Ben Montgomery - Times Correspondent

Times Correspondent

  1. EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN   |   Times 
(03/19/2009) In the woods not far from the current Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, up a dirt road, and up a hill is a small cemetery with 31 unmarked graves. Some of the White House Boys think the bodies of children murdered by guards at the Florida School for Boys are buried in the cemetery. Some of the graves can be attributed to students killed in a 1914 fire. Others can be attributed to a flu epidemic that swept the campus, but not all are accounted for.
  2. Seen from a distance through the window of a moving van, an inmate at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys tends to the school's kennels on October 13, 2009. [EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN, Times]
  3. A St. Petersburg Times headline from the death of Claude Neal.
  4. BEN MONTGOMERY   |   Times Asher Montgomery looks over a canal in Hamburg, Germany's Hafen City, home to museums, restaurants and the city's philharmonic. EASTERN EUROPE for LATITUDES  Story by BEN MONTGOMERY
  5. Robert E. Lee Elementary School, the subject of controversy lately because of its namesake, caught fire Tuesday night. [Courtesy of Renee King]
  6. Thomas and Mina Edison look out at their Moonlight Garden from Thomas'  office, behind them. In 1926, when the garden was planted, Thomas was 79.. Provided by Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

  7. Sept. 11, 2017• Local Weather
    Scores of people walk on the floor of Tampa Bay along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. The water dramatically receded Sunday afternoon ahead of Hurricane Irma.
  8. A tree down came down but missed this 1920s home at 738 Seventh St. N in the Historic Uptown neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Damage became apparent with the light of day Monday morning.
  9. Dimly Tamayo, 33, left, her husband William Tamayo, 28, center, both watch her father Omar Perez measure wood to cover the windows of his home ahead of Hurricane Irma in the Palmetto Beach neighborhood in Tampa on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
  10. Jim Wolf, 52, of Alma, Michigan, and a crew of friends drove a 27-foot Avalon pontoon boat from Clearwater Beach to Cuba in June. Asked why, Wolf said: "Because we can." The team faced a several storms but made it back to Florida safely. (Photo courtesy Jim Wolf)
  11. [Illustration by Steve Madden | Times]
  12. Charred sabal palms line the west beach on Egmont Key. A July 2016 fire, caused by lightning, burned through about 88 acres but didn’t damage any historic structures.
  13. Matt Cooney proposed to his girlfriend, Emily VanEtten, while on a golf course. The two planned to get married in November 2018.
  14. Jermaine Ferguson takes the $5 entry fee from a visitor at Fort De Soto Park on Wednesday. Pasco County has done away with recession era park fees, but Hillsborough and Pinellas county plan to continue to charge people to use parks like Fort De Soto and Lettuce Lake Park. LARA CERRI   |   Times

  15. Roderick James Ramsay was sentenced in 1992 for his role in a spy ring that was selling classified secrets about European defenses.
  16. From left, Doug Haskell, of Manitou Beach, Michigan, Travis Conners, of Indian River, Michigan, Jim Wolf, of Alma, Michigan, and Charles Chiara, of Pasadena, California, depart from Seminole Boat Ramp in Clearwater on a 27-foot Avalon Ambassador Elite pontoon boat on Wednesday en route to Havana, Cuba, and back -- 700 miles total. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  17. A view of the businesses at the corner of 150th Avenue at Gulf Blvd and Madeira Way in Madeira Beach. Citizens opposed to dramatic changes in the city's low-slung downtown core succeeded in restocking the City Commission, but debate rages on. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times ]
  18. Joe Kotvas, a former Hillsborough County commissioner who went to prison, has written a new book, Found Guilty, But . . .
  19. Erin Kimmerle led the work to exhume remains at the Dozier School for Boys.
  20. In the nine years since the Florida School for Boys in Marianna closed, USF anthropology researchers unearthed the bodies of more than 50 boys from unmarked graves.
  21. Doug Hughes, speaking to the media after appearing in federal court on May 21, 2015, in Washington, D.C., holds up a poster given to him by supporters. [Getty Images]
  22. Pasco County deputies faced a suspected bank robber during a standoff in 2010.
  23. Aramis Ayala