Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hillsborough News

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

LAND O’LAKES — Samantha Keithley sent a series of disturbing text messages late Sunday, complaining about her husband to a longtime friend.“Kirk has lost his mind Kristin,” she wrote in one text to friend Kristin Kellin. &...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG — Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum.“Even from an early age she never followed the crowd,” her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. “She always wanted to do t...
Published: 09/24/18
Watch: A southern white rhinoceros calf just a week after being born at ZooTampa

Watch: A southern white rhinoceros calf just a week after being born at ZooTampa

TAMPA — A southern white rhinoceros gave birth to a calf at ZooTampa on Sept. 12, marking the sixth successful birth of the species in the zoo's history. In a news release, ZooTampa said southern white rhinoceroses are a nearly threatened spec...
Published: 09/21/18
Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE — After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet.The country clubȁ...
Published: 09/20/18
Daniel Ruth: City owes Gonzmart and Princess Ulele more than a notice of code violation

Daniel Ruth: City owes Gonzmart and Princess Ulele more than a notice of code violation

This has to be height of bureaucratic pettiness, especially for a city whose track record in promoting quality public art falls somewhere between stick figures and finger puppets.Richard Gonzmart is a community treasure. As the force behind a number ...
Published: 09/19/18
Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

PORT RICHEY — She was home doing laundry when he asked to come over. A few hours later she was running from his house, scared for her life after being raped, robbed and kidnapped, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.Tyler Edward Pot...
Published: 09/18/18

Pinellas news briefs

Recreational fishing class to start at Madeira Beach Marina Captain David Zalewski, operator of the charter boat Lucky Too III, will teach a six-week recreational fishing course beginning Oct. 10 at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. The c...
Published: 09/17/18
Residents look to fix chronic problems in Brandon neighborhood

Residents look to fix chronic problems in Brandon neighborhood

Prior to purchasing their lake-front home in the Timber Pond subdivision in 1986, Barbara Routen and her husband Mark feared it might be prone to flooding because of the nearby ponds and lakes.Yet they set up stakes more than three decades ago in the...
Published: 09/13/18
Updated: 09/15/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

Imagination, a gala"Onward, Upward, Outward" reflects the ambitious goals and theme of Imagination, the 16th annual gala for the Glazer Children’s Museum. Co-chairs Jennifer and Justin Phelps embedded bars and buffets within the exhibits, (antipasto,...
Published: 09/08/18
Updated: 09/15/18
Armwood senior hosts Day of Play for Gold Award project in Brandon

Armwood senior hosts Day of Play for Gold Award project in Brandon

The Brandon Kiwanis Club and the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida will host a Day of Play from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 22) at Brandon Park, 502 E Sadie St. The event also will serve as a Gold Award project for Angelena Baldi, a senior at...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/15/18