Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Writers

Kirby Wilson

Kirby Wilson is the politics web producer for the Tampa Bay Times, his hometown paper. Previously, he worked as a summer reporting fellow for the Texas Tribune, and as a staff writer for the Duke Chronicle. He graduated from Duke in the spring of 2017 with an English degree.



CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 18, 2013 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Here’s how Baseball Twitter paid tribute to Roy Halladay

The plane crash death of former Major League pitcher Roy Halladay sent a seismic wave through the baseball world Tuesday afternoon. The 40-year-old former hurler for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies recorded over 200 wins in his career,...
Published: 11/07/17
Gainesville native Tom Petty, whose indelible heartland anthems about outsiders striving for the American dream, died Monday. [Getty Images]

Here are our favorite Tom Petty tributes from the past week

The passing of Tom Petty robbed us all of a transcendent musical talent. But, as these tragedies have the power to do, it also brought us together this week as we remembered the various ways Petty’s music moved us. We traded stories about the first...
Updated one month ago
Gainesville native Tom Petty, whose indelible heartland anthems about outsiders striving for the American dream, died Monday. [Getty Images]

Here are our favorite Tom Petty tributes from the past week

The passing of Tom Petty robbed us all of a transcendent musical talent. But, as these tragedies have the power to do, it also brought us together this week as we remembered the various ways Petty's music moved us. We traded stories about the first...
Updated one month ago
Florida Governor Rick Scott Addresses joint session of the Florida Legislature, 3/7/17 in Tallahassee.

Florida pols not big on Graham-Cassidy bill

After failing numerous times this summer to fulfill their nearly decade-long promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care bill, Senate Republicans pushed once more.The proposal sponsored by Sens. Lindsey...
Updated: 2 months ago
A satellite photo shows Hurricane Irma as it closed in on Florida. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via The New York Times)

Looking to clear post-Irma debris? Here's what you need to know about waste pickup.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, countless bay area residents have reported debris on their property. Here's what you need to know as you look to clear waste from around your home.Pinellas CountyThe county tweeted...
Updated: 2 months ago
Homeowners along Bayshore Boulevard take precautions by boarding up windows against Hurricane Irma as Tampa Bay is under a hurricane warning on Sat., September 9, 2017. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

Who to contact if you need help during Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is poised to affect nearly every Floridian in some way. Here are some key phone numbers that might come in handy as the storm approaches.For citizens all over Florida:FL Emergency Information Hotline:...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hurricane Irma memes like this one are spreading on the internet.

Five Irma memes we laughed at because the internet never stops

Publix has closed locations all over the state. Officials have asked almost 7 million people to leave their homes. Highways are clogged. Bottled water is hard to find. But one local institution is chugging along even as Hurricane Irma menaces the...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hurricane Irma, at center in this NASA photo from Friday morning, has prompted Pasco to open county shelters. [Getty Images]

Hurricane Irma: Pasco to open shelter for sex offenders

Registered sex offenders who need to evacuate because of Hurricane Irma now have an option: The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will set up a space for them in the shelter at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel."They need someplace to go...
Updated: 2 months ago
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. [Times (2016)]

Hurricane Irma: Polk sheriff warns IDs will be checked at evacuation shelters

Hurricane Irma's potential landfall is still days away, but the Polk County Sheriff's Office made minor online waves Wednesday morning with a pair of tweets warning sex offenders and citizens with arrest warrants against seeking refuge in local storm...
Updated: 3 months ago