Kirby Wilson, General Assignment Reporter

Kirby Wilson

General Assignment Reporter

As a general assignment reporter, I’ve been assigned, generally, to learn more about the community that raised me. Aside from four years at Duke University, where I double-majored in English and basketball yelling, I’ve lived all my life in Florida. As a reporter, I’m interested in how the decisions of people in power affect everyday Floridians, and in building community around storytelling. I joined the Times in September 2017, and I spent my first year on the politics team covering the 2018 governor’s race. When I’m not in the office, I like to travel, sing show tunes and dream about playing for the Boston Red Sox.

FHP: New Port Richey man dies after crashing his car into a tree

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Troopers do not know what caused the man to drive his car off the road.

Clearwater completes mission to add fluoride to water

Clearwater has finished a yearslong project to add fluoride to the drinking water. [Times (2018)]
Residents hadn’t been getting the optimal level recommended by health professionals

No scooter rentals in Clearwater, for now

After seeing the issues Tampa  has had with scooters, Clearwater has decided on a moratorium.  [CHRIS URSO  |   Times]
After watching other cities struggle with the influx of scooters, officials want to wait and see.

Clearwater police: Suspect in officer-involved shooting dies; investigation underway

The Clearwater Police Department said Bryan Bernard Wallace, 39, of Clearwater, was shot by police Saturday near the residence at 1008 LaSalle St. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
"In fear for their own safety and the safety of others in the area, the two officers then fired their weapons," a department release said.

FHP: Hudson man dies nine days after car accident

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Stephen Knorr, 62, of Hudson, died from injuries sustained in the crash.