Links from the Times for Oct. 18: Camp Lejune, nuns in Tampa, kids hog hunting
Marine Camp Lejeune water contamination history detailed in documents
The U.S. Marine Corps has long assured the public that it closed drinking water wells at Camp Lejeune as soon as it found they were tainted with toxic chemicals.
But a St. Petersburg Times review of Marine Corps documents shows the base failed to close the wells for years — despite stark warnings that its drinking water was befouled by industrial cleaning solvents. | Read the story.
View the documents we reported with and read other stories in a special report.
"You American sisters," an Italian nun once scolded Sister Barbara Martens of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany in Tampa, "are a thorn in the Holy Father's side." The Vatican has a litany of concerns about the direction of American religious orders.
Story: Meet the sisters working here
Audio slide show: See the nuns at work
Hog hunting photo gallery
In its effort to control Florida's overpopulation of feral hogs, the state has enlisted some unlikely partners: children.
Photo gallery: See photos from the hunt
Tuesday's story: Children unlikely allies in feral hog hunt