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Holiday man, 20, killed in collision; two others seriously injured

HOLIDAY

Man, 20, killed in collision; others injured

A 20-year-old Holiday man was killed Wednesday night in a head-on collision that sent two other men to a hospital with serious injuries, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Bill J. Castro Segura was driving his 1995 Honda Odyssey north on two-lane Grand Boulevard near Sunray Drive at about 8:50 p.m. when another vehicle heading south went out of control. Angus Stubbs, 25, of Hazel Green, Ala., swerved onto the shoulder and lost control before slamming his 1997 Ford F-250 truck into Segura's van, which overturned, a trooper reported. Stubbs and his passenger, Juston Roberts, 25, of Huntsville, Ala., were transported to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Suspect arrested in July bank robbery

For a man in the business of shadows and anonymity, bank robbery suspect Emanuel Knapp stuck out, authorities said. Robbery witnesses recalled the stutter of Knapp, who was arrested Wednesday. They also remembered his neck tattoo, authorities said. Knapp, 39, is charged with robbing Hancock Bank at 2914 Little Road in New Port Richey on July 30. The robbery attempt failed as the teller refused to give Knapp any money, authorities said. His arrest report said he "successfully committed" a robbery July 27 at a Regions Bank at 1500 Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill, where he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He has not yet been charged in that crime, according to the Hernando Sheriff's Office. Knapp of 11429 Fox Run in Port Richey became a suspect after authorities were deluged with tips after releasing surveillance photos and information of the bank robber, the report states. He denies the allegations and is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

HUDSON

Support for family of drowned child

A fundraiser is planned for the family of Trent Sailers, a 2-year-old boy who died in an accidental drowning in July. Lifeline Providers hopes to help cover the costs for the funeral, travel and a mausoleum memorial vase. A poker run starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at MacDaddy's with stops at the Edge, Venom and the Moose. The ride ends at the Signal Cove Clubhouse, 13139 Tiller Drive. Doors at the clubhouse open at 1 p.m. There will be a celebration of Trent's life, music by DJ Smitty, raffles and 50/50 drawings and barbecue pork platters. For information about the poker run, call Gary Holmes at (352) 277-2479. For other information, visit lifelineproviders.com or call (727) 484-5071.

A man of talents

Eric Rhodes, 85, of New Port Richey had many talents. He wrote a master plan for Virginia's community colleges, penned novels and poetry, and sought a City Council seat. Epilogue, 6B

Holiday man, 20, killed in collision; two others seriously injured 08/30/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:53pm]
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