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Family of slain Tarpon Springs officer express devastation

TARPON SPRINGS — Christmas was Officer Charles Kondek's favorite time of year. Now, his wife and six children must face the first holiday without him. Pasco County Clerk Paula O'Neil r …


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  1. Tell Me About It: Bad communication explains no proposal


    Q: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost four years. When we met, he told me he was separated, and I later learned they still lived together due to financial reasons. The first couple of years were ridiculous: He wasn't completely honest with me, I accused him of lying to me about being separated, etc.

  2. Review: 'Into the Woods' finds harmony on film


    What fans of Into the Woods have long wished for, more than life, more than anything, more than the moon, is a movie version of the sardonic fractured fairy tale.

    Anna Kendrick delivers a sweet Cinderella, stretching from her pop tart turn in Pitch Perfect.
  3. Column: St. Petersburg should retain development rights at the Trop


    The St. Petersburg City Council vote and rejection of the deal with the Tampa Bay Rays last week once again showed that democracy and government in the sunshine can be pretty messy. In spite of Thursday's vote, I believe we are closer to an agreement than it appears. A clear majority of City Council is prepared to allow …

    The Tropicana Field property has tremendous value as a potential site for development.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 23


    Every Christmas Story Ever Told: Instead of performing A Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time, a thespian trio tackles a mishmash tale at 7 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can Tuesday. (727) 895-6620.

  5. Editorial: Tarpon Springs officers death points to everyday risk of senseless death


    That Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek would lose his life answering a call about a loud stereo is a reminder of the violent, unpredictable world that police officers and their families face every day. Coming during this season of goodwill and brotherhood, the tragedy points to the selfless role of those in …

    A memorial for Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek, 45, grew outside the city’s public safety facility Sunday, hours after the 17-year veteran of the force was gunned down.

    Castor to hold community forum on Cuba

    Rep. Kathy Castor says she'll host community forum with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Tampa International Airport "to educate Tampa Bay families and businesses on the evolving landscape tied to President Barack Obama’s historic announcement last week to normalize relations with Cuba."...


    Smith: Some sacks from bad matchups on offensive line

    TAMPA -- A day after his offensive line gave up a season-high seven sacks in a 20-3 loss to the Packers, Bucs coach Lovie Smith explained the struggles as a strength of the Packers lining up with an area that hasn't been a strength for Tampa Bay....


    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...