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Gov. Rick Scott confirms locally transmitted Zika virus case in Pinellas County

CLEARWATER — Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that a locally transmitted case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County. However, the state does not believe mosquitoes are a …

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New trial denied, murder resentencing hearing in Clearwater stabbing continues

LARGO — For the second time, Renee Langfritz sat through the sentencing of the troubled teenager convicted of randomly stabbing her only child to death. Jason Paul wanted to be a veter …

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Carlos Beruff puts in $8M of own money in quest to win Senate seat

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Klink app and Corona will deliver beer beachside on Saturday

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  1. What Madden NFL 17 says about Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo

    Bucs

    Here at the Tampa Bay Times, we're not sure how we feel about Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo.

    [EA Sports]
  2. New trial denied, murder resentencing hearing in Clearwater stabbing continues

    Criminal

    LARGO — For the second time, Renee Langfritz sat through the sentencing of the troubled teenager convicted of randomly stabbing her only child to death.

  3. Zephyrhills looks at SunTrust building as alternative to new City Hall

    Local Government

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Officials are exploring the possibility of scrapping plans to build a new City Hall and instead buying a 44-year-old bank building to house municipal operations.

  4. Klink app and Corona will deliver beer beachside on Saturday

    Events

    In a publicity stunt aimed at thirsty beach-goers, Corona beer has partnered with the alcohol delivery service Klink for beach-side beer delivery for one day only on Madeira Beach this Saturday.

  5. A city-only transportation referendum? House candidates in South Tampa are all over the map

    Elections

    TAMPA — For most of the years he's been mayor, Bob Buckhorn's wish list for the Florida Legislature consistently has included one thing: The chance for the city of Tampa to hold its own transportation sales tax referendum.

    The three candidates in Florida House District 60, which covers South Tampa and coastal areas around the bay from Dana Shores to Ruskin, have varying opinions on whether the Legislature should let Tampa hold a city-only referendum on a sales tax for transportation.
  6. AARP poll: Florida women 50-plus favor trust Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump on Social Security

    Blogs

    A newly released poll for AARP Florida shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump among Florida women voters age 50-plus, 47 percent to 38 percent. These older women voters account for about one third of the likely voters in Florida's election, and the poll found nearly three in four want Congress and the next …

  7. Meet the Aleppo rescue team that saved 5-year-old Omran (w/video)

    World

    As the volunteers scrabbled through smashed cinder blocks, the whimper they'd been hearing for hours grew louder. It was the only sign that this rubble had once been someone's home.

    In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The White Helmets, were among the crowd of first responders who pulled Daqneesh and his family from the rubble of their apartment building Wednesday night.  [Aleppo Media Center via AP]
  8. Forecasters: Floridians should keep an eye on this low-pressure system brewing just outside the Caribbean

    Hurricanes

    Tropical Storm Gaston was getting stronger over the far eastern Atlantic early Tuesday afternoon, but it was a smaller storm closer to the Caribbean that had the attention of bay area forecasters.

    An enhanced satellite image shows the location of Invest 99L at 2 p.m. Tuesday. [Weather Underground]
  9. For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, on Archer day

    Blogs

    After losing to the Red Sox and old friend David Price on Monday, the Rays have RHP Chris Archer on the mound tonight for the second of the four-game series.

    Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first half numbers. The bad news is …

    Chris Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first-half numbers.
  10. Florida Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital team up to expand pediatric care

    Medicine

    TAMPA — Two of the biggest names in Tampa Bay medicine have joined to provide access to high-quality pediatric care in Hillsborough and Pasco counties.

    Visitors tour the pediatric emergency room at Florida Hospital Tampa. John's Hopkins All Children's hospital will coordinate pediatric Emergency Room care at five Florida Hospital locations, including Florida Hospital Tampa. 

There are 10 rooms in the center's new pediatric emergency department. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]



Florida politicians respond to Zika's spread in Tampa Bay

After Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Tuesday morning that someone became infected by Zika in Pinellas County, Florida politicians weighed in, largely calling on Congress to pass additional emergency money to fight the virus....

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Chris Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first-half numbers.

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, on Archer day

After losing to the Red Sox and old friend David Price on Monday, the Rays have RHP Chris Archer on the mound tonight for the second of the four-game series.

Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first half numbers. The bad news is that he is 1-9, 5.82 in 14 games vs. the Red Sox, including 0-3, 8.10 in three starts this season.

The Red Sox are starting RHP Clay Buchholz, who is filling in for injured RHP Steven Wrigth, who is 2-8, 5.95 in 15 starts and was bumped to the bullpen.

One ongoing subject of conversation was the home-run robbing catch by Red Sox rookie OF Andrew Benintendi, who leapt over the short wall in the leftfield corner....

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Gerald McCoy said Tuesday that he's made a concerted effort to encourage Roberto Aguayo to remain confident and push through his current problems.

McCoy's encouragement to Bucs kicker Aguayo: 'Stay the course'

As Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo has struggled in his first two preseason games with three missed kicks, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Tuesday that he's made a concerted effort to encourage the second-round pick to remain confident and push through his current problems....

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