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Ex-Largo cop fighting for job after being fired over sexual relationship

LARGO — A former police officer is fighting for his job after he was fired in October for not pursuing an investigation on a woman who appeared to be driving under the influence, then having …

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Rare video shows hungry manatee eating from tree at Three Sisters Springs

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Tampa Bay market has higher-than-average percentage of vacant homes

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  1. Marco Rubio no longer reluctant to go after Donald Trump

    Blogs

    Marco Rubio, who has drawn notice for his reluctance to go after Donald Trump, unleashed attacks Thursday on the South Carolina poll leader.

  2. State Department Inspector General issued subpoena to Clinton Foundation

    National

    WASHINGTON — Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity's projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state, the Washington …

    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  prepares to order food at a Dunkin Donuts with New Hampshire state campaign director Mike Vlacich, left, and aide Huma Abedin, right, on Sunday in Manchester, N.H.  [Justin Sullivan | Getty Images]
  3. Pinellas School Board workshop items missing -- again

    Blogs

    The Pinellas County Schools administration has a history of not posting School Board workshop agenda items ahead of time -- and they've done it again.

  4. Fatal motorcycle crash results in lawsuit against Clearwater, FHP

    Civil

    CLEARWATER — A Valrico woman who claims she was severely injured during a motorcycle crash following a police pursuit in 2013 is suing the Clearwater Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol, court records show.

  5. 'Gulf Coast Offense' architect Danny Hope leaves Bulls; former Bucs QB Shaun King a candidate to join

    Blogs

    USF co-offensive coordinator/line coach Danny Hope, credited with helping develop the Bulls' resurgent "Gulf Coast Offense" last season, is resigning for family reasons.

    Shaun King replaced injured starter Trent Dilfer midway through the 1999 season and led Tampa Bay to the NFC title game.
  6. Rep. Kathy Castor to lead congressional trip to Cuba

    Blogs

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is leading a congressional trip to Cuba on Saturday, her office said.

  7. Lightning Strkes! podcast: What does the future hold for the team?

    Blogs

    The Times' Joe Smith and Chad Scharr from BoltProspects.com discuss the current state of the Lightning, its future, the big decisions it faces -- signing Steven Stamkos, trading Jonathan Drouin, what goalie to pick -- and what prospects are waiting in the wings to impact the club in future seasons. Joe will also answer …

    Will the Lightning move forward with Ben Bishop, front, or Andrei Vasilevskiy, back, in goal?
  8. Work starts on 23-story tower on Tampa's N Franklin Street

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — The $90 million apartment tower going up a couple blocks north of the Tampa Theatre should go a ways toward fulfilling a promise Mayor Bob Buckhorn has made many times before and made again Thursday.

    Carter, a national development firm based in Atlanta, plans to build the Nine15 apartment tower on N Franklin Street near downtown Tampa. The 23-story project will have 362 apartments and is expected to open in fall 2017.
  9. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio boast of 'massive' and 'huge' crowds in South Carolina

    Blogs

    Jeb Bush’s press team finally has some news it can use.

    “Great front pages for Jeb Bush in South Carolina this morning,” read a news release Thursday. “The crowds have been massive for Jeb in South Carolina.”

  10. Bacon lovers, choose your St. Petersburg favorite

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — There are crispy people and chewy people, those who prefer turkey and those who would scoff at anything other than pork, chefs who slap it on a burger or others who stir it into mac and cheese.

    Bacon preparation is one divisive issue.

Will the Lightning move forward with Ben Bishop, front, or Andrei Vasilevskiy, back, in goal?

Lightning Strkes! podcast: What does the future hold for the team?

The Times' Joe Smith and Chad Scharr from BoltProspects.com discuss the current state of the Lightning, its future, the big decisions it faces -- signing Steven Stamkos, trading Jonathan Drouin, what goalie to pick -- and what prospects are waiting in the wings to impact the club in future seasons. Joe will also answer your questions on what the latest Maple Leafs blockbuster trade means for their potential pursuit of Stamkos. (Scroll down to find the podcast.)...

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Marco Rubio no longer reluctant to go after Donald Trump

Marco Rubio, who has drawn notice for his reluctance to go after Donald Trump, unleashed attacks Thursday on the South Carolina poll leader....

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