2016

Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said new evidence surfaced during investigation showing the woman consented to the contact.
Published: 11/14/18
Former Tampa police officer Adam York, left, is comforted by his wife Lisa during a news conference at his attorney’s Tampa office Tuesday.  The State Attorney’s office has dropped a sexual assault charge against York that stemmed from a straffic stop in 2016.  [JAMES BORCHUK | Times]

Sexual battery charge against Tampa cop dropped

The State Attorney's office says it has dropped its case against Adam York, the Tampa cop accused of sexually battering a woman he pulled over after Gasparilla in 2016.
Published: 11/13/18
Updated: 11/14/18
Ed Turanchik was critical of the one-penny sales tax that passed in Hillsborough County Tuesday. Will it hurt his chances to become Tampa's next mayor.

Is he doing a post-election two-step? Ed Turanchik on the transportation tax, then and now

Before the vote, Ed Turanchik was highly critical of the one-penny sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements that passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday.The former Hillsborough County Commissioner and current Tampa mayoral...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18
TAILYR IRVINE   |   TimesKim Overman checks the election results during the Kim Overman watch party for Hillsborough County Commission District 7 at C House on November 6, 2018 in Tampa.

Hillsborough now firmly blue

A growing urban and suburban population has shifted Hillsborough's politics, pundits say.
Published: 11/07/18