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Carlton: The teacher, the pot arrest, and the case for civil citations

On the question of whether our local police should be able to hand out civil citations instead of criminal charges to people caught with small amounts of marijuana, consider the case of Jalem Robi …

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Romano: The topsy-turvy tale of charter schools and whom they really serve

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Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

  1. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas Ranch

    Courts

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died Feb. 13 on a ranch near San Antonio. He was 79.

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Oct. 20, 2015. Scalia is reported dead in a West Texas resort. [Jim Mone | Associated Press]
  2. Brush fire in Weeki Wachee contained, U.S. 19 reopens

    Public Safety

    WEEKI WACHEE — A brush fire near the Hernando and Citrus County line has been contained and U.S. 19 reopened, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  3. Clearwater Police arrest 7 on prostitution charges

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — Officers arrested seven people on prostitution charges Friday night and Saturday morning.

  4. Palm Harbor man reports losing $2.1 million in jewelry after jilting fiancee

    Criminal

    Alone on Valentine's Day? Things could be worse.

    Mary Catherine Hunt was booked in jail Oct. 17 on a criminal charge of grand theft after her former fiance reported the theft of jewelry now valued at $2 million. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  5. Tampa fights injured biker's claim 12 years after $18M verdict

    Politics

    TAMPA — It has been nearly 20 years since Ramiro Companioni Jr. almost died in a crash with a city Water Department truck and more than 10 since a jury awarded him about $18 million.

    Ramiro Companioni talks about his case against the city of Tampa at his mobile home in Tampa. Companioni suffered many severe injuries when his motorcycle collided with a city water truck in 1996. He won a jury verdict of nearly $18 million against the city in 2004, but has collected only $100,000, the state's limit on city liability in negligence claims. [ZACK WITTMAN   |   Times]
  6. Donald Trump: Not fair that Cubans automatically get pathway to citizenship

    Blogs

    INSIDE A BULLETPROOF SUV — Donald Trump is still pumped up Friday night as he hops inside the Secret Service vehicle whisking him away from a crowd of at least 10,000 fans at USF's Sun Dome.

  7. Exclusive interview: Donald Trump talks Cuba, oil drilling and 'badly hurt' Marco Rubio

    State Roundup

    INSIDE A BULLETPROOF SUV — Donald Trump is still pumped up Friday night as he hops inside the Secret Service vehicle whisking him away from a crowd of at least 10,000 fans at USF's Sun Dome.

    Donald Trump hosts a rally during his presidential campaign at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)
  8. Turkey pledges to send ground forces to fight Islamic State in Syria

    Nation

    MUNICH — Turkey will supply ground forces to an anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria and will allow Saudi Arabian strike missions against the militants from its air bases, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview published on Saturday.

  9. Is opposition to TBX's toll roads sapping support for Go Hillsborough's transportation options?

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Express, the state's $3.3 billion plan to add tolled express lanes throughout the bay area, has sparked fiery protests and fierce rhetoric from the residents of the Tampa neighborhoods that would bear the brunt of expanding the downtown interchange.

    Linda Saul-Sena, former Tampa City councilwoman, speaks to the crowd during a protest against the TBX expansion, which would expand the Interstate through Tampa's historic neighborhoods, on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 in Tampa. [ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times]
Andrei Vasilevskiy has played in 15 games for the Lightning this season, going 8-5 with 2.73 goals against average.

Vasilevskiy likely to get more stints in the AHL

Andrei Vasilevskiy may be a No. 1 goalie of the future....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia....

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