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Wreck on I-75 critically injures driver, passenger

Tampa

Wreck on I-75 injures driver, her passenger

A Tampa woman lost control of her car, slammed into the median and rolled off the road, critically injuring her and her passenger, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Tenisha S. Ramnath, 26, was driving north on Interstate 75, just north of State Road 60, when her Mitsubishi Outlander careened across the road and into the median about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, troopers said. The sport utility vehicle left the road, landed on its roof near railroad tracks below and then rolled back upright. Ramnath and her passenger — Chandradaye Rampersad, 34, of Tampa — both suffered critical injuries and were taken to Tampa General Hospital, troopers said. Both were in critical condition Sunday morning, according to a hospital spokesman.

Lakeland

Pastor a 'miracle' after shooting

One week after a gunman shot him in the head as he and parishioners prayed in the sanctuary, pastor William Boss returned to the church Sunday, bandaged but walking. "He's encouraged," church member Wardell Haggins told Bay News 9. "He still wants to preach. That's Pastor Boss." It marked the first Sunday service since, according to authorities, Jeremiah Fogle, 57, shot and killed his wife, Theresa, then went to the Greater Faith Christian Church down the street. There, he shot Boss and associate pastor Carl Stewart, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Two parishioners subdued Fogle and held him for deputies. Even though Boss was shot in the head, the bullet did not pierce his skull, and he called his condition a "miracle." Stewart, who was struck three times, remained hospitalized.

Today's picks

Hernando County

Academia Hernando Fall 2011 Lecture Series presents "The Civil War on the West Coast of Florida": 10 a.m. to noon., Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8. (352) 597-0158.

PHCC Encore Academy offers "Write Your Life Story": 1 -4 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. $18. Call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

"Why Landscapes Fail" class: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites open house: 7-9 p.m., Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus. (352) 686-4122.

Pasco County

Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council 6476 card party luncheon: 10 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. $6. (727) 697-3302.

Pasco County Delegation Meeting: 1 p.m., River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Local officials, organizations and the general public can talk to members of the Florida Legislature who represent Pasco County. (727) 816-1580.

Today's meetings

Hernando County

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining negotiations, 8:30 a.m., Department of Public Works, 1525 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

Pasco County

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

Wreck on I-75 critically injures driver, passenger 09/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 12:19am]
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