Saturday, October 20, 2018

News Roundup

At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

ST. PETERSBURG ó People have the right to speak at City Council meetings before every vote. But by then, some fear itís too late.Thatís because the real work of governing the city is done beforehand. Council members devise policies in smaller committ...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
J.T. Brown talks about life after the Lightning

J.T. Brown talks about life after the Lightning

ST. PAUL, Minn. — J.T. Brown's past year has been nothing short of busy and filled with changes.After Brown spent the first six years of his professional career in the Lightning organization, the team placed him on waivers in January. He spent ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
For race-baiter Tony Daniel, speech is free but a lawyer wonít be

For race-baiter Tony Daniel, speech is free but a lawyer wonít be

TAMPA ó Tony Daniel needs a new lawyer.A judge this week pulled the plug on Danielís public defender after deciding the client has sufficient assets to hire his own attorney in a misdemeanor battery case.Daniel, 61, is widely known in Tampa for his r...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Homicide victim found lying off Dale Mabry/ Busch is 34-year-old man, deputies say

Homicide victim found lying off Dale Mabry/ Busch is 34-year-old man, deputies say

TAMPA — A homicide victim found lying alongside Dale Mabry Highway and Busch Boulevard on Friday afternoon has been identified as Michael Andrew Montalbano, 34, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.Investigators said only that Montalb...
Updated: 4 hours ago
CrossFit worker, 16, stabbed during robbery attempt outside Tarpon Springs gym

CrossFit worker, 16, stabbed during robbery attempt outside Tarpon Springs gym

TARPON SPRINGS — A Spring Hill teen has been arrested in the stabbing of another teen during a robbery attempt outside a gym where the victim worked.Dedson Hallon Suas, 17, faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and attempte...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays tales: Why Rocco Baldelli is a hot candidate for manager openings

Rays tales: Why Rocco Baldelli is a hot candidate for manager openings

ST. PETERSBURG — Rocco Baldelli has sure been popular this off-season.And busy.The current Rays coach and former outfielder interviewed with five of the six teams looking to hire a manager — the Angels, Blue Jays, Rangers, Reds and Twins....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

It was always this game.Not the Saints. Not the Eagles. Not the Steelers.The Browns.When the NFL released the Bucs’ schedule in April, the Browns were an afterthought. The first three games were the main attraction. If Tampa Bay could survive t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Surveillance video shows Lakeland city commissioner shooting alleged shoplifter

Surveillance video shows Lakeland city commissioner shooting alleged shoplifter

LAKELAND ó For more than a week, details in the case of a Lakeland city commissioner who fatally shot an alleged shoplifter came mainly from police accounts. Then, on Monday, Lakeland police released surveillance video that gives the public an up-clo...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Did Lakeland commissioner need to kill suspected shoplifter? Investigation under way

Did Lakeland commissioner need to kill suspected shoplifter? Investigation under way

LAKELAND ó A man pocketed a hatchet at a store in Lakeland on Wednesday. He paid for it with a confrontation that ended in his death.Now, authorities are investigating whether a Lakeland city commissioner was justified in his use of deadly force afte...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

ST. PETERSBURG — A drunk driver collided with 11 vehicles along a five-mile stretch of Interstate 275 before he was arrested as he was stopped in traffic after exiting into downtown, the Florida Highway Patrol said.No one one was injured in th...
Updated: 6 hours ago
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