Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Kathleen McGrory

Kathleen McGrory

Kathleen McGrory is a health and medicine reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Before joining the newspaper in 2015, she spent seven years as a metro reporter for the Miami Herald and two years as a government reporter in the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau. She speaks Spanish and holds degrees from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.



Advances in diaper technology have come at a cost. New research shows one in three families in the United States struggles with the expense.

One in three families can’t afford diapers. Why are they so expensive?

One afternoon in November, 500 scientists, engineers and executives gathered at a luxury hotel in Austin to imagine the future of baby diapers.
Updated one month ago
Hundreds of students and community activists marched down North Boulevard to address the inaction of lawmakers when it comes to gun violence, on February 23, 2018 in Tampa, Fla. The group marched from Blake High School to Curtis Hixon park. The protest was held in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]

‘I’ll kill you’: Threats and violence from the school workers who may soon carry guns

Florida lawmakers are voting today on whether to let some school employees carry guns on campus.The current proposal would let school districts arm any employee who isn’t solely a full-time teacher.
Updated one month ago
Aerial view of the Tampa Electric Big Bend power station. [Luis Santana | Times]

Tampa Electric planning to convert Big Bend power plant where five died in June from coal to natural gas

TAMPA — The parent company of Tampa Electric plans to seek regulatory approval in coming months to convert its Big Bend power plant, the site of an industrial accident that killed five workers last year, from coal to natural gas, a top executive said...
Updated: 3 months ago
Five workers died in a June accident at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Plant. [TIMES]

For Tampa Electric, the costly sanction could be yet to come

This week the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration slammed Tampa Electric for a June accident that killed five workers, hitting the company with a six-figure fine.
Updated: 4 months ago
Luis Santana   |   Times 
Two people were killed and four people were seriously injured Thursday in what is being described as a

OSHA: Tampa Electric ignored its own rules in accident that killed 5 workers

APOLLO BEACH — Tampa Electric ignored its own rules when performing a dangerous maintenance job at the Big Bend Power Station in June that left five workers dead, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday.OSHA...
Updated: 4 months ago
Tampa Electric's Big Bend power plant in Apollo Beach. [Times]

OSHA: Tampa Electric ignored its own rules in accident that killed 5 workers

APOLLO BEACH — Tampa Electric ignored its own rules when performing a dangerous maintenance job at the Big Bend Power Station in June that left five workers dead, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced...
Updated: 4 months ago
Tampa Electric was fined $18,108 following a May gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station.  [LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES]

Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43,000 in gas leak

APOLLO BEACH — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Tampa Electric $18,108 and gave the company two "serious" citations for its response to a gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station in May, the agency announced late...
Updated: 5 months ago
Two workers were sent to the hospital with injuries Tuesday after an accident at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station. Earlier this year, five workers died at the plant. [Luis Santana   |   Times]

Two workers injured at Tampa Electric power plant

APOLLO BEACH — An industrial accident at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station sent two workers to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, the company said.Tampa Electric officials provided few details Wednesday about what caused the accident, but...
Updated: 6 months ago