Police say Man stabbed himself and Two others
A man accused of stabbing two people and himself Sunday night is now in the Pasco County jail. Roger John Beckers, 30, stabbed a 20-year-old woman numerous times during a domestic dispute at Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street in Zephyrhills, according to the Zephyrhills Police Department. Beckers, a salesman at Big Lots in Dade City, is also accused of slicing a witness on the leg — and stabbing himself in the chest. All three were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. Beckers was booked into the Polk County jail Monday on a Pasco warrant on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and aggravated battery. He was transferred to the Pasco County jail Thursday. Beckers, of Zephyrhills, is being held in custody in lieu of $550,000 bail.
Pets will party at Zephyr Park today
The 11th annual "Dog Daze of Summer" All-Species Pet Fete will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the shady lawn of the Goin' Postal Franchise Headquarters, on the east side of Zephyr Park. All vaccinated, leashed/contained and well-behaved pets are welcome to attend the free event with their owners. Participants will include Florida Parrot Rescue, Tranquil Pawz Therapy Dogs, several dog rescue organizations and a guinea pig and rabbit rescue. There will be a snake expert, refreshments and a blessing of pets by Pastor Gary Larson of Zephyrhills First Nazarene Church. The event will include a group photo and a spayed and neutered pet parade. For information, call (813) 782-1500 ext. 104.
Bourbon Street Ball tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for Trinity Rotary's Bourbon Street Ball, which will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 25 at Heritage Springs Country Club. The event will include tarot card readings, a tap dancing mime, stilt walkers, second line characters and music and dancing with the Holograms. Guests will also enjoy the taste of New Orleans with crawfish cakes, andouille stuffed mushrooms, shrimp and grits, Oysters Rockefeller, beef tenderloin and delectable deserts. Complimentary champagne, professional portrait photos, auction items and a $500 door prize will be given away. Tickets are $125. Limited seating and sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit children's charities. Visit trinityrotary.org or contact Becky Bennett at (727) 967-7509 for information.