For the first time since they weakened the age-old filibuster, Democrats pushed one of President Barack Obama's high-profile nominees through the Senate on Tuesday and cleared the way for another. More>>
The head of the Code Enforcement department in Tampa Sal Ruggiero said that the owner of the Davis Islands mansion in disrepair has agreed to pay for its demolition. More>>
Tampa International Airport inaugurated its 11th weekly flight to Cuba, with Cuba Travel Services beginning service to Havana on Sun Country Airlineson Tuesday.Tampa launched flights to Cuba in 2011 with two weekly flights. More>>
A Jamaican national has been arrested after being found on an inbound cargo ship at the Port of Tampa. More>>
A handful of Winter Haven police officers were on the hunt today -- not for criminals but for Christmas gifts to benefit the children of eight needy families in the community. "What we do is we go out and we have their wish list that has been submitted by these families, and our officers go out, and we select these items that are on this wish list," explained WHPD spokeswoman Jamie Brown. The effort is called Operati... More>>
The Florida Aquarium vet stafftransporteda green sea turtle named "Freud" to the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) on Tuesday for a CT scan and other procedures More>>
The Hillsborough County School Board discussed a $500,000 settlement with Jenny Caballero's family and approved it. More>>
A new bill filed in the Florida Senate would prohibit employers from using a job applicant’s credit report in making certain hiring decisions. More>>
Ronald Bruinius, 36, will face a judge Tuesday on a charge of sexual battery after his arrest Monday by Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives for assaulting a client. More>>
A woman in Sarasota was arrested after witnesses told police she was doing "whippets" in her car.
Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy... More>>
Reigning Olympic men's figure skating champion Evan Lysacek will miss the Sochi Games because of a torn labrum in his left hip. More>>
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>
It will be another warm day today as temperatures climb into the low to mid 80s.
Victor Bryie, 27, is now in stable condition at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. More>>
Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have arrested a licensed massage therapist for sexual battery after they say he inappropriately touched a female client during a session. More>>
Keeping the washers and dryers going at the Town N' Country Laundromat takes a lot of power. Out of the blue, Ben Donato got a call on Saturday, threatening to cut off his electricity unless he paid almost a thousand dollars. More>>
Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony - though he's not expected to have much competition.The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday. More>>
Some stole sports collectables from the storage unit of a Bay Area former Heisman Trophy winner. More>>
The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. More>>
An endangered Florida panther was been found dead of a suspected gunshot wound on federal land, authorities said. The panther was found dead Saturday in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County by some backcountry camp owners, said Bob DeGross, a spokesman for the preserve. More>>
George Zimmerman is asking a judge to change the terms of his bond so he can have contact with the girlfriend he's accused of assaulting. Zimmerman on Monday filed an affidavit from his girlfriend that says she doesn't want him charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. More>>
A plea deal in a case involving a drug that can cause abortions has been set aside by U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara.
A Florida man got permission to erect a Festivus pole in the State Capitol.
Brooksye Hall thought he had found his dream home, a hundred-year-old house behind a gate in Dover. More>>
Another bear has been trapped and euthanized in a Florida neighborhood where a woman walking her dogs was mauled. More>>
Warm temperatures are great for marketing to potential tourists up north and in the Midwest. More>>
Joshua and Sharyn Hakken had a meeting with a judge Monday morning. More>>
Traumatic. That's how Lauren Dudley, President of Equestrian Inc., describes watching a neglected horse named Jolie, die. Sheriff's Deputies seized Jolie from an abusive owner. More>>
LSU and Iowa will meet in the Outback Bowl, just the second time the Tigers and Hawkeyes faced each other on the football field. More>>
A blast of winter weather wiped hundreds of flights off the boards Monday after causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50 cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.