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A Tampa boy was born with a rare disease. His parents refuse to give up hope.
A Tampa boy was born with a rare disease. His parents refuse to give up hope.
The lingering case of Tommy Zeigler and other men on Florida’s Death Row.
The lingering case of Tommy Zeigler and other men on Florida’s Death Row.
Forty-eight years after being attacked, a St. Petersburg woman searches for a way to cope.
Forty-eight years after being attacked, a St. Petersburg woman searches for a way to cope.
Anthony Roy felt threatened in his own back yard. So he got a gun. What would you do? Could this happen in your neighborhood?
Anthony Roy felt threatened in his own back yard. So he got a gun. What would you do? Could this happen in your neighborhood?
The lawyer. The priests. The cops. Strangers. So many people saw Phoebe on her last day alive, skipping beside her dad as he unraveled, holding his hand.
The lawyer. The priests. The cops. Strangers. So many people saw Phoebe on her last day alive, skipping beside her dad as he unraveled, holding his hand.
At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction.
At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction.
She was found curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could nurturing make up for a lifetime of neglect?
She was found curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could nurturing make up for a lifetime of neglect?
He was accused of a crime he swore he never committed; she believed her 4-year-old.
He was accused of a crime he swore he never committed; she believed her 4-year-old.
She had taught at the Parkland high school for 14 years when a shooter changed everything.
She had taught at the Parkland high school for 14 years when a shooter changed everything.
One in three families can’t afford diapers. Why are they so expensive?
One in three families can’t afford diapers. Why are they so expensive?
He's pretty sure we've all moved on.
He's pretty sure we've all moved on.

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  1. Shane Sheil, 16, only wanted three things for Christmas, an Xbox 360, a skateboard and a family.  After a story about Shane ran in the St. Petersburg Times, the community responded, and two of his three wishes have already been fulfilled.  Someone donated an Xbox 360 to him, and a local skateboard shop offered to let him come in and pick out anything he wanted.  He now spends his days playing games like Need for Speed Carbon with friends, and said he hopes he can go get the skateboard up soon.  (MELISSA LYTTLE | Times) [LYTTLE, MELISSA  |  St. Petersburg Times]
    The generosity of more than 100 people Shane Sheil, a 16-year-old in Pinellas County’s foster care system, never met changed his life.
  2. Shane Sheil, 16, rides his bike to and from school every day.  He prides himself on his speed as well as being self-sufficient.   (MELISSA LYTTLE | Times) [LYTTLE, MELISSA  |  St. Petersburg Times]
    “I wish someone would actually be there for me, you know? I’m outgoing. I can bring joy. I just want to be adopted.”
  3.  [Maria Carrillo]
  4. "I pray for hope. Sometimes, it is a cry for help," explains Martí Gonzalez, whose son Patrick was 2 months old when she found him unresponsive in his crib in May 2015. "Some days, I'm OK, and some days, I'm not." [PHOTOS BY JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    In Pinellas County, officials say Sudden Infant Death Syndrome doesn’t exist.
  5. Victor Becerra kisses his wife, Maria Martinez Rivera, at Tampa International Airport. She recently returned after being gone since April 2018. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    Congressman’s office got involved in helping secure a visa and bringing mother back to her American family.
  6. Staci Plonsky holds art from her autistic son, A.J. Plonsky, depicting his memory of being taken by the school resource officer to a mental health facility under Florida's Baker Act law. The incident took place on A.J's first day of middle school. Photo taken November 17, 2019. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    A mental health law is being used more frequently across Florida on children who are not mentally ill.
  7. Ann Corzo and her son Kristopher. [.]
    Parents share stories about Baker Act experiences and how they affected their families.
  8. undefined [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE]
  9. Sarah Cruz, left, and Daniela Figueroa, both 17, teach the younger girls a few of the steps from the ballet folklorico. This was the first dance class that Sarah and Daniela taught after the last instructor stepped away. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
    Residents didn’t get paved roads and street lights until this century. Regardless, neighbors young and old call it home.
  10. These kids have their own podcast about children's books. And they told us about their favorite stories. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE]
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