Almost 25 years after a murder shocked the little city of Gulfport, the man convicted of the killing hopes that DNA evidence can clear him.
On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle and Christe Rogers were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders and their aftermath, a story of a handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.
• "Metal to bone," a three-part special series, was first published by the Times on May 2-4, 1993.
• This story first published in the Times on Oct. 4, 2002.
THONOTOSASSA — Deputies announced the arrest of a teen Friday who earlier this month was accused of stealing a pit bull puppy from a home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
At the close of the work week, when the stars come out and the Christmas lights twinkle on and the headlights start to race through the pines and past the KEEP OUT signs, you'll find Gary Anton in his pop-bottle glasses and hippy hair-halo rushing around the Bradfordville Blues Club like a monk on …
North of Gainesville, a church camp once attracted thousands of visitors because it was built around the gushing waters of Hornsby Springs. Then the spring stopped flowing and the camp had to spend more than $1 million to build a water park to replace it. The old spring site is now so stagnant that it's frequently …
By LANE DeGREGORY
Times Staff Writer
Every morning, after he packs his pillow from whatever beach or bridge has been his bed, after he pedals to the Salvation Army to get a free cup of coffee, after he parks his old bike outside the Mirror Lake Library, Rick Lewis walks …
Her dark eyes scanned the fluorescent-lit lunchroom, locking onto her friends in the center of the chaos. Her thoughts sprayed in many directions: the upcoming eighth-grade formal, a surprisingly bad grade she recently got on an English paper, her role in the school play.
CLEARWATER — Alah Rozanovsky was in the hallway of her senior apartment building, getting her mail, when she first heard the music. Someone was in the bingo room, playing that old upright piano. Someone who really knew how to play.