Monday, June 18, 2018

Public safety

After a seven-year search, troopers arrest DUI manslaughter suspect

After a seven-year search, troopers arrest DUI manslaughter suspect

FORT MEADE — Florida Highway Patrol troopers located a fugitive wanted for DUI manslaughter in Polk County Wednesday, wrapping up a seven-year long search.Troopers arrested Bartley Joseph Jude Gorman 27, at Hammock Lake RV Park around 11 a.m. on char...
Published: 06/14/18
Florida man threatens to ‘shoot up Disney,’ police say

Florida man threatens to ‘shoot up Disney,’ police say

Police arrested a Cocoa man Tuesday for threatening to shoot people at Walt Disney World, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.Derek Eitel, 23, posted "5 likes and I’ll go shoot up Disney and hang myself" in a Facebook group Florida Today...
Published: 06/14/18
Alafia boat crash cut short a life of fishing, family, big plans

Alafia boat crash cut short a life of fishing, family, big plans

TAMPA — Before Brent Davis died on the water, he lived on the water.An avid fisherman, Davis and his fiance were stalking bass and catfish every time their days off from work matched up, taking their catch home to cook together.He died in a boat cras...
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Courtney Campbell reopened after chemical spill

Courtney Campbell reopened after chemical spill

CLEARWATER — All lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway heading into Tampa have been reopened following a chemical spill. Chlorine began leaking on the roadway from a vehicle on Thursday morning, requiring a hazmat team to clean up, officials said. ...
Published: 06/14/18

Resident hospitalized after fire at St. Petersburg home

ST. PETERSBURG — One person was hospitalized for evaluation following a house fire Thursday morning.Rescue crews responded to the first at 2533 18th St. S around 5 a.m.The unidentified resident was alone in the home at the time of the fire, officials...
Published: 06/14/18
St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

St. Petersburg man accused of critically wounding girlfriend in shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of shooting his girlfriend on Tuesday night.James Brown, 52, is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on counts of attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a fi...
Published: 06/14/18
Police investigate elder abuse of Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee

Police investigate elder abuse of Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee. The investigation was revealed in a restraining order granted Wednesday against a man who has been acting as Lee’s business manager and persona...
Published: 06/13/18
Authorities seize more than 60 dogs and cats from Hernando home

Authorities seize more than 60 dogs and cats from Hernando home

BROOKSVILLE — Authorities took more than 60 dogs and cats Wednesday from an animal rescue southeast of Brooksville, after they said the number of animals had overwhelmed their caretaker.Staff from Hernando County Animal Services and the Sheriff’s Off...
Published: 06/13/18
Huge snake slithers out of Texas man’s toilet. Deputy wrangles it with her bare hands

Huge snake slithers out of Texas man’s toilet. Deputy wrangles it with her bare hands

Frankly, it could have been a lot worse. Wade Vielock could have been sitting on the toilet when the enormous snake slithered its way out of the porcelain throne.Lucky for the Bee County, Texas, man, Vielock was simply cleaning his bathroom, or as a ...
Published: 06/13/18
Suspect in deadly Pennsylvania hit and run arrested in Tampa

Suspect in deadly Pennsylvania hit and run arrested in Tampa

After a hit-and-run crash that killed one high school student and left another in critical condition, police said Kristopher Martinez-Roman fled Lancaster, Pa., for Tampa Bay.Martinez-Roman, 23, was arrested Tuesday by the Tampa Police Fugitive Appre...
Published: 06/13/18