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This is one of four guns that  security personnel discovered in one day at  Tampa International Airport security checkpoints. [Transportation Security Administration]

TSA finds four loaded handguns at Tampa International security checkpoints

TAMPA — In a sign that more people are traveling with firearms, the Transportation Security Administration discovered four loaded handguns in separate incidents at Tampa International Airport checkpoints Tuesday. That's the most handguns found in a single day at the airport, said Mark J. Howell, a TSA spokesman. "I …


College, university emergency response plans will be out of Sunshine

The substance of plans Florida’s public college and universities have for responding to campus emergencies or threats will soon be kept secret, under a proposed law that is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk....


Florida Young Democrats to hold convention in Ybor

From a release:

Young Democrats across the state of Florida will convene at The Italian Club, located in historic Ybor City, just outside downtown Tampa, on May 19-21, 2017. The Florida Young Democrats (FYD) is the official statewide federation of the Young Democrats of America. FYD is a political organization dedicated to building the future of our party by developing the next generation of Democratic leaders and ensuring youth turnout in local, state and national elections....


NAACP Legal Defense Fund responds to Campbell Park Elementary principal's email

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which has long represented plaintiffs in a 50-year-old federal desegregation case against the Pinellas County school district for shortchanging black students, issued a statement Thursday in response to an email that instructed school staff to keep white students together in class in a predominantly black school....