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At a September arraignment in Hillsborough Circuit Court, Steven Lorenzo said he wanted to serve as his own attorney during his trial in the sexual torture murders of two Tampa men. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

Judge orders mental health evaluation for Steven Lorenzo in torture murder case

TAMPA — Steven Lorenzo gave a Hillsborough County courtroom a peek Monday at what might be ahead as the state tries to prosecute him for two widely publicized Tampa murders. For the second time, Lorenzo voiced what appeared to be a sovereign citizen defense, refusing to accept a court-appointed lawyer and dismissin …


State Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, on the floor of the Senate earlier this year.

Dana Young files bill aimed at fraudulent corporation filings

After someone filed fraudulent paperwork to change the registered agent in Florida for a multi-national corporation, state Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, has filed a bill in Tallahassee to require the state to notify corporations of any proposed changes to their state registration....


Rick Baker radio spot continues attacks on Kevin King

On Friday, Rick Baker’s campaign capped a week of attacks on Kevin King, chief of staff for Mayor Rick Kriseman with a 1-minute radio spot that accuses Kriseman of tolerating King’s 2001 arrest involving solicitation of underage girls and assigning city education policy to his top aide’s portfolio....


Patients, from left, Kofi Boateng, Francis Massicott and Joselle Connor await evacuation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix on Tuesday (9/26/17) in the wake of two category 5 hurricanes back-to-back in just 12 days, with the most recent one, Hurricane Maria, making landfall in St. Croix last Tuesday at 2 a.m. Seven Aeromedical Evacuation members worked with 3 critical care air transport team members, 1 medical attendant and 5 flight crew members to complete the mission using a C-130 airplane out of MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa.

Pinellas to host bilingual panel to help Hurricane Maria evacuees

Pinellas County government is hosting a bilingual panel Thursday featuring community organizations providing help for local Hurricane Maria evacuees....