Sex trafficking victims gather in Tampa for pimp's sentencing

Sex trafficking victims gather in Tampa for pimp's sentencing

On Friday, four young victims sat in the front row of a federal courtroom in Tampa, waiting to learn the fate of the man they called “Rico.” One was still in high school. Whatever the afternoon brought, she would still have a tattoo of dollar signs on …
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Editorial: A better eye on children's safety

His is just one story that the Tampa Bay Times' Alexandra Zayas unearthed last year as she examined the welfare of children residing in facilities that are largely unregulated by the state. Ideally, Florida should abandon its three-tiered regulatory …
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Founder of Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs dies

Mike Brassfield can be reached at brassfield@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4151. To write a letter to the editor, go to tampabay.com/letters. Biography. James “Jim” Hearn. Born: Feb. 21, 1942. Died: March 19, 2013. Survivors: wife, Ginny Hearn; daughters, …
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