LAND O'LAKES — For fourth and fifth graders only, three Pasco County elementary schools will extend their class days by 50 minutes this year.
As the Hillsborough County school district develops new ways to reach out to students who are at risk of failing or dropping out, they are doing so amid a chorus of concern about racial disparities.
LARGO — The Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday tentatively approved a $1.2 billion budget that includes two new elementary magnets, new middle school programs and the rebuilding of Largo High School.
TAMPA — The woman accused of frightening a 50-year-old musician and his family with hostile tweets and her knowledge of their Miami home has no history of violence, her mother says, and Florida arrest records lend credence to that assertion.
Once upon a time, an antigay, anti-Muslim, "pro-Christian" platform could do wonders for getting you elected in the conservative corners of Hillsborough County.
But the world keeps turning.
ST. PETERSBURG — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue in next year's budget, the City Council is pushing for a say in how it's spent.
NEW PORT RICHEY — A 34-year-old man is facing disorderly conduct charges after screaming and cursing at paramedics and nurses at Medical Center of Trinity late Monday night, Pasco deputies said.
PALM HARBOR — A Pasco County elementary special needs teacher has been charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop at a red light after authorities say she caused an accident early Sunday morning.
John Rhys-Davies — better known as Sallah or Gimli, depending on your age and level of geekery — had a chance to be in the fourth installments of not one but two Hollywood franchises he helped launch: 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected …
Retired Army Lt. Col. Carol Barkalow understands her tenants.
A dog that had been missing for two days turned out to be right under its owner's nose. Well, more like under the house.
TAMPA — Jasmine Bedwell says she knows Richard McTear Jr. killed her infant son five years ago, when she was a teenager living under the watch of Hillsborough County's foster care agency. But that's not what a former case worker remembers her saying at the time.
TAMPA — Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and his wife pulled their children out of New York public schools, fearing that a Tampa woman would try to hurt them, according to a federal complaint that charges the woman with stalking.
The three-day convention draws thousands to the Tampa Convention Center for bold-faced celebrity meet-and-greets and some 400,000 square feet of merchandise mania, panels, vendors, comics, cosplay, videos, toys, action figures, Star Wars, anime and video games. That means you need more than a Darth Vader costume …
It was an elaborate fraud scheme involving prescription drugs, thousands of dollars and piles of guns. But Pasco sheriff's deputies were most disturbed that Mark Eisenberg brought small children to his deals with drug addicts.