A health advisory issued last week for Davis Islands Beach was lifted Wednesday, the Hillsborough County Health Department said. A sampling Aug. 11 showed an unhealthy level of enterococci bacteria based on recommendations set by the Environment Protection Agency.
Edward Raynard Williams, of St. Petersburg, faces a charge of lewd and lascivious battery. Two weeks ago, a woman walked into her granddaughter's bedroom and discovered Williams naked under the bed covers, police said.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- A female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series. Philly's Mo'ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are
Tampa police are investigating a shooting at a Davis Islands home early this morning. Police say investigators are not looking for suspects, and area residents are not in danger.
FERGUSON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.
Bucs coach Lovie Smith warned fans not to put too much stock into the depth chart released for Tampa Bay's first preseason game three weeks ago. He's not saying that anymore.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Forget September call-ups, the Rays are expecting three front-line players to rejoin the team within the next week or so. RF Wil Myers (right wrist fracture) should rejoin the team during this series with the Tigers, if not tonight then Thursday when the Rays face LHP David
ST. PETERSBURG -- Police Chief Anthony Holloway had a message for residents of St. Petersburg Tuesday evening: He's going to need some help from the "good" people. "I'm not here to promise you anything, I'm here to tell you one thing: We need to work
TALLAHASSEE -- After a 30-minute meeting Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott, five university scientists remained skeptical he's giving the idea of man-made climate change serious consideration. "There was in fact no acknowledgment of the seriousness of the issue," said David
TAMPA - The highly anticipated Ulele restaurant in the former Tampa Water Works in Tampa Heights released its first menu online on Tuesday, showcasing its lineup of "native-inspired" dishes. The restaurant by Richard Gonzmart and the Columbia Restaurant group is scheduled to open
TOKYO -- A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday.
Four adults and three children escaped from a fire early Wednesday that destroyed a 6,000-square-foot Dade City home, officials said. One of the adult residents and a Pasco County firefighter sustained minor injuries, officials said.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
FERGUSON, Mo. -- The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves. "All right, y'all doing good!" Malik Zulu Shabazz told one group of young men.
TAMPA -- High school graduates in Florida's Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday. The national college readiness assessment showed Florida test-takers with an average composite score of 19.6,
TAMPA -- It's a work in progress. We're not there yet. We've got a long way to go. Those are some of the stock phrases you hear from Buccaneers defensive players as Tampa Bay prepares for Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo.
CLEARWATER -- Pet owners who lose their cat or dog could be hit in the pocket if the animals are picked up by the county and need medical treatment. Pinellas commissioners approved new fees Tuesday for pet owners who reclaim impounded dogs and cats that are treated by veterinarians at the
ST. PETERSBURG -- Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to force in the go-ahead run and the Tigers added two more runs to beat the Rays 8-6 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Allegiant Airlines is adding three new nonstop routes from cities in Illinois and North Carolina to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The low-cost carrier announced Tuesday the flights will start in November from Belleville and Bloomington, Illinois, and Concord,
NEW YORK - Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc.
There was no sign of foul play after a 42-year-old St. Petersburg College student was found dead Tuesday morning in a restroom on the school's Clearwater campus, police said. Clearwater police were notified at 11:42 a.m.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said he understood why fans shower Derek Jeter with cheers, but felt they need to root for the Rays, pointing out their booing of pitcher Jake McGee.
A Tampa man was killed early this morning when he drove his motorcycle off the roadway and struck a light pole. According to deputies, 19-year-old Max Austin Maza was riding about 50 mph eastbound on Busch Boulevard, away from the light at Linebaugh Avenue, around 12:30 a.m.
There is no threat of rain today around the Tampa Bay region. Rather, the threat of searing, potentially record-setting temperatures. Temperatures will already be in the low-80s by 9 a.m., and highs will climb into the mid-90s in some areas with a heat index surpassing 100 degrees under mostly
WASHINGTON -- A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
NEW YORK -- McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S.
A man was in critical condition Tuesday night after being shot in a Tampa neighborhood, and police officers are actively working the case, the Tampa Police Department said. Maurice Jerrell, 27, was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is being treated, police said.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Hackers stole information from about 4.5 million patients in hospital giant Community Health Systems computer network, but it remains unclear how many people at the company's clinics at Bayfront Health in St.
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a
WESLEY CHAPEL -- A special education student who was supposed to be dropped off Tuesday morning at Double Branch Elementary in Wesley Chapel instead stayed on his school bus and ended up at a bus garage in Dade City, the Pasco County School District reported.