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Hills­borough's trans­por­ta­tion plan goes down in defeat … so, what now?

TAMPA — The day after Wednesday's failed transportation vote, one question loomed over Hillsborough County: What now? Sitting in his downtown office overlooking Kennedy Boulevard …

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Florida Supreme Court strikes down workers' comp fee law

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Rescue crews search for missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island

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  1. Jones: Bucs give fans more reason for optimism by drafting Hargreaves

    Bucs

    TAMPA — They're getting there.

    Slowly but surely. Steadily but prudently. They are getting there.

    Vernon Hargreaves gets his photo with commissioner Roger Goodell and a Bucs jersey after being drafted 11th overall.
  2. Rescue crews search for missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY — Rescue workers were searching for a missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island State Park late Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

  3. Tampa Bay Bucs draft former Gators star Vernon Hargreaves (w/video)

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The first time Vernon Hargreaves slipped on his NFL hat was at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Thursday night. He was dressing for a homecoming game.

    celebrates after Florida's 27-3 victory over Georgia in October in Jacksonville. [LOREN ELLIOTT  | Times]
  4. Bucs trade down to 11, pick Gators' Vernon Hargreaves

    Blogs

    The first time Hargreaves slipped on an NFL jersey was at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago Thursday night. He was dressing for a homecoming game.

  5. Democrats denounce Broward GOP Chairman's Monica Lewinsky comment

    Blogs

    "I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she's going to go down like Monica Lewinsky," Broward County Republican Chairman Bob Sutton

  6. Jaguars draft FSU's Jalen Ramsey (w/video)

    Bucs

    With quarterbacks expected to go with the top two picks, the Jaguars zeroed in on three other players to target with their No. 5 overall pick.

    Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey runs back the ball for a touchdown during a game against Boston College last season in Boston. [AP photo]
  7. Members of Congress demand answers from Gov. Rick Scott on revised HIV numbers

    Health

    Eleven members of Florida's Congressional Delegation are pressing Gov. Rick Scott to explain how the state changed its count of new HIV cases amid a controversy over the numbers.

    Tyrone Singletary squeezes Timothy Paul Davis' finger while administering an HIV test on World AIDS day on Dec. 1, 2015 in St. Petersburg. The number of new HIV cases has become an issue in Florida, where members of Congress on Thursday demanded that Gov. Rick Scott explain the sudden and large revisions to the state's HIV statistics earlier this year. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  8. Carlton: From Go Hillsborough to No Hillsborough, scoring your elected officials

    Transportation

    Three long years, endless meetings, some bare-knuckle politics and one debunked scandal later, Hillsborough County remains stalled on a road to nowhere.

  9. DreamWorks Animation to be bought by Comcast in $3.8 billion deal

    Corporate

    LOS ANGELES — Hollywood's smallest publicly traded entertainment company, DreamWorks Animation, threw in the towel Thursday after a turbulent 12 years, agreeing to sell itself to Comcast's sprawling NBCUniversal in a deal valued at a hefty $3.8 billion.

  10. Tampa City Council wants authority to order city audits

    Local

    TAMPA — The City Council moved Thursday to ask voters for a little more power — specifically, the ability to order internal audits of city operations.

Democrats denounce Broward GOP Chairman's Monica Lewinsky comment

"I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she's going to go down like Monica Lewinsky," Broward County Republican Chairman Bob Sutton told the Washington Post....

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Erik Condra looked dazed, having to get helped off by a trainer and two teammates, and never returned in a 5-3 Game 1 loss to New York.

Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas....

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Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. flips his helmet after grounding out to end the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.

Here's that amazing catch by Rays OF Steven Souza Jr.

Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. made a spectacular running/diving/flying through the air catch in Wednesday's game against the Orioles, earning high praises from his teammates. Manager Kevin Cash provided the ultimate compliment with a nod toward Gold- and Platinum Glove award-winning CF Kevin Kiermaier, saying it was "KK-esque.'' And Kiermaier told Souza Jr. it was "Platinum-ish.''...

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