Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Is Trump unstoppable? Is Rubio the next Reagan? man's gun found in diaper bag; Rays rookies learn their lesson; meet the farmers from the Saturday Morning Market

Are you a Saturday Morning Market regular? We visited a handful of the local farmers who bring their bounty to the market in St. Petersburg throughout the past month to get a glimpse at how they tend their farms.

Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him after his dominant performance in South Carolina.

Marco Rubio is drawing direct parallels to his campaign and Ronald Reagan's, casting himself as a transformational figure who will cure America's problems and renew optimism.

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority announced today it will cover half of a passenger's Uber bill if they're going to or from a bus stop in a designated zone.

A 37-year-old Tampa man was arrested Sunday and charged with culpable negligence after a 6-year-old boy found the man's gun in a diaper bag at Ballast Point Park, according to Tampa police.

A longtime city official and a newcomer with experience in several municipal governments are the finalists in Largo's city manager search.

Police have released the name of the man they say was shot and killed while robbing a liquor store Sunday in Tampa.

Authorities trying to piece together an hours-long weekend rampage that left six people dead in western Michigan said they are looking into a report that the suspect picked up at least one fare for a ride-hailing service between shootings.

A 68-year-old New Port Richey man died Sunday night when he was hit by a car on East Lake Road near the Pasco County line, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.

After being called out by Chris Archer for not arriving early enough to the Rays' camp-opening meeting on Sunday, rookie pitchers Jacob Faria and Blake Snell weren't taking any chances today, the second day of workouts for pitchers and catchers.

After more than a quarter century covering fisheries management, you would think Times Outdoors/Fitness Editor Terry Tomalin could remember bag and size limits of the most popular species off the top of his head. Wrong.

It looks like, once again, we'll be attending the Oscars from our living room. But who says we can't still celebrate in style? This Sunday, invite your fellow movie buffs over for a viewing of the 88th Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock.

Happy National Margarita Day, everyone! To celebrate, the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival has unveiled its 2016 headliner: Blues Traveler.

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