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Keep St. Pete Pride parade put, crowd tells council

A large crowd filled St, Petersburg City Council chambers Thursday to support Mayor Rick Kriseman's decision to withhold city financial support of St. Pete Pride if organizers move forward with their plan to relocate the parade from Grand Central to a waterfront route. ...

Solid customer service no longer enough for Publix as competition heats up

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Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

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Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

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Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  1. Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge; video of arrest released (w/video)

    Crime

    ORLANDO — Markeith Loyd, the suspect in a police officer's slaying, directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He declared that many of the accusations against him are "made up" and complained that he was roughed up …

    Markeith Loyd, suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his initial court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail, in Orlando, Fla. Loyd spoke out of turn and was defiant during the appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt. [Red Huber | Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool]
  2. Hillsborough commissioners pass on raising toxin levels in industrial wastewater for now

    Blogs

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners delayed a vote Thursday that would have raised the acceptable levels of lead and other toxins in wastewater from manufacturing plants and hospitals.

  3. Trump arrives in Washington with a wave and a salute (w/ video)

    National

    WASHINGTON — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant …

    President-elect Donald Trump lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. With him is Mike Pence, the vice president-elect.  [ New York Times]
  4. Victor Hedman to miss third straight game

    Blogs

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's illness will force him to miss his third straight game tonight against the Sharks.

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's illness will force him to miss his third straight game tonight against the Sharks.
  5. Keep St. Pete Pride parade put, crowd tells council

    Blogs

    A large crowd filled St, Petersburg City Council chambers Thursday to support Mayor Rick Kriseman's decision to withhold city financial support of St. Pete Pride if organizers move forward …

  6. Family pleads for help in fatal Gulfport hit-and-run

    Public Safety

    LARGO — Almost a month after Frankie McCray was hit by a car and killed while crossing the street, his family pleaded with the public Thursday for help in finding the driver.

  7. State Sens. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, left, and Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach.
  8. A look at how Pinellas County is spending BP settlement money

    Local

    Dollars have been doled out across Pinellas County following months of deliberations on how to spend the $7.1 million settlement from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. County commissioners chose to split the money among 28 projects, ranging from health causes to artistic efforts to infrastructure and more. Here's …

    The Clearwater Ferry System is getting $80,000 of the BP oil spill settlement. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  9. One dead in fatal vehicle and motorcycle collision in Seminole

    Accidents

    SEMINOLE — One person is dead after a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Seminole on Thursday afternoon, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    A vehicle crashed into a home in the 9300 block of 113th Street N. after a fatal collision with a motorcycle. [Photo courtesy of 10News WTSP]
  10. What to make of Adrian Peterson's interest in the Bucs

    Sports

    Thanks, but no thanks, AP.

    Don't want you. Don't need you. Well, we need someone, but not you.

    Adrian Peterson is carried off the field by trainers in the third quarter Sunday after injuring his knee. [Getty Images]
A group holding signs chant, "Thank you Obama!" at Lafayette Park outside of The White House in Washington D.C. on Thursday January 19, 2017.

Photo gallery: Revelers arrive on eve of Inauguration Day

Across Washington, D.C., on Thursday, the unmistakable drumbeat of preparations for the inauguration of America's 45th president was on display. Times photographer Charlie Kaijo explored the scene.

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Kwon Alexander was arguably the Bucs’ MVP on defense this past season.

Stroud: Ranking the Bucs' top 10 players under age 25

The Bucs were the eighth-youngest team in the NFL when the 2016 season began with an average age of 25.7, and that figure will likely go lower next season....

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Tonya Harding in 1994.

Margot Robbie is unrecognizable in first photos as Tonya Harding

As we already know, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has no issues with roles requiring elaborate costumes, but her latest on-screen look as the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya is simultaneosly subtle and extreme at once....

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