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Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam criticizes Gov. Scott, calls FDLE firing 'shabby'

TALLAHASSEE — Top state officials in both political parties leveled harsh new criticism at Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday for his decision to oust the longtime Florida Department of Law Enforc …


Hillsborough school board to discuss Elia's successor


Scott's budget cuts taxes by $673 million, positions by 1,353


  1. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 30


    Pet of the week | CJ

    CJ is a handsome 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. He's been neutered, microchipped and is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations, including rabies. CJ is an absolute mush. He loves to have his chin scratched, his belly rubbed and any attention you can give him. He would be …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  2. Things to do in northern Pinellas County


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    14th Biennial Quilt Show: More than 200 quilts with unique designs will be on display with an auction, boutique, vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 single day, $10 two days. Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02:  Entertainer Olivia Newton-John arrives at a welcome event at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newton-John will launch her residency show "Summer Nights" on April 8.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  3. St. Petersburg gallery focuses on African, Caribbean art


    ST. PETERSBURG — The new art gallery on St. Petersburg's historic 22nd Street S features art, of course — specifically African and Caribbean art. But depending on when you stop in, owner Carla Bristol has other offerings in her Gallerie 909.

    Chris Roberts, who goes by Brain Storm, is the current featured artist at Gallerie 909 in St. Petersburg’s Midtown area. Gallerie 909 was recently recognized as one of the area’s top five art galleries by readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  4. Column: Cleaning up Florida's prison mess


    Kudos to Florida state Sen. Greg Evers for not just talking about cleaning up the prison mess, but showing that he means business.

  5. Tampa bars brace for Gasparilla, Super Bowl, Lightning game


    Monday can't come fast enough for Tampa sports bars preparing to deal with crowds attending Gasparilla and watching the Super Bowl on TV all in one weekend.

    Attorney General Pam Bondi addresses reporters at the Associated Press's Legislative Planning session Wednesday in the Capitol.

    Bondi: Blame in Gerry Bailey's ouster is on staff, not Gov. Scott

    Attorney General Pam Bondi asserted Wednesday that she thinks Gov. Rick Scott's hands are clean in the forced resignation of Gerry Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. ...


    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?



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    My Outfit Monday: A cheap way to tie everything together

    I knew when I put this outfit together, it had a lot of potential. Potential to be good. Potential to look ridiculous....