NAPLES — Arturo Freyre lives among the lions.
I've been thinking about my combination lock a lot. I keep it on a locker at work. Twenty or more times a week I spin the dial right, then left, then right, and the lock drops open with a satisfying "chunk." The first time I used that lock — in junior high gym class — we were still sending men to the …
One April evening two years ago, 9-year-old Justin Davis dashed into a busy Jacksonville street, headed to a convenience store for snacks.
“Do you prefer a cliff, or water?" asked the owner of the lovely hotel at the foot of Mount Olympus.
The road to Pahokee is long and lonely: 38 miles around the southeast shore of Lake Okeechobee. During most of the drive, you can't see the state's largest lake. Just a towering cement wall, rimmed by old fish camps. And on the other side, endless acres of palmettos. You often go for miles without seeing a soul.
ST. PETERSBURG — In the back building at St. Pete High, in a third-floor corner classroom, Mrs. Mathis stood waiting to greet her students on her last first day of school.
Charley Morgan, who calls himself "the ancient mariner," felt like a kid again. Eighty-five candles will grace his next birthday cake, but when he noticed the palm trees swaying beyond the window, he marched outside to look at Boca Ciega Bay. Standing on his dock, he saw Blue Cloud prancing at the end of a rope like a …
NBC reports that a single "New Russia" flag is "slowly replacing" the individual flags of various pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist groups. The flag of New Russia, or Novorossiya, has been around for a few months. And it looks a lot like another flag that you may associate with armed rebellion. The Moscow Times …
TAMPA — Dakota Rockwell never asked for help. He was reluctant to share all his hardships.
David Hastings of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg recently traveled to Tallahassee to talk to Rick Scott about how to save Florida.
The magazine in your hand begins in a casual morning meeting held many days, even weeks ago. In a room that looks west over a crumbling YMCA and south toward a rising apartment complex, writers, photographers and editors share what's on their minds. It's an idea factory, but it's more like the place where hurricanes are …
Republican Gov. Rick Scott has opened up a 5-point lead over Democratic rival Charlie Crist as a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll finds Florida voters mostly optimistic about the state's economic direction but decidedly sour on their gubernatorial choices.
Tampa anesthesiologist Dr. Rafael Miguel helped lead the fight against a surging prescription drug abuse crisis in Florida.
Two Tampa Bay area women are once again so close to winning $1 million they can almost taste it — or, at least, smell it in the oven.
Doc was shopping for shirts and ties back in the Big and Tall department.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott launched Project Sunburst two years ago to give the public easy access to his emails and those of his staff and promised it would become an "unprecedented, transparent window into how state government works."
TAMPA — Seven years have passed, and Tamesha Stubbs can still barely talk about that rainy Sunday night when her husband, Dion, lost control of his car on the way to work and crossed into oncoming traffic. Rushed to Lakeland Regional Hospital with serious head trauma, he died the next morning.
TARPON SPRINGS — Bob Clayton leaned over the gleaming, industrial-grade oven, his crystal blue eyes focused as he slathered crab spread on golden-brown pieces of bread.
Beyond the relentless fields of sugar cane stalks, past the sign heralding Clewiston as "America's Sweetest City," just south of a cluster of aged mobile homes and modest ranch-style houses sits the weather-worn Lighthouse Apostolic Church.