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Four missing girls found trying to get back into Brandon foster care facility

BRANDON — A massive 19-hour manhunt for four young girls who vanished from a Brandon foster care facility came to an abrupt end Friday night after they were caught trying to sneak back in, a …

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Pasco detectives arrest man in violent murder of Maine woman (w/video)

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Former Palma Ceia United Methodist member gets prison for embezzling church funds

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  1. New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika (w/video)

    Health

    For the first time in the Western Hemisphere, researchers have detected the Zika virus in Aedes albopictus, the mosquito species known as the "Asian tiger," a finding that increases the number of U.S. states potentially at risk for transmission of the disease.

    A female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquires a blood meal from a human host. For the first time in the Western Hemisphere, researchers have detected the Zika virus in Aedes albopictus, the mosquito species known as the "Asian tiger," a finding that increases the number of U.S. states potentially at risk for transmission of the disease. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP (2003)]
  2. Carlton: A giant dinosaur may be on Tampa's horizon

    Business

    Remember those 3-D posters that looked like some random pattern until you stared long enough for the underlying picture of, say, a cowboy or a unicorn or even a city skyline to come into focus, totally surprising you with the big picture?

  3. Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default

    Corporate

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals on Friday filed its long-overdue U.S. financial report for 2015, plus restated results for several quarters, resolving its default on some of its $30 billion in debt and averting other problems.

  4. Four missing girls found trying to get back into Brandon foster care facility

    Public Safety

    BRANDON — A massive 19-hour manhunt for four young girls who vanished from a Brandon foster care facility came to an abrupt end Friday night after they were caught trying to sneak back in, authorities said.

    Colonel Donna Luczynski speaks to the press after four girls went missing from A Kid's Place, a home for foster children in Brandon. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
  5. Male-female wage gap significantly widening for young workers, study finds

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — Pay disparities between men and women start earlier in their careers than widely assumed and have significantly widened for young workers in the past year, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

  6. Affordable apartments for seniors in Ybor City sold to Miami company

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Real estate investor Ben Mallah II has sold the Hacienda De Ybor apartments in Ybor City for $5 million.

  7. Bucs help pass rush by taking DE Noah Spence

    Blogs

    TAMPA -- After the all the parties and the pills and failed drug tests got him kicked out of Ohio State, Noah Spence decided the thing that mattered most to him was playing football.

    Noah Spence, once touted as a potential first-round pick, piled up 13.5 sacks among 22.5 tackles for loss last season at Eastern Kentucky.
  8. Eye of the storms: Florida insurance commissioner wields far-reaching power

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — It is the most powerful job in state government most people can't name.

    Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, who is resigning, speaks to the Florida Cabinet during a meeting last Tuesday.
 [STEVE CANON for Tampa Bay Times]
  9. Rubio, Nelson say Zika death shows Congress must act on funding

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio says the Zika death in Puerto Rico is a “wake-up” call for Congress and reiterated support for $1.9 billion in funding that some Republicans have resisted.

  10. Puerto Rico reports first U.S. Zika-related death amid outbreak

    Nation

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.

Rubio, Nelson say Zika death shows Congress must act on funding

Sen. Marco Rubio says the Zika death in Puerto Rico is a “wake-up” call for Congress and reiterated support for $1.9 billion in funding that some Republicans have resisted....

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Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....

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Former All-Star reliever Grant Balfour officially retires

Former AL All-Star reliever Grant Balfour has decided to officially retire, ending a 19-year pro career....

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