Saturday, July 21, 2018


Anastasia Dawson, Times staff writer

Anastasia Dawson, Times staff writer

Anastasia Dawson joined the Times in 2016 after three years covering education for the Tampa Tribune. A Tampa Bay native, she grew up in Dover and graduated from the University of South Florida.

Robert Marve, 29, and Channing Tomes, 27. Marve pleaded

Judge grants ex-girlfriend’s restraining order against ex-Plant QB Robert Marve

PLANT CITY — Robert Marve hesitated to get out of his attorney’s car when they pulled into the parking lot of the Plant City Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. The former Plant High and University of Miami quarterback was there to plead no...
Published: 07/19/18
Singer Chris Brown was arrested in West Palm Beach on July 5, 2018, on a warrant out of Hillsborough County. [Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]

Chris Brown, performing in Tampa tonight, arrested on Hillsborough warrant

Singer Chris Brown finished his set Thursday night in West Palm Beach, but police were waiting just off stage with a warrant for his arrest from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated one month ago
People place flowers next to a sidewalk across from the bike path where Pedro Aguerreberry and his two children were struck by a car on Sunday, June 24, 2018. (TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times)

Widow of New Tampa father killed in hit-and-run expresses gratitude to community

TAMPA — The widow of Pedro Aguerreberry, a New Tampa father killed by a passing motorist during a Sunday bike ride with his two sons, broke her silence briefly Thursday, thanking the community for its support but requesting privacy. "We are...
Updated one month ago
Pedro Aguerreberry, pictured here with wife Meghan and sons Lucas and Bennett, was bike riding along a path separated by a grass median on New Tampa Boulevard near Wood Sage Drive. The father was pulling his younger son Bennett in a trailer device attached to his bicycle and the other son was pedaling alongside when they were struck by a car driven by Mikese Morse, a report of the incident said. [(Facebook]

Widow of New Tampa father killed in crash makes statement, expresses gratitude to community

TAMPA— The widow of a New Tampa man killed by a passing motorist during a Sunday bike ride with his two sons, broke her silence briefly Thursday, thanking the community for its support but requesting privacy.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough County Sheriff bailiff's lead Howell Donaldson III, the accused Seminole Heights killer, into a Tampa courtroom. Donaldson's lawyers told judge Mark Wolfe they want a psychologist, who examined the defendant, to testify about Donaldson's competency to stand trial. A hearing was set for June 29. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times]

First murder, then porn, reports allege of Seminole Heights killings suspect

Howell Donaldson III killed people and then soon after visited an adult-themed website, according to newly released investigative reports in the trial of the man accused of four Seminole Heights murders.Data from his cellphone showed a...
Updated one month ago
John Barrineau, 17, faces two counts of vehicular homicide and street racing in the May 23 crash on Bayshore Boulevard that killed Jessica Raubenolt, 24, and her daughter, Lillia. He is being charged as an adult. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Teen driver in fatal Bayshore Boulevard crash arrested on adult charges

TAMPA — The 17-year-old driver accused of racing the car that struck and killed a mother and child on Bayshore Boulevard was booked into county jail Friday morning on charges filed in adult criminal court. John Alexander Barrineau had been held...
Updated one month ago
Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18 (left), John Alexander Barrineau, 17 (middle) and Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20 (right) were arrested in connection with the deaths of mother and her 21-month-old daughter, struck as they crossing Bayshore Boulevard. Police said Tristan Herrin, charged with street racing, was a passenger in his brother's car. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times / Tampa Police Department]

Vehicular homicide charges in Bayshore crash will hinge on strength of street racing evidence, experts say

TAMPA — One by one, witnesses told Tampa police the same story. The Mustang and Altima drivers sped down Bayshore Boulevard on May 23, weaving in and out of traffic and revving engines. When a traffic light turned green they took off...
Updated one month ago
The Herrin family traveled in November to SkyDive City in Zephyrhills to celebrate Cameron Herrin's 18th birthday. This image is taken from a video posted online. From left are Cameron's brother Tristan, the teens' father Chris Herrin, Cameron Herrin, and mother Cheryl Herrin. [YouTube]

Parents of teens in fatal Bayshore crash described as loving, attentive and devastated

TAMPA — It was late April when the shiny black muscle car rolled off the lot of a Tampa Ford dealership.
Updated: 2 months ago
Cameron Herrin, 18, is accused of racing on Bayshore Boulevard on Wednesday when Tampa police said he struck a 24-year-old mother pushing her 18-month-old daughter in a stroller. The mother died Wednesday and her daughter died Thursday. Already facing a charge of vehicular homicide in the mother's death, he was arrested late Friday for the death of the child. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times / Tampa Police Department]

Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

The 18-year-old who was arrested this week after police said he was racing when he fatally struck a young mother pushing her stroller across Bayshore Boulevard was back in jail on Friday night.Cameron Herrin, 18, was arrested on a second count...
Updated: 2 months ago
Supplies you should have in your hurricane kit. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]

Hurricane 2018: Gear up to gut it out. Prepare your kit now.

In the months before Hurricane Irma plotted a path through the heart of Tampa Bay, analysts and experts dubbed the region the most vulnerable metropolitan area in the United States to a direct hurricane strike.
Updated: 2 months ago