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Florida prison chief makes top brass reapply for jobs

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that has the potential to either shake up the Department of Corrections or validate the status quo, prisons chief Julie Jones has asked the 12 top officials in charge …

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After sprawl and scandal, Jim Norman seeks comeback on Hillsborough County Commission

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Did the National Hurricane Center flub the Erika forecast? An expert responds

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  1. Editorial: Bad power play on Tampa police review panel

    Editorials

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has gotten a sensitive discussion off on the wrong foot by jumping the gun and unilaterally creating a citizens review board to examine complaints against the Tampa Police Department. This was a community decision to make. Buckhorn's power play sets the wrong tone, and it undermines the panel's …

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has gotten a sensitive discussion off on the wrong foot by jumping the gun and unilaterally creating a citizens review board to examine complaints against the Tampa Police Department.
  2. Tuesday's letters: Show the graphic videos

    Letters

    Help choose Letter of the Month

    Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the …

  3. Another voice: Syria's misery spills across borders

    Editorials

    Last Wednesday 51 bodies were found in the hold of a ship off the coast of Libya, would-be refugees who had suffocated at sea. Two days later police in Austria found an abandoned truck on the side of the highway. Inside were 71 bodies, victims of suffocation or thirst. On Friday about 150 people were reported missing …

  4. Vote for August's Letter of the Month

    Letters

    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  5. Review: New 'Dragon Tattoo' book a weak shadow of its predecessors

    Books

    Its full title is The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, but they might as well have called it The Girl Who's Going to Help Us Milk a Few More Million Out of This Dragon Tattoo Thing.

    Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest movie.

    Rays callups: Shaffer, Moore, Mahtook, Maile, Riefenhauser, Yates

    The Rays are calling up six players from Triple-A Durham Tuesday to add to their roster....

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    On the road: Gov. Scott and Cabinet celebrate in St. Augustine

    America's oldest city welcomes the Gang of Four Tuesday....

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    Josh Keyes, right, grabs onto linebacker Jason Williams during training camp earlier this month at One Buc Place.

    Bucs LB Josh Keyes eager for last shot Thursday

    As one of eight undrafted rookies left on roster as the Bucs continue to make cuts, linebacker Josh Keyes is hopeful that a strong showing in Thursday's final preseason game at Miami can help his chances of beating the odds....

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