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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
After 6 years of growth, Hillsborough and Pinellas see sudden drop in bus ridership
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority reported its ridership fell more than 6 percent to just over 14 million rides — nearly 1 million fewer trips than in fiscal year 2015.
Bus ridership saw a sudden drop in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties last year, mirroring a nationwide trend. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority saw the steepest decline, dropping 10 percent. The agency provided about 1.5 million fewer passenger trips,...
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train cars at the headquarters of parent company Feld Entertainment. The company is closing the circus in May, bringing to an end its 145-year run. Because the company considers 400 of the jobs it is eliminating to be
Circus magic? After layoffs, Ringling company vies for millions in job creation
A melange of turtle, center, pigeon, right, chicken, top left, and pickled carrots, hearts of palm, anchovy, mango and grapes is intensely sweet and salty.
Eat like an authentic pirate for Gasparilla with this turtle and pigeon salad
Tampa Theatre plans mass wedding before 'Sleepless in Seattle' screening

Florida

Snake-catchers from India hunt pythons in Florida Everglades
Florida wildlife officials have recruited tribesmen from India in the state's ongoing hunt for Burmese pythons
Deputies: 4-year-old child shot at Tampa apartment complex
Seeing low-flying fighter jets? It's just a NORAD exercise
2 arrested in house fire that killed more than 50 pets
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game

Sports

Kenseth doesn't understand Edwards' retirement
Matt Kenseth has spoken with Carl Edwards and isn't clear why his teammate retired suddenly two weeks ago
Kristoffersen leads Hirscher after dominating 1st slalom run
Grizzlies' NBA D-League expansion team starts 17-18 season
Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season
Bean given expanded duties by Major League Baseball
Steelers QB Roethlisberger not ruling out retirement

Offbeat

10-year-old boy drives to store, speeds away in police chase
Police in northwest Ohio say an erratic, speeding driver who led an officer on a brief pursuit turned out to be a 10-year-old boy who took his parents' car without permission and drove 11 miles to a nearby city to shop at a convenience store
Police: Burglary suspect left keys, cellphone at the scene
Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he's driving him
Explosive announcement of baby's gender earns man a ticket
Former employee who took Vienna tram for joyride apprehended
BC-US-ODD--Mayor Booted From Game,1st Ld-Writethru, US