A man and a woman are in custody for the murder of an acquaintance whose body they concealed on their property for up to two weeks, St. Petersburg police said.
Carmen Torres woke up one morning in absolute darkness. It took 16 years and a team of doctors to bring back the light.
TAMPA — One person died in an early morning residential fire on West Ida Street, Tampa Fire Rescue reported.
Matthew Young won't be spending any time in jail for growing medical marijuana, but he says each day continues to be a battle without the drug.
TALLAHASSEE — In the wake of the Great Recession, which left the average Florida family struggling to make ends meet, at least one group of people continues to get richer: It pays to be elected to the state House or Senate.
ST. PETERSBURG — When crime scene technicians process evidence at the St. Petersburg Police Department, they huddle in a cramped area on the ground floor of an 85-year-old building.
ST. PETERSBURG — Sorting through piles of incoming donations a few weeks ago, workers at the PARC Thrift Store came upon a box they knew would never be slapped with a price tag.
BROOKSVILLE — The eight glossy, color-coded maps handed out to parents all had the same basic goal, said Tony Akers.
BOSTON — If the Rays keep playing like this, arguing over whether they should have done more at the trade deadline won't be worth a spit.
TAMPA — The North Tampa Branch Library has closed for the weekend after officials confirmed Friday evening that bedbugs were found in an upholstered chair.
BOSTON — Rather than add to an offense that ranks among the American League's worst, the only deal the Rays made by Friday's nonwaiver deadline was to trade one of their top relievers, Kevin Jepsen, to the Twins for a pair of lower-level minor-league pitchers.
OPA-LOCKA — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. He was 61.
WWE had no additional details.
ST. PETERSBURG — A 19-year-old man was shot Friday while riding his bicycle on Highland Street, police said.
BROOKSVILLE — Five people were arrested this week and accused of blowing up mailboxes with pipe bombs last month.