Four different fires in Polk, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties are producing unpredictable volumes of smoke and drivers could encounter low-visibility on the roads, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday night.
CLEARWATER — He had a tough childhood. His father, a commercial fisherman, was lost at sea when he was just 11. He was placed in foster care.
Women of a certain age saw Grease at least 20 times when they were in middle school and wore leg warmers to Jazzercize class as Physical pumped from a boom box — and now their own daughters are doing pretty much the same thing.
GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida is changing the name of its records management system known as "ISIS," a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of the same name.
ST. PETERSBURG — Though Florida's incoming House speaker appeared Wednesday to squash Medicaid expansion for a third year in a row, supporters of a new plan to extend health coverage to the working poor say they believe events are lining up in their favor.
PHOENIX — Darrelle Revis was late. The Super Bowl interview session for the Patriots had begun Wednesday morning, and the All-Pro cornerback may have been watching film or watching his money, but he wasn't watching the clock.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget Wednesday that spends nearly all of a $1 billion surplus on tax cuts and an increase in education spending, but it also cuts the state workforce further while shifting education costs to local taxpayers.
So another holdout has fallen. Another state has seen the light.
Four generations of a family gathered on the tarmac of Tampa International Airport Wednesday to welcome home the remains of a long-lost relative. Nearly 70 years after being shot down over Germany during World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. James F. Gatlin of Jacksonville was coming home.
ST. PETERSBURG — A man already in jail on accusations of sexually assaulting a woman in late December was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a second woman, according to St. Petersburg police.
TAMPA — For the past five years, the Anna Maria Island Privateers haven't been allowed to march in the Gasparilla Pirate Festival parade.
The "In Dog We Trust'' rug is bringing a little comfort to dogs that, like the rug, are a little less than perfect.
TALLAHASSEE — After years of slashing funding for Florida's state prison system, Gov. Rick Scott released a proposed budget Wednesday that would inject $51.2 million in new spending into the troubled agency, but fails to provide any new resources to investigate inmate deaths — which last year reached a …
Starting Thursday the HBO series Game of Thrones will get the ultra-big-screen treatment in IMAX theaters across the country — the first TV show to do so, according to IMAX. Dan Weiss, the show's executive producer told Entertainment Weekly that he was still stunned after viewing it, saying "it's the …
Attorney General Pam Bondi asserted Wednesday that she thinks Gov. Rick Scott's hands are clean in the forced resignation of Gerry Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.