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Hillsborough County

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  • 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...
  • Doc busted for allegedly dealing pain meds at Uphoria Medical Clinic

    Doc busted for allegedly dealing pain meds at Uphoria Medical Clinic
    The name of the Lakeland clinic, Uphoria Medical Clinic, should have been a big clue that something was a bit hinky. Narcotics detectives arrested a Lakeland physician, Aaron Branham Roush, who is a board certified surgeon who refers to himself as a...
  • Busted: RNC protester carrying a machete

    Here's a sure sign the Grand Old Party — or is it the Grand Old Hurricane Party — is in Florida: Deputies arrested a Jason Thomas Wilson, a 31-year-old Tallahassee man, who walked into the RNC event zone with a full-sized machete strapped to...
  • Education forum with Jeb and Co.

     
    Jeb Bush was the main attraction at the Sentinel “Education Reform” luncheon this afternoon (Tuesday). And he didn't disappoint.  The issues and the arguments over them are old hat by now, and many have largely been settled by the data.  In...
  • Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending

    Taxpayers could be on hook for jobs agency's misspending
    As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent. Workforce Central Florida...
  • FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter

    FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter
    Not only did Patty Bigbee try to sell her 10-week-old grandson on the Internet, she hatched a plan to cheat the baby's mother out of her cut of the cash, investigators said Tuesday. Last week, the 45-year-old grandmother from Volusia County tried to...
  • Tampa Jefferson WR Andre Davis had USF No. 1 wire to wire

    Tampa Jefferson WR Andre Davis had USF No. 1 wire to wire
    The big boys came at him hard. He liked what he heard. Like what he saw from various state college programs like Florida State and Miami when he attended games. But talented Tampa Jefferson receiver Andre Davis stuck to his loyalties all along. He was...
  • Children's museum strengthens Tampa's arts district

    TAMPA -- It's one of the final pieces of Tampa's new arts and cultural district, rising from a once-barren piece of land along the eastern banks of the Hillsborough River. The Glazer Children's Museum, a 53,000-square-foot, $21 million facility, opens...
  • For a Florida spring training side trip: Try Davis Islands in south Tampa

    For a Florida spring training side trip: Try Davis Islands in south Tampa
    TAMPA, Fla. — For travelers in town for spring training games, Davis Islands already makes for a fine side trip, with its picturesque marina, quaint restaurants and shops, and views of the bay. Now that Yankees great Derek Jeter lives there,...
  • 'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula

    'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula
    In Houston, school district officials introduced a test score-based evaluation system to determine teacher bonuses, then — in the face of massive protests — jettisoned the formula after one year to devise a better one. In New York, teachers...
  • Rick Santorum names Florida leadership team

     
    GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has named his campaign leadership team in Florida, led by Sarasota consultant Jesse Biter as state chairman and West Palm Beach consultant Michael Phillips as state director. Bitner's political involvement has...