Thursday, October 11, 2018

Public safety

Four-vehicle crash leaves one dead, shuts down Bruce B. Downs and Bearss

TAMPA — At least four vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash Wednesday that left one person dead and blocked the intersection of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and E Bearss Avenue, according to police.The incident took place at about 5:27 p.m. in...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Clearwater police investigate death of battery victim

Clearwater police investigate death of battery victim

CLEARWATER — The victim of a battery that was reported Wednesday has died of their injuries, according to police.Now Clearwater police are investigating that person’s death.Officers were sent to a report of a battery in progress at 2580 Nursery Road ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hillsborough school security deputy resigns after accidentally pepper-spraying students at Lopez Elementary

Hillsborough school security deputy resigns after accidentally pepper-spraying students at Lopez Elementary

SEFFNER — A Hillsborough County school security deputy resigned Wednesday, a day after she accidentally pepper-sprayed students at Lopez Elementary.Deputy Patricia Parker was speaking with four students "who were inquisitive about the gear she was we...
Published: 10/10/18
Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

LATHAM, N.Y. — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges.The operator’s...
Published: 10/10/18
Sheriff: Officer at Carwise Middle retires amid sexual harassment investigation

Sheriff: Officer at Carwise Middle retires amid sexual harassment investigation

A school resource officer and deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office retired Tuesday amid allegations that he sexually harassed a female employee at Carwise Middle School while on duty.The Sheriff’s Office received a letter on Oct. 1, which...
Published: 10/09/18
Updated: 10/10/18
Girlfriend was the aggressor, says attorney for Brazilian man accused of domestic battery in Tampa

Girlfriend was the aggressor, says attorney for Brazilian man accused of domestic battery in Tampa

TAMPA — The Brazilian motocross champion at the center of a dating violence case that went viral on social media and on South American news sites last month is fighting back against claims made by his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old student at the Unive...
Published: 10/10/18
Flooding on Pinellas beaches signals Hurricane Michael's march toward Florida Panhandle

Flooding on Pinellas beaches signals Hurricane Michael's march toward Florida Panhandle

Forecasters predict that Tampa Bay will see gusty winds, locally heavy flooding and storm surges from Hurricane Michael's storm bands which will begin affecting the area late Tuesday through Thursday.
Published: 10/09/18
Polk child sex sting arrests include two men who worked at Disney World, one HIV positive man

Polk child sex sting arrests include two men who worked at Disney World, one HIV positive man

The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 13 men who attempted to engage in sexual activities with 13- and 14-year-old children, including one HIV-positive man and two Disney workers.
Published: 10/09/18
Storm surge threat prompts Pasco and Hernando counties to recommend voluntary evacuations

Storm surge threat prompts Pasco and Hernando counties to recommend voluntary evacuations

Pasco County officials on Tuesday recommended that residents who live west of U.S. 19 evacuate their homes as Hurricane Michael is set to threaten low-lying areas with storm surge.That follows a similar Monday recommendation from Hernando County that...
Published: 10/09/18
Hurricane Michael prompts Pasco to recommend voluntary evacuations

Hurricane Michael prompts Pasco to recommend voluntary evacuations

The threat of rising storm surge from Hurricane Michael prompted Pasco County emergency on Tuesday to recommend voluntary evacuations for residents west of U.S. 19.
Published: 10/09/18