Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Big Tent

Hundreds participate in ’Hands Across the Sand’

Hundreds participate in ’Hands Across the Sand’

People hold hands in soliderity for the Hands Across the Sand event. Melissa Pielet, 20, from St. Petersburg, Fla., gathered with a large crowds.Held annually since the Deep Water Horizon explosion in 2010, the “Hands Across the Sand” dem...
Updated: 9 hours ago
There’s a new ‘Bachelorette’ contestant from St. Petersburg

There’s a new ‘Bachelorette’ contestant from St. Petersburg

When ABC’s reality dating competition The Bachelorette returns next week, the pool of 28 contestants vying for love and roses from Becca Kufrin will include a fitness trainer who lives in St. Petersburg. Here’s what we know about 25-year...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa Bay mourns a ‘genuine’ leader: John Morroni dies at age 63

Tampa Bay mourns a ‘genuine’ leader: John Morroni dies at age 63

Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni died Sunday night while fighting his third battle against cancer.He was 63.As news of Mr. Morroni's death spread, tributes poured in from across the region and Washington, D.C. Dozens of friends penn...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Bill Nelson gets national help in the battle for Florida’s airwaves

Bill Nelson gets national help in the battle for Florida’s airwaves

Buried so far in TV ads from Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Bill Nelson is finally getting some help.Senate Majority PAC said Monday it will spend $2.2 million on an ad in multiple markets across Florida. It's a bio piece that begins, "He served his coun...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Here are some of Harry and Meghan’s official wedding photos

Here are some of Harry and Meghan’s official wedding photos

LONDON — Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II,...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Ron DeSantis wins another endorsement from Florida’s MAGA caucus

Ron DeSantis wins another endorsement from Florida’s MAGA caucus

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, a ubiquitous presence on cable news and ardent supporter of Donald Trump, endorsed fellow ubiquitous Fox News guest and ardent Trump supporter Ron DeSantis for governor. The endorsement would be been much mo...
Published: 05/21/18
Why deep blue Broward looms large in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

Why deep blue Broward looms large in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

FORT LAUDERDALE — A safe prediction about the 2018 election in Florida is that Gov. Rick Scott will get trounced in Broward County for a third time.The deepest blue county in the state soundly rejected Scott in both of his races for governor in...
Published: 05/21/18
Drug and alcohol advocates to Rick Scott: ‘We have yet to hear’ from you

Drug and alcohol advocates to Rick Scott: ‘We have yet to hear’ from you

Two weeks after asking Gov. Rick Scott to step in and resolve a serious budget crisis in Florida's prison system, a leading advocacy group says it hasn't heard a word from the governor's office.The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) s...
Published: 05/21/18
Patrick Murphy, David Jolly going national with TV appearances as speculation of bipartisan ticket grows

Patrick Murphy, David Jolly going national with TV appearances as speculation of bipartisan ticket grows

What started as political "exploration" is showing no signs of slowing, as former Congressmen Patrick Murphy and David Jolly are gearing up for their first national TV appearances as a pair in the next two days.These appearances come just days after ...
Published: 05/21/18
Trump ally Matt Gaetz makes a push for medical marijuana

Trump ally Matt Gaetz makes a push for medical marijuana

WASHINGTON – Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has made a reputation for his avid support for President Donald Trump, who often calls the freshman Republican after cable TV hits. But Gaetz is also at the front of a push on medical marijuana."A lot of peo...
Published: 05/21/18