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Is this the year Felix Garcia goes free?

A deaf man from Tampa who claims innocence for his role in a 1981 murder will be back up for parole Tuesday. Felix Garcia, who turns 56 next month, is serving a life sentence in the death of Joseph Tramontana Jr. His case will again go before the Florida Commission … Keep Reading

Floridians line up for FEMA assistance

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More than 1 million Floridians homeowners and renters have registered for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Irma.

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Restoration of electricity almost complete

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Power was back as of midday Friday for all but 13,735 homes and businesses in Florida, primarily in four counties that were hit hardest by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, according to the state Division of Emergency Management.

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Omar Khan to shepherd Rick Kriseman campaign during final weeks

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To usher in the final weeks of the St. Petersburg mayoral race, incumbent Rick Kriseman is calling in a political heavy hitter — veteran Democratic consultant Omar Khan. Kahn is joining the Kriseman campaign as a senior adviser.

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Rick Baker looks to revive his campaign with ‘blueprint’ for St. Pete

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Even before he officially announced in May that he would challenge Rick Kriseman for mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Baker was playing offense.

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Hillsborough schedules summit to tackle opioid crisis

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As is the case throughout Florida and the country, opioid abuse has exploded in Hillsborough County over the past few years. “The State of the Opioid Crisis in Hillsborough County” is a daylong summit to address the rising public health issue by featuring medical, mental health and law enforcement officials on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.

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Among Belleair mansions, neighbors squabble over proposed dock

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While good fences may make good neighbors, a proposed dock in the exclusive Belleair neighborhood in Pinellas County sparked a legal clash between two mansion owners.

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Black lawmakers: Rick Scott is suppressing the vote in SD 40 special election

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With four days left before voters decide the winner of a heated contest for an open Senate seat in Miami, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of suppressing the vote in District 40. After power was knocked out in large parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida Democrats asked Scott to postpone the Sept. 26 special election between Democrat Annette Taddeo and Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. Scott did not take up the request. In…

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