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Tarpon Springs police officer's funeral is Saturday

The Tampa Bay area will say goodbye to Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek on Saturday morning at a state funeral open to the public. Kondek, 45, was shot and killed Sunday in a gun …


Family receives outpouring of support in wake of fatal wrong-way crash


Those who most need medical pot fear months-long delay of Florida law


  1. Timely Tendings: Protect your plants duing a freeze


    Plants can fight cold better if they're healthy

  2. Tell Me About It: The difficulty of a parent's passing


    Q: My stepdad was moved to end-of-life inpatient hospice care last night after seven years of debilitating terminal illness, and I'm going back to my hometown (several hundred miles) tomorrow morning. I had an opportunity to spend time with him just after we found out we were in the final months. He met my …

  3. Buying a mattress: An easy choice? Dream on

    Home and Garden

    Is there any home purchase more confusing and fraught with anxiety than buying a mattress? To choose the right one, shoppers must navigate a Kafkaesque maze.

  4. A to Zzzz guide for mattress shoppers

    Home and Garden

    There is no better time than year's end to evaluate certain areas or items in your home, and one of the most important is your mattress. It directly affects your ability to get a good night's sleep, which is tied to your health and wellness. If you need a new mattress (see telltale signs below), here are some important …

  5. Column: Sorting fears from facts about Hispanic migrants


    President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration was greeted with mixed reactions. Republican outrage focused on the supposedly negative effects of extending residential stays, including adverse effects on our labor force and social service network from the predominantly Latino wave of immigrants.

    For achievement gap series, photos of  H. Roy Kaplan (cq) in his St. Petersburg office at 750 93 Ave. North.  H. Roy Kaplan (cq) in his St. Petersburg office at 750 93 Avenue North.

    Want to read the Jeb Bush emails?

    Jeb Bush has said he'll release them (and some news organizations have already obtained and reported on them) but the Democratic oppo group American Bridge has them for your viewing pleasure....


    More than No. 1 pick on line in Bucs' finale

    TAMPA -- For all the focus on the Bucs losing and clinching the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft in April, there are a few dubious honors Tampa Bay can avoid by winning against the Saints....


    Josie B boutique in downtown St. Pete is closing its doors and having a great sale.

    As the year comes to a close, so will these shops around town

    I'm convinced there are some of us with an inner "sale rack radar" - an unconscious beam guiding us to the next sale....