As part of a campaign to encourage the public to call in with crimestopper tips, members of the Tampa Police Department created this video that takes the song Call Me Maybe into an entirely new territory. Watch it here and be amazed at the talent on the force.
Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening along the New Jersey coastline about five miles from Atlantic City. Above, water from Manhattan's East River floods East 20th Street. The storm knocked out electricity to more than 1 million people. View images from the storm.Full Story
Former President Bill Clinton talked up education, energy, the economy and health care Monday in making the re-election case for President Barack Obama, who missed their planned double-bill rally to monitor Hurricane Sandy from Washington.Full Story
Does your office go all out for Halloween? Are there cobwebbed cubicles and costumed coworkers? Then we want to hear from you! Tell us about how your work place decorates and celebrates the haunted holiday or -- even better -- post photos on our Facebook page! We'll send our photographer out to one of the most spooktacular offices on Tuesday (so hurry!) for a photo in the Times. You can also take a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag it #tampabaytimes to give us an idea of how bootiful it is. (Enough puns for you?)Full Story
In September, 2012, at 63 years old, Tom McCarthy finished hiking the Appalachian Trail. Between two hiking seasons, the retired Pasco businessman found time by hiking the trail's 2,164 miles in stints, sometimes coming home to visit family . He remembers it as a trying but beautiful retreat from society where all hikers are equal, regardless of their status off the trail. See photos.Full Story
The money American Crossroads is spending in Florida, almost all on television, is staggering.Full Story
New Port Richey singer/songwriter Julie Black will offer up some original blues and more at the third annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues festival on Saturday. Black is midway through recording her third CD and has earned some acclaim for her original tunes. To see a recent Pasco Times feature on Black, click here.Full Story
Tampa Bay residents were honoring the life of Army Spc. Brittany Gordon, 24, who was killed Oct. 13 in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber, October 24, 2012, with a procession and other observances.
The 24-year-old was the daughter of Brenda Gordon and St. Petersburg assistant police chief Cedric Gordon.
She also was the first female soldier from the Tampa Bay area to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.
The Florida Division of elections and state law enforcement officials are investigating "multiple" bogus letters sent to Florida voters to inform them that they have been flagged as suspected illegal, non-citizen voters. To see the envelope containing a fraudulent letter, click here, and to see the letter, click here.Full Story
Local artists have brightened up St. Pete's storefronts and back alleys with bold, colorful murals. And they aren't done yet! See photos.Full Story