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NFL draft prospect and former Gator Caleb Brantley charged with battery

Former Florida Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley has been charged with a battery after fighting with a woman earlier this month, according to Alachua County court records.

Undercover volunteer: Wealthy car dealer does the dirty jobs quietly at Tampa charity

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IN BIG FIELD OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR, TWO STAND OUT SO FAR

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Thirsty First bar in downtown St. Pete offers some fun quirks

Thirsty First bar in downtown St. Pete offers some fun quirks

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American Stage cranks up the volume with 'Hairspray' in the park

American Stage cranks up the volume with 'Hairspray' in the park

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Review: Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' poignantly adapts Margaret Atwood's story

Review: Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' poignantly adapts Margaret Atwood's story

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Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' deftly ages a drugged-out bunch

Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' deftly ages a drugged-out bunch

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  1. Bullpen can't hold early lead as Rays fall to Astros in 10 (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Astros took advantage of the Rays' bullpen woes and rallied for a 6-4 victory Sunday at Tropicana Field.

    Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) scores on the sac fly by catcher Evan Gattis (11) in the ninth inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
  2. St. Petersburg police identify woman found dead in creek

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Investigators identified Sunday the body of a woman found over the weekend floating in a creek.

  3. It's centrist Macron vs. far-right populist Le Pen in runoff to become France's next leader

    World

    PARIS — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

    Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte leave after casting their vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ENA103
  4. Trump's approval rating at record lows but his base is holding as 100 days approaches

    National

    President Donald Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News …

    President Donald Trump, during a meeting with his daughter Ivanka Trump and women small business owners, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, March 27, 2017. [New York Times]
  5. Rubio denies involvement in Colombian meeting at Mar-a-Lago

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday denied a role in setting up a meeting at Mar-a-Lago between former Colombian presidents opposed to a peace deal.

  6. NFL draft prospect Caleb Brantley charged with battery

    Blogs

    Former Florida Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley has been charged with a battery after fighting with a woman earlier this month, according to Alachua County court records.

    Caleb Brantley greets fans in 2016.
  7. St. Petersburg's sidewalks have safety flaws for pedestrians and cyclists

    Transportation

    ST. PETERSBURG — A group of advocates for pedestrian safety recently strolled through the city and found themselves dodging distracted drivers, navigating sidewalks that petered out and traversing darkened thoroughfares lacking proper lighting.

    The Florida Consumer Action Network sent a team of auditors to walk the streets of St. Petersburg and found plenty of problems facing pedestrians and bicyclists. Here’s one example: On 22nd Avenue S, a sidewalk at one corner of 49th Street S dips down into a storm drain on the road and then continues through a crosswalk in the intersection. [Courtesy of Florida Consumer Action Network]
  8. Demolish I-275? One expert offers a 'dream' alternative

    Transportation

    TAMPA — If some Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights residents had their druthers, the state would simply demolish Interstate 275, which now severs their neighborhoods.

    Viewed from the southbound lanes, traffic in the northbound lanes of I-275 in Tampa slow to a crawl on Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, 2016. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  9. Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in murder of girlfriend

    Crime

    TAMPA — Police arrested a 24-year-old man who investigators said murdered his girlfriend during an argument early Saturday.

    Hector Favio Acevedo, 24, is accused of murdering his girlfriend during an argument, according to Tampa police. [Tampa Police Department]
  10. Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

    Fire

    Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk counties and more than 100 across the state.

    Firefighters were not able to save this large shed type structure during the Indian Lake Estates wildfire.  Aerial view of a wildfire in the Indian Lake Estate subdivision near Lake Wales. Dozens of firefighters battled the 700+ acre wildfire saving dozens of homes with fire approaching within feet of the houses. Fire officials evacuated the hundreds of residents in the subdivision but lifted the evacuation order at 4:00pm on Saturday.[Saturday, April 22, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Rubio denies involvement in Colombian meeting at Mar-a-Lago

Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday denied a role in setting up a meeting at Mar-a-Lago between former Colombian presidents opposed to a peace deal....

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For starters: No Kiermaier in finale vs. Astros

 

RAYSUpdate: Rays place RHP Tommy Hunter in the 19-day disabled list with right calf strain  ...

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Bill Nye, of Science Guy fame, stars in a new science talk show Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix.

What to watch this weekend: 'Bill Nye Saves the World,' 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

BILL BILL BILL BILL: Bill Nye Saves the World...

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