TAMPA — He was still standing there, wide open and all alone.
If you squinted your eyes, you might’ve noticed Flea flicking some stiffness from his wrists. You might’ve spotted Anthony Kiedis or Chad Smith huffing a little with hands upon hips.
Former Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis was the first player chosen from a state college in the NFL draft when the Lions selected him with the No. 21 overall pick Thursday.
TAMPA — He wasn't the popular pick.
But he was the right pick.
PHILADELPHIA — With defensive studs everywhere in the draft, teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.
St. Petersburg had stars in its eyes Thursday when the Sunscreen Film Festival kicked off its 12th edition.
TAMPA — A federal jury on Thursday ruled in favor of the City of St. Petersburg and three of its police officers in a civil lawsuit over the fatal 2013 police shooting of Ronald Sexton, according to city officials.
TAMPA — Outdoor burning was banned in Hillsborough County Thursday under an executive order from commissioners that extends through May 4.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers continued to move forward on gambling legislation Thursday, debating whether to renew a compact with the Seminole Tribe, which could produce as much as $300 million in annual revenue, or to expand slot machines and other gaming operations elsewhere.
PALM HARBOR — An investigator with the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board resigned Wednesday after being accused of threatening two people with a baseball bat during a road rage incident on Tampa Road.
SEMINOLE — Three Seminole Middle School students were arrested April 21 on charges that they assaulted a teacher and a support employee in separate incidents caught on surveillance video.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott traveled the state the last two months calling out legislators for opposing his top budget priorities.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Constitution and the state's famed Sunshine Law give residents the right to observe meetings held by their elected officials.
TAMPA — A retired lawman and husband of a disgraced Tampa police detective admitted Thursday that he cashed a U.S. Treasury check his wife had stolen from an evidence room.