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Man found dead after party in Ruskin migrant camp

RUSKIN

Man found dead after party in migrant camp

Deputies are investigating the death of a man found in a yard at a migrant camp Saturday night. About 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a mobile home park at 719 NE 19th Ave., where they found the man in front of Lot 49. Neighbors told deputies the victim had gotten into a confrontation with an unknown man at a party within the park earlier that night. The victim left the party and the other man followed minutes later. About a half-hour later, neighbors heard gunshots. The victim's name has not yet been released.

TAMPA

Investigators: House fire is arson

Police and fire marshals are investigating a case of arson after a fire Sunday morning in a vacant home caused $40,000 in damage. Crews responded to the house fire at 6408 Interbay Blvd. at 6:41 a.m. They had it under control within 15 minutes, officials said. Tampa Fire Marshal's Office investigators determined the house had been empty for about two weeks and it appeared the fire was intentionally set. No injuries were reported.

ST. PETERSBURG

Woman critically injured in crash

A 21-year-old woman was injured early Saturday when she veered off the road and hit a tree, St. Petersburg police said. Jasmine Rowe of 813 37th Ave. S was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition. According to police, Rowe was northbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in a 1985 Chevrolet around 6:40 a.m. when she swerved across the southbound lanes and struck a tree in front of a home at 4610 King St.

ST. PETERSBURG

Viewing for fallen officer tonight

A viewing will be held tonight for police Officer David Crawford, who was shot and killed in the line of duty one week ago. The viewing is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with a funeral procession to follow. Donations to benefit the family can be made to the Officer David Crawford Memorial Fund at Wachovia Bank branches, or at Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities, 14141 46th St. N, No. 1205, Clearwater, FL 33762. Crawford was killed Feb. 21 while checking a report of a prowler.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Florida-Friendly Landscaping class: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

PFLAG Hernando presents author Marc Adams: 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Hosted by PFLAG Hernando (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). E-mail pflaghernando @gmail.com or call (352) 597-4041.

PASCO COUNTY

The Heart Gallery: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. An exhibit of photos and stories of foster children ready for forever families. (727) 816-3229.

Today's meeting

PASCO COUNTY

Zephyrhills City Council, 6 p.m., 5335 Eighth St., Zephyrhills.

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