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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 …

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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....

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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....

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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....

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