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Investigation exonerates Tampa police union president in throat-slashing complaint

TAMPA — The president of Tampa's police union has been cleared of an allegation that he made a throat-slashing gesture during the contentious City Council meeting where Frank Reddick was ous …

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Tesla owner's death in Autopilot crash raises questions about technology's limitations

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Toxic algae bloom crisis hits Florida, drives away tourists (w/video)

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Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

Dining Planner: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

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Five ideas for Fourth of July sides: potato, pasta and fruit salads

Five ideas for Fourth of July sides: potato, pasta and fruit salads

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Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

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  1. Pasco man in prison for 10 years to walk free after plea deal

    Criminal

    NEW PORT RICHEY — For 12 years, J.J. Daiak maintained his innocence.

  2. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy signs three-year contract extension

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — By February's trade deadline — and likely sooner — the Lightning will have to make a decision on which goaltender it's keeping long term, Ben Bishop or Andrei Vasilevskiy.

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) cools off during a break in the action in the second period of game game seven of the Eastern Conference final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
  3. Investigation exonerates Tampa police union president in throat-slashing complaint

    Local

    TAMPA — The president of Tampa's police union has been cleared of an allegation that he made a throat-slashing gesture during the contentious City Council meeting where Frank Reddick was ousted as council chairman.

    Tampa Police Benevolent Association president Vincent Gericitano
  4. New York developer to buy entire downtown St. Petersburg block for major project

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — An entire block in downtown St. Petersburg — now the site of a crumbling garage and the long vacant "cheese grater'' building — is under contract to a New York development group that is considering a "substantial'' project that could include a hotel, stores and residences.

    An entire block in downtown St. Petersburg  -- now the site of  a crumbling garage and the long vacant "cheese grater'' building -- is under contract for a mixed-use development. 
[CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

  5. Orangutan that got loose at Busch Gardens has been captured, returned to enclosure

    News

    TAMPA — An orangutan that got free of its enclosure Friday at Busch Gardens was captured later that day, according to state officials.

    The orangutan is seen standing on a sign at Busch Gardens as visitors stream past Friday. [Courtesy of Fox 13 News]
  6. Gov. Rick Scott's job creation agency agrees to rein in spending

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The agency Gov. Rick Scott has prized as an essential job recruiting tool took major steps in reforming itself on Friday.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks with members of the media in Miami in 2014. (Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press)
  7. For starters: Desmond Jennings sits, lineups vs Tigers

    Blogs

     

    Smyly LHP (2-8, 5.32)

    Drew Smyly, winless over his last seven starts, faces the Tigers tonight.
  8. Brandon chamber mixes up events with military, political, family themes

    Business

    BRANDON — Christine Michaels says she and her staff at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce have shifted into high gear because of the organization's new slate of events.

    Christine Michaels is executive director of the chamber.
  9. St. Petersburg police believe man drowned near Bright Waters Circle Northeast

    Public Safety

    ST PETERSBURG — A 45-year-old man found floating in the water near the mouth of Coffee Pot Bayou is believed to have drowned, according to St. Petersburg police.

Florida Republicans sign up to raise money for Trump and GOP

The Republican National Committee on Friday published a list of state finance chairs -- the people responsible for raising serious money for the GOP and its presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump....

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Drew Smyly, winless over his last seven starts, faces the Tigers tonight.

For starters: Desmond Jennings sits, lineups vs Tigers

CF Desmond Jennings is not in tonight’s lineup, listed officially as day-to-day. Rays manager Kevin Cash said it might take a day or two before the training staff can fully understand the severity of Jennings’ left hamstring, which tightened on him Thursday and forced him out of the game....

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Jon Gruden and the Bucs sideline celebrate a touchdown during their Super Bowl victory over the Raiders in San Diego in January 2003.

NFL to post three classic Bucs games on Youtube

For Bucs fans who have worn out their DVD of the Super Bowl XXXVII, who still keep a VCR around the house to play old tapes from the creamsicle days, there is exciting news: The NFL is posting the network broadcasts of three classic games for each NFL team on Youtube this summer....

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