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Man charged in Zephyrhills shootings


Man arrested in string of shootings

Just before 1 a.m. May 20, Joshua Moragne shot a man, a car and a house before shooting himself in the forehead, authorities said. Moragne, 21, survived. So did the man he is accused of shooting, Kevin Todd Floyd, 22. At the time of the shooting, authorities said the men might have been fighting about a girl. On Thursday, Moragne was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, shooting into a building and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held in the Hillsborough County jail in lieu of $350,000 bail. Andrea Davis, a spokeswoman for the Tampa Police Department, said officers picked up Moragne on the warrant charges from Pasco County when he was released from St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Moragne will probably soon be transferred to the Pasco County jail. Floyd's current condition is not known. Court documents say Floyd spoke with investigators while he was recovering from a single bullet wound to the chest at St. Joseph's Hospital. The three people who were inside the home at 39809 Cole Ave. in Zephyrhills at the time of the shooting were not injured.


Gourmet burgers coming to mall

Red Robin, a Colorado-based family restaurant chain known for its gourmet hamburgers, is opening a location at the Shops at Wiregrass. Construction is expected to start in early July, with the restaurant opening in time for the holiday shopping season, said Greg Lenners, the mall's general manager. The restaurant features many varieties of burgers and milk shakes but also offers salads and other sandwiches. "It's a huge addition for us," Lenners said. "It's very kid-friendly." The restaurant will fill a void at the mall, which opened more than 18 months ago at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Many of its restaurants offer more upscale dining or are geared toward nightlife. Prices at Red Robin range from about $8 to $12 for adult items, with a children's menu available. The restaurant is now going through the county permit process, with top officials granting a minor exception to landscaping rules Thursday because of a pipe running underneath the property. Red Robin has four locations in Florida; the closest is near Fort Myers. Another is being built in the Tampa Bay area near Citrus Park, Lenners said.


• New Port Richey police arrest a man in a string of daytime burglaries that they say helped support his prescription drug habit. Story, Page 6

• Teen seeking help really came to rob elderly woman, police say. Story, Page 3

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