TECO Energy Inc. posted third-quarter earnings Friday that reflect its drive to re-arrange much of the company -- adding operations in natural gas while shedding those in coal mining. Third-quarter 2014 net income at the Tampa-based company was $11.1 million, or 4 cents per share, compared...Read More
MOJAVE, Calif. -- A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth"s atmosphere exploded during a test flight today over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Virgin Galactic"s...Read More
TORONTO - Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada"s Conservative government said today it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of...Read More
An Ocala police officer was arrested Friday night accused of having sex with a 16-year-old runaway who was working as a prostitute. Officer Bennie L. Wilson III, 41, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He was booked into the Marion County Jail. Bail was set at $10,...Read More
SAN DIEGO -- A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press today that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt....Read More
TALLAHASSEE -- The Democratic contender for Florida Attorney General is calling for civil and criminal investigations of incumbent Republican Pam Bondi in the wake of reports that she dropped corporate lawsuits and investigations after being lobbied by a well-heeled Washington, D.C., law firm....Read More
St. Petersburg police have charged a 32-year-old man with a 2012 murder. Police said Christopher E. Roberson, 1649 27th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, killed Richard Shaw during a Meadowlawn home invasion. He is the third man charged in the two-year-old case, police said. A fourth man remains at large....Read More
ZEPHYRHILLS -- Zephyrhills residents expressed disappointment last week that the Kmart store on Gall Boulevard would be closing its doors. The Kmart store will be closing in early December, according to a Sears Holding Corp. official. A second Kmart in Pasco on U.S. 19 in New Port Richey also...Read More
LAND O" LAKES -- About 3 percent of Pasco County elementary school students learned they would have to repeat the grade at the end of the 2013-14 school year, according to the school district"s annual Promotion and Retention Report. More than half the students held back were in...Read More
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