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

Email: ksheehan@tampabay.com

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  1. Toddler struck and killed by truck in apartment complex near Ybor City

    Accidents

    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]
  2. Tips on packing like a pro

    Blog

    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.
  3. ICYMI: Britney Spears' new lingerie, sleepwear collection

    Blog

    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....

    Inspiration for a "greatest hits" lingerie/sleepwear collection. Think about it, Britney.
  4. Tampa man, shot by officer, sues city and police

    Civil

    TAMPA — A man shot by police after his wife called 911 to report he was suicidal is suing both the officer who shot him and the city of Tampa, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.

    In January, police responded to the call at the Tampa home of Jason Turk, a licensed real estate broker who served 11 years in the Navy. He was sitting in a car in the driveway, and police said he pointed a gun at them. Officer Tim Bergman shot Turk, then shot him a second time after Turk raised his gun again, police said....

  5. New Tampa girl, 3, falls from third-floor apartment window

    Accidents

    TAMPA — A 3-year-old girl jumping up and down on a bed fell out of a third-floor apartment window Wednesday afternoon and landed in a dirt patch outside the building, authorities said.

    Mumina Nass showed no obvious injuries, a Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman said, but was taken by helicopter to the trauma unit at Tampa General Hospital to find out if she suffered internal injuries.

    The incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. at the Andover Place Apartments, 10216 Altavista Ave. in New Tampa....

    A 3-year-old girl jumping up and down on a bed fell out of a third-floor apartment window at this building in Andover Place Apartments, 10216 Altavista Ave. in Tampa, Wednesday afternoon and landed in a dirt patch outside the building, authorities said. [KEELEY SHEEHAN   |   Times]
  6. A fall makeup collection for the perfect plot from MAC

    Blog

    Have you ever looked at the cover of one of those cheap drugstore romance novels and thought, man, I wish I could run away and find a dashing, gruff, but secretly kind-hearted pirate king all while wearing a great old timey red velvet dress and the perfect smokey eye?

    Well MAC's new fall 2014 makeup collection will presumably be able to help you with at least one of those things. They're coming out with this new collection all based on romance novels, like the really great old ones with Fabio on the cover. It'll have lipsticks and eye shadows and the whole nine yards in lots of really pretty shades. There's even an eyeliner called Evil Twin, which I think is great. It's like, let's not let a trope go unreferenced, you know?...

    The name of this MAC lipstick is Reckless Desire.
  7. My Outfit Monday: Chambray for days

    Blog

    After seeing chambray shirts all over my favorite style blogs and then looking high and low for my perfect version, I finally found it a few months ago at J. Crew Factory (similar to this one but I think I paid less than that for it). It's become my go-to shirt because it goes so well with everything in my closet. It works great with all my jeans, shorts, skirts, etc., and also as a nice cover up if a sweater would be to bulky, like for a late night at the beach or in a movie theater....

    I didn't know it until just now, but I need a skirt like that in my life.
  8. Woman paddling on Hillsborough River bitten by alligator

    Wildlife

    THONOTOSASSA — A woman canoeing in the Hills­borough River was attacked and bitten in the leg by an alligator Thursday afternoon near John B. Sargeant Park, an incident authorities are calling unusual.

    Navigated by a sheriff's helicopter circling above, a crew launched a motorized boat and canoes to reach the victim and another woman with her in the canoe.

    Andrea Reese, 20, of Uniontown, Ohio, sustained injuries to her left thigh and calf, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The attack occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday....

    Crews used a motorboat and canoes, with a sheriff’s helicopter overhead, to reach the injured woman in her canoe.
  9. Off-duty deputy pulled gun during road rage incident, authorities say

    Crime

    SEFFNER — A Hillsborough County detention deputy was arrested after he pointed a gun at another man during an off-duty road-rage incident Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.

    It is the second time this year that a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy has faced charges over pulling out a gun during a roadway dispute.

    Deputy Reginald J. Migues, 54, got into argument with Arthur Langley, 41, of Tampa over something that happened near the intersection of U.S. 92 and Williams Road, the Sheriff's Office said. The agency did not disclose the nature of the dispute. A Sheriff's Office report indicates Migues and Langley pulled into a parking lot at 5520 Carmack Road around 10:30 a.m. Officials said Migues walked toward Langley, who started getting out of his vehicle. ...

    Reginald J. Migues, 54, a Hillsborough County sheriff's detention deputy, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after authorities said he pointed a gun at another man following a road rage incident in Seffner Tuesday morning.
  10. ICYMI: All the brands mentioned on Sex and the City, from 7-Eleven to Zip drive

    Blog

    Consider this your Monday mid-afternoon pick me up. ICYMI, somebody put together a video of all the brands mentioned on Sex and the City. Check out the video over at Who What Wear. It's just over nine minutes long (and helpfully, in alphabetical order) and completely ridiculous....

    They're either discussing Martinis or Altoids. Probably.
  11. Man charged in hit-run death Tampa girl, 12

    Accidents

    TAMPA — A 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle died Friday night after she was struck by a van that dragged her more than a block and then drove away, police said.

    Natalia Leonard was hit just before 10 p.m. near N 15th Street and E Osborne Avenue, a largely residential and small business area east of Interstate 275 and south of Hillsborough Avenue. As Natalia rode onto N 15th Street, the driver, Geraldo Rivera, 48, turned right onto E Osborne Avenue. Natalia was pinned underneath Rivera's 1999 white Ford Van and dragged about 200 feet, police say....

     A photo of Natalia Leonard, 12, who was killed Friday (8/1/14) night in a hit-and-run near N 15th Street and Osborne Avenue in Tampa. She was riding her bike when a van struck her and dragged her about 200 feet. A memorial had formed Saturday afternoon at the intersection near where she was hit.  [Keeley Sheehan | Times]
  12. Thinking outside the veil with wedding fashion

    Blog

    When I was little and would dream about my big day marrying whatever member of NSYNC I was most in love with that week, my outfit always looked the same: pristine white ballgown, long flowing veil, towering high heels, crustiest hairsprayed up-do.

    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....

    Love these beautiful brides with their frames!
  13. Police seeking donations to cover injured police horse's care

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Chad, one of seven horses in the Tampa Police Department's mounted patrol, recently hurt his leg during a training exercise, an injury that required surgery.

    Now the department is turning to the public for help with his growing medical costs.

    After a scrape on Chad's front left leg became infected, veterinarians at the Surgi-Care Center for Horses in Brandon operated and are housing him while he recovers. The cost so far is close to $10,000, said police spokeswoman Andrea Davis. The department hasn't had to pay anything yet and Surgi-Care has given them discounts, she said....

    Kennedy Boulevard Krispy Kreme server Michelle Ross reacts after Tampa police horse Chad pulled the paper with a jelly doughnut that she was serving the horse.
  14. Karl Lagerfeld getting his own Barbie doll because of course he is

    Blog

    A few months ago I told you about the very important app filled with Karl Lagerfeld emojis (you're welcome, btw). If you've been sitting around thinking, gosh, these tiny little Karl icons are great for expressing all my deepest emotions, but what I really need is a Karl doll for my shelf, you're in luck....

    Sketch of the doll.
  15. Charlie Crist opens Tampa field office with new running mate

    Elections

    TAMPA — Charlie Crist opened a new field office in Tampa on Saturday, giving the bay area its first look at Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, the South Florida businesswoman he announced as his running mate for governor.

    Volunteers and supporters crowded outside the new office on W Waters Avenue to hear from Crist and Taddeo-Goldstein, who also is chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party....

    Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist introduces his supporters to running mate Annette Taddeo-Goldstein on Saturday as he opens a campaign office in Tampa. They are focused on beating Rick Scott, but have a Democratic primary against Nan Rich on Aug. 26.