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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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    Tampa Bay nonprofits brought doctors to Bogotá in December to help. The situation has only worsened since.
  2. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee poses inside Gulfport Shell on April 1. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    The changes came quick - and slow - and transformed spring in Tampa Bay.
  3. Covering villages scattered across Alaska was part of the challenge of producing the series Lawless. [Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News]
    Lawless series won national acclaim by uncovering poor policing.
  4. John Riesebeck, owner of Smokin' J's BBQ, poses in front of his smokehouse in Gulfport. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    Butcher John Riesebeck is embracing a family tradition amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  5. From 2000: Maria Carrillo, left, and Lane DeGregory, with her son Ryland leaning in, when they first worked together. [Courtesy of Maria Carrillo]
    Narrative writers look for arcs and dialogue and scenes.
  6. Pastor Randy Huckabee of First Baptist Dade City delivers a live-streamed service to a nearly empty sanctuary on Sunday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    In a time of fear and despair, he wanted to help his congregation feel less anxious about what’s happening and what’s ahead.
  7. Isadora Pendygraft carries a few books out from the Gulfport Public Library. She checked them out before the library shut down due to the coronavirus. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
    Life without friends, without school, without parents’ full attention can be lonely and sad.
  8. Carmine's Ybor restaurant is among those that closed early due to the coronavirus pandemic. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
    People are out — or not — caught between what was and what will be.
  9. Peter Copeland, while visiting the Poynter Institute, talks about his new book. [Allison Graves]
    Author of ‘Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter’ shares experiences.
  10. At the Northeast Shopping Center Publix, customers had cleared out the entire aisle of paper goods, including paper towels and toilet paper, by the end of the day Sunday. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
    At local stores, social media and ‘stupid people’ get the blame for inspiring frantic rush.
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