Sunday, June 24, 2018

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After Texas school shooting, Tampa Bay officials will step up security

Hours after Friday’s deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, bay area law enforcement officials pledged to beef up school...
Updated one month ago
Gov. Rick Scott suspended Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson from his position on Thursday, a week after the Sheriff's Office said the 71-year-old commissioner was arrested on prostitution-related charges on April 19. [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]

Rick Scott suspends Hernando official facing prostitution charges

BROOKSVILLE — Gov. Rick Scott suspended Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson from his position on Thursday, a week after the 71-year-old commissioner was arrested on prostitution-related charges.Nicholson was arrested April 19 on charges...
Updated: 2 months ago
Signs placed on the garage of a Weeki Wachee home where deputies found several dead dogs this week. {Photo courtesy of Lisa Kirby]

Dead dogs found inside Florida home abandoned since Hurricane Irma

"I can't believe that somebody would leave three to six dogs in there to just starve to death like that," Kirby said.
Updated: 4 months ago
Signs placed on the garage of a Weeki Wachee home where deputies found several dead dogs this week. {Photo courtesy of Lisa Kirby]

Dead dogs found inside abandoned Weeki Wachee home

WEEKI WACHEE — Neighbors said they hadn’t seen the woman in the house on Robina Road since Hurricane Irma blew through the area in September.
Updated: 4 months ago
Tom Saxon, owner of the Pirateâ\u0080\u009A\u0080\u0099s Pointe Fishing Resort, was on the water making sure his fishing guests were okay after he heard the sound of helicopters in the air 2/28/18. Saxon quickly was called into action when he learned two boats collided nearby, killing one and injuring two. [Courtesy of Tom Saxon].

Indiana man killed, two hurt as boats collide on Little Manatee River

RUSKIN — Arthur D. Showley, 75, went fishing early Friday morning, something he did two or three times a week, friends said. When they saw his car and trailer still parked near a community boat ramp at 2 p.m., they thought that was strange."He...
Updated: 4 months ago
Hillsborough and Pasco County party leaders chose Rob Wallace to replace Sen. Jim Norman from the ballot  In 2010, when a judge disqualified Norman because of irregularities in his financial disclosure forms. Norman was later reinstated

Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

TAMPA — Former Florida state Rep. Robert Wallace ended his life Monday night by jumping from a Dale Mabry Highway overpass, records show. He was 65.At least one witness saw Wallace plunge 40 to 50 feet onto Gunn Highway, according to a...
Updated: 4 months ago
Myles Abbott, 14, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide/third-degree murder Saturday, St. Petersburg police said. [Photo from Pinellas County Sheriffs]

Teen boy charged with murder in fatal stolen car crash

ST. PETERSBURG — Two boys were pulled out of a white Chevrolet Camaro after it smashed into a tree in November. One boy died last month and on Saturday, the other was charged with murder.St. Petersburg police charged Myles Abbott, 14, with...
Updated: 4 months ago
Deputies: Husband killed wife, then self, in Apollo Beach

Deputies: Husband killed wife, then self, in Apollo Beach

APOLLO BEACH — A husband killed his wife and then shot himself following an argument Friday at a home on Spindle Palm Way, deputies said.Miroslaw Rosa, 60, shot Beata Rosa, 47, before killing himself, according to the Hillsborough County...
Updated: 5 months ago
A casino shuttle boat headed into international waters from Pasco County caught fire Sunday afternoon with about 50 passengers aboard.
Authorities said that all passengers made it to shore and survived the ordeal.

Casino shuttle boat destroyed by fire as 50 passengers abandon ship in frigid Gulf

PORT RICHEY — A casino shuttle boat headed into the Gulf of Mexico caught fire Sunday, forcing 50 passengers to jump into chilly water just off a residential neighborhood.
Updated: 5 months ago
Brice Russell and his three siblings were left in the care of Jack Junior Montgomery while their mother worked.
 Montgomery was arrested Sunday and charged with killing the 7-year-old boy. [Facebook]

After boy’s fatal beating, Hillsborough deputy looked in, thought he was asleep

TAMPA — A deputy investigating a child abuse tip early Saturday looked through the doorway of a quiet Seffner motel room to see a bed full of children who appeared to be asleep.Their mother’s boyfriend, Jack Junior Montgomery, gave...
Updated: 6 months ago