Sunday, May 20, 2018
News Roundup

Bath salts may be a factor in naked Oldsmar man's attack

OLDSMAR

Bath salts may be factor in naked attack

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say bath salts might have played a role in a naked Oldsmar man's attack on them and two people inside his home. Authorities were called to Christopher Michael Hauck's Limetree Drive home about 10 a.m. Monday by a man who told them Hauck was under the drug's influence. The man told authorities he was trying to help a woman who was under attack when Hauck came at him with a piece of wood molding. After a pepper spray blast didn't subdue Hauck, the man locked himself inside a bedroom and called police, according to an arrest affidavit. Authorities say Hauck struck a responding deputy in the face and arm with a telephone. He also bit, punched, kicked and threw bottles at three others, they said. Deputies eventually subdued Hauck with a stun gun. He was charged with four counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery, and violating probation on previous convictions for grand theft and battery on a law enforcement officer.

DUNEDIN

Blue Jays hold 'Fight for a Cure'

The Dunedin Blue Jays' annual Fight for a Cure Night will be held Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium when the Blue Jays take on the Daytona Cubs at 6:30 p.m. The Blue Jays will wear purple jerseys that they'll auction off to benefit the American Cancer Society. Other fundraisers will also be held throughout the night. Game tickets are $6. Admission will be free for people who donate blood in the Florida Blood Services van from 5:30 to 8:30. Cancer patients and survivors can also RSVP to receive free admission by calling the Blue Jays at (727) 733-9302 or emailing [email protected]

Golf tourney raising funds for seniors

Neighborly Care Network invites golf enthusiasts to attend its inaugural "Scrambling to Help Others" golf tournament on Sept. 25 at the Dunedin Golf Club. Participants will tee up for 18 holes of golf in an effort to raise awareness and advocate for senior health in Pinellas County. The shotgun scramble begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tournament includes several contests and prizes, including a hole-in-one contest. The event supports Neighborly Care Network's EZride transportation, Adult Day Care, Neighborly Home Care and Meals on Wheels services and also serves to educate the community about the health of Pinellas County seniors and recruit volunteers for various programs. Group sponsorship opportunities range from a $250 hole sponsorship to a $5,000 premier sponsorship. Individual registration is open for $80. All attendees must register by Sept. 12. For further information, call (727) 573-9444.

LARGO

Explore tropical fruit, herb gardens

Stroll the herb garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens on Thursday morning and take in the fragrance of fresh herbs while learning about their history. Then explore the varieties of banana and plantain trees in the tropical fruit garden. This free event, which runs from 9 to 11 a.m., is best for adults. Preregistration is required. It's at the Botanical Gardens, 12211 Walsingham Road. Call (727) 582-2100 or register online at pce-lawnand garden.eventbrite.com.

Comments
Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Playing .500 ball is obviously no goal, and the Rays certainly know that.But given where they came from, that terrible 1-8 start that oozed into 3-12 and 4-13, climbing back to the respectability of .500 would be an accomplish...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: New pitching plan worked so well Romo starts again Sunday

Rays journal: New pitching plan worked so well Romo starts again Sunday

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first part of the Rays' new and unusual pitching plan worked so well Saturday, as game "opener" RHP Sergio Romo struck out the first three Angels hitters, that the Rays will do it again on Sunday.That's right. Romo will st...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay withstood Washington’s barrage

Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay withstood Washington’s barrage

TAMPA — A two-goal lead was suddenly only one, and the Washington Capitals, having pulled their goalie, had a furious 96-second siege.Andrei Vasilevskiy made the last three of his 28 saves to preserve the Lightning's 3-2 victory Saturday in Gam...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay’s early surges carried the day

Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay’s early surges carried the day

TAMPA — Dan Girardi knew where the puck was heading. It was heading to Alex Ovechkin for a one-timer on net, so Girardi did the only thing he could do. He blocked it.With his rump."It hit me right in the cheek," said Girardi, the Lightning defe...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s 3-2 victory in Game 5

Lightning-Capitals: Grading Tampa Bay’s 3-2 victory in Game 5

TAMPA — Faster than Justify down the stretch at the Preakness, quicker than Harry and Meghan walked down the aisle at Windsor Castle, the Lightning jumped on Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final. No runaway gallop. No funny hats. Just ho...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: How Ryan Callahan and his linemates overwhelmed the Caps

Lightning-Capitals: How Ryan Callahan and his linemates overwhelmed the Caps

TAMPA — They're called grinders. Pluggers. Checkers.They're lunch-pail guys. Like 9-to-5ers. They get up every day and go to work. They punch in and punch out for no glory or credit. But the business would fall apart without them.They're the fo...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

BALTIMORE — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Quick strike, but not the quickest ever

Lightning-Capitals: Quick strike, but not the quickest ever

TAMPA — Cedric Paquette needed only 19 seconds to put the Lightning on the scoreboard Saturday night, coming up with the second-fastest playoff goal in franchise history.The only goal faster? Tampa Bay's Adam Hall needed only 13 seconds to scor...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Rowdies tie in debut of new coach Neill Collins

St. PETERSBURG — Neill Collins, the former Rowdies defender who this week abruptly replaced Stuart Campbell as coach of the team, was a bit ambivalent about his debut, but he sure liked the way his club played in the second half of Saturda...
Updated: 8 hours ago
USF softball team’s season ends in Gainesville

USF softball team’s season ends in Gainesville

The USF softball team's season ended late Saturday in the Gainesville Regional with a 3-2 loss to Ohio State, its second NCAA Tournament loss to the Buckeyes in as many days.OSU (36-15) must defeat No. 2 overall national seed Florida (52-8) twice Sun...
Updated: 8 hours ago