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Should cops have body cams, school psychologist arrested, Davis Islands shooting and other stories from Florida Patch.
Saggy Pants Ban Challenged by NAACP

Saggy Pants Ban Challenged by NAACP

Ocala’s move to outlaw saggy pants on any city-owned property is drawing fire from the national organization.
School District audit failed to disclose student death

School District audit failed to disclose student death

Every year Hillsborough County Schools’ audit report has the same 2 short sentences for their “Litigation” comment
299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

Song calls out Pam Bondi, Trayvon Martin’s parents weigh in on Missouri shooting, no dogs allowed and other stories from Florida Patch.
Song Calls Out Florida Attorney General on Gay Marriage

Song Calls Out Florida Attorney General on Gay Marriage

A musical duo has put its objections to Pam Bondi’s stance on same-sex marriages to song.
Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa Bay Rep. Kathy Castor announced Tuesday the airport is receiving funds toward improvements.
Brandon Students Head Back to Class

Brandon Students Head Back to Class

Tuesday marked the kickoff for the 2014-15 school year.
Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Employee accused of stealing $250,000, St. Pete Beach says no to parking tickets and other stories from Florida Patch.
Dog Sitter Sold Pooch on Craigslist, Cops Say

Dog Sitter Sold Pooch on Craigslist, Cops Say

The Boynton Beach Police Department reunited Fluffy with her owner.
Ice Bucket Challenge Has Florida ALS Donations Pouring In

Ice Bucket Challenge Has Florida ALS Donations Pouring In

The viral stunt has been paying off for the state’s chapter of the ALS Association.
Wow House: South Tampa Mansion Has 9 Baths

Wow House: South Tampa Mansion Has 9 Baths

The property sits on nearly 4 acres.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Return at Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Return at Starbucks

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

The slow storm season has been a relief to many, but tropical weather tends to pick up right about…now.
Nominate Your Hero for a Chance to Win

Nominate Your Hero for a Chance to Win

Your coach, mentor or all-around hero could win a prize package courtesy of Patch, but time is running out to enter.
Bush Says No to Pot, Random Acts of Kindness and Monster Hammerhead

Bush Says No to Pot, Random Acts of Kindness and Monster Hammerhead

The Refinery gets recognized, same-gender schools under fire, “The Purge” has a community on edge and other stories from Florida Patch.
Arrest Made in Child's Murder, 'Love Boat' and Peek-A-Boo

Arrest Made in Child's Murder, 'Love Boat' and Peek-A-Boo

Teen indicted in Pinellas Trail murder, U.S. Coast Guard saves eight people and lower auto registration fees coming soon.
Rainy Weekend Ahead for Tampa Bay

Rainy Weekend Ahead for Tampa Bay

Forecasters anticipate conditions will improve slightly as the weekend wears on.
Jail Suicide, Serial Bank Robber and 'The Purge'

Jail Suicide, Serial Bank Robber and 'The Purge'

Church helps kids stand up to bullies, Bush says no to medical marijuana, Tampa Bay weekend things and other stories from Florida Patch.
Florida Still Leads Nation in Foreclosures

Florida Still Leads Nation in Foreclosures

The year-over-year numbers are down by 30 percent, but the state still tops all others.
Tampa Bay Weekend Events

Tampa Bay Weekend Events

Patch guide to top events happening in Tampa Bay for the weekend ending Sunday, Aug. 17.