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Trilby toddler run over by dad is back at home


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.


Bad economy is blamed in pot bust

A traffic stop turned into a marijuana bust early Wednesday at Eighth Avenue and Sixth Street. A deputy said he pulled over an Isuzu SUV because its tag light was out and then noticed a strong odor of pot coming from the vehicle. Deputies say a search turned up a Florida Gators tote bag with about 11 ounces of marijuana inside. Deputies arrested Michael Mauradian, 25, and Danielle Keeling, 20. Mauradian, who works as a laborer, told officials he had spent his entire paycheck on the pot to sell because of the bad economy and because he was trying to help put Keeling through college.


Pasco High locked down

Parents arriving at Pasco High to pick up their children Thursday afternoon found themselves locked out, unable to retrieve their kids, as Dade City police officers scoured the campus for a person believed to have threatened violence at the school. Principal Pat Reedy called for the lockdown after hearing that a "suspicious person" had come to the school, perhaps with a gun, just before the 1:55 p.m. dismissal. "It was determined he (the person) was not on campus," said assistant superintendent Jim Davis, who oversaw the effort for the school district. Students were released after the 45-minute lockdown. Pasco Middle also was affected, because the buses that serve the middle school next head to the high school to take some students home. The buses were delayed about 40 minutes.

Pasco deaths

Borrack, Irene "Renie"

Bugsch, Elise M.

Cochran, Evaline Marie

Dillenbeck, Frances P.

Dobbs, Catherine A.

Goebel, Albert Lee

Hoffman, Wallace H.

Kunes, Earle C.

LaBash, John

Lamont, Elsa Brown

Maher, Robert G.

Mehren, Gloria

Piemonte, Paul

Richards, Marie

Stanjeski, Michael

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Trilby toddler run over by dad is back at home 09/25/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 26, 2008 2:01pm]
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