A drive-by shooter fired four shots at a car occupied by a 30-year-old mother and her 7-year-old daughter Thursday afternoon at a St. Petersburg intersection, deputies said. There were no serious injuries reported.
TAMPA -- For the third straight year, Tampa is planning to make it easier for residents to get health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act by opening up recreation centers for enrollment.
The Atlantic hurricane season is coming to a close for the 10th consecutive year without Florida taking a direct hit. The fact that Floridians made it from June 1 through most of November without a hurricane making landfall -- even though hurricanes can form outside the designated
DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes, three of them to Calvin Johnson, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 45-14 rout of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
TAMPA -- The Buccaneers received official word from the NFL of the suspension it levied against LB Kwon Alexander for his violation of its policy on performance enhancing drugs. That doesn't change the Bucs' plans for Sunday's game against the Colts, coach Lovie Smith
In addition to serving 7,000 meals, Metropolitan Ministries served up fleece blankets and hand-warmers, and cards to fill out prayer requests during its annual Thanksgiving effort to help those in need.
The musical "Kinky Boots," coming to the Straz Center in Tampa next week, tells the story of a drag queen helping to save a family's shoe factory.
LOS ANGELES -- For those who have not heard his Latin-infused solo debut "Perfectamundo," Billy Gibbons offers this warning, "For the uninitiated I'll leave it with one word: Beware." Gibbons' musical departure from rock band ZZ Top mixes Cuban
From giving thanks and offering assistance on Thanksgiving to some inspirational stories of stories who have special reason to be thankful, here are five things we're talking about over breakfast and what to look for around the Tampa Bay region today.
JACKSONVILLE -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Floridians about the potentially deadly Chagas Disease from the kissing bug. The bugs have invaded the southern United States, including Florida.
MARATHON - Authorities say a street fight in Marathon turned ugly Wednesday night when several men attacked Monroe County sheriff's deputies investigating the beating of a man found with multiple cuts and bruises to his face.
CLEARWATER -- Police are asking people to hand over unwanted guns in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards next month. Clearwater police will accept handguns, automatic weapons and long guns in exchange for $50 or $100 Wal-Mart gift cards.
A man wearing an American flag and carrying a manila folder jumped over a White House fence this afternoon as the President Barack Obama and his family were inside celebrating Thanksgiving, according to reports.
TAMPA -- To hear coach Lovie Smith tell it, the Buccaneers are committed to trying to keep RB Doug Martin from getting away once free agency starts next spring. Likewise, it seems Martin is committed to staying in Tampa.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry." Even if the White House's thyme-roasted bird didn't turn out to be the moistest, the first family's menu boasted more
The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
NEW YORK -- The giant balloons, floats and marching bands are making their way down Manhattan streets for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Security is heavy, with more than 2,500 officers stationed along the route.
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria -- audio that grows increasingly more agitated.
Pleasant conditions, gentle breezes and lots of sun will be the rule on Thanksgiving and through the weekend in the Tampa Bay region. That means mostly sunny skies, a slight chance of a sprinkle, and highs just above 80 with winds from the winds to northeast, according to the National Weather
One served in Iraq and nearly died after he went back to help build a children's hospital. Another works in the strawberry fields when she's not doing homework as she prepares to become the first in her family to go to college.
MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.
PLANT CITY -- The city's ban on tattoo and body-piercing studios in the downtown historic district has survived a legal challenge. Licensed tattoo artist David S. Hudder took the city to court over its denial of his request to open a shop at 109 E.
Pasco County deputies are investigating a shooting in Wesley Chapel this afternoon. Deputies say a man was shot in the 7800 block of Blair Drive around 2:20 p.m. The man's condition is not yet known.
TAMPA --- Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's playbook may be difficult for some to master, but it's no match for Harvard's challenging curriculum. While Buccaneer players absorb the nuances of Koetter's system, 24-year-old tight end Cameron Brate had it all down
Residents of a Carrollwood home were displaced after a fire early this afternoon. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials, crews responding to 8408 Lake Melena Way around 12:20 p.m.
We talked with inexhaustively positive comedian Eddie Izzard by phone about his exhausting-sounding schedule and how he's able to handle it.
Remember the old Lobster Pot restaurant? Its long overdue gutting-and-refurbishing is complete, and you're not going to even recognize it anymore. A multi-hued butterfly has emerged from the cocoon of moldy fishing nets and crab traps in the form of the trendy "Tex-Mexy" Cocina
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya, saying they need to be "prophets of peace.
Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks for things to do in Tampa this week, from the Christmas tree lighting in St.
Tampa police are looking for a man who robbed the same bank twice in two weeks. The suspect also robbed a gas station during the same time period, police say.