Sunday, February 18, 2018
News Roundup

Riverview meth trafficker gets 20 years in federal prison

Alfredo Coronado, 58, was found guilty Sept. 11 after jurors heard evidence that from early 2011 to Oct. 18, 2011, Coronado sold large amounts of meth from his Riverview home to low-level dealers. Those dealers then sold the drug in Lakeland.

Federal prosecutors said Coronado worked for his nephew, Henry Corona, who has previously pleaded guilty to charges that he led the Riverview meth ring and was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this year.

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FDA chief says goals are to lower prices, ease generics’ path

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will do everything he can to fight high drug prices and sees drug companies "gaming the system to try to block competition."Gottlieb also said he wants to speed up the U.S. approval pro...
Updated: 11 minutes ago

WashingtonTrump aide to take guilty plea, testify against ManafortA former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days — and has made it clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Pa...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Netanyahu warns Iran of strikes for Syrian involvement

Netanyahu warns Iran of strikes for Syrian involvement

MUNICH, Germany — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attending a security conference with international leaders in Munich, on Sunday brandished what he said was part of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel and warned that he was ready to go t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 after Aric Almirola wrecks late

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 after Aric Almirola wrecks late

DAYTONA BEACH – Austin Dillon returned the No. 3 to Victory Lane at the Daytona 500, winning the 60th edition of the Great American Race when a last-lap wreck knocked out Tampa's Aric Almirola.Almirola was leading at the white flag but got a nu...
Updated: 1 hour ago
68-year-old man missing from Florida State Fairgrounds

68-year-old man missing from Florida State Fairgrounds

Times StaffA 68-year-old man last seen at the Florida State Fairgrounds remains missing, police said Sunday.Ansel Hammond hasn’t been heard from since 4 p.m. Saturday at 4800 N. Hwy 301 in Tampa, according to a news release.The address corresponds to...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Do Trump’s alleged affairs even matter?

Do Trump’s alleged affairs even matter?

One of the quotes from the 2016 presidential campaign that has stuck with me came from an unidentified Donald Trump supporter who shared his appraisal of the "Access Hollywood" tape on an episode of Showtime’s "The Circus."Having heard Trump boast on...
Updated: 4 hours ago
ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

PARKLAND, Fla. — The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff’s deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High se...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

PARKLAND, Fla. — Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
From meek to militant: The Florida teachers strike that unsettled a nation and fueled a movement

From meek to militant: The Florida teachers strike that unsettled a nation and fueled a movement

Some teachers left goodbye messages to their students on classroom blackboards. Others cleared their desks.It was Feb. 16, 1968, a Friday, and a sign of what was coming that Monday in Florida: the nation’s first statewide teachers strike.When schools...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Pinellas Park man tries to stop people breaking into his car, is shot in arm

PINELLAS PARK — A man saw people trying to break into his vehicle and chased them away, before one of the attempted burglars shot him in the arm, police said.Alexander Weaver, 28, was at his home on the 6200 block of 106th Avenue N early Sunday morni...
Updated: 8 hours ago