Florida has sent a lot of despicable people to the state's execution chamber. Men like Ted Bundy, Danny Rolling, and Oscar Ray Bolin made the world a little brighter by their forced departures from this planet.
I was backstage at the 2009 Jingle Ball, chatting with a band in a narrow corridor at what is now Amalie Arena, when a blur of blond and black slipped between us en route from the stage to her dressing room.
TAMPA -- Every day, cargo ships laden with petroleum, ammonia and other hazardous material navigate 41 miles through Tampa Bay channels to reach Port Tampa Bay. Most of the route is considered Hillsborough County and is the responsibility of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
A taste of fall is coming as a cold front makes it way into the Tampa Bay area from the northwest overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. That means temperatures will dive as low as the upper-50s across the immediate Tampa Bay area through early Saturday as the front moves in with northwest
Former Davidson Middle School teacher Stephanie Ragusa spent the last six years in prison after she admitted she had sex with two students in Tampa. She was released on Wednesday, and now the 37-year-old is back in Tampa Bay to live in Clearwater, according to her profile on Florida's online
It's almost as if Florida decided to take the day off. A wispy breeze ruffles the tops of carefully selected native plants that decorate the sand dunes. The day's humidity is blissfully absent for now, with temps in the low 70s.
South Florida isn't the only market expecting an influx of celebrities campaigning for Hillary Clinton this fall. Jon Bon Jovi will deliver a "Get Out the Vote" performance on Clinton's behalf on Nov.
Amy Schumer is still talking Tampa. Two days after Schumer's anti-Donald Trump comments during a performance at Amalie Arena sent some Tampa fans looking for the door, the comedian read an open letter to the city during a Tuesday night show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
An electrical malfunction between a dropped ceiling and roof above the kitchen is the cause of a three-alarm fire at Big and Deals Supercenter at N 40th Street and E Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa on Monday night.
Some of the biggest stars in comedy are coming to Tampa. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson will be performing at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Dec.
GET CRACKING: STONE CRAB WEEKEND The annual Stone Crab Weekend Block Party at Frenchy's Cafe on Clearwater Beach always marks the opening weekend of stone crab season with two days of live music, food and drink specials and a raffle.
Eight years into his political career, Jose Vazquez may best be known as the candidate who once filed campaign papers from behind bars. Now in his fourth campaign, Vazquez is still working to excite a base of supporters.
For investors wanting to buy and rent out single-family homes, the Tampa Bay area is a good place to do it. In the first half of this year, a new survey shows, all four bay area counties exceeded the national average for gross rental yield on investor-owned houses.
The Winn-Dixie store at 2100 W. Swann Ave., has been quietly undergoing renovations for months. But the construction walls came down this week at the 46,000-square-foot store to reveal an entirely new look.
TAMPA -- Bill Davison has always had a passion for his career. But outside of his field, few others understood what he did. "Now I say I'm in cyber security and their faces light up with interest.
TAMPA -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Ybor City on Wednesday morning to draw attention to new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations opposed by cigar manufacturers.
MARSHALL CENTER HOSTS TALK BY TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST: Hear from transgender activist Jessica Lynn in a free talk sponsored by USF's Department of Women's and Gender Studies and The Trans+ Student Union.
STARLIGHT GALA: Newsies hawking the Chicago Tribune, fedora-topped gangsters, deep dish pizza and hot dogs served on Cubs napkins --all the Windy City passions flavored the Starlight Gala, "An Evening in Chicago" benefit for the Florida Hospital Foundation.
WESTCHASE -- Chris Barrett, it seems, is always on the run. While some people jokingly refer to him as the unofficial mayor of Westchase, a 3,500-home community in northwest Hillsborough County that is celebrating its 25th anniversary, he says it's more like being "concierge for
TALLAHASSEE -- Donald Trump's incendiary talk about a "rigged election" is causing anger and frustration among election experts across Florida, who have spent years restoring faith in voting in the state that became notorious for hanging chads and butterfly ballots.
TAMPA -- The passing of David P. Davis, the larger-than-life developer of Davis Islands, has been shrouded in mystery since one fateful night aboard the luxury liner Majestic 90 years ago this month.
WIMAUMA -- Emilio Castañeda views Christmas through the eyes of an 11-year-old Floridian. It's a place of sunshine, palms and strawberries. Now, Emilio has translated his vision into published art -- on two of the 48 Christmas cards available in an annual fundraiser from
TAMPA -- At a glance, the referendum Tampa voters will decide on Nov. 8 might not seem far-reaching: Should the city change its charter to give the City Council the authority to order up internal audits of city operations?
TAMPA -- The Public Transportation Commission is already under fire for using workers from taxicab and limousine firms in May sting operations targeting drivers from their competitors, Uber and Lyft.
NORTH TAMPA -- The assignment for the North Tampa Arts League members was to create something that told their story, who they are and how they see themselves or the world.
Last Saturday I sat among nearly 500 people who attended the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Ceremony at Brandon Regional Hospital. The ceremony serves as a way to remember and discuss the very taboo topic of infant loss and pregnancy loss with people who understand.
TAMPA -- Lauding the city as "a magnet for well-educated millenials," executives from Johnson & Johnson were joined Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in formally opening the company's new North America Global Services Center, which will
TAMPA -- Berkeley Prep has had its share of dazzling athletes on the football field the past decade or so. Watching Derek Hatcher run circles around opponents in the mid 2000s was video game-esque and the phenomenal Nelson Agholor made each Friday night a must-see event.
Tampa Theatre might be the most elegant, and certainly the most historic, theater in town, but it's going all frat house for its inaugural NYE Wrap Party this Dec. 31.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in solving the ambush shooting of a Riverview mother in August 2015. Angela Morales, 37, was shot multiple times as she answered the front door of her home, at 12942 Fennway Ridge Drive, about 12:26 a.m.