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Gov. Rick Scott faces jarring rebuke in legislative budget deal

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott traveled the state the last two months calling out legislators for opposing his top budget priorities. He spent more than $1.2 million on ads trying to w …

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Will Zika return to Florida this summer? Yes, and it could be worse

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Communication still a weak spot for Hillsborough school superintendent Jeff Eakins

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Dining Planner: The Dinner Series at Rooster & the Till, Cuban Pete

Dining Planner: The Dinner Series at Rooster & the Till, Cuban Pete

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Sunscreen Film Festival brings stars and indie films to St. Pete

Sunscreen Film Festival brings stars and indie films to St. Pete

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Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

Music Planner: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 98 Rockfest, Spoon, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper

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  1. People are paying good money to watch other people play video games in Tampa

    Events

    By CHRISTOPHER SPATA

    Times Staff Writer

    A troupe of performers will walk on stage Sunday.

    Jack Pattillo of Achievement Hunter seen in 2013. [Rooster Teeth]
  2. Alabama tight end O.J. Howard celebrates a touchdown reception during the Crimson Tide's loss to the Clemson Tigers in the national championship game in Tampa. Howard fell down to the Bucs in Thursday's NFL Draft, and Tampa Bay grabbed him with the 19th pick of the first round. [ANDRES LEIVA  |  Times]
  3. For once, Florida Democrats have possible votes to block key Republican initiative

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — As a sign of "increasing weight" in the legislative process, Senate Democrats have enough votes to block a key priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who wants to increase the property tax exemption for homeowners.

  4. Bucs take Alabama TE O.J. Howard in first round of draft

    Bucs

    TAMPA — He was still standing there, wide open and all alone.

    O.J. Howard wasn’t invited by the Bucs for a predraft interview because they didn’t think he’d be available at No. 19.
  5. Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers bounce, thrash through age-defying show at Tampa's Amalie Arena

    Blogs

    If you squinted your eyes, you might’ve noticed Flea flicking some stiffness from his wrists. You might’ve spotted Anthony Kiedis or Chad Smith huffing a little with hands upon hips.

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa on April 27, 2017.
  6. Florida LB Jarrad Davis goes No. 21 to Lions, first player from state taken in NFL draft

    Bucs

    Former Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis was the first player chosen from a state college in the NFL draft when the Lions selected him with the No. 21 overall pick Thursday.

    Linebacker Jarrad Davis, who accumulated 205 tackles in his four-year Gator career, is drafted No. 21 overall by the Lions.
  7. Jones: Sorry FSU and Dalvin Cook fans, but O.J. Howard was right pick

    Bucs

    TAMPA — He wasn't the popular pick.

    But he was the right pick.

    Alabama’s O.J. Howard, here in the national title game against Clemson, is only the seventh tight end since 2007 to be selected in the first round of the draft.
  8. NFL draft: Offense is Round 1's surprise

    Bucs

    PHILADELPHIA — With defensive studs everywhere in the draft, teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.

    Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, right, talks to ESPN’s Randy Moss at a family party in Arlington, Texas, after the Browns took him No. 1 overall.
  9. Stars shine in St. Petersburg for Sunscreen Film Festival

    Features

    St. Petersburg had stars in its eyes Thursday when the Sunscreen Film Festival kicked off its 12th edition.

    Castille Landon, a director from Los Angeles who went to high school while living in Terra Ceia, leads Apple the miniature horse down the steps of the Palladium in St. Petersburg during the Sunscreen Film Festival Thursday, April 27, 2017. The horse was a star in Landon's film, Apple of My Eye.

Gov. Rick Scott faces jarring rebuke in legislative budget deal

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott traveled the state the last two months calling out legislators for opposing his top budget priorities....

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Cronenworth extends hit streak to 20 games for High A Charlotte

High A Charlotte SS Jake Cronenworth became the 11th player in the organization’s history to have a 20-game hitting streak, joining the likes of Carl Crawford (20 games) and Aubrey Huff (team record 28 games)....

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Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in May.

Johnny Depp goes undercover to surprise fans at Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride (w/video)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. ...

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