Scattered Clouds90° FULL FORECASTScattered Clouds90° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Poll highlights the steep climb Beruff faces against Rubio

That Donald Trump crushed Marco Rubio by nearly 20 percentage points in Rubio's home state primary this year would seem to suggest Rubio has a serious problem with his base — and with …

0

Proposed ordinance targets items left at beach that interfere with sea turtle nesting

0

Judge: Pinellas owes developer $16.5M in dispute over Safety Harbor apartments

0

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

0

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 27-July 3

0

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Tampa Bay

0

  1. 'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm

    Nation

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm.

    A photo taken July 15 shows President Barack Obama in his limousine as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday morning that the base was on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. The tweet instructed all personnel at the base in Washington's Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and said more information would be released as it became available. [Associated Press]
  2. Watch this: Patriotic programming for the July Fourth weekend

    Blogs

    Did you not get congressional approval to take off the Fourth of July weekend, but don't want to throw away your shot at celebrating America's birth?

    Turn: Washington's Spies follows the Culper Ring of spies ordered by George Washington.
  3. A waterspout could be seen drifting over Tampa Bay early Thursday from the southbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD

    Military

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A former Army sergeant's defenders say he truly believed he was protecting fellow soldiers from a Taliban bomber when he emptied 24 rounds at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his apartment.

    Joshua Eisenhauer poses for a photograph with his dogs. When Eisenhauer emptied 24 rounds from his 9mm handgun at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his Fayetteville, N.C., apartment, the former Army sergeant believed he was shooting at the Taliban bomber whose truckload of explosives blew the limbs off his friend, his defenders say. The only place where he belongs is one he can get treatment for his PTSD, said Eisenhauer's father, Mark.  [Mark Eisenhauer via AP]
  5. Pasco man accused of pretending to be Army veteran to get pool cleaning job

    Crime

    A Pasco County man is accused of pretending to be a U.S. Army veteran who was wounded in action to get a job for a pool cleaning company.

    Stephen Henry Lang, of New Port Richey, is accused of misrepresenting himself as an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient in order to get a job. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  6. First-time voters have message for candidates: Reconcile divides

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County's top high school graduates have never participated in an election before, but they already have a clear message for the presidential candidates they'll vote for this November: Work to unite the nation and leave partisan politics in the past.

    Hillary Clinton, shown at an appearance in Tampa on March 10, was the favorite among many first-time voters who participated in this year's Tribune scholars contest. Millenials like them now make up the biggest voting block. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  7. Lightning buys out veteran defenseman Matt Carle's contract

    Blogs

    Veteran defenseman Matt Carle is being bought out by the Lightning, giving the team much-needed cap relief as it tries to sign other restricted free agents.

    Matt Carle was Tampa Bay's highest paid defenseman last season at $5.5 million, but his role was declining, often a healthy scratch.
  8. Patrick Murphy gears up for the TV air war against Alan Grayson

    Blogs

    The Patrick Murphy U.S. Senate campaign has reserved nearly $1.7-million in TV time for commercials over the final four weeks leading up to the Aug. 30 primary against Democrat Alan Grayson. The campaign has reserved air time in the Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville markets.

  9. News at noon: American flag retains symbolic power; fact-checking the 2016 presidential campaign; Rays walk the runway; best places to work for millennials

    In this election year, this Olympic year, and especially on the Fourth of July, you will find no symbol more omnipresent than the American flag. We plant it in the earth, wave it at rivals, torch it in protest, watch it oscillate from full to half staff, reflecting our national mood. As with all art, the flag's meaning …

    Christopher Hansen, who was in the Orlando gay nightclub "Pulse" when a shooter killed 49 and wounded many others, is seen wearing his "Governor's Freedom Award" medal at a memorial in downtown Orlando. Hansen, who was wearing the pictured shirt on the night of the shooting, was awarded with the medal for assisting wounded clubgoers instead of leaving the scene. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  10. Get your wedding band at a discount on Amazon today

    Blogs

    I'd like to make a proclamation, here on Deal Divas.

    Just assuming these two probably got their wedding bands on Amazon, right?

Still no Supreme Court decision on death penalty with one week left before recess

With one week left before the Florida Supreme Court goes on its summer recess, the justices have yet to rule on one of the most anticipated and politically charged questions facing them this year: Whether to commute the sentences of 390 death row inmates after the state’s death penalty laws were struck down and rewritten this spring....

0

Rays Brad Boxberger, and wife Anna, with one of the dream children.

Rays walk the runway to benefit Children's Dream Fund

The Rays walked the runway on Wednesday night to benefit the Children's Dream Fund in their annual event at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront.  Lindsay Guyer, wife of Rays OF Brandon, was the host. Most of the players participated, many with their wives and girlfriends. Some of the "dream" children also shared the stage....

0

The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

0