Testimony continues in the trial Richard McTear Jr., charged with killing a 4-month-old boy by throwing him out of a car window and onto Interstate 275. Stay with TBO.com for live courtroom updates.
A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows that Crist, the former Republican turned Democrat, has a slight lead over Scott
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew into Israel to press top-gear efforts for a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.
CLEARWATER -- In December 2010, cast and crew of the film "A Dolphin Tale" were in the middle of their wrap party at a nearby restaurant when rescuers pulled up to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in a wildlife ambulance with a dolphin calf named Hope.
City Commissioner Billy Keel won't face criminal charges on allegations he tried to dissuade a witness from cooperating with a misconduct probe.
The arrival in January of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in Buccaneers history led to significant roster changes for 2014. All players -- holdovers and plenty of new arrivals -- are required to report to training camp Thursday, with the first practice scheduled for Friday.
BOSTON - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS - The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness. The move, announced Tuesday, is retroactive to July 13.
TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tweaked their roster just ahead of the start of training camp today, signing linebacker Jeremy Grable and offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts. The team also released cornerback D.J.
TAMPA -- A delegation that traveled to Cuba last week signed up in the belief they would be part of history -- the Charlie Crist excursion, featuring the Florida gubernatorial candidate who denounced the Cuban embargo.
LOS ANGELES -- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.
Coastal areas around the Tampa Bay region will largely get a reprieve from today's summer storms, but that could change come Thursday. Some areas could see a stray shower early today, but the better chances start around noon, with those storms pushing east of Interstate 75 later this
ST. PETERSBURG -- Since his family learned a cancerous tumor had grown on his brain in February, each day for 12-year-old Cole Eicher has been a battle. To date, he's completed 30 sessions of radiation, during which time he lost 20 pounds.
LARGO -- Battling long waiting lists for their most successful programs and little diversity in struggling schools, Pinellas County officials on Tuesday discussed a long-term plan to add new magnet programs in schools that could use the help.
ST. LOUIS -- Rays RHP Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list and sent back to St. Petersburg on Tuesday for blood work to determine if he has chikungunya, a virus he apparently contracted when bit by a mosquito when he returned to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break.
ST. PETERSBURG -- New St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway said his focus will be to mend divisions within police ranks and soothe relations between police and the community. In his first public appearance since being chosen by Mayor Rick Kriseman, Holloway pledged to meet with all 545
TAMPA -- LaJoyce Houston was working as a new police officer a decade and a half ago when she met 15-year-old Rita Girven. Houston bought baby clothes for Girven, who was pregnant with her first child.
MacDill Air Force Base will likely receive about $32 million in upgrades to accommodate eight new KC-135 refueling jets scheduled to arrive here over the next few years, according to U.S.
TAMPA -- Not even 4 months old, Emanuel Wesley Murray Jr. was found dead on the side of Interstate 295 five years ago, covered head to toe in "road rash," a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday morning.
TAMPA -- When Mayor Bob Buckhorn presents his 2015 budget to Tampa City Council on Thursday morning, it will contain the first wave of funds for restoring Cuscaden Pool. The decision is a victory for city council members, who have spent years pressing Buckhorn and his staff for the money to
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said he was just yelling at Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, after Wainwright yelled toward the Rays' dugout following a disputed called third strike to Ben Zobrist.
CLEARWATER -- The company that runs Pinellas County's waste-to-energy plant is seeking more than $200 million in damages after being denied a chance to bid on a long-term contract with revenues around $35 million a year.
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Odorizzi attended so many Cardinals games at both old and new Busch Stadium that he'd lost count. But he never witnessed a game from the vantage point he had Tuesday -- the mound.
A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by an SUV in northeast Tampa tonight, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. At around 6:18 p.m., Yves Zamora was riding a scooter in a driveway at 13704 N.
CUTLER, Calif. - A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co.
All southbound lanes of U.S. 19 are closed at Tampa Road in Palm Harbor as the Florida Highway Patrol investigates a crash involving multiple vehicles, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
An apologetic dog makes up for stealing a baby's toy--and then some--in this viral video that has racked up more than eight million views on YouTube. Charlie the beagle (who has his own YouTube channel) seems to feel bad about snatching away young Laura's toy, so he brings
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco commissioners on Tuesday approved a preliminary millage rate that hikes property taxes by 4.5 percent to pay for $8 million in road construction. The vote was unanimous, but some commissioners are hoping to lower the millage rate -- if they can get a