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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Deputies: Man killed son to play video games
Cody Wygant

A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged today with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Brandon Guyer dives but can't make the catch as Yankees Brian Roberts triples during the second inning Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF
Yankees romp over faltering Rays 10-2
Shipping containers make up the design of the new Ferg's bar/restaurant in Tampa, directly across Channelside Drive from the Forum. Source: Ferg's, Fraze Design
Container design keeps new Ferg’s mobile
Currently, trapping is permitted 5 p.m. till 10 a.m. during the state’s 11-week alligator season. It lasts Aug. 15 to Nov. 1. Counties also have their own “alligator harvests” during that season. 
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

Opinion

The Right Stuff takes a provisional holiday; back April 28

Tom Jackson The Right Stuff is, officially, taking a spring holiday (beginning with a whirlwind visit to London, which is why I’ve applied the British variation of “vacation”) through April 27. But that doesn’t mean it absolutely, positively won’t weigh in on occasion if the moment, issue or happenstance presents itself. No matter what, however, all-new episodes of TRS insights episodes are scheduled to resume April 28.

Editorials:
Editorial: USF meets state’s challenge
Editorial: Gun law poses a dangerous gamble
Give us another run, Lightning
Letters:
Let us march for life
Letters to the editor: Wasted chances at plate
Waffle House


The Waffle House in Covington, La., has its beat back.
The lines are long, there is no Burt’s Chili, and the bathroom cleaning is clearly low on the priority list. Nonetheless, there’s something comforting about ordering a pecan waffle and hashbrowns, something that makes you think this part of the world is gonna make it.
A waiter who had come in from Georgia to help out told us nine Waffle Houses were completely destroyed and 30 were closed due to damage.
This one was up and running a few days after the storm thanks to a crew from other places. Just like the power linemen, the telephone guys, the cops.
One nation, under God, indivisible.
That waffle?
The best I’ve ever had.

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Some Early Photos


Tribune reporter Ben Montgomery drives north on I-75 behind the wheel of a 24-foot RV which he, photographer Kathy Moore (feet), reporter Baird Helgeson and photographer Crystal Lauderdale will call home at various times over the course of the next week. They spent the first night at Spanish Fort, Ala., at a BP gas station where many refugees from the New Orleans area waited for gas for some 10 hours. The next day, they drove to Dauphin Island, Ala., where they stayed with a resident whose self-constructed home survived the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. The Tampa Tribune crew is heading to the small towns affected by Katrina in search of untold stories in the aftermath of the catastrophic event.


Tribune reporter Ben Montgomery drives north on I-75. Kathy Moore/Tribune

Tribune Photojournalist Kathy Moore in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Crystal L. Lauderdale/Tribune
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Gas


Gas is gold here in Southern Mississippi. Those who have it are gods. Those who don’t are beggers. We have gas in our tank 19 extra gallons in the RV for our trip.
We parked yesterday off a back road and started refilling the SUV. Someone left the back of the truck open and a man, apparently noticing the rows of red cannisters, pulled up behind us.
Now, this is the gentle south, here in Pass Christian and Long Beach, but there’s a weird, scary feeling these days. I saw in front of a home yesterday a spray painted sign that said “Family and Friends only. Trespassers will be shot.”
Anyhow, the man pulls up, and he looks me in my eyes, right in my eyes, and I walk up to the passenger side window.
“How y’all doing?” I said.
“We need gas,” he said. His kids were in the back seat. “We got food that’s gonna go bad if we don’t get some quick.”
That was 24 hours ago. We still have gas. He does not, unless he got it from somewhere else.
And I’m ashamed.

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Katrina Aftermath


Reporter Ben Montgomery and photographer Kathy Moore blog on Katrina’s aftermath from areas devastated by the storm.

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Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Deputies: Man killed son to play video games
Cody Wygant

A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged today with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Brandon Guyer dives but can't make the catch as Yankees Brian Roberts triples during the second inning Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF
Yankees romp over faltering Rays 10-2
Shipping containers make up the design of the new Ferg's bar/restaurant in Tampa, directly across Channelside Drive from the Forum. Source: Ferg's, Fraze Design
Container design keeps new Ferg’s mobile
Currently, trapping is permitted 5 p.m. till 10 a.m. during the state’s 11-week alligator season. It lasts Aug. 15 to Nov. 1. Counties also have their own “alligator harvests” during that season. 
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

Opinion

The Right Stuff takes a provisional holiday; back April 28

Tom Jackson The Right Stuff is, officially, taking a spring holiday (beginning with a whirlwind visit to London, which is why I’ve applied the British variation of “vacation”) through April 27. But that doesn’t mean it absolutely, positively won’t weigh in on occasion if the moment, issue or happenstance presents itself. No matter what, however, all-new episodes of TRS insights episodes are scheduled to resume April 28.

Editorials:
Editorial: USF meets state’s challenge
Editorial: Gun law poses a dangerous gamble
Give us another run, Lightning
Letters:
Let us march for life
Letters to the editor: Wasted chances at plate

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