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“Get down” at Dwight Dudley fundraiser

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Dwight Dudley will be “gettin’ down in his dancing shoes,” according to the advertising for an upcoming fundraiser. The fundraiser is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Reno’s Downtown Joint, 27 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. The host, Jon Labudde, and the host committee, Chuck Wray, Scott McIntyre, Mary Rachel Dudley, Peter Downes, Jack O’Grady, Alan Jenkins and Crystal Morales, promise “delicious food to make your belly happy and great music to make your feet busta…

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Rick Scott appoints judges in Pinellas, Pasco counties

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Gov. Rick Scott appointed two lawyers to judgeships Tuesday to replace judges who have resigned from the bench. Scott appointed Joshua Riba, 41, of Safety Harbor, to the Pinellas County Court to replace Judge William H. Overton. Overton is assigned to county traffic cases, according to the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Riba has been an assistant state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit since 2010. Riba received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree from the…

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Must-read: Thousands of Pinellas jail inmates released without a judge ever setting bail

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Now, don’t you all go get in a panic, but… Since November, more than 3,000 people have been released from custody this way in Pinellas County. Their charges ranged from minor misdemeanors to felonies like grand theft, battery and heroin possession. The Pinellas Sheriff’s Office saved at least $126 per person, the cost to house an inmate for a day — a total that jail officials think could come close to $1 million by year’s end — and had one…

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Judge faces death threats after BP Gulf oil drilling moratorium ruling

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While many Americans undoubtedly agree with the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman to overturn the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling, not everyone is happy. In fact, the judge is now receiving death threats in the aftermath of his bold ruling. Last night, Feldman served as a celebrity judge at a cooking contest at a school gymnasium in Uptown New Orleans. Due to the threats, Feldman was accompanied by a federal marshal security team. It is a…

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Judge rejects St. Petersburg Times’ effort to block street solicitation ban

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Love citing the St. Petersburg Times in an article about the St. Petersburg Times.  Where is the alternative media? A federal judge Thursday refused to block St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. “No matter what its genesis was, whatever the legislative intent was is irrelevant,” Lazzara said. “It applies…

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Judge rejects St. Petersburg Times’ effort to block street solicitation ban

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Love citing the St. Petersburg Times in an article about the St. Petersburg Times.  Where is the alternative media? A federal judge Thursday refused to block St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. “No matter what its genesis was, whatever the legislative intent was, is irrelevant,” Lazzara said. “It applies…

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