TAMPA — If Wednesday's IIFA Stomp festival brought a taste of Bollywood's energy to Tampa, Thursday's IIFA Rocks concert and fashion show at the Tampa Convention Center offered a glimpse of the industry's billion-dollar polish and glamor.
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What's the dress code for the Bollywood Oscars? In two words, anything goes. Stars and fans converged on the green carpet for the International Indian Film Academy's first formal event Thursday night, a celebration of music and fashion called IIFA Rocks. And we do mean converged. In a chaotic PR mess that started more …
PINELLAS PARK — Council members here voted unanimously Thursday to take the county to the bargaining table over a proposal to change the way Pinellas' emergency medical services system is funded.
TALLAHASSEE — Frustrated by gridlock? Wondering what the long-term plan is to make it better?
TALLAHASSEE — A plan to shield three disputed trauma centers from legal action — while also placing limits on trauma center access fees — faces an uncertain future as the legislative session winds down.
TALLAHASSEE — In their zeal to shed policies in the state-run Citizens Property Insurance, the Florida Senate is poised to approve a bill that gives homeowners a low-cost — though unregulated — insurance alternative.
TALLAHASSEE — Drivers should be able to travel at 75 mph on most interstate highways in Florida, the Senate voted Thursday.
ST. PETERSBURG — On a budget, St. Petersburg's City Council will have to decide which parts of St. Petersburg's coastline are worth including in long-term plans.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes, including a ban on sales to anyone under 18, in the first step toward oversight of a fast-growing industry untouched for years by federal rules.
TAMPA — A man questioned earlier this week about a fire that killed three cats and heavily damaged a spay-neuter clinic now faces charges connected to the blaze after tests matched his DNA with samples taken from the scene, police said.
TAMPA — As a cheerleader for his city, Mayor Bob Buckhorn will ham it up with anyone but draws the line at dancing in public.
TAMPA -- A Hillsborough County juvenile probation officer federally charged last year with using the identities of minors on probation to obtain tax refunds was sentenced to just more than seven years in prison Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
TALLAHASSEE — A closely divided Florida Senate on Thursday championed the landmark case of Jose Godinez-Samperio of Largo, who can't practice law in Florida because he's not a U.S. citizen.
TAMPA — The area's best-known craft beer maker is considering leaving Florida if legislation passes that would restrict how small breweries distribute bottles and cans.