Sunday, November 18, 2018

Obituaries of Note

Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

The driver is in custody, but the fugitive who sparked Friday’s deadly incident is still being sought.
Published: 11/16/18
Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Police release name of man accused of leading officers on car chase that ended in crash

Reginald Mosley, 31, is charged with fleeing from police and attempted carjacking, among other crimes. A passenger in the car he was driving is still at large.
Published: 11/15/18
Pro wrestler's legacy expanded through his sons, Randy 'Macho Man' Savage and Leapin' Lanny Poffo

Pro wrestler's legacy expanded through his sons, Randy 'Macho Man' Savage and Leapin' Lanny Poffo

This story was first published on March 12, 2010. Dr. Jerry Graham lit his cigars with $100 bills. Gorgeous George died broke. Ric Flair blew big paychecks for 15 straight years. Those were all big stars in professional wrestling, their names plast...
Published: 11/14/18
Updated: 11/15/18
A couple together, as always

A couple together, as always

This story was first published on April 17, 2010.CLEARWATER — Jimmy Wise, a retired railroad engineer, was out of bed at the first suggestion of sunlight. He threw on an old pair of shorts and hit the beach right outside his condo. Mr. Wise walked th...
Published: 11/12/18
Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes, died Monday at age 95.
Published: 11/12/18
Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spurns ICE agreement but is still holding immigrants for the agency

Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spurns ICE agreement but is still holding immigrants for the agency

TAMPA — Ten months ago, Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister stood among a dozen or so Florida sheriffs to announce a new arrangement with federal immigration officials to deal with a legal quandary.The new agreement with U.S. Immigration and ...
Published: 11/12/18
Judge okays wedding anniversary trip for Lakeland store owner facing murder charge

Judge okays wedding anniversary trip for Lakeland store owner facing murder charge

LAKELAND — A former Lakeland city commissioner charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man he suspected of shoplifting is on house arrest, but that won't stand in the way of a weekend trip he had planned with his wife next month to Sava...
Published: 11/09/18
Epilogue: Ray Velboom, a Dade City police chief who comforted a community

Epilogue: Ray Velboom, a Dade City police chief who comforted a community

A law enforcement officer in Florida for more than 40 years, Ray Velboom made a career off talking to people as if he weren't a cop.
Published: 11/06/18
Popular Ybor City barber killed when car turns in front of his motorcycle, police say

Popular Ybor City barber killed when car turns in front of his motorcycle, police say

TAMPA — At 6-foot-6, Jeff Houck was too tall to sit comfortably in the antique barber chair at Cigar City Barbershop, located at the time inside the second floor of Lion’s Den Cigar Lounge on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. The shop had a larger barber ...
Published: 11/05/18
Death at Yosemite: Travel-blogging couple perishes in 800- foot fall. They may have been taking pictures, relative says.

Death at Yosemite: Travel-blogging couple perishes in 800- foot fall. They may have been taking pictures, relative says.

She was a "mermaid-haired wanderess." He was an avid photographer. Last week, the couple visited thundering waterfalls and breathtaking cliffs at Yosemite. It would be their final journey.
Updated one month ago