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Pinellas deputy resigns while under investigation for road rage incident

A Pinellas deputy has resigned amid a State Attorney's Office investigation into a road rage incident where she is accused of brandishing a gun, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. Sheila Langlais, …


Florida's 2015 school grades are out; here's what you need to know


Publix prepared to take on new states while defending its home turf


  1. How to go all anti-Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay

    Human Interest

    Come Sunday, Tampa Bay will be covered in rose petals and romance, smothered by lovers giving each other googly eyes over champagne and jamming up your favorite restaurant.

    You hate it.

    We get it.

    The Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger at the Florida State Fair includes ground chuck seasoned with ranch, BBQ sauce and a special seasoning. After the addition of some bacon crumbles, the meat is wrapped in a lattice of fresh bacon and slow roasted with hickory smoke until golden brown, then sliced into patties. It will be served on a Kaiser roll with a slice of cheese and a few more strips of bacon (naturally). Add lettuce tomato, onion and pickles. [Courtesy of Florida State Fair]
  2. Want to virtually walk through Diagon Alley? With the Florida Attraction Finder, you can


    Imagine being able to experience the rush of Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens before even setting foot inside the Tampa amusement park.

  3. Two dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 275 in Tampa


    TAMPA — Two people died early Friday morning in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 275, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Two men died Friday morning in what the Florida Highway Patrol called a wrong-way crash on Interstate 275. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Gaskins tweeted that a wrong way driver going north in the southbound lanes of I-275 collided with another car near the Ashley exit. At 7 a.m., the southbound Ashley ramp was closed due to the investigation. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  4. After whirlwind callup, Koekkoek expected to get playing time


    Defenseman Slater Koekkoek certainly took a unique path in his latest callup from AHL Syracuse.

  5. Gov. Scott opens Zika hotline after 20 cases confirmed in Florida


    Gov. Rick Scott and Surgeon General John Armstrong are continuing their Zika offensive, unveiling a hotline Friday for Floridians to call with questions.

  6. Sarasota man charged with drunk driving after crashing into Riverview carport


    RIVERVIEW — A Sarasota man faces a drunk driving charge after running a stop sign and crashing into a home's carport Friday, deputies said.

  7. PolitiFact: Fact-checking the Democratic debate


    Fresh off his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders decried Hillary Clinton's record and her admiration for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as the pair met onstage Thursday in Milwaukee, Wis.

    Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  8. Florida's 2015 school grades are out; here's what you need to know


    Remember the first time Florida issued school grades? It was back in the late 1990s, and they came across as a novel way to quickly show whether a school was performing well or badly.

  9. Long before Zika scare, a family learns to live — and love — with microcephaly


    INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Eight months into her first pregnancy, an experience that seemed as close to perfect as possible, the doctors told Angie Barbaro something was wrong with her baby.

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


    An Allegiant Air flight from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport bound for Omaha, Neb., made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Ala., this morning because of an "electrical odor," according to a passenger and multiple media reports.

After whirlwind callup, Koekkoek expected to get playing time

Defenseman Slater Koekkoek certainly took a unique path in his latest callup from AHL Syracuse....


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. ...


Alan Grayson echoes conservatives, slams Patrick Murphy super PAC over donor with ties to visa program

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is attacking his Democratic opponent in Florida's U.S. Senate race over donations a pro-Patrick Murphy super PAC received from a wealthy donor who stands to benefit from legislation Murphy supported two years ago (but which he hasn't signed on to this session)....