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Hillsborough County

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  • Gates-funded advocacy group to shut down

     
    The Gates Foundation, the nation’s most influential education-policy organization, has quietly ended financial support for a locally based national group formed to push for favored reforms, including an overhaul of teacher evaluations. Communities...
  • Monday Morning Reads: Sandy, stand your ground and Mack v. Nelson

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday to you all. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sentinel reports that Barack Obama has canceled his appearance at University of Central Florida...
  • Romney planning three-city sweep Wednesday – but Orlando is not on the list

     
    Mitt Romney will attend three “Victory Rallies” rallies in Florida tomorrow, starting with an 11:10 a.m. appearance at Landmark Aviation in Tampa,. He'll then move on to the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, and the Metropolitan Park in...
  • Randolph says he won’t run for FDP chair

     
    As expected, Scott Randolph has withdrawn his bid to become chair of the Florida Democratic Party in the wake of his election Nov. 6 as Orange County tax collector. Randolph, who is chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party, relinquished his Orlando-...
  • Teacher evaluation report has problems, DOE says

     
    Hours after releasing its first report on Florida's new teacher evaluation system, the Florida Department of Education pulled it from its website, citing errors, as you can read in our latest version of today's story. State officials said the problems,...
  • High school A-to-F grades coming soon or not quite so soon

     
    High school folks eager to see this year's A-to-F grades could get that report card very soon — before schools go on winter break — or they might have to wait until early 2013, said Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. Stewart, speaking at this...
  • Deputies: Gun malfunctioned 3 times as hubby, 44, attacked estranged wife, 23

    Deputies: Gun malfunctioned 3 times as hubby, 44, attacked estranged wife, 23
    Who's the luckiest person in Florida? Even luckier than Lotto ticket holder of the $590-million jackpot purchased at a Publix in Zephyrhills on Saturday? Maybe this woman -- the estranged wife of Julio Villanueva-Vasque. Julio Villanueva-Vasquez...
  • Report: Duo busted after shooting and chase --- in police parking lot

    Report: Duo busted after shooting and chase --- in police parking lot
    It's the old Wild West - the Wild West Coast of Florida, that is. Where else in the world would a drug deal end up with shooting in a police parking lot? Milton Beris Coley, 24, and Louis Xavier Ruiz-Machado, 19, arranged to meet at a corner in Tampa...
  • Deputies: Boy, 2, left strapped in car seat in vehicle for 8 hours

    Around noon on Wednesday, 911 dispatchers got a call from one of Jadiel Rosario's parents after mom and dad realized they had left the toddler buckled in his car seat inside a car for eight-hours, according to a news release from the Hillsborough County...
  • Woman arrested in Chicago on Florida charges

    Woman arrested in Chicago on Florida charges
    A Florida woman suspected of armed robbery and attempted murder was arrested Friday night at Chicago's Greyhound bus station downtown. Nicole Marie Thomas, 30, of the 14000 block of Choctaw Village Drive in Tampa, was arrested about 9:55 p.m. in the 600...
  • Occupy Riverview: Duo busted for moving in temporarily vacant homes

    Occupy Riverview: Duo busted for moving in temporarily vacant homes
    In late September, deputies visited a responded to Riverview home after receiving a report of a trespasser. Deputies met the homeowner who told them that strangers were living in his house, which had been vacant due to Chinese drywall, according to a news...