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Secretary resigned after $98 million in legal fees in Florida water wars

TALLAHASSEE — Concerns over a ballooning legal bill for a fight over water resources between Florida and Georgia coincided with the resignation last week of Florida's top environmental regul …

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State lawmakers call to abolish the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board

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Sen. Marco Rubio backs down from opposition to Rex Tillerson, clearing way for confirmation

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  1. Police investigate fatal shooting at St. Petersburg meat market

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in southern St. Petersburg on Monday night.

  2. Rays trading Forsythe to Dodgers for RHP Jose DeLeon

    Blogs

    The Rays have traded 2B Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for RHP Jose DeLeon.

  3. Pinellas judge removed from case over alleged animosity toward defense lawyer

    Courts

    A Pinellas circuit judge's "personal animosity" toward a defense lawyer has gotten him kicked off a criminal case.

    Pinellas Circuit Judge William Burgess III. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times)
  4. Sen. Bill Nelson to oppose Tillerson, Sessions but back others

    Blogs

    WASINGTON - Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said he will vote against Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA, Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and and Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

  5. Another agency chief for Rick Scott resigns: Boxold exits FDOT

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Florida Secretary of Transportation Jim Boxold will resign from the department on Feb. 3 to work as a lobbyist for Capital City Consulting.

    Jim Boxold’s resignation goes into effect Feb. 3. He will then start his role at Capital City Consulting.
  6. Florida death brings number killed in weekend Southeastern storms to at least 20

    Weather

    ADEL, Ga. — A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 20 lives during its two-day assault on the region.

    A woman holds a child while walking through a farm that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Adel, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) GABC109
  7. Sen. Marco Rubio backs down from opposition to Rex Tillerson, clearing way for confirmation

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of buildup over a showdown with President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday backed down and voted for Rex Tillerson, ensuring the former Exxon Mobil CEO will have a smooth confirmation with the overall Senate.

    In this Jan. 11 photo, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
  8. Arrest made in Friday night shooting at wake in Dade City

    Crime

    DADE CITY — A man turned himself in to police Saturday night in connection with a Friday night shooting that left a man who had been attending a wake in critical condition.

  9. White House opens door to cooperation with Russia in Syria

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.

    In this Jan. 21 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford greets Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon. The Trump administration opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else'' to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. [AP photo]
  10. All Eyes photo gallery: Rays gather at open workout at Tropicana Field

    Blogs

    Several starting pitchers and guests- including ex-Ray Matt Moore- attended an open workout at Tropicana Field on Monday, January 23, 2017. Several Rays warmed up for the upcoming season by playing catch, while several others threw bullpen sessions. Matt Moore, now with the Giants, still lives locally and says things …

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throws a bullpen session under the watch of Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey (48) during an open workout at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Sen. Bill Nelson to oppose Tillerson, Sessions but back others

WASINGTON - Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said he will vote against Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA, Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and and Jeff Sessions as attorney general....

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Jason Garrison was scratched Saturday due to an illness.

Illness spreading through Lightning room

First, it was defenseman Victor Hedman who missed three games with an illness....

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Tampa Theatre is offering a ceremony with movie-themed vows for Valentine's Day.

For $10, Tampa Theatre will marry you in a mass, movie-themed ceremony before 'Sleepless in Seattle'

If you love movies, and you love your partner, then maybe you'll love this idea for Valentine's Day. ...

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