ORLANDO - A Virginia man arrested during a 2012 raid on a central Florida white supremacist compound has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for threatening Florida officials.
SAN FRANCISCO - The driver of a car hit by a window washer who fell 11 stories from a roof today says he's happy to be alive and praying that the worker survives.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays cut the list of manager candidates to three on Friday and bench coach Dave Martinez did not make the cut. The Rays, instead, called Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu back for second interviews that will take place in person the week of December 1.
WASHINGTON -- School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday -- with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on
NEW ORLEANS - A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said today.
LAS VEGAS -- President Barack Obama says he took steps on his own to fix the immigration system because it's been "broken" for a long time and "everybody knows it." Obama says after a year and a half of waiting it was time to do something about it.
Clearwater police are seeking the public's help in locating a vehicle that may have been involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday night. Police say a black car, traveling eastbound on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard around 7:40 p.m., turned northbound onto Hampton Road and into the path
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.
Authorities said the package and others mailed by Myron May could contain a video and journals. Meantime, the campus library where May shot three people reopened.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an afternoon shooting today where one person has been arrested and two more people are being sought. Christina Nelson, 25, of Clearwater, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder, the sheriff's office said.
TAMPA - Next time you visit some of the area's more popular bars, make sure you arrange a ride home if you plan on partaking in more than one or two alcoholic beverages.
TAMPA -- Two early interceptions last week at Washington sparked the Bucs to a 10-point lead, and there figure to be more chances for takeaways Sunday when Tampa Bay heads to Soldier Field.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida hunters can now muffle their shots when hunting deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Friday agreed, with little comment, to issue an order that immediately removes a prohibition on the use
A Minnesota sex offender has pleaded guilty to traveling to Tampa to meet an underage girl for sex with plans to take her to Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
ORLANDO - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.
With a stiff breeze making things a bit more complicated, contractors on Friday used a crane and their own muscles to ease a giant blue shipping container off a truck and into place at the future Ferg's restaurant across from Amalie Arena.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced today that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings.
Arson detectives were called to investigate a house fire that took place Friday morning in Lealman, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. Five people inside the home were able to exit safety, deputies said.
A Florida appearance tonight by Bill Cosby is still on despite widening allegations of sexual assualt against the actor. Cosby's show at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne is sold out and will "go on as scheduled," according to a statement by the theater.
CLEARWATER -- Largo Medical Center is expanding into Clearwater with a full-service emergency care facility scheduled to open on Monday. The $8 million center at 2339 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. will be open 24 hours and offer comprehensive emergency care.
TAMPA -- Lisa Esposito doesn't get much sleep. By day, the 49-year-old Riverview resident is an attorney who owns a practice in south Tampa, specializing in commercial litigation. But on nights and weekends, every spare minute is dedicated to coordinating volunteers to feed the
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said today.
WASHINGTON - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S.
Clearwater Police Department is investigating a ring stolen this morning from a jewelry store at an area mall. The suspect entered Helzberg Diamonds at the Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S.
TAMPA -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith might have a difficult decision to make at running back on Sunday. For the first time this season, Smith likely will have to choose from among Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims when deciding who should get the bulk of the carries.
The man leading the U.S. military's efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is "very pleased" with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the jihadi group's demise.
WEST PALM BEACH - A South Florida polo mogul has again been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his second trial in a fatal drunken-driving crash. A Palm Beach County judge imposed the sentence today on 51-year-old John Goodman, who was convicted in a retrial last month of DUI
Up until just a couple of weeks ago, Bill Cosby was widely regarded as perhaps television's favorite father and one our most beloved entertainers. As Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s and early '90s, he meted out discipline with a loving, caring hand,
Florida's unemployment rate is dropping again. The state's unemployment rate fell to 6 percent for October. That's a small dip of 0.1 percent from the previous month. The rate is the lowest it has been since June 2008.