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Allegiant Air's problems continued with an engine fire at the Las Vegas Airport. The discount airline has become a major player in the Pinellas County tourism scene and dominates traffic at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, where this plane recently took off. JIM DAMASKE   |   Times

Allegiant Air's problems continue with engine fire in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A California-bound Allegiant Air flight was evacuated in Las Vegas after an engine caught fire on the tarmac, the second plane fire at the airport in as many months and the latest in a string of issues for the low-fare carrier. Allegiant Air flight 516 was preparing to take off for Fresno at McCarran In …


Bad news for Jeb? Straw poll time in Florida

Charlie  Crist has said he first realized he was in serious trouble in the Republican party in November, 2009 at the annual Alachua County GOP's Ronald Reagan Black Tie and Blue Jeans BBQ, when the first saw clearly the hostility from party activists. ...


Newton waits until he has final word before attacking Wheeler-Brown

For most of the hour-long debate Monday at City Hall, the six candidates for City Council could have been conducting a civics class....


Florida Gov. Scott renews request for technical education grant

Keeping with his theme of jobs and more jobs, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a $20 million "rapid response" grant for the state's technical centers and colleges....