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Investigations & Narratives

Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
At Gopher Resource in Tampa, workers recycle 50,000 used car batteries a day. Their safety equipment doesn’t always protect them, an 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation found.
At Gopher Resource in Tampa, workers recycle 50,000 used car batteries a day. Their safety equipment doesn’t always protect them, an 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation found.
OSHA inspectors haven’t been inside Gopher Resource in five years, even as mechanical breakdowns plagued the Tampa plant and made conditions worse for workers.
OSHA inspectors haven’t been inside Gopher Resource in five years, even as mechanical breakdowns plagued the Tampa plant and made conditions worse for workers.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.

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  1. This photo of Carter Verhaeghe taken in 2020 by Times photographer Dirk Shadd won first place in sports photography at the Florida Society of News Editors competition.
    FSNE awards prizes for the state’s best journalism. The Tampa Bay Times collects 23 awards, including top honors in eight categories.
  2. Federal lawmakers say Gopher Resource should face penalties in the wake of a report that found toxic gasses reached life-threatening levels and contaminated dust covered the plant’s floor.
    Regulators, prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation, found that Gopher Resource ran afoul of environmental standards
  3. County regulators identified a host of problems at Gopher Resource in Tampa, including hazardous-liquid leaks and life-threatening levels of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide.
    The inquiry was spurred by a Tampa Bay Times investigation into hazardous conditions at the plant.
  4. Lead dust fills a section of Gopher Resource's Tampa plant. Late this month, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the company's credit rating.
    An ongoing federal probe, prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation, was a key factor in the decision, the credit-rating agency said.
  5. Madisyn Slater on a June day at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa.
    Hillsborough County schools have a troubled history when it comes to protecting students from sexual misconduct.
  6. Tampa Bay Times reporter Kathleen McGrory, center, speaks at Poynter on Friday to current and former Times staffers at a celebration of the Pulitzer Prize she won with reporting partner Neil Bedi.
    No newsroom in America has won the category more times since it was introduced 15 years ago.
  7. Tampa Bay Times journalists won the Pulitzer Prize in the Local Reporting category on Friday.
  8. Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company, left, Tampa Bay Times Executive Editor Mark Katches, reporters Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi, and former Deputy Editor of Investigations Adam Playford watch as McGrory and Bedi are announced as the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting on Friday, June 11, 2021, for their groundbreaking series about a Pasco County law enforcement initiative that harassed local residents. This is the 13th Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Times.
    An examination of a Pasco law enforcement initiative sparked outrage and impact.
  9. Civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump (center) and co-counselors announce the filing of a lawsuit against Gopher Resource on behalf of Colin Brown (in headphones). Colin's parents Ko Brown (third from right) and Tomika Brown (second from right) are suing the lead factory, alleging that dust from the plant poisoned their son. Colin's blood-lead levels only subsided after his father, a former factory worker, left the plant. The Wednesday press conference in Tampa was held outside of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse.
    The worker alleges dusty conditions at Gopher Resource, Florida’s only lead factory, resulted in his son’s lead exposure.
  10. Consultants and workers have documented problems with fumes spilling out from the furnace into the workspace at Gopher Resource for years.
    At Gopher Resource, OSHA inspectors have been present for nearly two months. Video shows more issues with the ventilation system.
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