| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A Florida man was arrested Monday after police say he offered a $100 reward on Facebook to anyone who would kill the officer who pulled over a car he was riding in, according to the Pinellas Park Police Department.
35-year-old Bruce Santee now faces a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Two separate social media accounts for the campaign of a Florida House candidate are calling for the execution of President Barack Obama.
The first post was made via Twitter around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Republican candidate for Florida House District 68...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Even as Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official suddenly backed away from a plan to restrict the way voters can return completed absentee ballots, Florida's top Democrat accused the Scott administration of attempting to suppress voter turnout.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, says there’s a big hole in the argument used to justify the latest attempt by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to change voter rules.
The controversy stems from a special...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Fleeing the police, a suspected car burglar named Justo Padron ran from the parking lot of the Miccosukee casino in western Miami-Dade County and jumped into an adjacent pond.
A nine-foot alligator seized him, and his death in 2007 marked the last...
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
St. Pete Beach is a barrier island in Pinellas county with award-winning, beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. With miles of pristine white sand, St. Pete Beach offers visitors a variety of views, activities and Florida sun.
St. Pete Beach is nestled...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:40 AM
For an escape from the hustle of normal Tampa Bay civilization, set your sights on Fort De Soto Park, an absolutely stunning retreat. It's part of St. Petersburg, but seems to be from a faraway world. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it bears a military...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — With lawmakers turning their attention to another national embarrassment, you could call it the low-hanging fruit of causal explanations for the long-lines and slow tallying of votes in last month's presidential election. While too-few...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Charlie Crist is not a Democrat yet – at least not officially. Florida’s former Republican-turned-independent governor plans to formally file his new voter registration application with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Thursday...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
This is gonna get old real quick. Now that Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat — he changed his registration this morning in Pinellas County — the Republican Party of Florida is ramping up its efforts to expose Crist as an unprincipled...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Deputies said Monty Ray Grow, a Redington Beach man, left a three-year-old girl in the car unattended while he went into a Diamond Dolls, a Clearwater strip club, on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office....