St. Petersburg - the best personalized free web-based Email en en St. Petersburg Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; gov. declares emergency TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies to "quickly work together to protect our families, visitors and communities" as authoritie... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:40:00Z Will Power wins pole again at St. Pete for IndyCar opener ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power won the pole for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg, proving he still is the best driver at navigating the temporary street circuit. It was a record seventh pole in eight years at St. Pete for Power, who also won the pole for this race last year. He's a two-time winner at St. Pete and will try for win No. 3 in Sunday's opener. Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:01:00 GMT 2017-03-11T23:01:00Z Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice' ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston is back in the spotlight — and not in a positive light — for what he described as a "poor word choice" in comments about women during a talk to Florida grade school students. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, who was accused of raping another student while at Florida State University but never charged, spoke ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-02-24T22:09:00Z Florida woman accused of throwing tampon at police officer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged after police say she hit an officer with a tampon. Local news outlets report that 28-year-old Tacora Fields was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. A police report says Fields was involved in a fight when a St. Petersburg police officer r... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:06:00 GMT 2017-01-26T13:06:00Z Alabama fans catch man who sold fake tickets to title game TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When three brothers from Louisiana realized they were sold fake tickets to the national championship football game, they decided to fight back by using a fake out of their own. One of the brothers, Bryant Gentry, told the Tampa Bay Times ( ) that Joseph Steven Escalera initially sold them two tickets for $1,000 each. Gentry said he and... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:09:00 GMT 2017-01-12T16:09:00Z Blocked FG helps Mississippi State hold off Miami 17-16 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season. Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in another strong performance by the dual-threat quarterback; however, the heavily favored Bulldogs had to block a field goal in the closing seconds to hold off Miami (Ohio) 17-... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:17:00 GMT 2016-12-26T21:17:00Z The Latest: Stanford and North Carolina in Sun Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection (all times local): 6:20 p.m. SUN BOWL: Stanford, with the Pac-12's longest active bowl streak, will play North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30. The 16th-ranked Cardinal (9-3) are playing in their eighth consecutive b... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:23:00 GMT 2016-12-04T23:23:00Z