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The future of late author Jack Kerouac's  home in St. Petersburg is up in the air now that the executor of his estate has died. A local nonprofit hopes to keep it falling further into disrepair. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

Fate of Jack Kerouac's St. Pete house in limbo with death of executor

St. Petersburg represents one small slice in the expansive life of Jack Kerouac, the cultural icon who helped launch the Beat Generation with his volumes of literary work and treks across the United States. Still, it's "our piece of the pie and important to us," said Margaret Murray, secretary of a local non-profit …


Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, led by Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Lauderhill, call on Gov. Rick Scott to rescind an executive order removing the Orange-Osceola state attorney from a case after she said she would not seek the death penalty.

Black caucus demands Rick Scott rescind order taking Orlando prosecutor off cop-killer case

Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called for Gov. Rick Scott to change his mind and rescind an executive order that transfered the case of a man accused of killing a police officer in Orlando away from the local state attorney after she declared she would not seek the death penalty....


Mayor Rick Kriseman has no major challenger yet in his reelection campaign

Kriseman nets council endorsements

Mayor Rick Kriseman has raised $260,000 for his reelection and doesn't yet have a major challenger....


Allyson Watson

New education dean at USFSP has deep roots in St. Petersburg

A new dean of the College of Education will join the University of South Florida St. Petersburg this summer, settling in a city her granduncle helped integrate decades ago....