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Tarpon Springs mourns slain Officer Charles Kondek

TARPON SPRINGS — Jacqueline Kurchinski, 10, of Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil, played Amazing Grace on her violin as her sister Caroline Kurchinski, 9, held flowers Monday morni …


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. This is why we need to care about domestic violence


    Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson in the stomach. If that were all he did, most of us would never have heard of him today.

    Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Elliot Rodger, Cho Seung-Hui: All three killers had a pattern of violence against women.
  4. Editorial: Florida needs to recommit to affordable housing


    Rising real estate prices are good for Florida's overall economy, but they don't help some middle-class and lower-income families who are struggling to keep a roof over their head. The best way for Tallahassee to combat the growing disillusionment that the American Dream is over and that government doesn't care: The …

  5. Review: 'Imitation Game' is a winner


    The Imitation Game is a thoroughbred in the awards season sweepstakes, with the essence of what Hollywood admires coursing through its veins.

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a World War II mathematician and obsessive puzzle solver.

    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?...