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Wrongful death suit filed in deadly airplane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport

TAMPA — The widow of a man who died in a March plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week against several parties, including her husband's best friend wh …

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Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

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Jolly: VA mistakenly declared 4,201 dead in past 5 years

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  1. Gov. Rick Scott to Florida college students: Finish in four to save money

    College

    ORLANDO — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday challenged Florida's colleges and universities to help full-time students graduate in four years — in part by telling incoming freshmen how much money they'll save if they do.

  2. Family tried to revive 2-year-old who drowned in pool, Pasco deputies say

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — George Cumbie, just 6, ran into his house Tuesday in a panic.

  3. What to know about long lines at airport security over Memorial Day

    Airlines

    NEW YORK — Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over Memorial Day weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports have had wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security.

    Travelers move through a security checkpoint line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the Memorial Day weekend. Some major airports were previously seeing wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and now the unofficial start of summer is here.
  4. Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

    K12

    I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I'm offended.

    Sara Bombly, an educator and parent, pages through The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a book that came under review Monday by a committee of administrators, teachers and parents in Pasco County. The panel recommended that book be removed from all Pasco County public schools. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times] 
  5. Lightning calm, confident about Game 7 at Penguins

    Lightning Strikes

    PITTSBURGH — The Lightning, as resilient as it has been, predictably exuded confidence leading up to Thursday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Penguins.

  6. Wrongful death suit filed in deadly airplane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport

    Civil

    TAMPA — The widow of a man who died in a March plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week against several parties, including her husband's best friend who was piloting the plane. The lawsuit accused pilot Louis Caporicci of being unfit to fly and causing the death of Kevin …

    Two men were killed after a small plane crashed on March 18 at Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands. The widow of the passenger in that plane recently filed suit against the pilot, who was also killed, and other entities in the fatal crash. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  7. Surprising video: 6-month-old Florida girl waterskis across lake

    Bizarre News

    ORLANDO — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

    Six-month-old Zyla St. Onge water-skis across Lake Silver in Winter Haven on May 19. Her parents who are professional water skiers, put her on junior-size water skis and she glided 686 feet across the lake. Her father Keith St. Onge says she set a youth record. [World Barefoot Center via AP]
  8. Pasco County, residents to split golf course purchase price

    Environment

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is going halves on the cost of acquiring the closed Gulf Harbors golf course west of U.S. 19.

  9. Seffner sixth-grader wins National Geographic Bee

    K12

    WASHINGTON — A sixth-grader from Seffner has won the 2016 National Geographic Bee.

    Rishi Nair of Florida participates in the final round of the National Geographic Bee, Wednesday at the National Geographic Society in Washington. [AP photo]
  10. Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens all saw attendance climb in 2015

    Tourism

    Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld all saw a jump in attendance from 2014 to 2015 .

    Busch Gardens and other Florida theme parks had attendance increases in 2015. This photo shows Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens.

Florida Democrats snag Cory Booker as speaker for big gala

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a man some people consider a possible Hillary Clinton running mate, will star at Florida Democrats' annual gala next month in Broward County....

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Ben Bishop (lower left leg) has continued to progress from an injury suffered in Game 1, but told the Tampa Bay Times it's "still not there yet," and he didn't want to jump right back in.

Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it....

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This will be the fourth start for Matt Andriese, who made his season debut on Mother’s Day. He leads the rotation in wins (3) and ERA (2.11).

For starters: Rays back home against Marlins

Needing help for an overworked bullpen, the Rays selected RHP Ryan Garton from Triple A Durham and added him to the roster this afternoon. To make room, they optioned INF Tim Beckham to Durham....

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