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Lane DeGregory - Enterprise reporter

Enterprise reporter

I am a listener, a writer, a podcaster. I love embedding in strangers’ lives and sharing their stories. When I was 6 years old, growing up in D.C. during the Watergate scandal, I told my parents I was going to be a journalist. I was editor of the newspaper at the University of Virginia, then worked in newsrooms across the East Coast. Over the last 30 years, I have written more than 3,000 stories. I came to the Times in 2000 and have followed a feral child who was adopted, a girl whose dad dropped her off a bridge and a dying boy waiting for his miracle. I’ve won dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. I’m also a mother, a dog lover and die-hard Deadhead.

  1. An unidentified rider of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's Route 18 turns in Raymond Krug's belongings to the bus driver. Krug wished he knew who the woman was, so he could thank her. “There are still a few good people out there,” he said.
  2. Chase Kosterlitz and Sarah Byrne, the hosts of the "I Do" podcast, with their daughter Stella.
  3. Ulyana Fylypovych and her fiance, Eric Cudar, have been working through the U.S. State Department to bring Fylypovych’s older sister and her two children to Gulfport from Poland, where they’re temporarily sheltered in an Airbnb with the aid Fylypovych and Cudar have been able to provide them.
  4. Ludmila Umansky, 56, of Clearwater, left, hugs Masha Kolomenskaia, 34, right, outside Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church following mass and a rally in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Kolomenskaia said she has not been able to reach her family in Ukraine.
  5. Orlando Latin Market owner Freddy Castillo counts the cases of Goya juice that were just delivered. He never knows how much of his order will be filled until the truck arrives.
  6. Stephen Kruspe appears at a September 2020 bond hearing at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. Charged with murdering his wife of 42 years, he faces life in prison. Lawyer Christopher Haddad, right, tries to get a judge to release Steve on bail.
  7. Kruspe family photo.
  8. Family and friends gather around Lincoln DeLuna for his eighth birthday at a bowling alley. His "first real party!" Lincoln has X-linked myotubular myopathy, a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder that makes him unable to walk, breathe or swallow on his own.
  9. Elyse Van Breemen, 80, of Clearwater recalls the day she learned her sister, Myra Joy Aronson, died in a plane crash on Sept. 11, 2001.
  10. Elyse Van Breemen of Clearwater lost her sister Myra Joy Aronson on Sept. 11, 2001. Aronson was on the first plane to hit the twin towers.
  11. Medical workers in the Intensive Care Unit try to stabilize a patient who has been battling the virus. From mid-July through August, 43 people died of COVID-19 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. More than 75 percent of them were unvaccinated.
  12. The John Wright house sits on 35 acres on the road to Cedar Key. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times]
  13. Months into the job, Hannah Anhalt arrests a suspected shoplifter in Clearwater.
  14. Brittany Moody watches the raising of the flag during reveille on a February morning.
  15. During training, coach Joe Saponare pretends to be an officer hurt in a dog attack.
  16. KeVonn Mabon moves into a new apartment and unpacks his football mementoes.
  17. Hannah Anhalt waits during traffic stop training.
  18. KeVonn Mabon, center, decides when to pull the trigger during role-based training.
  19. Jul. 13, 2021• Narratives
    At the academy, Brittany Moody is punched, kicked and thrown down, but she rarely complains.
  20. Jul. 12, 2021• Investigations & Narratives
    Brittany Moody takes a defensive tactics final exam.
  21. More than anything, Hannah Anhalt feared being pepper-sprayed.
  22. Jul. 11, 2021• Investigations & Narratives
    Becoming a cop “sounds scary,” says Hannah Anhalt, who has never been in a fight. Her fiancé worries about her. Her dad keeps telling her, “You could still be a Realtor.”
  23. Writer Diane Daniel was sad, scared and angry when her hometown of Largo voted to fire its transgender city manager 14 years ago. Now, she says, it's time for officials to right a past wrong.
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