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Maybe an 'active' judge isn't a bad thing after all

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Rep. Cary Pigman facing DUI charge after stop on Turnpike

Tampa mother freed after judge finds 'deceptive police practices' in child's death investigation

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Editorial: The blessings and challenges of Florida's growth

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Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live

Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live

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If it's spring, it must be Chasco Fiesta time

If it's spring, it must be Chasco Fiesta time

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Dining Planner: New restaurants coming: the Lure in Tampa, Urban at the Trop

Dining Planner: New restaurants coming: the Lure in Tampa, Urban at the Trop

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At 100, Tampa's opera king Anton Coppola celebrates a life's work

  1. Vehicle and Airstream it was towing overturn on I-75 in Hillsborough

    Accidents

    A motorist towing a Airstream travel trailer lost control of his vehicle Friday on Interstate 75 and both vehicle and trailer overturned in the median, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The driver of a vehicle towing an Airstream travel trailer lost control of both on Friday and crashed on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  2. NCAA Tournament: Wisconsin's Hayes quickly tires of New York

    College

    NEW YORK — Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes is one of the more outspoken players in college basketball. Maybe a little too outspoken this week. He didn't have nice things to say about his host: New York.

    HELP PLEASE: South Carolina’s Chris Silva has Baylor’s Johnathan Motley looking for help as Motley is double-teamed on the baseline in an East Region Sweet 16 matchup at Madison Square Garden.
  3. GOP dreams of repealing Obamacare collapse as Trump pulls vote on House bill

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, elected on a promise to use his deal-making prowess to get Washington working, blinked Friday in the face of defeat, abruptly pulling a House vote on a GOP health care overhaul amid crumbling Republican support.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan prepares to speak at a news conference after  Republican leaders  abruptly pulled their  health care overhaul bill off the House floor. [Associated Press]
  4. McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspective

    Sports

    Times Staff Writer

    In 1987, David White was summoned to Boca Ciega High's gymnasium for a photo. The former boys basketball standout for the Pirates put on a T-shirt and stood in front of a white background.

    From left, Larry Johnson, David White and former Florida State assistant Dave Zimroth. [Courtesy of David White]
  5. Editorial: The blessings and challenges of Florida's growth

    Editorials

    Here they come (again). A new snapshot released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Tampa Bay leads the way as three metro areas in the state posted among the biggest gains last year in new residents moving to their communities. The government's population estimates are both a success story and a challenge for the …

    The Tampa Bay area is getting more crowded, with 58,000 new residents moving to the region last year. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  6. USF researchers scan Tampa's Oaklawn Cemetery for lost graves

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    The city's oldest cemetery is the final resting place for at least 1,000 early Tampa residents — pioneers, Confederate soldiers, victims of yellow fever, pirates, 13 mayors and slaves — but there might be even more.

    Oaklawn Cemetery dates to 1850. Many original grave markers were carved from wood, rotting or disappearing over time.
  7. St. Petersburg police: Man threw sucker punch after being told to stop catcalling women

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — The mixed martial arts fighter accused of leaving a University of South Florida student critically injured during St. Patrick's Day revelry was catcalling women right before he threw what police are calling a "sucker" punch.

    Zachary Kenneth Allen was arrested Thursday after police spent a week asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
  8. Editorial: Florida House still picking winners and losers on tax breaks

    Editorials

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran claims to be taking an ax to corporate welfare. Yet a House bill eliminating numerous tax credit programs preserves the breaks for certain special interests, including golf, motorsports and the defense industry. As much as Republican lawmakers talk about no longer playing favorites …

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran claims to be taking an ax to corporate welfare. Yet a House bill eliminating numerous tax credit programs preserves the breaks for certain special interests, including golf, motorsports and the defense industry.
  9. Three takeaways from Rays' 4-0 loss to the Pirates

    Blogs

    1. RHP Erasmo Ramirez looked like his old self, which means he was smiling after his outing, and why not?

     

    Erasmo Ramirez pitched four innings and was sharp throughout.
  10. Pinellas applies for grant to strengthen, expand magnet programs

    Blogs

    The Pinellas County school district has applied for a $15 million, five-year federal grant through the Magnet Schools of America program to enhance and expand existing magnet programs.

Omari Accius 6, enjoys recess at Citrus Grove Elementary School on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Florida lawmakers are again considering a statewide mandate for daily recess in public elementary schools.

Florida House committee proposes changes to school recess bill

Next week would have been make-or-break for this year’s efforts by the Florida Legislature to implement mandatory daily recess in public elementary schools....

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Erasmo Ramirez pitched four innings and was sharp throughout.

Three takeaways from Rays' 4-0 loss to the Pirates

3 takeaways from the Rays 4-0 loss to the Pirates:...

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Melissa Leo stars at Madalyn Murray O'Hair in The Most Hated Woman in America.

What to watch this weekend: 'Tangled' series, 'The Most Hated Woman in America' on Netflix

Weekend couch planner

New kingdom, new hair: Tangled: The Series...

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