TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers search for a possible replacement for defensive end Michael Johnson will begin today when they visit with two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole.
A suicidal mother, armed with a shotgun, forced her 8-year-old son to jump from a second-story window then jumped behind him, St. Petersburg police said.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. The acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
An Orlando teenager is facing grand theft charges after he crashed into a fence while driving a stolen Lexus. The Wednesday morning crash sent a metal pole through the right side of the car, impaling his 18-year-old passenger.
SEOUL, South Korea - A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.
The NFL calendar officially flips to 2015 with the start of free agency. A three-day negotiating period begins Saturday, allowing teams and prospective free agents to begin the matchmaking process.
MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials say they will mount an effort to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak. Puebla state officials say the expedition will begin before dawn Thursday.
TAMPA -- Monica Vargas was making about $200 a week in a Tampa pizza restaurant when her boss quit paying her. At the same time, Vargas' workload increased as she was forced to host, cook and bus tables in addition to serving.
Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.
TAMPA -- The University of Florida is the latest institution of higher learning to consider a complete ban on romance between teaching staff and students, following the lead of universities such as Harvard and Stanford.
A 35-year-old St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for cocaine possession and sales, according to a release from the United States Attorney's Office. Octavius Henderson pleaded guilty in December to possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of
Today's game at Charlotte Sports Park against the defending AL East champion Orioles begins at 1:05 p.m. Rays starter Nathan Karns is expected to pitch one inning, with seven other pitchers expected to get looks.
A 22-year-old Marion County man who poured bleach into his daughter's baby formula has been sentenced to two years in prison. Carron Washington pleaded no contest to a charge of cruelty to a child for the February 2013 incident.
TALLAHASSEE -- Transgender people would have to use public bathrooms designated for their birth gender, unless they have a license or passport that proves they've completed their transition to their new sex under a bill that passed its first legislative committee Wednesday.
Expect another sunny day with above-average temperatures in the Tampa area today. The National Weather Service calls for highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s as a south-southwest flow pushes warm, moist air across the state.
BRANDON -- Grit, physical play, leadership, determination, competitiveness and net-front presence. All of those attributes describe Ryan Callahan and his game. "The wear and tear he puts on his body during the season and what he gives for the team is worth its weight in gold,
Tampa police responding to a report of shots fired in Sulphur Springs made a gruesome discovery: A dog, shot twice, that was tied to the railroad tracks.
NEWARK, N.J. - Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training.
DENVER -- Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.
PORT CHARLOTTE -- Knowing he has a chance to win a spot in the rotation has not changed the way Rays RHP Nathan Karns has approached this camp. "Not one thing," he said.
WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.
A St. Petersburg man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, authorities said. Lamar "Budda" Wilson, 33, pleaded guilty in November to possessing 28 grams of crack after arranging to sell an ounce of the drug to a
Much of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front, according to the latest forecasts.
WASHINGTON - The White House counsel's office was not aware at the time that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on personal email and only found out as part of the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a person familiar
A Lee County man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming he'd killed the man in self-defense. Attorney Robert Harris told the News-Press of Fort Myers that 52-year-old John Marshall showed up around 4 p.m.
The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status. Whether it's keeping him or turning to a trade, the Vikings will likely make up their minds soon about whether Peterson will continue his
TAMPA -- With South Florida's leading scorer and rebounder sidelined, fans wondered if the Bulls could pull off a win against rival UCF on Wednesday night. Turns out, they could -- in dominating fashion.
A Clearwater Police Department officer was involved in a crash Wednesday night in Dunedin, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Officer G. Martinez suffered minor injuries in the 5:57 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA -- A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight today but also the prospects of being the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.
TAMPA -- Drained for more than two years because of an expansive renovation project, the 15.5 billion gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir brims with water now, ready to slake the thirsts of more than 2 million customers during the approaching dry months.