TAMPA — A court hearing Thursday morning could determine whether the man suspected of — but not charged with — the death of 9-year-old Felecia Williams remains behind bars on other charges.
TAMPA — Joshua Hakken, the Tampa engineer who, along with his wife, is accused of kidnapping their children and fleeing to Cuba, will appear in court Thursday morning for a competency hearing.
LARGO — A judge ruled Wednesday that the Florida Bar's case against three Tampa lawyers accused of misconduct amid a defamation trial between radio shock jocks Todd Schnitt and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem can proceed, but that certain documents will not be made public.
ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier did his part, delivering his first professional grand slam in a four-hit night. So did Alex Cobb, pitching into the seventh for the first time in nearly a month. Relievers Grant Balfour, Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger all pitched in.
ST. PETERSBURG — Invited to specify amenities they'd like at a new or renovated Pier, more than 2,000 residents have offered ideas running the gamut from a comedy club to a microbrewery to a basketball court.
SEMINOLE — The Seminole City Council has rejected a resolution endorsing the Greenlight Pinellas transit plan.
Several Tampa Bay area sheriffs have decided recently not to automatically jail all immigrants as requested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
CLEARWATER — The recent death of a school crossing guard has pushed the bureaucracy into high gear to improve one of Pinellas County's most crash-prone intersections.
TEL AVIV— The Israeli Justice Ministry said Wednesday that a police officer who allegedly kicked and beat an American teenager in East Jerusalem has been suspended for 15 days and faces possible criminal charges.
Antonio Martin stood before a table of youngsters as he scribbled foreign words on a dry-erase board. He repeated the same process: Write the word, pronounce it several times, translate it into Spanish and English.
TAMPA — William Leonard II was a finalist for Hillsborough County diversity educator of the year in 2013.
TAMPA — Authorities are looking for a suspect they said placed skimming devices to steal credit card information from the ATMs at three SunTrust banks in east Hillsborough County, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay said.
TALLAHASSEE — Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist failed to accurately report his income on his financial disclosure forms, according to an ethics complaint filed Wednesday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Arque Dickerson enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942. A year later he officially joined the ranks of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Pasco-Hernando State College acknowledged some problems at its law enforcement academy brought to light by a whistle-blower, including an allegation about incorrect scoring on firearms tests.