Florida teen gets life in prison for rape of 2-year-old

He initially told sheriff’s deputies a masked intruder dressed in black had hurt the girl and that he had chased the intruder.

        

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Waging hope: ‘Purple Stride’ to end pancreatic cancer raises record amount

The annual 5K in downtown St. Pete raised more than $259,000 for research, clinical trials and support for families of loved ones diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

        

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CSX plans another railroad repair, this time in St. Petersburg

Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted his frustration about the upcoming — and sudden — closure. It comes after several closings and traffic issues in Tampa.

        

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Lightning fans could see a payout following class-action lawsuit settlement

More than 180,000 individuals may be settlement class members, according to the lawsuit.

        

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PetSmart kicking off adoption weekend: How an animal can benefit your health

PetSmart Charities is hosting the 1st National Adoption Weekend of the year.

        

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Cheer on the Bolts, help a child: Buddy Bear giveaway at Amalie Arena

You don’t have to go to today’s Tampa Bay Lightning game to give a Buddy Bear to a child going through medical treatment.

        

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