The Associated Press

By Associated Press

Authorities say a plane bound for Tampa was evacuated at a New Jersey airport due to a suspicious item.

NJ.com reports that JetBlue flight 573 was scheduled to depart Newark Liberty International Airport for Tampa when a flight attendant alerted authorities at about 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

An attorney says 18 more plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit accusing Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and his commanders of extortion, defamation and intimidation.

A federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump kissed a former campaign staffer during a Tampa rally in 2016 has been dismissed.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling the embattled Israeli prime minister a "strong leader" on the governor's final day of a trade mission to Israel.

The meeting came the day after Netanyahu failed to assemble a governing coalition, sending the country into a political crisis.

Two teens who recently graduated from high school in Bradenton have died in a crash while traveling in Peru.

Staff at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway.

A Federal Communications Commission report says wireless carriers' poor preparation and coordination lengthened communication outages in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael. 

Legislative budget negotiators have reached a deal to extend the life of the Visit Florida tourism agency, which had been set to expire in October. 

John Jonchuck, who was found guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago, is asking for a new trial.

Utilities would have to come up with a 10-year plan to strengthen and bury power lines and be allowed to pass along the cost to customers under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.

Florida voters could have a chance to abolish a commission that meets every 20 years to suggest changes to the state constitution.

People who kill or seriously injure police dogs in Florida will now face tougher penalties.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday making that crime a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It was previously a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste.

A Pinellas County jury on Tuesday found John Jonchuck guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago, despite arguments from his attorneys that he was insane and thought his actions would actually save her. He was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

A Pinellas County man who threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Tampa Bay area bridge four years ago knew what he was doing was wrong and should be found guilty of first-degree murder, a prosecutor told jurors Monday during closing arguments of his trial.

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