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A school bus drives by the Faith Baptist Church of Tampa in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. [GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times]  

In neighborhood fearing serial killer, Tampa police escort kids to bus stops

TAMPA — Police are escorting students to school bus stops in the morning as they blanket the Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood during their investigation of three shooting deaths that they consider to be related. The Tampa Police Department gave officers a list of neighborhood bus stops and pick-up times and  …


Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, in Tallahassee during a Senate committee meeting.

Another Bright Futures boost? Florida lawmakers propose higher ed expansions

Veto be darned.

Gov. Rick Scott may have nixed a huge higher education bill in June, but Florida lawmakers are already renewing their push to overhaul the state's higher education system in the coming legislative session, starting with the tuition bills of top students....


The latest mailer from Rick Kriseman's campaign continues to tie opponent Rick Baker to President Donald Trump

Kriseman TV ad, mailer another chapter in Trump strategy

With 15 days left before the St. Petersburg mayor's race is decided, Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign continues to attempt to tie former mayor Rick Baker to Donald Trump....


The Pinellas County school district has taken a first look at first-year teachers in struggling schools and minority hiring, both of which ticked slightly upward.

Pinellas sees slight increase in black and first-year teachers

A year after the Pinellas County school district was chastised in a state report for clustering inexperienced teachers in the state's most struggling schools, the district has reported a first look at its teacher corps....