TALLAHASSEE — It was July 10, 2014. Mike Crews, then-secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, was in the thick of a public firestorm over allegations that a mentally ill inmate had died in a scalding shower as part of a punishment ritual by officers at Dade Correctional Institution.
TAMPA — The Lightning added two more players to the league's largest group of double-digit scorers. That depth was the pivotal piece Saturday night in extending the longest home winning streak in franchise history to 10 games.
PHOENIX — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage Saturday night as their names were called. When the eighth man was announced, the late Junior Seau, his two sons stood with the group.
Scores of bead-crazed fanatics. Some 1,400 cops. One wedding. About 50 gallons of Bloody Mary mix. Lemonade stands. More than 1,000 portable toilets. And 100 years of saucy tradition.
TAMPA — A ringleader in a scheme that netted $1.5 million in fraudulent tax refunds using stolen identities will spend the next 10 filing seasons in prison.
TAMPA — Dr. Burton Feinerman has spent more than a decade using stem cell therapies that are banned in the United States, sending desperate families to Peru seeking treatments for their babies' terminal conditions like Tay-Sachs disease.
BROOKSVILLE — The Florida Commission on Ethics, acting against the recommendation of the assistant attorney general who presented the case, has decided not to proceed with a complaint against former Hernando County School Board member John Sweeney.
Hit-and-run crash kills pedestrian
Sen. Rand Paul says it's hypocritical for Jeb Bush to oppose legalizing marijuana given that Bush smoked a fair amount at prep school.
ST. PETERSBURG — Everyone knows the refrain: "Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!"
Based on what we know, there seem to be two possible conclusions about Gerald Bailey's departure as head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
TAMPA — John Bennett likes to use big words.
TAMPA — Police chiefs from around the country used Gasparilla as a case study Saturday morning when they observed Tampa police's operation center to see how the department handles large-scale events.
PALM HARBOR — A retired school teacher from Indiana was injured early Saturday when she went to help a sheriff's deputy who was trying to subdue a suspect.