Saturday, February 24, 2018
Overdoses, DUIs, stolen drugs: Floridas third-biggest fire rescue department has a problem
A Tampa Bay Times investigation found a documented history of drug and alcohol abuse in the department and drug policies that lag behind other Florida fire rescue departments. Luis Santana | Times
TAMPA — Ragon Frost slumped in his chair at the dispatch desk of the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center. His face was clammy and pale, his head and hands shaking.A 911 call came in just then, on the evening of Oct. 27, 2016.
Tampa defense attorney Barry Cohen is battling against leukemia and has closed his law office after 43 years. Cohen's high profile cases included Jennifer Porter's hit and run, and Marlene and Steve Aisenberg's missing baby. He still hopes to be back in a courtroom if his cancer goes into remission. [Times (2010)]
Legal lion Barry Cohen reveals leukemia and tells how it has changed his priorities
Richard Musetti, of Tampa, a retired Detroit Police officer and DEA agent, holds an Arsenal SAM7SF rifle at the Tampa gun show on Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The show will continue Sunday. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
Gun legislation unease looms over Tampa gun show attendees, vendors
Rays officials senior VP Chaim Bloom, GM Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash are all smiles on Feb. 13 anyway. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Inside the Rays plan to prove the tanking truthers wrong