Man badly hurt when hit by car on 66th Street N
A 43-year-old Largo man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Saturday night after he was hit by a car as he crossed 66th Street N, authorities said. Leonard Sadler was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after the accident, which happened about 10 p.m. He was listed in stable condition Sunday evening. Sadler was trying to cross from west to east in the 12400 block of 66th Street when he was hit by a southbound 1996 Honda Accord driven by 21-year-old Margaret Long of St. Petersburg, according to Pinellas Park police. Sadler was crossing midblock in a darkened stretch, police said. The Pinellas Park Police Department's traffic homicide unit is investigating.
Motorcyclist faces fourth DUI charge
A Lithia man was arrested on a count of DUI for at least the fourth time after a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy stopped his speeding motorcycle Saturday night, authorities said. William Otis Chadwick, 48, of 4511 Jessi Lane, had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.33 percent — more than four times the level at which Florida law presumes a driver to be impaired. Chadwick, who was pulled over near the Walmart on Bloomingdale Avenue E, was being held without bail Sunday on felony counts of DUI for four or more times, and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license for at least the third time.
Police arrest stabbing suspect
Tampa police have arrested the man they say stabbed a fellow partygoer in the chest Saturday night. Willie Jamar "Sugar" Daniels, 28, is charged with attempted second-degree murder in the incident police say left Timothy Jackson, 23, in critical condition. The two began fighting at the party shortly after 10 p.m. in the 300 block of Woodlawn Avenue. According to police, Daniels pulled a butcher knife from the waistband of his pants and began waving it before stabbing Jackson once in the chest. Daniels fled before being arrested around 2 p.m. Sunday at 4808 Arapahoe Court. Jackson, of 3720 N Avon Ave., was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Daniels, whose address was listed as 301 E Woodlawn Ave., has been arrested before including on charges of battery domestic violence and aggravated assault.
Body of woman found in river
Visitors to Hillsborough River State Park discovered the body of a woman floating in the Hillsborough River on Sunday. The unidentified woman is described as 5-foot-2 and white. She had dark hair, possible shoulder length, with highlights. She had a pierced belly button, a gap in her front teeth and a surgery scar on her left leg, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman. She also had a tattoo of what appears to be a nautical compass on her upper body. The park visitors found the body around 10:15 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Frank Losat at (813) 247-8000.