TORONTO — Drew Smyly had just dominated the potent Blue Jays lineup by twirling a two-hit shutout that was the first complete game of his professional career. But even after the 8-0 win, his Friday night wasn't yet done.
When St. Petersburg artist Sebastian Coolidge worked during the summer nights to finish the mural he created for the journalism program at Melrose Elementary, the brightness of a supermoon illuminated his art, as well as inspired it.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott launched Project Sunburst two years ago to give the public easy access to his emails and those of his staff and promised it would become a "unprecedented, transparent window into how state government works."
BROOKSVILLE — The bus filled with Brooksville Elementary School students had arrived at a stop Wednesday afternoon and was letting students out when the driver heard a disturbance.
LARGO — A mistrial was declared in a murder case this week after a juror admitted to looking at a news story about the crime.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Home Shopping Network are the latest big corporate names to back the Greenlight Pinellas transit campaign.
ST. PETERSBURG — The St. Petersburg Free Clinic, highly regarded for its decades of work with the poor, is being accused of racism at its shelter for homeless women.
TAMPA — The documents with the Social Security numbers of veterans treated at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center were supposed to be shredded by a company whose website warns, "Don't become a victim of identity theft."
Sticking customers with roughly $1.5 billion in bills for a nuclear plant in Levy County that everyone knew would never be built is pretty bad, I'll admit.
Who in their right mind would purchase expensive, personal services with minimal information about the provider and little if any idea of the price?
BROOKSVILLE — A 27-year-old Spring Hill man accused of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 12 has pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted sexual battery, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation, and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition, according to Assistant State Attorney Erin Daly.
ST. PETERSBURG — Duke Energy is exploring sites for a solar farm in Pinellas County.
It's probably safe to say that no one cares about the awards that are actually handed out at the VMAs as much as Kanye West does—and certainly few of us outside the pop music industry care at all. Like the BET Awards, the VMAs are an excuse to corral the biggest pop stars of the moment inside one room and watch …
Times names new business editor
The Tampa Bay Times has named a veteran reporter and editor as its new business editor. Chris Tisch, 41, will move into the role after six years as the Times' assistant metro editor/nights. He succeeds Graham Brink, who was recently named metro editor.
BROOKSVILLE — A former Hernando County detention deputy accused of severely burning a child with a hair dryer, then failing to seek medical attention, has pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse and child neglect, according to Assistant State Attorney Erin Daly.