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Children cool off at the Curtis Hixon Park fountains in Tampa. Saturday’s scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.LUIS SANTANA | Times

It's not just hot, it's record-breaking hot in Tampa Bay for the month of April

Saturday's scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport recording 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin. The high at Albert Whitted Airport in downtown …

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Photo: Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen alongside her husband Dexter Lehtinen before her acceptance speech after winning the reelection in November 2016.

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says she's retiring from Congress

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time to move on after 38 years in elected office....

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One less candidate for St. Pete's District 6

A crowded field just got a little more space in one St. Petersburg City Council race....

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The Florida Senate

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of April 23, 2017

The Florida Legislature is nearing end of session, and activity is fast and furious on bills and budgets. Meanwhile, districts deal with finances, special education, safe schools and more. Catch up on the week's highlights below....

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