HOUSTON -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.
Jonathan Black had quite a surprise while fishing off a kayak in Cape Coral. He landed a goliath grouper weighing more than 500 pounds while screaming in amazement -- and perhaps shock.
AVON PARK -- Highlands County authorities are seeking information about the theft of a truck and a trailer from a motel parking lot, according to a press release. The truck and trailer were last seen parked at the Econo Lodge, 2511 U.S.
ST. PETERSBURG - Rays right-hander Grant Balfour opted out of his minor-league contract with Durham on Tuesday and indicated in a text to The Tampa Tribune that he will try to catch on with another team.
Two people were arrested and two may be at large after the driver of car nearly struck officers attempting to arrest a man wanted on felony warrants Wednesday night, Tampa police said.
Lower humidity sticks around the Tampa area another day, although the hot temperatures aren't going anywhere. The National Weather Service says today will be mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy in afternoon, but the chance of rain developing is "nearly nonexistent.
TAMPA -- For the first time in program history, University of South Florida men's golf has qualified for the 30-team NCAA Championships field, which begins play Friday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton.
Pasco County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help to locate a 90-year-old Hudson man. Abdon L. Placzek was last seen by his wife Wednesday afternoon driving away from his Teasdale Avenue residence to take the family dog, a black and white, 80-pound poodle, to a 1 p.m.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara.
DETROIT -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they are being driven.
GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida College of Nursing has decided to end its midwifery program and two other doctoral tracks of study after announcing plans to drop them months ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get through some rough weather as we head into another hurricane season.
CHICAGO -- It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara.
The Polk County State Attorney says the Lake Hamilton Police Department is unable to investigate serious crimes because of incompetent officers, poor training and a lack of leadership. A state attorney's investigation about the small city's police force was released Wednesday.
TAMPA -- Given the unpredictable nature of this Eastern Conference finals, the Lightning should feel right at home heading into a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. On the surface, the prospect of beating Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in a deciding playoff game looms as a daunting task
A Wumauma man was killed while working with a skid lift Wednesday evening, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. According to deputies, about 6 p.m., Keith McClaine, 62, was operating the skid lift to clear out heavy brush on his property.
HAVANA - The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S.
TAMPA -- The thrill of a roller coaster comes from the illusion of danger. Winning approval to film one, on the other hand, at least with the latest gadgetry, requires an extraordinary commitment to safety.
BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.
CONCORD, N.H. - Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line.
There's a new wave of country music. Call it "bro country" or "pop country," but acts like Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line are redefining the genre. The latter hit the top of the Billboard music charts with their song "Cruise," which was
OAKLAND, Calif. -- After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first
ST. PETERSBURG - Upon further review, manager Kevin Cash stands by the statements he made after Tuesday's loss, when he called the replay review system "terrible" and "embarrassing." "I stand by the comments made (Tuesday) night, but I don't want to
Tampa police said alcohol was not a factor in a wrong-way crash early today on Adamo Drive that left two people with minor injuries. The driver of a 2006 Ford sport utility vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes on the 3300 block of Adamo (State Road 60) without his headlights on,
ST. PETERSBURG - A coalition led by Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor urged Florida legislators to expand Medicaid coverage at a news conference on Wednesday. The conference outside the St.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally cut to the chase Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES - A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
JACKSONVILLE - A Jacksonville man has been sentenced to over 33 years in prison for killing a 12-year-old girl while driving drunk over 120 mph. Stanley Robert Jefson was involved in a four-vehicle crash in April 2014 that killed Savannah Pheiffer.