Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News Roundup

The skinny: Pope Francis is kind of a big deal

He's kind of a big deal: Less than a year into his papacy, Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year and landed the cover of Rolling Stone.

Karma still exists

Suspected gunman shoots self in groin

Police in Portland, Ore., say a man suspected of shooting a neighbor in the leg shot himself in the groin while trying to leave the scene. Police say that as the suspect left Tuesday, he accidentally shot himself in the testicles. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Heroin happy meals

Drug sting nets McDonald's worker

An employee of a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals. Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through and say, "I'd like to order a toy," officials said. Undercover agents set up a drug buy and arrested Shania Dennis, 26.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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Buckhorn plans event to say thanks for help in Seminole Heights investigation

Buckhorn plans event to say thanks for help in Seminole Heights investigation

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Police Chief Brian Dugan have invited several individuals to an event Wednesday afternoon to thank them for their help and support in the Seminole Heights killings investigation.Howell Emanuel Donaldson III was arrested...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Documents to remain sealed in case against Seminole Heights killings suspect

Documents to remain sealed in case against Seminole Heights killings suspect

TAMPA — A judge wanted to know whether search warrants related to the investigation of four Seminole Heights murders need to be kept out of public view.The answer, voiced in a court hearing Wednesday morning in the case against Howell Emanuel Donalds...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium

Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium

The shivery start to the new year has been a nuisance to humans, but for sea turtles living off the coast of the Tampa Bay region, the cooler weather has proved dangerous — and in some cases, deadly.Following a cold snap earlier this month, 65 cold-s...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
How a small campus grew into an independent USF St. Petersburg

How a small campus grew into an independent USF St. Petersburg

Just a satellite campus many decades ago, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has managed to carve out considerable autonomy within the arms of the USF System. But a bill moving through the state House of Representatives could undo its sep...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

In their latest podcast, Tom Jones sits down with Joe Smith to catch up on the Lightning through 44 games as it gets set to come back from the bye week. Will the Lightning be looking to add pieces at the trade deadline, who might it have to give up,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
TECO, Duke linemen to help restore power in Puerto Rico

TECO, Duke linemen to help restore power in Puerto Rico

TAMPA — As more than 1.5 million people in Puerto Rico remain powerless, local linemen are stepping up and flying out to the island to help restore electricity. On Wednesday morning, 25 linemen boarded a flight from Tampa International Airport to Pu...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Brace for another short-lived blast of arctic air across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Brace for another short-lived blast of arctic air across Tampa Bay

Wednesday morning’s slight chill is but a precursor for what’s coming: It’s about to get really cold, Tampa Bay. Later this afternoon and into Thursday morning, temperatures are expected to drop to brutal lows — at least for a day. 10News WTSPFeels-...
Updated: 2 hours ago

New Port Richey launches sign project

NEW PORT RICHEY – City leaders have approved spending a big chunk of money to put New Port Richey on the map with signs marking the city’s entrances and making navigation easier for visitors.New Port Richey City Council members unanimously approved a...
Updated: 2 hours ago
South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking cold

South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking cold

ATLANTA — The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. The snowfall sabotaged morning...
Updated: 2 hours ago
A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

Updated: 2 hours ago