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Former Navy SEAL wounded in South Tampa shooting dies

TAMPA — The man shot by the owner of Soho Backyard early Sunday morning died of his injuries late Monday night, Tampa police said. Timothy Martin, 37, was a Navy SEAL who also worked a …


Hillsborough deputies seek help finding missing Valrico twins


In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast



  1. Tampa Fire Rescue captain admits to stealing tens of thousands from children's home


    TAMPA — For 47 years, Hope Children's Home said it has housed and educated nearly 5,000 abused and abandoned children who had nowhere else to go. The charity has wanted to build more cottages to house more children on its 55-acre campus for several years, but could never afford it.

    Al Schaffer, Tampa Fire Department Captain.  Schaffer accepted a plea deal acknowledging he stole $187-k from the Hope Childrenâ  s Home in NW Hillsborough. [WTSP-Ch. 10]
  2. Jones: Rocky saga is a tale of America's greatest underdog


    "I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that …

    Michael B. Jordan, right, as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in "Creed''. [Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP]
  3. College football playoff rankings: FSU football back in top 10, Florida Gators fall below Ole Miss


    Florida State's 25-point win over rival Florida sent the Seminoles up in the college football playoff committee's rankings.

  4. Gov. Rick Scott injects rare personal touch in tax cut push with Legislature

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — In an unusually personal appeal, Florida Gov. Rick Scott spent more than a hour on Tuesday directly pitching his plan for $1 billion in tax cuts to a key committee in the Florida Legislature.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, pictured during his State of the State address in March, spent more than a hour on Tuesday directly pitching his plan for $1 billion in tax cuts to a key committee in the Florida Legislature. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  5. Top staff departs Alan Grayson's U.S. Senate campaign

    State Roundup

    Alan Grayson's U.S. Senate bid took a blow this week with a top staff shakeup that included the departure of his campaign manager.

    Alan Grayson trails a Democratic rival in fundraising.
  6. Express Scripts partners with drug company to produce $1 version of Daraprim


    CHICAGO — Patients suffering from a rare parasitic disease will soon have a low-price alternative to Daraprim, the lifesaving drug sold exclusively by Walgreens for $750 a pill.

    Martin Shkreli caused a national furor when he raised the price of Daraprim by 5,000 percent.
  7. Trial begins of Tampa teenager accused of murder


    TAMPA — The murder trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting a private security guard during an attempt to steal the man's gun got underway Tuesday, three years after a grand jury handed down its indictment.

  8. Prove you have real Sunshine State smarts: Take round 2 of the True Florida Quiz


    You're reading this, which means you know Florida, which means you know Florida has a legendary case of the crazies. As with all good legends, over time, it can be tough to sort the myths from the truth.

    Josie Hollingsworth | TIMES
  9. Double school impact fee in Pasco, report recommends

    Local Government

    The amount of money a new home buyer pays toward classroom construction should more than double to nearly $10,200, according to a consultant's recommendation to the Pasco School District.

  10. Former Rays ace David Price signs record deal with Red Sox

    The Heater

    The Rays will be seeing plenty of former ace David Price.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) throws a strike to open up the first inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

'Good chance' Drouin returns Wednesday

The Lightning could get a boost for Wednesday's game against the Ducks as there's a "good chance" wing Jonathan Drouin will return to the lineup. ...


Jameis Winston leaves the field following the Bucs' loss to the Colts.

Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 12 ...

Some technical glitches have us posting later than normal, but another edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast is now online -- Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' loss in Indianapolis and their chance to finish a season sweep of the Falcons back home on Sunday....


Two doctors in the House clash openly over health care policy

Disagreement between two doctors in the Florida House over health policy flared up Tuesday, derailing a bill that would expand pharmacists’ role in health care....