ST. PETERSBURG — Rays starter Jake Odorizzi insisted that nothing would be different about Monday's game, even though he was facing a Milwaukee team that traded him in 2010, two years after drafting him No. 32 overall.
The Board of Directors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay have agreed to create a combined agency that will serve more than 3,350 children.
TAMPA — The prosecution rested its case Monday in the capital murder trial of Richard McTear Jr., concluding with DNA evidence linking McTear to his ex-girlfriend's baby, who was found dead on the side of Interstate 275.
TAMPA — Navy Admiral William McRaven, who is retiring as leader of the U.S. Special Forces Command at MacDill Air Force Base, is a top contender to become chancellor of the University of Texas System, the Dallas Morning News reported, citing anonymous sources.
CLEARWATER — The field of applicants for Pinellas County government's chief executive is likely to reaffirm the gut feeling of some commissioners that the right man for the job is already doing it.
PALM HARBOR — A 52-year-old man on a bicycle was struck and killed Monday afternoon at the intersection of McMullen-Booth and Curlew roads, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper on Monday ruled that politicians can use a blind trust and still comply with a 1976 constitutional amendment …
BROOKSVILLE — For the next couple of days, Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino is expected to cover some familiar territory during the retrial of Stephen Horne.
NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco-Hernando State College on July 17 fired its police academy's instructor coordinator whose complaints launched a recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.
A Pasco County middle school that quietly removed star novelist John Green's Paper Towns from its eighth-grade summer reading list after a parent's complaint has now just as quietly put the title back on its list.
BROOKRIDGE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies say a 61-year-old man tried to set his neighbor's home on fire early Monday morning after an ongoing dispute over the state of her property.
The end looms for the JCPenney store at Gulf View Square in Port Richey.
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Restaurant chefs are often wanderers, staying in a kitchen a year or two before moving on. For this reason, reviewing restaurants gets tricky. You say glowing things about a restaurant and, poof, the chef is promptly off somewhere new. I've been watching Ted Dorsey for a while, but I took my eye off …
Veteran comic D.L. Hughley is a Dancing With the Stars survivor, but it will be current affairs and strong opinions, not spangles, that will be flashing when the comedian takes the stage at the Improv at Centro Ybor this weekend. He's well-known for his strong opinions on everything from Colorado legalizing marijuana …
BROOKSVILLE —After an urgent plea to save dozens of dogs and cats from euthanasia at the overcrowded Hernando County Animal Services shelter, adopters crowded into the facility at the end of last week.