Actor and director Angelina Jolie has ignited another worldwide conversation about cancer, revealing in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had undergone surgery, at age 39, to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. As she did 22 months ago, when she announced that she had had …
TAMPA — She recalls, as a kid, coming home to an empty refrigerator in a house where food stamps were traded for crack.
The voice on the other end of the radio said: "There are two people digging by the side of the road. Can we shoot them?"
TOKYO — It was not Hiroshima or Nagasaki, but in many ways, including lives lost, it was just as horrific.
Management theory says, "Stick to what you know. Don't stray from your core business." But what happens when the core is changing and it's no longer a reliable source of profit?
FORT LAUDERDALE — A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there.
A single spotlight illuminated one end of an otherwise dark room at the Pinellas-Pasco County Medical Examiner's office. William Pellan sat behind a computer, eyes fixed to the image of a dead man. Everything I needed to know was on that screen, glowing on his face. But Florida law forbids non-family …
Editor's note: Warren Elly, who retired from WTVT-Ch. 13 in 2011, was diagnosed with cancer late last year and has spent every day since then chronicling his life in his blog, "The Way Forward." Elly granted the Tampa Bay Times permission to publish excerpts from his blog, and wrote this introduction: …
When the phone rang at my kitchen table, I had to follow the rumor wherever it led. I could never have imagined what would unfold next: That the star quarterback at Florida State University would wind up under investigation for rape. That Jameis Winston's accuser would be driven out of school. That a stream of national …
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The examined life
Mari Ebert worries.
She worries that, despite all their hard work, her sixth-graders won't do well on Florida's new annual exams, which start Monday.
Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the Department of Justice to look into the decades-old deaths and burials of boys at the state's oldest reform school in the Panhandle town of Marianna.
LITTLE ROCK — On a hot Friday in July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.
SPRING HILL — Vicky Brannon's heartache turned on a heartbeat Saturday.
Last Sunday, a couple of hours before their kids were supposed to come over, Robert "Smitty" Smith called his wife to his bedside and told her, "I'm sorry. I don't think I can make it."
One of the best hopes to revive Florida's fast-fading citrus industry is a steam generator mounted on an old grove truck.
Last June, I went with a small group of Americans to visit Syrian refugees living in a Turkish border town named Kilis, a sleepy hamlet of dusty streets and low-rise apartment buildings surrounded by rolling brown hills. Kilis is the closest town to Aleppo, Syria's largest metropolis and focal point of President Bashar …
For decades, the two white houses had been dying.
The box for case No. 55-352 had not been opened in years when Pinellas sheriff's Detective Michael Bailey removed its cover, revealing crumbling rice paper, typewritten witness statements, and handwritten notes by detectives from more than half a century ago. • The brittle pages chronicle what …
Editor's note: The four-hour Red Tent Project session was recorded. The women's words have been edited for length and clarity.
Greg Baker stands in the Fodder & Shine kitchen explaining what will happen in a vast room full of gleaming ovens and prep counters when his phone rings for the fifth time. "And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate. Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake. Shake it off." // Wife and business partner …