BROOKSVILLE — Without public discussion or a formal vote, Hernando County School District superintendent Lori Romano recently directed all middle and high schools to reduce their instructional schedules to six periods a day for the 2014-15 school year.
TAMPA — A former postal clerk admits in a federal plea agreement that she stole gift cards out of the mail while on duty the week before Christmas in the main Clearwater Post Office.
Two months after they postponed a decision on regulating the harvest of one of Florida's ugliest sea creatures, state wildlife commissioners voted Wednesday to limit how many sea cucumbers can be collected.
SPRING HILL — At first, he thought it was a warning shot.
ST. PETERSBURG — A South Florida developer plans to build eight stories of apartments on a downtown lot the size of a city block, adding to a flood of new rental construction in an area developers are betting is a goldmine of young urbanites.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County commissioners are not bound by term limits approved by voters more than a decade ago, an appeals court affirmed Wednesday.
Planning to buy something on Amazon? Better do it now because the online retailer will start collecting sales tax from customers in Florida on May 1.
CLEARWATER — A 39-year-old man acquitted of first-degree murder Tuesday night was found guilty of other lesser charges.
ODESSA — A racehorse named Six of Diamonds was stolen from her Odessa stable last week and deputies are asking for the public's help.
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems is moving its corporate headquarters from Largo to a St. Petersburg office park to get closer to its manufacturing center.
Christopher Weed pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to leaving the scene of a Clearwater accident in which he struck and killed a couple on a tandem bicycle.
MOKPO, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were …
ST. PETERSBURG — The driver and passenger involved in a single-vehicle crash on the on-ramp at Interstate 275 and 118th Avenue North on Wednesday have been identified by Florida Highway Patrol.
CLEARWATER — About the time Dorothy found herself in the precarious situation of having a pair of fine red pumps soldered to her feet, enraging an unstable green witch who wanted them for herself, my friend Lisa leaned in and whispered:
TAMPA -- A Tampa man has been charged with killing a 33-year-old Palm Beach County man Tuesday at a north Tampa apartment complex, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.