Toddler run over by dad is back at home
A toddler who was accidently run over twice by his father Sept. 18 has been released from Tampa General Hospital, according to Steve Gaskins of the Florida Highway Patrol. The dad, Andrew F. Pope Jr., 26, didn't see his child — 18-month-old Andrew F. Pope III — as he backed onto the driveway of a Trilby Road home. The right rear tire of his 1992 Mercury sedan drove over his son. Pope "was unsure of what had occurred," according to an FHP report, and drove forward, unintentionally running over his son a second time. According to records searches, it appears the child's mother is Shecoya Hall, who was listed as a witness to the accident. Gaskins did not release the condition of young Andrew, saying only the child is now home.
26 months in jail for killing kitten
A Zephyrhills man was sentenced Thursday morning to more than two years in prison for killing a kitten. Authorities say that in April, Kevin James Kelly, 27, chased a 2-pound male kitten in front of his mobile home and then shot it repeatedly with an air gun. He told neighbors the kitten had mange and that he wanted to put it out of its misery. But mange is an easily treatable condition, and an examination of the kitten's body showed it didn't even have it. Kelly received a stiff 26-month sentence in part because of his criminal past. Kelly, of 38430 Alway Ave., has been behind bars twice before for burglary, child abuse and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Lawsuit against Mariano dropped
Ed Collins, a former county commissioner now working as a lobbyist, dropped his lawsuit this month against County Commissioner Jack Mariano. Collins' suit alleged his reputation was damaged when Mariano suggested Collins had a role in Coyote Crossing, a Hudson project that Mariano opposed. Collins sought more than $15,000 in damages. He filed the suit less than two weeks before the Aug. 26 primary, in which he supported Mariano's opponent, Rich Jenkins. Mariano won the primary. Pasco court records show Collins' suit was voluntarily dismissed Sept. 8. Collins did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
Borrack, Irene "Renie"
Bugsch, Elise M.
Cochran, Evaline Marie
Dillenbeck, Frances P.
Dobbs, Catherine A.
Goebel, Albert Lee
Hoffman, Wallace H.
Kunes, Earle C.
Lamont, Elsa Brown
Maher, Robert G.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.