Tuesday, April 17, 2018

News Roundup

Attorney says police investigating muralist Matt Callahan’s death are asking about client

Attorney says police investigating muralist Matt Callahan’s death are asking about client

TAMPA — Amateur boxer Keith Mauga was told to leave a Gandy Boulevard bar in St. Petersburg last July after he argued with men near the pool tables. He later returned, ran up to one of those men outside and punched him in the face, court records alle...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Neglected chihuahua puppies abandoned in St. Petersburg alley

Neglected chihuahua puppies abandoned in St. Petersburg alley

ST. PETERSBURG — Nine chihuahua-mix dogs underwent medical treatment after they were found abandoned in an alley Monday night.The caged dogs had various health problems and were visibly neglected, said Jaime McKnight, owner of Pawlicious Poochie Pet ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
German island uncovers silver from era of ‘Bluetooth’; Frenchman doing well with 2nd face transplant; Castro era ends this week; more in world news

German island uncovers silver from era of ‘Bluetooth’; Frenchman doing well with 2nd face transplant; Castro era ends this week; more in world news

RuegenTreasure from era of ‘Bluetooth’Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. A single silver coin was fir...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Pythons are creating huge breeding grounds in Southwest Florida

Pythons are creating huge breeding grounds in Southwest Florida

NAPLES — Biologists are trying hard to clean up a massive python problem in Southwest Florida, according to WINK News.Ian Bartoszek, a wildlife biologist with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Environmental Science Department, told WINK that 10,...
Updated: 8 hours ago
St. Pete man gets drunk, falls off bicycle, hits man at hospital with folding chair, police say

St. Pete man gets drunk, falls off bicycle, hits man at hospital with folding chair, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A 23-year-old man hospitalized Monday for falling off his bike after drinking too much was arrested later that day after police said he struck another man with a folding chair at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.Jimmy McCray faces a ch...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Springstead High student accused of making bomb threats against Central High

Springstead High student accused of making bomb threats against Central High

A Springstead High School student was arrested Monday night after he wrote online that he wanted to set off an explosive at Central High School, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The student, 16, faces a charge of intimidation and was...
Updated: 9 hours ago
After getting hit by puck, Tampa mom wary about hockey games

After getting hit by puck, Tampa mom wary about hockey games

TAMPA — Sabrina Pattie and her two sons love hockey. And they love the Tampa Bay Lightning.So she and her husband, Ryan, took them to their first-ever Lightning game on Saturday: Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the...
Updated: 9 hours ago
One dead after Southwest jet apparently blows an engine in flight

One dead after Southwest jet apparently blows an engine in flight

PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.The plane, a twin-e...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Police suspected FSU’s Deondre Francois intended to sell marijuana

Police suspected FSU’s Deondre Francois intended to sell marijuana

Tallahassee police suspected Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois possessed marijuana with the intent to sell it when they executed a search warrant on his home last week, according to an affidavit.The case — which culminated Thursda...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Is Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick a first-round fit for the Bucs?

Is Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick a first-round fit for the Bucs?

Minkah FitzpatrickPosition: SafetyCollege: AlabamaHeight/Weight: 6-1, 201Draft projection: First roundWhy Fitzpatrick makes sense for the BucsOne of the Bucs' biggest needs is to improve their secondary. Fitzpatrick is a playmaker, arguably the best ...
Updated: 10 hours ago