TAMPA — Sara Malinka and Autumn McCarty sat in the nosebleed seats of the Armwood High School auditorium as leaders of the nation's eighth largest school district welcomed them into the fold.
There are reasons there are so few Laotian restaurants in this area. Some of it is immigration patterns and demographics, and some of it is because Thai food has stolen its thunder a bit. The country just west of Laos has made a concerted effort to promote its cuisine to the world and has been largely …
Retailers are catching up with the desires of donors and have been planning ahead for the eighth annual Stuff the Bus school supplies drive, which United Way of Hernando County will launch on Friday.
Boyhood (R) (165 min.) — Richard Linklater's time-lapse cinema experiment arrives showered with rapturous praise, some deserved and some concocted in the sort of adjectives race for superiority that film critics sometimes engage. Boyhood is an impressive feat, produced over 12 years with annual …
TOWN 'N COUNTRY — Hillsborough sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a credit union a week earlier in Town 'N Country.
TAMPA — Devices designed to steal credit card information were found affixed to fuel pumps at three South Tampa gas stations this weekend, prompting a public warning from police.
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday starts Friday and runs through Sunday with savings on more items this year.
Forecasters were eyeing an area of low pressure located about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands early Wednesday.
TREASURE ISLAND — The city is losing beach events or having them scaled back because of stepped-up state requirements in the wake of a lawsuit filed by three hotel owners.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are playing for a lot these days, not just to continue their improbable climb back to .500 and into playoff contention but potentially to keep ace David Price and others from being traded.
Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea is facing a St. Petersburg professor in her bid for a third term.
LAND O'LAKES — For fourth- and fifth-graders only, three Pasco County elementary schools will extend their class days by 50 minutes this year.
As the Hillsborough County School District develops new ways to reach out to students who are at risk of failing or dropping out, they are doing so amid a chorus of concern about racial disparities.
LARGO — The Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday tentatively approved a $1.2 billion budget that includes two new elementary magnets, new middle school programs and the rebuilding of Largo High School.
TAMPA — The woman accused of frightening a 50-year-old musician and his family with hostile tweets and her knowledge of their Miami home has no history of violence, her mother says, and Florida arrest records lend credence to that assertion.