INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that"s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn"t a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC"s "This Week with George...Read More
PINE RIDGE - It took more than 60 years, but a north Florida woman has finally found her sister. Thanks to DNA testing, Sherri Parker of Pine Ridge, Florida, learned she had a 64-year-old sister Jan Mattaliano in New Jersey. The sisters finally met each other this week in Pine Ridge, which...Read More
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County parent Melissa Best wishes she had more options when it came to choosing where her daughter goes to middle school next year. Unimpressed with the traditional public middle schools available to them, Best and her husband decided they will send their daughter...Read More
TAMPA - With plans moving forward to open a new Catholic high school in the place where he says he was abused decades ago by a priest, Barry Roche is ambivalent. "I wish them the best," the 71-year-old retired police officer says. "But in the back of my mind, it still says,...Read More
Police are investigating the early morning shooting death of Michael A. Dayton, 41, the Gulfport Police Department said. Officers responded to a shots fired call on the 1400 block of 52nd Street S. shortly before 2 this morning and found Dayton conscious and breathing while complaining of a gunshot...Read More
OMAHA, Neb. - The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on a Cuban beach. Men in suits and women in evening gowns at a Havana nightclub. And in almost every frame,...Read More
ORLANDO - A UCF engineering professor has been awarded a grant to conduct a study in hopes of making driving in fog safer. The Florida Department of Transportation awarded UCF"s Mohamed Abdel-Aty a $2 million grant to collect real time driving data from sections of Interstate 4 in...Read More
PANAMA CITY BEACH - Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before...Read More
TALLAHASSEE - Florida is partnering with 41 Walmart and Amigo stores in Puerto Rico to sell its strawberries. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced a trade mission with the stores this week. He said store ads and promotions will feature Florida Strawberry Parfaits. The two...Read More
Pleasantly cool spring weather will continue on Sunday in the Tampa Bay area with the afternoon high around 71, sunny skies and a steady breeze out of the north, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will drop into the high 40s, but Monday will begin a warming trend. The...Read More
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