TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former accounting manager for the University of South Florida has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $12.8 million from the school.
Ralph Puglisi, 60, of Palm Harbor, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Tampa, according to court records.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalization numbers have plunged to their lowest levels since the early days of the pandemic, offering a much needed break to health care workers and patients alike following the omicron surge.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The University of South Florida's board of trustees has elevated the school's interim president to the official position.
The trustees voted Tuesday to hire Rhea Law, a prominent Tampa attorney and USF grad, to replace Steve Currall, who resigned in July.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A visibly annoyed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis admonished a group of high school students for wearing face masks at an indoor news conference Wednesday, saying it was time to stop what he called “this COVID theater."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former accounts manager for a nonprofit affiliated with the University of South Florida's medical school has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $13 million, spending most of it at an adult website with some of it coming back to him.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — WWE star Sheamus is offering ring-side seats and “many beers" to anyone who returns a prop cross necklace that was stolen from an arena on the campus of the University of South Florida.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmentalists and tourism operators on Mexico’s Caribbean coast are complaining about mounds of foul-smelling sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — that are piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown.