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Middle school vice principal, sixth-grade teacher victims in Brandon double murder/suicide shoot-out

BRANDON — Lisa Fuillerat and Samara Routenberg thought they had prepared for the violence that came their way early Friday morning. The couple equipped Routenberg's home on Hickory Cre …

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Two women, two murders, 30 years of questions

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Who will the Lightning trade before deadline?

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Before coming to Tampa, Carl Hiaasen talks writing satire in the age of Trump

Before coming to Tampa, Carl Hiaasen talks writing satire in the age of Trump

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Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

Bar review: Hotel Bar in Tampa offers famous cocktails

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Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

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Freefall's 'Red Velvet' tells remarkable true story of Ira Aldridge, who changed theater

Freefall's 'Red Velvet' tells remarkable true story of Ira Aldridge, who changed theater

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  1. Lightning trades Ben Bishop to Kings

    Blogs

    The Lightning has traded Ben Bishop to the Kings.

  2. Lightning trades Ben Bishop to Kings

    Lightning Strikes

    The Lightning traded goalie Ben Bishop to the Kings on Sunday for a package that includes goalie Peter Budaj, the team said.

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

    Events

    Florida Strawberry Festival: In Plant City, the red berry is king but the music lineup is pretty sweet, too. Willie Nelson, Little Big Town and 3 Doors Down will be there, along with a midway of rides, exhibits and free daily entertainment starting Thursday. $10, $5 ages 6-12, free for 5 and …

    Chef Tony DeFrancesco carefully prepares a four-pound pile of strawberry shortcake for the Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest sponsored by St. Clement's at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City Thursday. Contestants were give ten minutes to attempt to finish the portion, a feat that no one managed to complete.
  4. Father of SEAL killed in Yemen wants answers: 'Don't hide behind my son's death'

    Human Interest

    When they brought William "Ryan" Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens' family paid their respects.

    William Owens, clutching a photo of son Ryan, the SEAL killed in a January commando raid, says the administration is wrong to say that anyone who questions the raid does his son a disservice. [Emily Michot | Miami Herald]
  5. Congress returns with big decisions on the line for Trump

    WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.

  6. 'People's Court' judge Joseph A. Wapner dead at 97

    Obituaries

    Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show "The People's Court" helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 26 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.

    In 1984, Joseph Wapner of the "People's Court" TV program posed in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Wapner has died at 97. [Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post]
  7. New DNC leader vows united Democrats will be Trump's 'nightmare'

    National

    ATLANTA — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election.

    Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday. [Associated Press]
  8. Women's half-marathon champ Stephanie Bruce reps for moms and pro runners

    Running

    TAMPA — As Stephanie Bruce crossed the finish line in Sunday's Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon she dropped to her knees, dry-heaving, on the Bayshore Boulevard asphalt.

    Stephanie Bruce, 33, of Flagstaff, Arizona crosses the finish line taking first place in the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon Women's division in Tampa on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
  9. Shots fired at Sabal Trail Pipeline site lead to suspect's death in Citrus County

    News

    FLORAL CITY — Citrus County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who reportedly had been firing a high-powered rifle Sunday morning at construction equipment for the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Marion County.

    Citrus County deputies stand at the scene near Floral Park in Floral City, where a suspect who allegedly fired a high-powered rifle at the Sabal Pipeline was fatally shot after a chase. [Citrus County Sheriff's Office]

David Richardson's crusade finds more prison woes, this time private women's facility

The 284 women housed in C-dorm at Gadsden Correctional Facility lived for months without hot water or heat, faced flooded bathrooms daily and endured water rations when the septic tanks were jammed with food waste....

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Rays report: Archer vs. Red Sox today at 1:05

UPDATE, 10:02: Jose De Leon, Shawn Tolleson, Xavier Cedeno are slated to throw live BPs today, last hurdle before game action, likely mid-week....

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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.

What to watch this weekend: Academy Awards, Amazon's 'Patriot'

Night with the stars: the 89th Academy Awards...

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