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FAA forecasts 600,000 commercial drones within the year as new regulations take effect

WASHINGTON — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a F …

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Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from husband Anthony Weiner after new sexting revelation

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St. Petersburg police: Man, 24, in critical condition after being shot

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  1. Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

    Celebrities

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83.

    In this April 9, 2008 file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. [AP photo]
  2. Bucs coach Koetter says he would be 'personally' disappointed if a player didn't stand for the National Anthem

    Blogs

    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made sure his team knows how and where to stand during the National Anthem before NFL games.

  3. Deputies discover nearly $300,000 worth of marijuana at scene of home invasion shooting

    Crime

    TAMPA — A home where two South Florida men were shot Saturday night after driving from Miami to commit a robbery was a marijuana grow house, deputies say.

  4. Busch Gardens, Orlando theme parks give free bug spray to ease Zika worries (w/video)

    Health

    Days after Gov. Rick Scott confirmed the first locally-transmitted case of Zika virus in Tampa Bay, Busch

  5. Last year's cuts can be this year's stars for recycling Bucs

    Blogs

    A dozen Bucs players have already gotten bad news this week, and at least 20 more will be cut before the week is over, but for players looking for hope moving forward, there are examples of persistence and redemption all over the Tampa Bay locker room.

    Jude Adjei-Barimah is in good position to make the Bucs' opening roster, working all of camp as the team's fourth cornerback.
  6. Visitation for Monsignor Laurence Higgins starts today; funeral Wednesday

    Obituaries

    TAMPA — Three days of remembrances start at noon today to honor the late Monsignor Laurence Higgins, who served as pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church for 49 years and who died …

    An unidentified parishioner wipes her eyes during the public viewing for Monsignor Laurence Higgins Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 in Tampa. Monsignor Higgins died on Aug. 24. The public viewing will continue Tuesday with a funeral held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Wednesday. CHRIS URSO  |   Times

  7. St. Petersburg police: Man, 24, in critical condition after being shot

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old man was shot outside of 3620 16th Ave. S at about noon on Monday, according to St. Petersburg police.

  8. FAA forecasts 600,000 commercial drones within the year as new regulations take effect

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.

    Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a 2015 news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that went into effect on Monday. Huerta said the rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation. [Associated Press]
  9. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings, Week 2

    Footballpreps

    1. Armwood (1-0)

    This week: Bye

    Skinny: The Hawks, ranked eighth in the nation by MaxPreps, extended their bay area-best regular-season win streak to 32 games with a 36-16 win over a Plant City team that made it to the Class 7A region final last season. Armwood has won the past two meetings against …

    Tampa Bay Tech running back Jaquavious Jackson (28) runs the ball in for a touchdown past Jefferson cornerback Tyrese Spain (1) during the first quarter of the game between Tampa Bay Tech and Jefferson High School on Friday, August 26 2016 at Tampa Bay Tech. The Titans lead 13-7 at the half.
  10. Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed

    Transportation

    TAMPA — City leaders who were invited to the table to discuss how Hillsborough County should fix its gridlock are likely to walk away from the conversation empty handed.

    Expanding the TECO Line Streetcar System was one possible use of money that would have been earmarked for Tampa from a countywide sales tax for transportation. The county commission rejected the tax hike and its alternative plan sends no money to Tampa or the county's other two municipalities -- Temple Terrace and Plant City. [Times file (2014)]

Tim Kaine returns to Florida this week

Tim Kaine will campaign in Florida on Thursday and Friday, with stops in Pensacola, Panama City and Jacksonville....

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Alex Cobb set to rejoin Rays Monday, make first start next weekend

RHP Alex Cobb came through Saturday's final Tommy John surgery rehab start well and was to meet the team in Boston Sunday night, with plans for his first since his September 2014 this weekend, likely Saturday, at home vs. Toronto....

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Bucs coach Koetter says he would be 'personally' disappointed if a player didn't stand for the National Anthem

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made sure his team knows how and where to stand during the National Anthem before NFL games....

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