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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
In Harm's Way: One child is shot every 17 hours.
Patricia Davis, mother of Ikeim Boswell, holds an urn with her son's ashes in her Tampa home. Ikeim was 16 on March 14, 2015, when he was fatally shot. Read our special report this morning on child gun deaths and injuries in Florida:
TAMPA — Huddled in a backyard shed in Sulphur Springs, the four boys examined their prize: a .380 caliber pistol so smooth it looked like a futuristic toy.
Meghan Yarborough rides a horse during an equestrian skills event for the Special Olympics at the Bakas Equestrian Center in Tampa. Since 2001, physically and mentally disabled children have experienced the joy of horse-riding and forged deep connections with the animals at Bakas Equestrian Center.  Parents say the time with horses gives their children more confidence and self-esteem and helps them improve their balance and coordination. [Saturday, February 18, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
Hillsborough landowner says she didn't know moving a center for special-needs kids was part of deal
Kadeem Grant, 25, right, of Tampa helps coach Jim Rogers, 19, center, and his older brother Dennis Rogers, 22, during their sign spinning training class at the AArrow Sign Spinners office in Tampa. Grant, general manager at the Tampa location, will participate in the World Sign Spinning Championships on February 24th and 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
Tampa sign spinners twirl to the World Sign Spinning Championships (w/video)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston exchanges high fives with students Wednesday at Melrose Elementary.
Jones: Jameis Winston's pep talk to kids sends wrong message (w/video)

Fun Fact


Dueling hands: Legislators on collision course over gambling
Florida legislators are on a collision course over what kind of gambling should be allowed in the state
Game on: House Speaker and Florida Gov. clash in court
Florida college students may get boost in financial aid
Florida Governor joining with other governors in DC
2 teens killed, man injured in northeast Florida crash
Woman posing as doctor, sentenced after botched surgeries


Jerry vs. Kurt: Cowboys to face Cardinals in hall game
Dallas and Arizona will play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3. With Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner being inducted into the hall this year, the matchup makes sense
Rooney says he's staying at Man United
AP Source: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers for Bogut, Anderson
Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down
Vikings' new stadium prepares for 1st baseball game
Payet has a chance to shine in France's biggest rivalry


Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit
The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit
Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff
Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban
Correction: France-Michelin Mistake story
Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate
Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tap