SNEADS — Lee Wollard's life slowly spirals away, following the trail of the gunshot he fired into a wall.
For reasons no one can know now, Nancy loves to sit on the porch of her mobile home and listen to her dozen wind chimes tinkling.
Some of the boys from the reform school use to take lunch down to the graveyard. They'd eat bologna sandwiches and wonder aloud about the boys buried beneath their feet. The dead boys' names were lost to time and neglect and, if you believe the men who made it out of Florida's oldest reform school alive, the callous …
WHEN I OPENED MY EYES at about 2 a.m., a man was standing at the foot of the bed.
FOUR HOURS. That's it.
In order for me to get a concealed weapons permit in Florida, my firearm competency certification class took four hours.
A year ago, a man drove to the top of a bridge, held his 5-year-old daughter over the side and let go.
Paige McDaniel thought she knew the Suwannee.
He stands in the tunnel that leads to the field, the fingers on his left hand opening and closing into a nervous fist.
Five minutes until halftime.
Everyone at Manatee Lanes had long since quit what they were doing and gathered behind the boy bowling on Lanes 9 and 10. This was a Saturday morning, Halloween.
The white windowless box surrounded by heat-cracked asphalt gives nothing away. There's a discreet sign: Uriah's Urban Farms.
GAINESVILLE — The old men met after sun up Saturday in the parking lot of an abandoned Mexican restaurant on the south side of town. They shook hands and hugged and climbed aboard a bus, careful not to fall.
SARASOTA — When the police pulled 5-year-old Pok-nam Shin out of school, the little girl who now goes by Holly Hoyle O'Brien asked the only question that mattered: Where's my daddy?
You're reading this, which means you know Florida, which means you know Florida has a legendary case of the crazies. As with all good legends, over time, it can be tough to sort the myths from the truth.
The True Florida Quiz is here to help.
Ingrid Ricci's view of Cuba is a complex one, formed during three different periods over more than half a century.
Foreign invaders are decimating Florida avocados.
In the Republican presidential nomination contest, the polls have been the outsiders' best friend. Billionaire Donald Trump and physician Ben Carson gained early momentum and critical debate exposure thanks almost entirely to their consistently high rankings in any number of public opinion surveys.
UPDATE: In the days since this story was published, readers have responded to the portrayal of Dr. David Kramer by sharing the struggles their afflicted family members face. They also commented on the difficulty for society and the plan Dr. Kramer has for the end stage of his disease:
In a small room at Palm Garden nursing home in Sun City Center, two souls draw closer.
"I'm no Mary Poppins," Amy Slone says.
If Poppins was obsessive-compulsive about a holiday, it would be Christmas. Slone hates Christmas. She has self-diagnosed OHD — Obsessive Halloween Disorder. Months before Halloween, she begins turning her Gulfport home — front to back, top to bottom — into …
ST. PETERSBURG — In December, Brad Stigleman propped his battered old canoe behind his in-laws' home in Feather Sound, right beside a pond perfect for fishing.
He thought it'd be safe there.