TAMPA — An Adams Middle School teacher faces a child abuse charge after police say he spit in a 12-year-old student's face and slammed the boy's head onto a desk.
SpaceX set to launch its first recycled rocket this evening
There’s ongoing debate about whether student growth scores should be factored into a teacher’s evaluation, but in Pinellas, that only makes up a third of a teacher’s total evaluation score. The largest chunk -- 57 percent -- rides on a principal or assistant principal’s rating after four …
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that the federal government are taking manatees — which have long been considered endangered since the first endangered species list came out in 1967 — down a notch to merely "threatened."
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that within the past 24 hours, a second hacking attempt was made against former members of his Republican campaign team.
Sen. Marco Rubio revealed today that members of his former presidential campaign team were the subject of an apparent Russian hacking attempt yesterday.
The Tampa Bay Rays open their 20th season Sunday in sold-out Tropicana Field with new turf, new concessions (a $13 grilled cheese burger!?), new players — and a familiar discussion about prospects for a new stadium. By Opening Day in 2018, there should be a site selected for the next Rays ballpark and a general …
PORT CHARLOTTE — When this season is over and Steven Souza Jr., is back home in Seattle with his wife, Mikaela, and his son, Micah, making up rap songs on the fly to make his boy laugh, he hopes to look back on 2017 and see this:
MIAMI — A businessman based in Cyprus is suing the Buzzfeed online media outlet for defamation over its publication of an unproven dossier on President Donald Trump's purported activities involving Russia and allegations of Russian interference during last year's U.S. election.
Sen. Marco Rubio revealed today that members of his former presidential campaign team were the subject of an apparent Russian hacking attempt yesterday. ...
Opening Day is a sellout for the Rays.
The team announced that Sunday's season opener against the Yankees at Tropicana Field is sold out. First pitch is 1:10. The game will be shown on ESPN and Fox Sports Sun.
This is the 12th straight year the Rays have sold out their home opener, which they say is the longest such streak among Tampa Bay's major pro sports teams (Bucs and Lightning).
They do note that tickets "are available" for the other six games of the opening week homestand, including the April 8 game against Toronto when the first 15,000 fans will get a Kevin Kiermaier Gold Glove bobblehead....
Tis the season for cosplay and geeky gatherings. It's comic convention season, and that means for the next five months Tampa Bay and Central Florida host thousands of nerds....