Waveney Ann Moore, Times Staff

Waveney Ann Moore

Times Staff

Waveney Ann Moore covers topics from neighborhoods to religion to city projects such as the long-awaited St. Petersburg Pier. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. The series won the Dart Award for covering trauma, the Casey Medal for exemplary reporting on children and families, and first place for nondeadline reporting in the 2010 Green Eyeshade competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists. She was also a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer as part of a team that wrote about the Rev. Henry Lyons, disgraced head of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. She wrote for the Kansas City Star, was born in Guyana and is a naturalized American citizen.

Pedestrian critically injured after collision with truck

A truck involved in a crash Saturday night. (Florida Highway Patrol)
The woman walked into the path of the truck.

Temple Terrace crash claims pedestrian's life

Breaking news.
Police are investigating a traffic accident in which a pedestrian died.

Sunken Gardens envisions children's educational garden

MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times
Guests attend the Sunken Gardens' Jingle Mingle event in St. Petersburg. The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation is raising money for a Children's Educational Garden and held its annual Jingle Mingle event at gardens' Oak Pavilion.
A toy train provides a joyful prop as the Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation raises money for a children's garden with laying hens, water pumps and earthworms

St. Petersburg’s historic buildings get more attention

DIRK SHADD   |   Times  
Maria Harvard Rawls, 44, the granddaughter of William Harvard Sr., pictured in front of the Williams Park band shell that her grandfather designed in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is planning to expand its list of properties potentially eligible for local landmark designation.
The city prepares to greatly increase its list of properties that may be eligible for historic preservation, which could protect them from demolition.

Books bring holiday home to Jewish children

LUIS SANTANA   |   TimesJewish books on display at PJ Library at the Largo office of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco [Saturday December 2, 2018] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
The PJ Library program send kids a free book every month