Amber Perera looks out at the courtroom audience during a court hearing Friday. A judge sentenced her to 50 years on Tuesday. , SCOTT KEELER  |  Times
A judge noted that Amber Perera, 31, drove away until her tire fell off: “You continued to avoid any responsibility for this crime.”
Yesterday• Crime
Young entrepreneurs are getting paid to post about restaurants. And restaurant owners are scrambling to keep up.
2 hours ago• Food
The vote is expected to be seen as a political victory for the governor and validation for the families of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
2 hours ago• The Buzz
The husband-and-wife team founded St. Petersburg’s Partridge Animal Hospital were known for their compassion and kindness to all creatures great and small.
2 hours ago• Pinellas
The University of South Florida ranked ahead of UCF, FIU and FAU in the U.S. News & World Report's Global University Rankings. [USF handout]
The University of Florida finished 105th, while USF came in at 310. Harvard led the world.
Yesterday• Gradebook
Conflicting versions emerge of where Ridgewood Cemetery was located. One thing is certain: It was ignored or forgotten.
Yesterday• Education
One of the messages included a picture of a pellet gun, Tampa police said.
Yesterday• Hillsborough
The story behind the ever-present name involves St. Pete’s first airport and a bootlegging mogul.
Yesterday• St. Petersburg
Clips of an article Jack Kerouac wrote for the Evening Independent/St. Petersburg Times in 1965. Times Files.
While living in St. Petersburg, Jack Kerouac stopped by a local newspaper office and wrote three stories in one night.
Yesterday• Sports
The lobby bar at the Current Hotel on Rocky Point in Tampa serves eclectic cocktails and locally brewed coffee. SARA DINATALE  |  Tampa Bay Times
Take a look inside Tampa Bay’s newest boutique hotel.
Yesterday• Business