Saturday, November 18, 2017

Public safety

Friends at Seminole Heights food bank remember shooting victim as ‘Super Man’

Friends at Seminole Heights food bank remember shooting victim as ‘Super Man’

TAMPA — Ronald Felton now joins the tragic list of victims in this fall’s Seminole Heights killings.But to those who volunteered alongside him for the twice-a-week food pantry at New Season Apostolic Ministries in Seminole Heights, the 60-year-old Fe...
Published: 11/15/17
Drive through Pasco crime scene ends with driver being felled by Taser (w/video)

Drive through Pasco crime scene ends with driver being felled by Taser (w/video)

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 43-year-old man forced deputies to get out of his way as he drove through a crime scene, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and after a brief chase ended up being shocked by a Taser in front of his own doorstep on Sun...
Published: 11/15/17
Fourth Seminole Heights shooting claims life of food bank volunteer, 60

Fourth Seminole Heights shooting claims life of food bank volunteer, 60

TAMPA — Officers saturated the area, said a frustrated Mayor Bob Buckhorn, but still, whoever is responsible for the fatal shootings that have terrorized the community of Seminole Heights struck a fourth time early Tuesday and got away.The latest vic...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Sister warned latest shooting victim to be careful traveling Seminole Heights

Sister warned latest shooting victim to be careful traveling Seminole Heights

TAMPA — The last time Tina Felton saw her brother Ronnie was Wednesday.He was on his bicycle, as usual."I was driving and pulled over," said Tina Felton, 65. "I told him, ‘You know all the mess going on in these areas. I want you to be careful.’?"Onc...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17

Skydiver in fatal Zephyrhills jump identified by police

ZEPHYRHILLS — An experienced parachutist died Monday while practicing a skydiving technique called "tracking" at Skydive City, said general manager David "T.K." Hayes.The skydiver was identified as Kurt A. Tracy, 36, by Zephyrhills police on Tuesday....
Published: 11/14/17

FHP: Clearwater man, 76, killed after suffering medical emergency

TAMPA — A 76-year-old man died early Tuesday morning after experiencing a medical emergency and then striking with a roadside barrier, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The unidentified Clearwater man was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage southb...
Published: 11/14/17
Principal at Coleman Middle, wife arrested on child abuse charge

Principal at Coleman Middle, wife arrested on child abuse charge

By ANASTASIA DAWSON AND JONATHAN CAPRIEL Times Staff Writers TAMPA — The two punches to the child’s rib cage left bruises, a detective wrote, and were later followed by a written threat: Text the coach again about "needing to talk," it ...
Published: 11/14/17
Tampa police investigating fatal shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigating fatal shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating a suspicious death in Seminole Heights after a body was discovered early Tuesday morning.
Published: 11/14/17
Women were arguing when car hit, killed them on Brandon roadway, deputies say

Women were arguing when car hit, killed them on Brandon roadway, deputies say

BRANDON — Relatives are left to wonder what was so important that two women had to park in a turn lane in order to argue about it.The move proved fatal. Both women, described by acquaintances as a couple, were mowed down where they stood about 10:30 ...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/15/17

Motorcyclist, 50, dies in Treasure Island crash

TREASURE ISLAND — A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a Monday morning crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.The incident took place at about 8:38 a.m. at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and 104th Avenue.Gary Orsley, of Lar...
Published: 11/13/17