Thursday, November 15, 2018


Chris Tisch, Times Audience Editor

Chris Tisch, Times Audience Editor

Chris Tisch was born and raised in Oconto Falls, Wis., a town of about 2,500 people just north of Green Bay. Chris has lived in Seattle, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Petersburg. His hobbies include music, movies, travel and reading. He has been a journalist in Florida since 1995. He spent five years at the Bradenton Herald before coming to the Times in 2000, where he covered police news, legal affairs and the death penalty. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Laura Avila went to Mexico for a nose job that was a third of the price as one in the United States. Now she is in a coma and may never wake up. Photo from Facebook.

A woman went to Mexico for a cheap nose job. Now she's in a coma and might never wake up.

A Texas woman decided to get a nose job in Mexico instead of the United States because it was much cheaper -- just $138.But now she is on life support after the procedure went terribly wrong. Her family has been told that they can either remove...
Published: 11/13/18
Nicole Buffington, 24, of Port Richey, faces charges of child neglect and possession of methamphatine following her arrest on Oct. 30, 2018. Deputies say they found the meth in a baggie while her two young children were in the back seat. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]

Pasco woman charged with leaving two small kids in hot car with bag of meth while she shopped

A Pasco County woman was arrested Tuesday after she left two children inside a hot car -- with a bag of meth in the driver's seat -- while she shopped at a store, Pasco sheriff's deputies reported.
Updated one month ago
A Florida couple say they found a hidden camera pointed at their bed aboard the Carnival Fantasy. (AP Photos/Bruce Smith, file)

Hidden camera on Carnival Cruise ship found pointing at bed in Florida couple’s stateroom

A Florida couple is speaking publicly after they found a hidden camera inside their stateroom aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.Chris and Dana White told
Updated one month ago
The view looking out from the main outdoor bar at Fish Tales in St. Petersburg. ANNE GLOVER  |  Times

Fish Tales Seafood House in St. Petersburg closes after nearly 20 years in business

Fish Tales Seafood House in St. Petersburg has closed its doors after nearly 20 years in business, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page Monday."It is with a heavy heart that I have to write this, but write it I must," the Facebook post...
Updated one month ago
Taco Bell is America's favorite Mexican restaurant, according to a recent survey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz).

America’s favorite Mexican restaurant is apparently Taco Bell

And America’s favorite Mexican restaurant is ....Taco Bell?Sure, it sounds like a headline from The Onion, but a new survey from the ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Seth Coffey was arrested on a DUI charge, then sang Journey's Don't Stop Believin' on the way to jail. Photo courtesy Indian River County Jail.

Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

A Florida man belted out one of Journey’s greatest hits while being taken to jail on a drunken driving charge recently.Seth Coffey, 25, was arrested Sept. 2 on a DUI charge after he pulled his pickup in front of a deputy’s car on U.S. 1 in...
Updated: 2 months ago
Cybil Ballard Green, 43, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for dealing drugs at a Steak 'n Shake.

Florida woman gets 17 years in prison for selling drugs at Steak ‘n Shake

A woman who sold drugs at a Steak ‘n Shake in St. Lucie County has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, according to a report at
Updated: 3 months ago
A Hernando County Sheriff's deputy plunged his cruiser into a canal while swerving to avoid a deer in the road early Monday morning.

Hernando deputy plunges cruiser into a canal while avoiding a deer in the road

A Hernando sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser plunged into a canal early Monday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer that was in the road.Deputy David Merced was not injured in the crash, but did need to be helped from the cruiser by emergency...
Updated: 4 months ago
Mehedeun Hasan, 22, of Lakeland, faces a charge of second-degree murder after he was seen on surveillance video shooting a man accused of stealing beer from his convenience store. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]

The man shot by a Lakeland store clerk after stealing $36 worth of beer has died

A man who was shot by a convenience store clerk as he stole $36 in beer has died, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports. Rennie Defoe, Jr. died at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center on Saturday afternoon. The clerk who shot him,...
Updated: 4 months ago
John Tomlin, left, and Anthony James Nykorchuk were arrested within about 20 minutes of each other Tuesday in connection with separate instances of disturbing the peace at places where children were present -- Tomlin outside a candy store and Nykorchuk at a pool near a kid's birthday party.

Pinellas deputies: Drunk men disturb peace at candy store, kid’s birthday party on same night

Within about 20 minutes and only 15 miles apart this week, Pinellas deputies responded to complaints of drunk men disturbing the peace outside a candy store and near a children’s birthday party.The incidents occurred Tuesday evening.In...
Updated: 4 months ago