| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:11 AM
A Florida woman suspected of armed robbery and attempted murder was arrested Friday night at Chicago's Greyhound bus station downtown.
Nicole Marie Thomas, 30, of the 14000 block of Choctaw Village Drive in Tampa, was arrested about 9:55 p.m. in the 600...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:26 AM
In late September, deputies visited a responded to Riverview home after receiving a report of a trespasser. Deputies met the homeowner who told them that strangers were living in his house, which had been vacant due to Chinese drywall, according to a news...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:52 AM
They'll steal anything.
Even something easy to spot like a couple of big yellow and black school buses.
Deputies are investigating the theft of two Hillsborough County School buses, according to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:31 AM
Here's a sure sign the Grand Old Party — or is it the Grand Old Hurricane Party — is in Florida: Deputies arrested a Jason Thomas Wilson, a 31-year-old Tallahassee man, who walked into the RNC event zone with a full-sized machete strapped to...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving four people dead and one missing, and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide.
The storm lost its tropical characteristics late...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:39 AM
A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Havana were handed over to the United States, and were booked into Florida jail, officials said Wednesday.
Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are being held at the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The name of the Lakeland clinic, Uphoria Medical Clinic, should have been a big clue that something was a bit hinky.
Narcotics detectives arrested a Lakeland physician, Aaron Branham Roush, who is a board certified surgeon who refers to himself as a...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The demand in Florida for jobs relating to science, technology, engineering, and math -- known as STEM -- is on the rise, Gov. Rick Scott said at a press conference in Lakeland today.
A press release from Scott's office shows the number of available...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Jeb Bush was the main attraction at the Sentinel “Education Reform” luncheon this afternoon (Tuesday). And he didn't disappoint. The issues and the arguments over them are old hat by now, and many have largely been settled by the data. In...
| Mar 28, 2011
In Houston, school district officials introduced a test score-based evaluation system to determine teacher bonuses, then — in the face of massive protests — jettisoned the formula after one year to devise a better one.
In New York, teachers...