TALLAHASSEE -- The state House on Monday voted to approve a measure that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, despite repeated calls from environmentalists and some lawmakers to ban hydraulic fracturing in Florida.
Deputies are looking for a man who groped three females on separate occasions in the same area of Palm Harbor near Carwise Middle School. The first incident happened around 3:40 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG -- On a normal day in Kathmandu, the ancient city streets and hectic marketplace are jammed with people streaming in from the countryside, Mount Everest hikers coming and going, and local residents who live and work there.
Because the Russians and jihadi groups like Islamic State have been so successful in using the internet and other means to tell their stories and deliver their messages around the world, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is recommending more than doubling the among of money given
Two Plant City men face charges after deputies found drugs and guns in their home, authorities said. Thomas Robinson, 24, and Robert Thompson, 33 were booked into the Orient Road Jail.
Outdoor enthusiasts here's your chance to work at a store made just for you. Bass Pro Shops is hiring for its Brandon location, which is expected to open later this summer near the intersection of Palm River and Falkenburg roads.
Members of the Newsome High School band will gladly have to make alternate Thanksgiving plans next year. That's because the band has been selected among hundreds of nationwide applicants to perform at the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
ORLANDO -- An Atlanta-bound Southwest Airlines flight from Florida was delayed after the right wing of the plane clipped a truck on the tarmac. The Orlando Sentinel reports the jet was backing up along the Orlando International Airport tarmac when the wing of the aircraft hit a provisioning
A Polk County SWAT team is at the scene this morning of a barricaded subject in Poinciana who held a hostage and exchanged gunfire with deputies. Deputies say they secured the release of a hostage at 610 Wallaby Lane, where the subject is armed and barricaded following a burglary attempt.
LONDON -- There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.
TAMPA -- Although Attorney General Pam Bondi is officially opposed to a Tampa same-sex couple's bid to divorce, the lawyers who work for her tried to avoid appearing before the 2nd District Court of Appeal to argue the state's position on Monday.
Hillsborough firefighters are working to extinguish a fire at the Islamic Society of Tampa, firefighters said. No injuries were reported in the fire at 7326 E. Sligh Ave. No information was released on the fire's cause.
TAMPA--Proving that nearly any culinary idea can be transformed or calorically beatified with the addition of doughnuts, downtown Tampa will soon behold a bold innovation: The Donut Cuban Sandwich. The nearly foot-long combination of roast ham, salami, pickle and mustard will be nestled
Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski has announced he will resign at the end of the year, ending a 45-year career in law enforcement. In a news release, Radzilowski said he will remain in the position until he steps down in December.
Jordan Ivie, 17, a former cheerleader and president of Pasco High's drama club, was involved in a single-car accident with her boyfriend on Friday morning. She died Sunday morning.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other officials will give West Tampa residents the opportunity to help shape redevelopment plans in that area with the second of two community meetings. The meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m.
OCALA -- A toddler found lying in an inflatable swimming pool outside his Ocala home has died. The Ocala Star Banner reports 2-year-old Manuel Mercado Jr. died Sunday at a Gainesville hospital.
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings - and not worn by DeGeneres.
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
Some areas around the Tampa region could experience a rainy day today, before a front moves through the state and creates the chance for potentially strong storms Tuesday and Wednesday.
BALTIMORE -- A mix of mourning and civil rights protest took center stage Monday at a funeral attended by thousands paying tribute to a man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.
BY JAMES L. ROSICA TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers could approve later this week a special deal to pay the family of an off-duty Tampa police officer accidentally killed in a wreck seven years ago with an on-duty Pasco County worker.
A Fort Meade woman was struck and killed Sunday night while walking down a rural road in Polk County, deputies said. Lori Marlene Young, 41, had been arguing with her husband when she got out of their vehicle and started walking south on 80 Foot Road around 10 p.m., according to a release from the
U.S. Central Command is hosting its third operational planning conference this week in the fight against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. The conference, which runs from today through May 1 at the command's headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base, will be an opportunity for military
DETROIT - With the Tampa Bay Lightning struggling to score goals, the team's top goal scorer gets the attention for the lack of success. So after being shut out twice in the span of three games, a lot of the focus for Tampa Bay's poor offensive showing shifted on center Steven
ORLANDO -- Three people fell ill while riding Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando during the first three months of 2015. According to a quarterly theme-park injury report submitted to the state of Florida, Walt Disney World reported six injuries and Universal
Tampa Bay Lightning fans are invited back to Channelside Bay Plaza to cheer the team as it attempts to avoid playoff elimination. The Lightning face the Detroit Red Wings tonight at 7 Joe Louis Arena in Detroit in Game 6 of their Stanley Cup playoff series.
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in searching for the driver in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a Seminole pedestrian last week. According to the FHP, 18-year-old Thomas R.
Eastbound lanes on the Courtney Campbell Causeway have reopened after an earlier crash this morning. According to reports, lanes were blocked after a car struck a guard rail on the Tampa side.
The Lightning have overcome odds before, and must do so again, down 3-2 going into tonight's playoff game against the Red Wings.