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5 hrs ago |

3-year legal challenge to Blake trauma unit dropped

After three years of legal battles aimed at shutting down Blake Medical Center's trauma unit in Bradenton, the fight appears over, Blake officials said Monday.


Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Manatee County, FL

13 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

PHSC academy instructor, whistle-blower fired

Pasco-Hernando State College on July 17 fired its police academy's instructor coordinator whose complaints launched a recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.


Related Topix: Dade City, FL

19 hrs ago | DeLand Beacon

Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

PHOTO COURTESY FWC Bloom - This photo of an algal bloom was taken off Lee County in the Gulf a few years ago.


Related Topix: Hernando County, FL, Dixie County, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Slammed Florida ratepayers rip Citizens Property spending as 'outrageous'

TALLAHASSEE — Tough rules imposed by Florida’s insurer of last resort are slamming thousands, including a 97-year-old widow losing coverage entirely, but customers see hardball tactics for them and a relaxed attitude for globetrotting brass at state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The company’s chairman paid back travel costs ... (more)


Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Switzerland, World News, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Lake Worth, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Free Republic

As number of law school grads rises in Florida, demand drops

Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: 'Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Hit-and-run driver slams into young couple and baby

A four-month-old baby boy went flying out of his stroller on Saturday afternoon when a car hit the father and pushed the baby up and out into some bushes.


Related Topix: Holiday, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

SPC to host forum for judges candidates

The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College will host a candidate forum for those vying for seats on the Sixth Judicial Circuit bench.


Related Topix: Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Stetson University

News Talk Florida

School Tax Goes Down In Pasco County

Pasco County residents are seeing a drop in school property taxes. Based on preliminary figures presented to the school board.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida's swollen ranks of lawyers scrap for piece of a shrinking legal pie

Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: "Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work.


Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law

St. Petersburg Times

Florida hospitals drop challenges to HCA trauma expansion

The contentious battle over the expansion of trauma care in Florida ended quietly Friday as Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Tampa General and St. Joseph's hospitals dropped their legal challenges against new trauma centers owned by Hospital Corporation of America.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Manatee County, FL

ABC Action News

FDOT says no to noise wall in Pasco neighborhood

The neighborhood fighting to get a barrier built to drown out the sound of I-75 appear to be on the losing side of the battle.


St. Petersburg Times

Child dies in drunk driving accident and misdemeanor DUI is only charge

Last year, Cathy Jo Ivancsits was drunk when she ran over her 4-year-old daughter in front of the family's townhouse, authorities say.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Clearwater, FL


Pasco animal shelter to have one day free pet adoptions

Due to a heavy influx of animals, the Pasco County Animal Shelter is having a one-day free adoption event at the Land O' Lakes facility this Saturday, July 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Land O' Lakes, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Dade City tentatively raises property tax rate

On Tuesday, the City Commission set a tentative millage rate hike from 7.1549 to 7.5621, with hopes of reducing it during 2014-15 budget negotiations later this summer.


Related Topix: Dade City, FL, Port Richey, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Hernando Today

K-9 officers take a dip the springs for training

Despite the threat of alligators, poisonous water snakes and other potentially hazardous obstacles, bad guys in Florida often take to the water to avoid detection.


Related Topix: Florida, Weeki Wachee, FL, Hernando County, FL, Citrus County, FL, Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Class notes

All media are acceptable: paintings, pastels, collages, photography, digital art, posters, upcycled, mixed media and more.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Photography, Arts

St. Petersburg Times

Casino night to raise funds for Pasco County Foster Adoptive Parent Association

The Pasco County Foster Adoptive Parent Association hosts a "Mardi Gras Casino Night" fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the T.A.T. Clubhouse, 3210 Darlington Road, Holiday.


Related Topix: Holiday, FL, Games, Blackjack

Tees by Tina to open concept store in Mall at University Town Center

Women's wear concept store TINA Stephens will open its first Florida store when it comes to the Mall at University Town Center this fall.


Related Topix: Pilates, Fitness, The Newsroom, Entertainment, Television, Odessa, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

River Flood Warning Issued for Parts of Pasco County

The National Weather Service office near Tampa has issued a river flood warning for parts of Pasco County Wednesday.


Related Topix: Weather, Tampa, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

'Go home': Protests spread as opposition to illegal immigration soars

While Breitbart reported that House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi, , said during Tuesday's appearance MSNBC's "The Morning Joe" that the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding across America's border from Mexico should be treated like baby Jesus -- who "was a refugee from violence" -- The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Jordan reported ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison