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Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, representing accused perjurer, calls Polk Sheriff Grady Judd unprofessional narcissist

TAMPA — Tampa attorney Barry Cohen is speaking up for client Chester Kwitowski and lashing out at Polk Sheriff Grady Judd for what Cohen called a "total lack of professionalism" and a "trans …

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Reports: Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin the next Florida athletic director

 

  1. Harry Reid calls Donald Trump a racist

    National

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared Monday that Donald Trump is a racist, and lambasted the media for not labeling the Republican presidential nominee as such.

  2. Where does Florida fall among the best and worst states for teachers?

    Blogs

    There's good news and bad news for Florida when it comes to teachers: the good news is we're not the worst state in the union for job opportunities and academic and work environments. The bad news is we're nowhere near the top.

  3. Airlines embrace pollution plan that could cost them $24 billion

    Airlines

    NEW YORK — The aviation industry is supporting a United Nations proposal to limit pollution from international flights even though the measure may eventually cost companies $24 billion annually.

  4. Rays to honor Jose Fernandez with No. 16 jersey in dugout

    Blogs

    The Rays will further honor Jose Fernandez by hanging a No. 16 jersey in their dugout for tonight's game.

    SS Alexei Ramirez, who like Fernandez left Cuba to play in the U.S., made the suggestion and is set to hang the jersey, a show of respect several teams have done.

    Fernandez, the Marlins pitcher …

  5. Drugs, alcohol linked to WQYK DJ Dave McKay's death, autopsy finds

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — Cocaine and alcohol were linked to the death last month of popular morning radio personality Dave McKay, according to an autopsy report.

    The autopsy in the death last month of radio personalty Dave McKay (real name Steve Ehmke), was released on Monday. He worked the morning shift at WQYK-99.5 FM and was found dead in his St. Petersburg apartment on Aug. 4. [Courtesy of WQYK-99.5 FM]
  6. Sen. Latvala urges DOT to not put toll on existing Howard Frankland lane

    Transportation

    Another prominent elected official said Monday the Florida Department of Transportation mislead him about its plans to rebuild the Howard Frankland Bridge with one fewer free lane for drivers.

  7. Romano: Forget civil rights, early voting site is just common sense

    Local Government

    Shame on me, that I haven't said this enough.

  8. Reports: Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin the next Florida athletic director

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Florida is expected to hire Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin as athletic director, multiple news outlets reported Monday.

    Scott Stricklin
  9. Lightning re-signs Nikita Nesterov

    Blogs

    The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left:

    Nikita Kucherov.

    Nikita Nesterov was signed to a one-year, $725,000 deal.
  10. For starters: Rays at White Sox, facing an old friend

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 6:50: The Rays will further honor Jose Fernandez tonight by hanging a No. 16 jersey in their dugout. It will be placed there by Ramirez, who similarly left Cuba to play in the majors.

    James Shields will be on the mound for the White Sox.

Video: Tim Kaine speaks with Tampa Bay Times

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times Monday called birtherism a "bigoted lie" and that Donald Trump still has to be made to answer for his embrace of it for several years. Following his rally in Lakeland, he spoke about the Clinton-Kaine ticket and young voters, his connections to Florida, and offshore drilling....

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Rays to honor Jose Fernandez with No. 16 jersey in dugout

The Rays will further honor Jose Fernandez by hanging a No. 16 jersey in their dugout for tonight's game.

SS Alexei Ramirez, who like Fernandez left Cuba to play in the U.S., made the suggestion and is set to hang the jersey, a show of respect several teams have done.

Fernandez, the Marlins pitcher and Alonso High grad, was killed in an early Sunday boating accident in Miami.

The Marlins will all wear his No. 16 tonight for their home game against the Mets, then will retire the number....

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns.

Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported....

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