ST. PETERSBURG — What started as a night of good vibes with a ceremony for retiring Yankees star Derek Jeter ended with hot tempers and bruised feelings in the Rays' 6-1 Tuesday win.
LARGO — City Commissioners condemned one of their members and suggested he resign Tuesday for downloading inappropriate material to his city-owned iPad.
TAMPA — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Brad Culpepper is being sued by a California insurance company that asserts he fabricated ailments and injuries while leading an active life as a mixed martial arts practitioner.
KENNETH CITY — The Town Council will try once again today to pass a budget.
TAMPA — Students continue to fill seats in Hillsborough County's public schools, with enrollment climbing to 206,099 and charter school enrollment growing by 12 percent.
WASHINGTON — Florida was still getting to know Barack Obama when he showed up for a rally in Tampa in May 2008, but his message seized the mood. "We are at a defining moment in our history," the candidate declared to 15,000 people at the St. Pete Times Forum.
LAND O'LAKES — Pasco County schools still have an attendance problem.
ST. PETERSBURG — Like most of the other teams bidding farewell to retiring Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, the Rays made a donation to his Turn 2 Foundation, presenting a check for $16,000. And they gave him a customized gift reflective of the area, delivering a 16-foot sea kayak painted with pinstripes and his No. …
LARGO — The boards governing St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County schools do not meet often, so Tuesday's joint meeting was supposed to be informational and pleasant, until it wasn't.
TAMPA — President Barack Obama arrived Tuesday evening at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in advance of meeting with military leaders to talk strategy against Islamic State militants.
RUSKIN — Detectives arrested a second suspect Tuesday in the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Riverview man missing for nearly two weeks before his body was discovered, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
TAMPA — With polls showing women favor his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, Gov. Rick Scott and his backers urged a mostly female gathering Tuesday to flip the gender gap to his advantage.
SPRING HILL — The Hernando County School Board on Tuesday gave tentative approval to continue a highly touted exchange program with a Chinese boarding school that debuted last school year.
With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.
Shares in Tampa treasure hunter Odyssey Marine Exploration dived nearly 19 percent Tuesday, making the stock one of the bigger losers on Wall Street.