Times video by: Luis Santana
[ TARPON SPRINGS — Ilias Skandaliaris had a feeling in his gut over the last few nights. He was restless, couldn’t sleep. Even so, he said he never could have imagined the “huge blessing” that would come to him on Sunday afternoon. From the crowd of 58 boys who jumped from dingys into Spring Bayou during St. Nicholas Cathedral’s 113th Epiphany celebration, Skandaliaris, 17, emerged from the waters grasping the wooden cross tossed in by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. ]
The Bulls rally from a 12-point deficit before collapsing down the stretch
Thousands braved brisk temperatures in Tampa Bay to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. King, who would have been 90 years-old, was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968.
Thousands lined Bayshore Boulevard as the Jose Gasparilla fired cannons in Tampa Bay to signal the beginning of the Children’s Gasparilla Parade.
They’ve done this every Sunday for a year, looking for the booty of 19th century pirate Jose Gaspar. Gaspar did not exist, but never mind that. The 300,000 partiers who will swarm the streets Saturday in Tampa for the annual Gasparilla pirate parade won’t care.
Josiah Pinner, 15, was heading to his friend’s house when he was fatally struck by an undercover Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office deputy while trying to cross Florida Avenue in Tampa on Friday.