Jim Fike was among the thousands of Floridans who feared their families would be stuck with a Florida Healthy Kids insurance plan — even though the rates will double come Oct. 1.
But this week brought some good news.
TALLAHASSEE — The pounding rains stopped nearly three weeks ago, yet pleas for federal assistance from flooding damage still haven't been answered for some Tampa Bay residents unable to return to their homes.
TAMPA — Johnson & Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical company best known for its Tylenol and Band-Aid brands, on Thursday said it has picked Tampa as its headquarters to house key corporate services including finance, human resources and information technology.
TAMPA — Just finding a place to park at the Tampa Premium Outlets job fair was itself a job worthy of a paycheck.
TAMPA — More than 2,000 Hillsborough County public school teachers received t-shirts this week that advertise a megachurch with conservative values, fueling a backlash from some who said the gesture was inappropriate.
TAMPA — When receiver Russell Shepard hauled in a touchdown pass in the Bucs' preseason win Monday night, he showed a flash of promise that his elite play on special teams could carry over to offense as well.
This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.
TALLAHASSEE — Equating the Legislature's redistricting failure to a strikeout, the challengers to the state's congressional map on Thursday called on the Florida Supreme Court to redraw the districts it invalidated and reject the Legislature's call for more time.
TAMPA — After 90 minutes of impassioned pleas on both sides of the question, the City Council paused Thursday to get more information and take more time before voting whether to increase stormwater fees.
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.
Donald Trump spent a day in January 2014 hobnobbing with politicians at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. The billionaire mogul touted legalizing gambling with state House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and two other wired Florida Republicans, plugging his properties as potential sites for casinos.
Emergency officials in Florida readied Thursday for the potential effects of Tropical Storm Erika, which lashed the small island of Dominica with flooding and landslides, still hundreds of miles away in the Atlantic Ocean.
TAMPA — She won them over from the stomach up.
TAMPA — Tourism boosters from Key West to Pensacola will head to Tampa next week to talk about the future of the state's biggest economic driver — its visitors.
Florida's investor-owned electric utilities have lost $6.1 billion in bad bets on the cost of fuel since 2002, a river of cash deep enough to build at least three natural gas power plants from scratch.