Another GOP entry to take on Sen. Nelson
Former Ruth's Chris restaurant chief executive Craig Miller is jumping into the Republican Senate primary to take on Bill Nelson. Miller finished third last year in a GOP primary for an Orlando-area congressional seat now held by Sandy Adams. Miller will make his candidacy official Tuesday as he flies across the state for airport news conferences in Orlando, Tampa, Naples, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville. Other Republicans vying to take on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson are Adam Hasner, Mike Haridopolos, George LeMieux, and Mike McCalister.
Sheriff's investigator slightly hurt in crash
Authorities arrested a 48-year-old man on drug charges after they say he rear-ended a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office vehicle stopped at a red light Friday evening. Robert Mistkowski, of Holiday, faces charges of possession of diazepam and oxycodone.
Child protection investigator Jennifer Wilson was stopped about 7:30 p.m. at Omaha Street and Alderman Road when Mistkowski's four-wheel-drive vehicle struck her vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office. Wilson, a non-sworn employee at the agency, was on her way home. Her 1-year-old daughter also was in the car. The child was not injured, and Wilson sustained minor injuries.