Tim Kaine, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate, speaks during an organizing event at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.
LAKELAND — Today may be all about the high-stakes presidential debate, but Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine was still campaigning hard Monday in Lakeland — part of the Interstate 4 corridor considered key to winning the battleground state of Florida.
During a whistle-stop appearance at the Lakeland Center, Kaine laid out the Democratic platform for the first 100 days of a Hillary Clinton administration, promising big investment in infrastructure to create jobs and transform aging communities and significant investment in pre-K education to improve schools.
This April 9, 2004, file photo shows Arnold Palmer walking across the Hogan Bridge on the 12th fairway for the final time in Masters competition during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Johnson said Palmer was admitted to the hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the last few days.
Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history, and it went well beyond his seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour wins. His good looks, devilish grin and go-for-broke manner made the elite sport appealing to one and all. And it helped that he arrived about the same time as television moved into most households, a perfect fit that sent golf to unprecedented popularity. …
Alonso pitcher Jose Fernandez shows off the ball that was caught for the last out of a dramatic Class 6A state semifinal, won by Alonso 7-5 over Park Vista after a two-run homer by Fernandez in the top of the seventh inning.
Miami Marlins pitcher and former Alonso High School star Jose Fernandez was killed early this morning in a boating accident in Miami Beach.
By: Loren Elliott, Dirk Shadd, Will Vragovic and Charlie Kaijo
Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:03pm
WILL VRAGOVIC | Times
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) gets wrapped by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) to end the game in Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2016. The Los Angeles Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-32.
View a gallery of photos from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) walks six year old Colton Paulk into the Rays clubhouse before the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. This past March, Colton was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Colton Paulk, 6, of Winter Haven, was a star pitcher on his baseball team. Two days after his birthday this past March, his season was cut short after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Instead of playing baseball Colton spent his days at the hospital with doctors appointments and chemotherapy treatments. A diehard Rays’ fan, Colton shared with Dream Coordinator, Sara Williams, that wanted to meet all the Rays players and requested to spend time with his favorite player, Evan Longoria. Colton’s dream came true Wednesday, Sept. 21 during a Rays’ home game against the New York Yankees. Colton met with the team during batting practice and spent time with his favorite player, Evan Longoria.
This mural by Pep Rally Inc. with Laundry Project is at 1810 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Street S.
The second annual Shine Mural festival concluded earlier this month, bringing 21 new works of art to outdoor walls throughout St. Petersburg. Here are all of this year's new murals, along with the artists responsible, and the addresses of exactly where you can find them. We've also included a map of them all below.
Jessica Desiderio, UF masters student, and her little sister Adrianna Sheridan, 5, cheer on the Florida Gators during the game against the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Final score was Florida 32 North Texas 0.
View a gallery of photos from the Florida Gators' game against the North Texas Mean Green Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
Gerhard Bunge, a 31-year-old from Titusville, Fla., receives a painful chest tattoo from Mike Reed of Control Tattoo during the third annual Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention in the Tampa Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. Hundreds of tattoo fans gathered in the Tampa Convention Center to meet over 200 artists and get inked in a variety of styles.
If you find yourself near the Tampa Convention don't panic if you hear what sounds like a swarm of bees, it's only tattoo guns. The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention is being held this weekend at the convention center from Friday, Sept. 16 until Sunday. The show will feature several special guests artists, many of them appeared on the Spike televistion series Ink Master. If you go it will cost you $20 for a single day ticket and $40 for a three-day pass. Children under 12 are free and tickets are sold at the show.
Andre Anton stopped from gathering his families belongings as the rain continues pour inside of his home that was destroyed by a large oak tree. In Tampa a large tree fell on a house at 4210 N 13 Street belonging to Linda Dorman her boyfriend Andre Anton and their five children on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Dorman says the tree crashed through the roof destroying the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. "We have no place to go right now, trying to figure it out," said Dorman.
Hurricane Hermine tore through Florida on Thursday night, leaving behind flooded roadways, fallen utility lines and power outages, and causing widespread flooding across the Tampa Bay area.
Beach goers play in the waves as high tides flood streets all over Tampa Bay. Tropical Storm Hermine strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico, The storm may become Florida's first hurricane landfall in almost 11 years.
Tampa Bay Times photojournalist Monica Herndon gets an assist from her colleague Will Vragoic in photographing her first FSU media day. She gives a first-hand account of what it was like.
It’s a scenario many celebrity photographers are all too familiar with, two hours of setup for five minutes with a subject. I on the other hand, was not so familiar with it. I recently gave it a try for a portrait of Florida State University running back Dalvin Cook. I drove up to Tallahassee with my colleague Will Vragovic for the shoot.
We rolled our cart full of gear into a classroom and found out we’d be sharing the space with two other photographers. We’d get five minutes with Cook while the other photographers waited their turns. Top 40 hip-hop radio played. I sang along while Will laughed at me.
To say I was nervous is an understatement. I’ve never done a shoot of this scale on my own, so I was grateful for Will’s guidance. I wanted a lighting setup where we could produce multiple looks in a short amount of time. And a hair light. I knew we needed a hair light.
We started with two parallel softboxes, one on each side of Cook. We added a beauty dish in the front for fill, and a hair light on a c-stand. Once we got the lights arranged, we tested the exposures to get dialed in before Cook arrived.
Then we waited. And waited. My nerves started to get to me. I thought I was going to puke. Cook walked in only a few minutes later than scheduled.
It was clear I was more nervous than anyone else in the room. Cook was cool, calm and collected. Will stood off to my side and helped with props and poses. We had brainstormed poses beforehand and kept it pretty simple.
To achieve a second look, halfway through the shoot we cut off some of the lights. That look is what we ended up going with for the poster page Sports front. I liked the second lighting look because it accentuated the the pensive feel of Cook’s pose, especially with his eyes closed. The rim light made his hair pop from the background, too.
We wrapped up with the final pose, shook hands and the shoot was over. I was relieved that it went well. It’s very rewarding to have a look in mind, then tweak the light until it comes together. I’m looking forward to more shoots like this, and hopefully less nerves.