Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Langston Taylor

Langston Taylor

Langston is a data and general assignment reporter in St. Petersburg. He first worked for the Times as an intern in 2016. A Silver Spring, Md., native, Langston graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with a degree in multimedia journalism.



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Motorcyclist and pedestrian die in Pasco crash

NEW PORT RICHEY — A motorcyclist and pedestrian both died in a crash Saturday night near Palmetto Road and U.S. 19, police reported.About 10:30 p.m., a St. Petersburg man, 41, was riding a 2012 Honda motorcycle north on the highway, according...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Deputies: Body found in Pasco lake is New Port Richey man, 74

Deputies: Body found in Pasco lake is New Port Richey man, 74

Deputies identified a body found in Frierson Lakes in Hudson on Thursday as a 74-year-old New Port Richey man.Kress Luebke’s kayak was seen overturned in the water on Thursday night, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.A resident...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Torre Lesser, 81, right, of New Port Richey, gets help on Wednesday with a repair to his boat dock from neighbors Clark Bailo, 60, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, center, and Mark Williams, 63, of South Lyon, Michigan, at Lesser's home on the Cotee River in New Port Richey. Lesser is a Trump voter and supporter. [DOUGLAS R, CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]

Trump voters in this Florida bellwether say don’t bet on ‘blue wave’

NEW PORT RICHEY — The key to Donald Trump's success and whether Democrats can regain relevancy in governing Florida is tucked behind the shade-free sea of asphalt and strip malls stretching 20 miles along U.S. 19.In...
Published: 06/14/18
ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times
 Bailiff's lead Howell Donaldson III, the accused Seminole Heights killer, into a Tampa courtroom on May 31, 2018. Tampa Police recently released audio of their questioning of the man now accused of four murders.

Police release dramatic interview with Seminole Heights killing suspect

TAMPA — On a Tuesday in November, two detectives sat with Howell "Trai" Donaldson III, a 24-year-old brought into Tampa Police headquarters for questioning after he tried to give away a gun to his manager at an Ybor City McDonald’s.Police...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Aleem Reezan Temon Hamid, 38, faces charges of DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash and refusal to take a breath, urine and blood test. Deputies said Hamid crashed a Ford Explorer into two pedestrians, killing both. [Courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]

Treasure Island hit-and-run kills Sebring couple; Driver charged with DUI manslaughter

TREASURE ISLAND — A wife and husband crossing Gulf Boulevard on Saturday evening were struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene and who later refused to be tested for alcohol, deputies said.Beverly J. Gran, 80, and Nicholas Michael...
Published: 06/03/18
Updated: 06/04/18
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Motorcyclist, 23, dies in crash with pickup truck in north Tampa

TAMPAMotorcyclist, dies in crash with pickupA 23-year-old Plant City motorcyclist died Saturday after crashing into a pickup truck on Florida Avenue, troopers reported.Samuel A. Lougheed was riding his Yamaha...
Published: 06/03/18
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Deputies: Suspicious death near homeless camp by Dale Mabry Highway

TAMPA — Deputies are investigating a suspicious death near Waters Ave W and Dale Mabry Highway.Someone reported about 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon that a person died in a wooded area that appeared to be a homeless camp, according to the...
Published: 06/03/18
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Clearwater police identify Tampa men charged with AT&T store armed robbery

CLEARWATER — Police have arrested two men charged with armed robbery of an AT&T store on U.S. 19 Saturday.Dajor Atkins, 25, and Anthony Riley, 23, both of Tampa, robbed the store near the intersection of the highway and Drew Street before...
Published: 06/02/18
Updated: 06/03/18
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St. Petersbug pipe bursts, spilling 8,000 gallons of fully-treated reclaimed water into Boca Ciega Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — Thousands of gallons of fully-treated reclaimed water spilled and about two dozen customers will be without reclaimed water service after a pipe burst near the Treasure Island Causeway on Saturday morning, St. Petersburg’s Public...
Updated one month ago
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Deputies find body behind Fresco Y Mas in Town ‘N Country, investigating ‘suspicious’ death

TOWN ‘N COUNTRY — Deputies found a body behind a grocery store on the 8400 block of Sheldon Road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The agency called the death suspicious and is investigating.There is no threat to public...
Updated one month ago