TAMPA — Mumbai police arrested a 26-year-old man wanted in the murder of South Tampa interior designer Wendy Albano in an overseas hotel room two years ago, newspapers in India report.
Albano, 51, a socialite who decorated homes for the rich and famous, was slain in her room at a chic hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, in February 2012.
Authorities began looking for an Indian man they suspected had stabbed her to death....
TAMPA — For Gustavo Rodriguez, teaching his children about politics at an early age is important.
"This is the age I was. At 10, my dad taught us how to be Republicans and how to vote," said Rodriguez, 52, of Tampa.
When Rick Scott visited his Tampa Victory Office near Carrollwood, Rodriguez brought his sons, Nico, 12, and Dylan, 10, to meet the governor. They were among the group of volunteers Scott greeted in the office before walking through parts of Carrollwood on Saturday afternoon....
TAMPA — When he jumped into a Fire Rescue pickup truck and took off down Interstate 275 Wednesday night, John Edgerton planned to kill himself and as many other drivers as possible, authorities said.
After leading officers on a chase in the stolen Hillsborough County Fire Rescue truck on southbound I-275 in rush hour traffic, Edgerton told them he had planned to get off the highway and get back on going the wrong way, officials said....
TAMPA — A suspect who crashed one vehicle before stealing a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue pickup truck led authorities on a chase on Interstate 275 that ended in another wreck near Ashley Drive on Wednesday night, authorities said.
John Michael Edgerton, 29, was driving a stolen vehicle when he hit a pole near Nebraska and 139th avenues at 5 p.m., according to Tampa police.
Edgerton got out of the wrecked vehicle, jumped into a Fire Rescue pickup and drove off, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said....
Sarah Jessica Parker recently rocked a Chanel fanny pack at an event, prompting Glamour to declare a few days ago that they are officially back. As I read the post, I couldn't help but wonder... are they really? (See what I did there?)
TAMPA — Passers-by discovered the bodies of two young women from Hillsborough County along a wooded road early Thursday in Jacksonville.
Angelia Ella Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Monique Ball, 18, were murdered, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Authorities did not disclose how or when they were killed, but ordered autopsies. They also did not name a suspect or announce an arrest in the case....
TAMPA — President Barack Obama arrived Tuesday evening at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in advance of meeting with military leaders to talk strategy against Islamic State militants.
Air Force One touched down at 6:30 p.m., ahead of schedule. Obama was greeted by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa; Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command; Army Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command; and Air Force Col. Daniel H. Tulley, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill....
A few years ago I took the very staunch position of anti-romper, asking who in their right mind would actually wear one?
My fiancé reminded me of this a few weeks ago when I brought home... a romper.
Whatever. I'm allowed to change my mind.
After seeing them all over my favorite fashion blogs the last year or so, I was intrigued, so I started searching. A cute blue one at TJ Maxx fit weird. H&M had a funky orange one but they didn't have my size so the straps didn't fit right....
09/11/14 Public Safety
RIVERVIEW — Authorities are looking for a father of six missing nearly two weeks, whose pickup truck was found burned in Ruskin the day after his family last saw him.
On Aug. 30, Octavio Reyes, 36, of Riverview was getting ready to meet a family member at Club 301 in Tampa, said his niece Juanita Reyes, 29.
"He gave me a hug and a kiss," she said. "It was routine for him to go out every Saturday."...
Since my penchant for Duchess of Cambridge web-based gentle stalking is well documented, it should come as no surprise when I tell you what I'm sure you've already seen elsewhere on said web: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having another baby! Woo hoo!...
When I was little and would dream about my big day marrying whichever member of 'N Sync I was most in love with that week, my wedding outfit always looked the same in my imagination: pristine white ball gown, long flowing veil, towering high heels, crusty hair-sprayed updo.
Because that's what brides wear, right? Except none of that is actually me, and I think one of the simplest — but most often overlooked — pieces of wedding fashion advice is to look like you on your wedding day....
Today in "hey, did you know this is a thing?", here's a fun link for your holiday beach-break scrolling pleasure, courtesy of my friend/Times designer Tara's uncanny ability to find the best random stuff on the web: Fashion in Infographics.
Need to figure out the difference between a mushroom and vagabond hat? Graph! Oh gosh, what kind of heel am I wearing? Graph! How do I get red wine out of my clothes? Graph! Wait, what's the difference between stripes and, um, other stripes? Graph!...
TAMPA — A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a city of Tampa water department truck Thursday night inside an apartment complex near Ybor City.
Tampa police said the driver of the truck was exiting the Tampa Park Apartments west of the Ybor City business district just after 8:30 p.m. on Lilly White Court at a slow speed when the child darted into the road. The driver, who had not been named late Thursday, was unable to stop in time....
I went home to Western New York for the week to visit family, and as I was packing for the trip last week, I realized something -- I'm really bad at packing. It used to not be so. I used to be able to compactly get everything into a carry-on bag and be on my merry way. But somewhere along the way, I've gotten really bad at it.
I just let all my bad packing skills go for this trip, but in the meantime, found some good tips for packing like a socialite that's always jetting off to some fashion week or other (I imagine they're pros at packing. I could be wrong). Here are some of the ones I found, with links to more great tips. Do as the blogs say, not as I do....
This is old-ish news, but I don't think we've talked about it and I just really think we should. Since every celebrity is apparently also secretly a designer with deep wells of talent we just never knew about, Britney Spears is launching a lingerie and sleepwear collection. She posted a photo of herself in a set from the collection last month, and I can't believe I didn't know she had Instagram until just now. For shame....