ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays OF Brandon Guyer said his plan at the plate never includes getting hit by a pitch. It just appears that way. "It's just one of those things where, I don't know, it's an instinct of mine.
If your first viewing of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" or visit to Bourbon Street in New Orleans shocked you, prepare yourself for Fantasy Fest. As if Key West isn't eclectic enough on any given night of the year, the annual Fantasy Fest in late October turns this tiny 4-by-
TAMPA -- Sixty-five years ago, in September 1950, posters were hung around the Tampa area and newspaper ads were placed announcing the wedding of Pat O'Hara and Elizabeth Dribben. Everyone was invited to attend.
Pasco sheriff's deputies are searching for a male suspect wanted for a shooting that took place Saturday evening in Holiday, officials said. At about 9 p.m., a suspect described as a black male in his mid 20s to early 30s with dreadlocks and wearing dark clothing, stood at the corner of`
LUFKIN, Texas - An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home.
ST. PETERSBURG -- It was going to take more than a home run from the man of the hour on Kevin Kiermaier Outlaw Action Figure night for the Tampa Bay Rays to find a way around the Kansas City Royals, and that did not happen.
TALLAHASSEE - State officials say they have identified more than 40 Oriental fruit flies in Miami and are working to eradicate them. Officials are using bait on telephone and utility poles to attract male flies in a 1.5-square-mile area.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.
TAMPA -- The family of a man killed during a Seminole Heights drug bust last year has filed a notice of intent to sue the city of Tampa, saying police used too much force during a minor drug bust and put too much trust in a confidential informant.
TAMPA - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.
TAMPA -- Instead of emerging as an organizational strength during the preseason, special teams remain a major concern for the Buccaneers. It took only 98 seconds for Tampa Bay's coverage unit to break down Saturday night as Browns WR Travis Benjamin fielded Karl Schmitz's punt
TAMPA -- One of the city's long-stated goals has been to spur residential development in the downtown core, and the effort has been wildly successful. Of course, all those people have to eat.
DOVER -- Ronnie Young spent hours over the past couple of weeks knocking on neighbors' doors. He was not making social calls. Young, a farmer in east Hillsborough County, was alerting neighbors that he was about to apply fumigant to a portion of the 400 acres he and his son plant
JACKSON, Miss. -- John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small, local tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson's northern suburbs.
TAMPA -- Josh McCown finished two long drives with touchdown passes to outplay rookie Jameis Winston and lead the Cleveland Browns to a 31-7 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Though Tropical Storm Erika lost its punch over the Caribbean islands, turning into a disorganized mass of wet weather, forecasters still are calling for heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area during the next few days.
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling." Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr.
TAMPA -- Here they come again. The football reformers are out in force after a spate of preseason injuries around the league -- like this is anything new. There's a lot of hand-wringing going on about the length of the exhibition season and all kinds of suggestions for what the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision once and for all about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president.
A 37-year-old Riverview mother at home with her two children was shot after answering her front door early Saturday, deputies said. The woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.
ST. PETERSBURG -- You should be excited about Blake Snell. You should be excited about his plus-95-mph fastball and his changeup and slider and curveball. How he can overpower hitters with his fastball and give them fits with his changeup.
TAMPA -- The news for Florida in a comprehensive new report on bicyclist deaths is dismal, leaving those who toil at the problem asking themselves whether to blame the roads or the people using them.
LUTZ -- For three days, muddy water washed over a stretch of Van Dyke Road, turning nearby Lake Crenshaw into a chocolate-colored pond. The water flowed off a 300-acre construction site that will soon sprout 200 houses and retail stores.
MINNEAPOLIS - In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
KECSKEMET, Hungary - Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.
TAMPA -- More than 600 people sat or stood beneath the Gothic vaulted arches inside St. John's Episcopal Church on Saturday to pay homage to a man who did so much but took so little credit.
An all-out effort to enhance Sulphur Springs' appearance, safety and sense of pride brought together neighborhood residents -- many of them children and teens -- and volunteers to perform various tasks in the Tampa neighborhood.
A Sarasota police robot has detonated a World War II-era hand grenade after the device was found along Fruitville Road during the Friday evening rush hour. The modified device was found near Pompano Road.
A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach. Ebony Wilkerson, 33, has been in a state psychiatric hospital after a judge ruled last year that she was incompetent to stand trial and could be a threat to herself or others.
HOUSTON - The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station continued Saturday, authorities said.