TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district will pay more than $500,000 to the family of a special-needs child who drowned behind her Riverview middle school, subject to a vote Tuesday by the School Board.
The headlines from around the state were enough to make a person slosh her margarita or spill her Chardonnay:
Fast food worker LaShonna-Kyrell Delgardo makes $8.30 an hour as the 3-11 p.m. shift leader at a Dunkin' Donuts in Tampa. Look for her early Thursday morning as she joins fellow workers protesting for higher wages outside her shop on E. Busch Boulevard.
Jokes about Floridians exiting their air conditioned homes only to enter their air conditioned cars may be on their way out.
Pinellas County businessman L.J. Govoni said he intends to run for the state House District 69 seat now held by Rep. Kathleen Peters.
The sexual assault investigation into Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston is completed, and the State Attorney's Office plans to announce its findings Thursday at 2 p.m. press conference, according to a report Wednesday evening by the Tallahassee Democrat.
NEW YORK — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
HUDSON — A man walked into the SunTrust bank at 7612 State Road 52 Wednesday afternoon and handed the teller a note, demanding money.
TALLAHASSEE — A Tampa woman has claimed the top prize of $3 million in a Monopoly Millionaire scratch-off game, the Florida Lottery announced Wednesday.
TAMPA — A 27-year-old Hillsborough County man was arrested Wednesday and faces felony charges of molesting a 6-year-old girl.