Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa man critically injured in motorcycle crash near Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE

Tampa man badly injured in cycle crash

A Tampa man was hospitalized with severe injuries Sunday after his motorcycle slammed into a car just south of Brooksville. State troopers said Theo E. Angelakos, 52, was taken to Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition after his 2002 Triumph motorcycle crashed into a car driven by Stephen L. Vickers, 58, of Brooksville. Angelakos was traveling west on Powell Road approaching Emerson Road when Vickers' 2002 Mercedes Benz turned into the path of his motorcycle, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Angelakos was wearing a helmet, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.

OCALA

Police: Mom left baby during theft

Ocala police say the mother of a 1-year-old boy abandoned her son at a store as she was trying to steal merchandise. Police say a Walmart employee told an officer that the woman put merchandise in the baby's diaper bag Friday. When the woman and her sister tried to leave, the employee stopped them and ordered them inside. Authorities say the mother immediately ran, leaving her child behind with her sister. The sister soon broke free from the employee and also ran away. The two sisters were picked up in the Walmart parking lot by a blue Ford Aerostar van and arrested Saturday outside a dance club.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Summer Storytime Program: Toddler Time, for children age 18 to 35 months, starts at 10:15 a.m., followed by Storytime, for children age 3 to 5 years, at 11 a.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Free. (352) 754-4043.

PASCO COUNTY

PHCC open house: 9 a.m.-noon, Pasco-Hernando Community College, West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. RSVP toll-free 1-877-879-7422 or phcc.edu/rsvp.

Today's meetings

PASCO COUNTY

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

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