The USF Board of Governors voted Thursday to approve spending $6.2 million to buy 3.7 acres of vacant land in St. Petersburg from the Poynter Institute, which owns the Tampa Bay Times. The deal is still not complete, said Lara Wade, director of public affairs at the university. The vote by the board was one step …
TALLAHASSEE —After a bruising defeat in the 1994 gubernatorial race, Jeb Bush approached a well-known civil rights leader in Miami with an ambitious plan.
TAMPA — As Officer Cliff Griffin pulled over a white PT Cruiser Friday afternoon on Nebraska Avenue, his hand moved to the pocket on the front of his Tampa police uniform. A tone sounded as he hit a button on a battery pack underneath. From that moment, everything Griffin did was recorded through a tiny lens …
ST. PETERSBURG — For weeks, the city nudged residents to complete an online survey to choose up to three of seven pier proposals they like best.
The chief judge for Pinellas and Pasco counties says he can't remember a stretch with so many brutal murders.
After the recent crackdown on prescription and synthetic drugs across the state, authorities are now focusing on controlling an herb currently legal in Florida and believed to elicit the same effects of some narcotics.
In a filing late Thursday, consumer advocates state that Duke Energy Florida is positioning itself to collect more money from customers by seeking to change past orders regarding the canceled Levy County nuclear plant.
Florida lawmakers shouldn’t expect federal money for the Low Income Pool program to fill a $2 million hole in next year’s state budget, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Friday, issuing a call for the state to instead expand Medicaid.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that it will apply the legal provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to determine what parts of Hillary Rodham Clinton's official emails when she was secretary of state will be released publicly from her private account. The law contains nine exemptions to …
LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — Four large constrictor snakes will be illegal to import or move across state lines, the federal government said Friday, while stopping short of including the popular boa constrictor among the banned.
Exactly 90 years ago this week, Babe Ruth made his first-ever trip to St. Petersburg for spring training as a marching band played Hail to the Chief and half the town turned out to greet the nation's most famous baseball player.
GAINESVILLE — Billy Donovan collapsed into his seat, shook his head in disgust and clearly mouthed the word "unbelievable."
Tampa Bay Tech freshman Jude Cineas didn't have high hopes as he sat for his state writing exam on Tuesday morning.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Melting Pot in St. Petersburg is ready to serve you FonDONE, an alternative to fondue.
This is a massive music weekend in Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Bay Times is all over it. Head to our Soundcheck blog at tampabay.com/soundcheck for reviews of Loretta Lynn's concert at the Florida Strawberry Festival and the Spring Jam with Keith Sweat, …