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Failure Factories schools earn F's from the state

Melrose Elementary, one of five failing elementary schools in south St. Petersburg, earned the lowest reading scores in Florida among traditional schools, according to results released Friday by t …

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Lawsuit claims mistake by All Children's hospital led to baby's abuse

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Allegiant flight from St. Pete-Clearwater makes emergency landing in Birmingham

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  1. Lightning ties it late, beats Predators in overtime

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — With about a minute left in regulation Friday, captain Steven Stamkos came oh-so-close to tying the score, ripping a one-timer off the crossbar.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his go ahead goal along with Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) beating Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Friday evening (02/12/16).
  2. Clinton bails on South Florida event to focus on Nevada, and Sanders

    Blogs

    Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday night that she will not appear at a grassroots rally Monday in Palm Beach County.

    Bill Clinton will be her stand-in.

  3. Lightning sends Vasilevskiy to AHL to get playing time

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — G Andrei Vasilevskiy was assigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday for the first in what might be a few stints down the stretch to keep him fresh.

    Andrei Vasilevskiy isn’t likely to see much game action in the near future, so the Lightning sends him to AHL Syracuse to get playing time.
  4. Donald Trump pumps up crowd of 10,000-plus at USF Sun Dome rally

    State Roundup

    TAMPA

    Donald Trump may have Carolina on his mind, but on Friday night the Republican frontrunner rallied the troops in Tampa with an eye toward a long race to the nomination.

    Donald Trump speaks before 10,000 supporters Friday night at the standing-room-only USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
  5. Photo gallery: Donald Trump draws big crowd to USF Sun Dome in Tampa

    Blogs

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew a huge crowd Friday night at the Sun Dome in Tampa. 

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses the crowd at the USF Sun Dome on Friday night in Tampa.
  6. Man's body found in water in Belleair

    News

    BELLEAIR — A body discovered in the water near Belleair Friday afternoon may be that of a boater reported missing off the Clearwater coast on Jan. 31, authorities said.

  7. Believers set to visit the sacred relics of St. Charbel in Tampa

    Religion

    TAMPA

    Charbel Khashram will turn 2 next month. His parents call that a miracle. Doctors told them their child wouldn't live past two weeks after he and twin brother Issa were born 11 weeks prematurely in 2014.

    The parents of Charbel Khashram, who will be 2 in March, believe praying to St. Charbel Makhlouf saved the boy’s life.
  8. In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is going for the unconventional and fanciful: gondolas.

  9. Harry Reid: Alan Grayson should drop out of Florida's U.S. Senate race

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said Friday afternoon that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, should "immediately" drop out of the race for Marco Rubio's Senate seat, because of a scathing New York Times report over Grayson's controversial management of a once-offshore hedge fund.

    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson stands on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington Feb. 4. Grayson, who is running for the Senate, is under heavy criticism for a hedge fund that he ran. [New York Times]

  10. Lawsuit claims mistake by All Children's hospital led to baby's abuse

    Health

    ST. PETERSBURG — The adoptive parents of a 3-year-old boy are suing All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, saying employees wrongly released the child to his abusive biological parents after birth.

Andrei Vasilevskiy has played in 15 games for the Lightning this season, going 8-5 with 2.73 goals against average.

Vasilevskiy likely to get more stints in the AHL

Andrei Vasilevskiy may be a No. 1 goalie of the future....

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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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Clinton bails on South Florida event to focus on Nevada, and Sanders

Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday night that she will not appear at a grassroots rally Monday in Palm Beach County....

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