Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Human Interest

The would-be blockbuster shot in Tampa was supposed to combat racism. That was a century ago.

The would-be blockbuster shot in Tampa was supposed to combat racism. That was a century ago.

The producers of The Birth of a Race hailed the silent movie shot in Tampa more than a century ago as a great cinematic achievement, one they said would help race relations. It was a major bust.
Updated: 11 minutes ago
For 250 refugees, a first Thanksgiving feast in Tampa hit all the right notes

For 250 refugees, a first Thanksgiving feast in Tampa hit all the right notes

Church organizers and nonprofit groups bring together 250 refugees for an interfaith Thanksgiving feast, multiculturalism front and center and gravy on the side
Updated: 17 minutes ago
St. Petersburg man arrested in Pinellas Park shooting death

St. Petersburg man arrested in Pinellas Park shooting death

Corey Montego Small, 40, was arrested just after 8 p.m. Monday on a felony second degree murder charge for the death of Lawrence Lee Fagan, 63, in the Cedar Hollow Apartments complex.
Published: 11/19/18
Police identify man, 20, killed in West Tampa home invasion

Police identify man, 20, killed in West Tampa home invasion

Tampa Police say Cristian Osorio Velazquez, 20, died from upper body trauma suffered during a home invasion robbery at his West Tampa apartment on Saturday.
Published: 11/19/18
Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

The driver is in custody, but the fugitive who sparked Friday’s deadly incident is still being sought.
Published: 11/16/18
Two SUVs collide in Pasco intersection, injuring eight people

Two SUVs collide in Pasco intersection, injuring eight people

They were all riding in the vehicles that crashed at State Road 52 and Hays Road.
Published: 11/15/18
Updated: 11/16/18
In Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row

In Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row

Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin knows what it's like to be accused. He spent 10 years on death row before new evidence, including DNA tests, helped set him free. Now he must adjust to life on the outside.
Published: 11/16/18
The Zola Twitter saga went viral. The ‘Zola’ movie is being filmed in Tampa Bay.

The Zola Twitter saga went viral. The ‘Zola’ movie is being filmed in Tampa Bay.

The story of prostitution, stripping and crime is becoming a movie called Zola. The production has been filming in the Tampa Bay area since Oct. 29, confirmed St.Petersburg-Clearwater film commissioner Tony Armer.
Published: 11/15/18
Updated: 11/16/18
Here’s a guide to the authors coming to the Times Festival of Reading

Here’s a guide to the authors coming to the Times Festival of Reading

Read interviews with the 2018 festival authors and reviews of their books.
Published: 11/16/18
Habitat for Humanity surprises Dansville homeowners with paint jobs

Habitat for Humanity surprises Dansville homeowners with paint jobs

Ten homes in the neighborhood near Largo get fresh paint, courtesy of a team of volunteers
Published: 11/20/18