Plant City community mourns death of iconic Whistle Stop Café owner

Jerry Lofstrom, the owner of The Whistle Stop Café, died December 13 after a long illness. The café he built more than 20 years ago contains a treasure trove of antiques, collectibles, model trains, model cars, and everything Jerry liked. But many came because they liked Jerry.

Babe Ruth home run ball is back at UT after 102 years

On April 4, 1919, Babe Ruth hit a monstrous home run in Tampa. It took 102 years, but the ball that changed the course of America's pastime is now back at home plate, on display at the Henry B. Plant Museum.

Monkey Island of Homosassa, a Florida tale

Back in the 1960s, a Citrus County developer tried to fix two problems and ended up creating Florida's own Alcatraz. Monkey Island remains a fixture for the state's Nature Coast, beloved by locals and an attraction for visitors.