Keeley Sheehan, Times Staff Writer

Keeley Sheehan

Keeley Sheehan covers news and features in eastern Hillsborough County. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, with a master's from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Phone: (813) 661-2453


  1. Police in India arrest suspect in 2012 murder of South Tampa designer


    TAMPA — Mumbai police arrested a 26-year-old man wanted in the murder of South Tampa interior designer Wendy Albano in an overseas hotel room two years ago, newspapers in India report.

    Albano, 51, a socialite who decorated homes for the rich and famous, was slain in her room at a chic hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, in February 2012.

    Authorities began looking for an Indian man they suspected had stabbed her to death....

    Tampa interior designer Wendy Albano met with the suspect while trying to set up an import business.
  2. Rick Scott emphasizes grass roots, thanks Tampa volunteers


    TAMPA — For Gustavo Rodriguez, teaching his children about politics at an early age is important.

    "This is the age I was. At 10, my dad taught us how to be Republicans and how to vote," said Rodriguez, 52, of Tampa.

    When Rick Scott visited his Tampa Victory Office near Carrollwood, Rodriguez brought his sons, Nico, 12, and Dylan, 10, to meet the governor. They were among the group of volunteers Scott greeted in the office before walking through parts of Carrollwood on Saturday afternoon....

  3. Police: Man who stole Fire Rescue truck planned to kill himself, anyone else in his way on I-275


    TAMPA — When he jumped into a Fire Rescue pickup truck and took off down Interstate 275 Wednesday night, John Edgerton planned to kill himself and as many other drivers as possible, authorities said.

    After leading officers on a chase in the stolen Hillsborough County Fire Rescue truck on southbound I-275 in rush hour traffic, Edgerton told them he had planned to get off the highway and get back on going the wrong way, officials said....

  4. Police: Man steals fire department's pickup truck, sparking I-275 chase that ends in crash


    TAMPA — A suspect who crashed one vehicle before stealing a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue pickup truck led authorities on a chase on Interstate 275 that ended in another wreck near Ashley Drive on Wednesday night, authorities said.

    John Michael Edgerton, 29, was driving a stolen vehicle when he hit a pole near Nebraska and 139th avenues at 5 p.m., according to Tampa police.

    Edgerton got out of the wrecked vehicle, jumped into a Fire Rescue pickup and drove off, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said....

    Southbound Interstate 275 near Ashley Drive was closed Wednesday night after a crash involving a stolen Hillsborough County Fire Rescue vehicle, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
 [Jeremy Ojeda | Special to the Times]
  5. ICYMI: Fanny packs are back and more stylish than ever


    Sarah Jessica Parker recently rocked a Chanel fanny pack at an event, prompting Glamour to declare a few days ago that they are officially back. As I read the post, I couldn't help but wonder... are they really? (See what I did there?)

    As Glamour also notes, people have in fact been rocking the fanny pack all summer long. My friend/Times reporter Caitlin has on several occasions made use of one....

    And because sometimes it's just fun to gawk at things, here's a Michael Kors Medallion Belt Bag for $98.
  6. Two women found dead in Jacksonville were from Tampa area


    TAMPA — Passers-by discovered the bodies of two young women from Hillsborough County along a wooded road early Thursday in Jacksonville.

    Angelia Ella Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Monique Ball, 18, were murdered, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

    Authorities did not disclose how or when they were killed, but ordered autopsies. They also did not name a suspect or announce an arrest in the case....

    The bodies of the teens were identified as Tjhisha Monique Ball, 18, left, and Angelia Ella Mangum, 19.
  7. Obama makes rounds at MacDill before arriving at downtown Tampa hotel


    TAMPA — President Barack Obama arrived Tuesday evening at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in advance of meeting with military leaders to talk strategy against Islamic State militants.

    Air Force One touched down at 6:30 p.m., ahead of schedule. Obama was greeted by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa; Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command; Army Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command; and Air Force Col. Daniel H. Tulley, the commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill....

    President Barack Obama greets members of the military at MacDill Air Force Base after landing in Tampa on Tuesday evening. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  8. My Outfit Monday: An official stance on rompers


    A few years ago I took the very staunch position of anti-romper, asking who in their right mind would actually wear one?

    My fiancé reminded me of this a few weeks ago when I brought home... a romper.

    Whatever. I'm allowed to change my mind.

    After seeing them all over my favorite fashion blogs the last year or so, I was intrigued, so I started searching. A cute blue one at TJ Maxx fit weird. H&M had a funky orange one but they didn't have my size so the straps didn't fit right....

    I've gotten a lot of mileage out of these magical Target sale wedges.
  9. Authorities searching for Riverview father missing since late August

    Public Safety

    RIVERVIEW — Authorities are looking for a father of six missing nearly two weeks, whose pickup truck was found burned in Ruskin the day after his family last saw him.

    On Aug. 30, Octavio Reyes, 36, of Riverview was getting ready to meet a family member at Club 301 in Tampa, said his niece Juanita Reyes, 29.

    "He gave me a hug and a kiss," she said. "It was routine for him to go out every Saturday."...

  10. Royal babies and fancy coats: Kate Middleton's pregnancy style


    Since my penchant for Duchess of Cambridge web-based gentle stalking is well documented, it should come as no surprise when I tell you what I'm sure you've already seen elsewhere on said web: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having another baby! Woo hoo!...

    Loved the polka dots.
  11. Be yourself as a bride


    When I was little and would dream about my big day marrying whichever member of 'N Sync I was most in love with that week, my wedding outfit always looked the same in my imagination: pristine white ball gown, long flowing veil, towering high heels, crusty hair-sprayed updo.

    Because that's what brides wear, right? Except none of that is actually me, and I think one of the simplest — but most often overlooked — pieces of wedding fashion advice is to look like you on your wedding day....

    Afraid your feet will hurt as you walk down the aisle? Wear flats.
  12. What kind of hat is that, and other helpful charts


    Today in "hey, did you know this is a thing?", here's a fun link for your holiday beach-break scrolling pleasure, courtesy of my friend/Times designer Tara's uncanny ability to find the best random stuff on the web: Fashion in Infographics.

    Need to figure out the difference between a mushroom and vagabond hat? Graph! Oh gosh, what kind of heel am I wearing? Graph! How do I get red wine out of my clothes? Graph! Wait, what's the difference between stripes and, um, other stripes? Graph!...

    Now I know this is a vagabond hat. Thanks, Internet!
  13. Toddler struck and killed by truck in apartment complex near Ybor City


    TAMPA — A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a city of Tampa water department truck Thursday night inside an apartment complex near Ybor City.

    Tampa police said the driver of the truck was exiting the Tampa Park Apartments west of the Ybor City business district just after 8:30 p.m. on Lilly White Court at a slow speed when the child darted into the road. The driver, who had not been named late Thursday, was unable to stop in time....

    Demetrick Lindsey, 2, was struck and killed by a city of Tampa water department truck Thursday night inside an apartment complex near Ybor City, according to Tampa police. [Family photo]
  14. Tips on packing like a pro


    I went home to Western New York for the week to visit family, and as I was packing for the trip last week, I realized something -- I'm really bad at packing. It used to not be so. I used to be able to compactly get everything into a carry-on bag and be on my merry way. But somewhere along the way, I've gotten really bad at it.

    I just let all my bad packing skills go for this trip, but in the meantime, found some good tips for packing like a socialite that's always jetting off to some fashion week or other (I imagine they're pros at packing. I could be wrong). Here are some of the ones I found, with links to more great tips. Do as the blogs say, not as I do....

    The essentials: suitcase, carry-on, Vanity Fair style issue.
  15. ICYMI: Britney Spears' new lingerie, sleepwear collection


    This is old-ish news, but I don't think we've talked about it and I just really think we should. Since every celebrity is apparently also secretly a designer with deep wells of talent we just never knew about, Britney Spears is launching a lingerie and sleepwear collection. She posted a photo of herself in a set from the collection last month, and I can't believe I didn't know she had Instagram until just now. For shame....

    A set from the collection.