RIVERVIEW — Northbound U.S. 301 was closed at Balm Riverview Road Wednesday afternoon after a water main broke while a contractor was working in the area. The road will likely be closed for several days while the road is repaired, Hillsborough County spokeswoman Andrea Roshaven said.
ST. PETE BEACH — A man sustained life-threatening injuries after a car struck him while he was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
TALLAHASSEE — Charlie Crist might be a newly minted Democrat, but he's racking up union support as if he has always been a liberal shade of blue.
TALLAHASSEE — Five medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell their product statewide under a new rule proposed by state regulators, but to avoid litigation, regulators will pick the nurseries that will operate the new industry by lottery, Florida officials said Wednesday.
ST. PETERSBURG—The vacant Universal Health Care building in the heart of downtown will remain empty longer than expected. Kevin Hirsch, the surgeon and developer who bid $10.5 million to buy the offices of the bankrupt insurance company, has backed out.
CLEARWATER — David Downing, the deputy director of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, was appointed as interim director of the Pinellas County tourism agency on Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE — Before he was governor, Rick Scott attacked another Florida politician for accepting campaign funding from U.S. Sugar. He even said Bill McCollum, his opponent in the 2010 Republican primary, had been "bought and paid for.''
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio came out Wednesday in support of the use of medical marijuana, but only the noneuphoric type approved by the Florida Legislature.
BROOKSVILLE — His eyes locked on the six jurors before him, Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino held up two photos and made a somber comparison Wednesday in Hernando Circuit Judge Stephen E. Toner's courtroom.
You have to do it, and you have to do it now. Trade David Price. I know. If you're a Rays fan, that stinks. When you draw up blueprints to build championship ball clubs, you look to get pitchers such as Price, not get rid of them. He's the ace of the Rays staff, a leader in the clubhouse and …
PINELLAS PARK — A man who for several hours sexually battered a 12-year-old girl at knife point was sentenced to 36.5 years in prison on Wednesday, police said.
ZEPHYRHILLS — Police are investigating the death of a Zephyrhills man who was struck by a train Tuesday night.
NEW PORT RICHEY — A man inside the mobile home awoke in the early hours of Tuesday morning, deputies say, to see Ronald Joseph fleeing from his yard.