Thursday, September 20, 2018
News Roundup

Today’s WriteLane podcast: A return to tragedy

Today’s WriteLane is about covering tragedies, with a focus on last month’s Parkland school shooting.

The weekly podcast features Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, discussing her stories and answering questions.

The Times’ Lisa Gartner, also a Pulitzer Prize winner, joins this week’s podcast to talk about her story on a teacher returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Read her story here:

Can she go back?

A new podcast is available each Wednesday morning on the Times’ website, SoundCloud and iTunes. Go here to listen and subscribe for free on the Podcasts app and iTunes. If you like the show, be sure to leave us a review.

Listeners can submit questions or suggest podcast topics by emailing [email protected]

Listen to the latest episode below:

 
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Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

ST. PETERSBURG -- A fight at a bus stop escalated Thursday morning, resulting in a 16-year-old girl being stabbed in the back by a fellow Gibbs High School student.Police say the girls -- ages 15 and 16 -- have been involved in an ongoing disagreemen...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

City says Disston Plaza traffic issues fixed

ST. PETERSBURG — Tim Funderburk, traffic signal coordinator for the city, says the problem that was causing traffic to back up at the new Disston Plaza entrance has been solved.The plaza at 3501 49th St. N was recently revamped and an old Publ...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Publix has pumpkin spice everything on sale, and other deals this week in coupons (Sept. 20-26)

Publix has pumpkin spice everything on sale, and other deals this week in coupons (Sept. 20-26)

Sometimes the coupon gods align. And, man, that’s beautiful because everyone loves so-cheap-it’s-almost-free stuff.Vegetarians rejoice, this week’s steal of a deal is for you. Publix has Quron "chick’n" nuggets and patties on BOGO (buy one, get one) ...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE -- After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet. The country club’s e...
Updated: 28 minutes ago

Oldsmar backs readiness initiative for sea level rise

OLDSMAR — The City Council supports the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’ s initiative to create a coalition to address sea level rise and climate resiliency.The purpose is to bind regional governments into a unified approach to appl...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Football player, band member, advanced student, girl: Pasco eighth-grader does it all well

Football player, band member, advanced student, girl: Pasco eighth-grader does it all well

TRINITY — Julie Michael stood in the metal bleachers, flute poised at her lips, ready to play the national anthem with the Seven Springs Middle School advanced band.As the band segued into the school fight song, the eighth-grader continued per...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: When might Jameis Winston return under center?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: When might Jameis Winston return under center?

Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud on today's podcast to discuss if and when Jameis Winston might regain his job as starting quarterback of the Bucs.Plus, they talk about what Tony Dungy, who is set to be inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor, has met ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Floridan hotel misses deadline, faces hearing on repairs to keep more concrete from falling

Floridan hotel misses deadline, faces hearing on repairs to keep more concrete from falling

TAMPA — When a chunk of concrete fell off the Floridan Palace Hotel last month, injuring a woman who was struck by debris, city officials gave the historic building’s owners a deadline to submit an engineering report and make repairs.That deadline ca...
Updated: 1 hour ago
For unbeaten Mitchell, practice really does make perfect

For unbeaten Mitchell, practice really does make perfect

TRINITY — When you graduate one of the best players in school history, chances are it will be be tough going, at least early on, the next season.So far, Mitchell High's football team is defying the odds without the services of all-everything at...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Orlando-Melbourne airport lockdown lifted after breach of security

Orlando-Melbourne airport lockdown lifted after breach of security

MELBOURNE — Police in Florida have re-opened the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport following a breach of security that resulted in some flight delays.Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker tells news outlets a student pilot boarded a passenger ...
Updated: 2 hours ago