Links for the Times: Minor League ballplayer says wife lied about pregnancy
On Monday, baseball player Jose Tabata told his teammates he was excited about finally getting to hold the newborn daughter his wife had told him about, the baby girl she'd shown off in photos. The 20-year-old did meet a 2-month-old baby girl for the first time early this week, but Tuesday afternoon he learned the baby wasn't his. And he found out that his 43-year-old wife, Amalia Tabata Pereira, was a felon, now accused of stealing a Plant City baby from the arms of a scared Mexican mother.
Backstory: Wife of ballplayer is suspect in baby abduction
Report criticizes former John Hopkins Middle School principal
Former John Hopkins Middle School principal Maureen Thornton created a hostile work environment, practiced sloppy bookkeeping and used her position for personal gain, according to documents released Friday by the Pinellas school district.
Backstory: Hopkins Middle School principal ousted
Lowry Park Zoo earns back accreditation
Lowry Park Zoo and city officials breathed a huge sigh of relief Friday after a national association restored the zoo's accreditation at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums had suspended Lowry Park's membership in December afer learning of private dealings between the zoo and its former president, Lex Salisbury. | Backstory: The Zoo and the City
Residents in the midwest continue to struggle with rising floodwater. View photos.