ST. PETERSBURG — The teams proposed splash parks and lagoons and touted sustainability, but the reality of delivering a pier that satisfies both the must-haves and appearance demanded by the public could be a financial challenge.
Look beyond the stark words of the headlines, and the top stories of 2014 are really just about people. From tens of thousands of Africans dying of a horrible disease to a 43-year-old father dying in a darkened movie theater. From a developer envisioning a brand-new landscape in downtown Tampa to a president laying out …
LAKELAND — A 60-year-old Lakeland man was killed Friday when a pole saw he was using to trim trees touched a live power line, electrocuting him, police said.
TAMPA — Charles Kondek held his wife's hand everywhere they went. He made funny faces to cheer his kids up, blasted AC/DC, cheered for the New York Jets and did a SpongeBob SquarePants dance for his daughter's second-grade class.
TAMPA — A man trapped under water for several minutes Friday night after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a Riverview retention pond has died.
ST. PETERSBURG — However North Carolina State's outnumbered partisans paid their admission to Tropicana Field — cash, credit, cryptocurrency — mattered little Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG — City Council member Karl Nurse's question seemed so simple: If the Tampa Bay Rays plan to move to Tampa, why should the team benefit if St. Petersburg starts redeveloping Tropicana Field?
Rumors had been swirling that people would start arriving before dawn, so R.J. Garbowicz packed a lawn chair and an iPad for the long night ahead. ¶ He showed up after midnight, securing the first spot in line. At 3 a.m., another person arrived. By 6 a.m., 20 people sat in lawn chairs, many …
Clearwater Police Department
A 77-year-old man escaped injury Friday evening after crashing a 2006 Ford Mustang into a home in Clearwater, police said. Authorities were called to 1407 Fairmont St. about 6:45 p.m. after the driver "veered out of control," police said, and crashed rear-end first into the home's …
RIVERVIEW — Two Riverview men were injured Friday night after their pickup lost control and ended up in a retention pond upside down.
By Peter Jamison
Times Staff Writer
The scene beaming from the bedroom television wasn't special, another drug bust in a decaying north Tampa neighborhood. Ronnie "Bodie" Coogle squinted at the screen. He recognized that street, lit by ghostly pulses of red and blue.
FLORAL CITY — Two Bushnell men were killed in a head-on collision Friday on County Road 48 about 10 miles north of Brooksville.
LITHIA — The illness hit Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William A. Hines in 2010 like no enemy he had ever experienced.
The Tampa Bay area will say goodbye to Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek on Saturday morning at a state funeral open to the public.
LARGO — The family devastated by Thursday's wrong-way crash in Seminole says they have received "amazing" support from friends and neighbors.