Cannons blared, revelers cheered and beads fled as hundreds of thousands celebrated the first Gasparilla pirate festival of the decade.
A dog is dead after being shot by a mounted Hillsborough County deputy near the Gasparilla parade route on Saturday.
WW II planes are planes on display at the Venice Municipal Airport through Jan. 26.
Deputies in Polk County are searching for Malakia Askew, 17, following a shooting on Norfolk Circle in unincorporated Lakeland.
Nobody was reported injured or missing after a boat caught fire Saturday morning near the Gandy Bridge, according to the Coast Guard.
Antoine McDonald went viral for a video of him breaking up a fight in Downtown Orlando while in an Easter Bunny costume last April, but now he's back in the headlines after Seminole County deputies say he crashed into a home and ran off.
Governor Ron DeSantis is officially doing away with Common Core after announcing new curriculum standards for Florida public schools at a news conference in Naples Friday.
Florida is ranked third in the nation for human trafficking cases. According to data gathered by the National Human Trafficking Hotline from 2007 to 2016, Tampa ranked as the seventh city in the nation for the number of cases per capita.
If you ask George Treanor, his dog Toby was a danger, but because the dog never actually bit anyone, animal services would not accept Toby as an owner surrender and a veterinarian would not put him down.
A 2-year-old is expected to survive after being shot, according to the Ocala Police Department.
Students and staff at Fivay High School in Pasco County have had a rough week.
Johan Wendon Holder, Ortland Clifford Williams, Mikevious Aljawon Young and Christopher Laveon Bell are facing charges in connection with the 2017 murder of Joshua Hickey in Highlands County.
The unemployment rate in Florida dropped to 3.0 percent in December, the lowest mark since the current estimating process started in 1976, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
One suspect is dead and another is in jail after they ambushed a deputy with an AR-15 rifle outside of a home in Pinellas County. The shootout was partially caught on video by a passing driver.
While Tampa is preparing for a pirate invasion, many revelers are figuring out how to get to and from the Gasparilla parade safely.
Deputies in Hillsborough County are searching for a little girl believed to be in danger.
It’s now been four months since more than 300 dogs were rescued from a Tampa breeding facility. Since then, county commissioners said they want to crack down on stores that sell pets, but some businesses say they’re being unfairly targeted.
The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision that revamped the state’s capital-punishment system.
The man who calls himself "Joe Exotic" is going to prison for trying to hire a hitman to kill an animal activist in the Bay Area.
A member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet stopped int he Bay Area Thursday.