Caroline Petrow-Cohen - Former Times Reporter

Former Times Reporter

  1. Wild hogs are pictured rooting for food in Sun City Center.
  2. Forecasters will be watching these two tropical disturbances over the weekend.
  3. Rhiannon Spicer, 24, is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Larry Jarrell, 29.
  4. Freddy Barton, Executive Director of Safe and Sound Hillsborough, works with youth identified as (L-R)  J. Williams, F. Renfroe, and T. Diggs during a character building exercise on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Tampa.
  5. Investigators at the scene in Safety Harbor where Robert Hubbard was shot and killed by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies in June.
  6. Donyelle Johnson, Retha Hiers and Margaret Dash, pictured from left to right, all vanished from the Tampa Bay area after trying to end affairs with the same man. Their families have lived without answers for decades.
  7. A gambler who openly celebrated winning $53,000 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, shown in this 2021 photo, was followed back to his hotel and robbed, according to a search warrant application.
  8. Enrique Toledo, 53, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.
  9. David Vasquez Malave is escorted into a Tampa courtroom during his trial. He was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a 2-year-old boy.
  10. It's expected that the Florida Supreme Court will likely have to decide whether the state's 15-week abortion ban is unconstitutional.
  11. The Rev. Carl Joseph Melchior, Jr. died on Thursday of cardiac arrest after boarding a flight in Philadelphia.
  12. From left, St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter answer questions at Tiger Bay meeting in 2019. All three law enforcement leaders say a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Miranda warnings will have no effect on their agencies.
  13. Crews are battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Tampa’s Bayshore district Tuesday afternoon, according to Tampa Fire Rescue. South Carolina Avenue currently is closed, the agency said in a tweet. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
  14. Cameron Taylor, 21, left, faces charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect in connection to injuries his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter sustained, while the girl's mother, 21-year-old Cheyenne Gray, right, faces child neglect charges, according to the Clearwater Police Department.
  15. Christopher Ferguson, the former director of a pain management clinic in Tarpon Springs, was arrested Monday for the second time in connection to an ongoing investigation in which he is accused of coercing patients into performing sexual acts in order to get their prescription medication, according to police.
  16. The Tampa Police Department has confirmed that Tampa Bay residents discovered antisemitic flyers left outside their homes over the last two weekends.
  17. Th heat index is expected to reach dangerous levels in the Tampa Bay area on Thursday and will remain high over the weekend. The risk of heat illness is heightened for people who work or play sports outside.
  18. A man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday after he hacked into thousands of private iCloud accounts, stole people’s nude images and videos and shared them with other people.
  19. The clouds and the water glow orange as they reflect the setting sun at North Shore park in St. Petersburg in this 2020 photo. A gigantic dust cloud from the Sahara Desert has reached Tampa Bay, resulting in higher temperatures, lower rain chances and more brilliant sunsets.