McKenna Oxenden

McKenna is a former intern at the Times.

  1. Pasco Fire Rescue responded to a call at 5:20 p.m. in New Port Richey for an SUV that had rolled at least once onto a bridge’s guardrail by Seven Springs Boulevard and Riverbank Drive. One person was trapped inside and after being extracted by Fire Rescue, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. [Pasco Fire Rescue]
  2. Pinellas Park SWAT officers at the April 10 scene where a husband who shot his wife was then fatally shot by officers after a long standoff. The Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office has found that the actions of the two officers who killed the husband were justified. The wife later died of her injuries. [ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times]
  3. The bridge on 40th Avenue N leading to Shore Acres in St. Petersburg on April 8 is slated to reopen much sooner than initially planned. Originally scheduled to be closed until May 22, the bridge will reopen Friday at 7:30 a.m. This is due to coordinated efforts from the City’s Engineering and Capital Improvements Department, the Stormwater, Traffic and Pavement Operations Department, the engineer and the contractor and materials being delivered earlier than expected, according to the city. [Times (2018)]
  4. Members of the Pinellas Park police SWAT team at the scene where a husband barricaded himself in his home on April 10 after repeatedly shooting his wife at her workplace. He was later killed by police gunfire, and she was pronounced dead six days later on Tuesday, police said. [ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times]
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  7. Don Spicer, who served as mayor of St. Petersburg from 1969-71, died Jan. 29, 2019 at the age of 91. Spicer was a Barry Goldwater Republican who allied himself with Democrats to advocate for unions, racial equality and other progressive causes. [Courtesy of Ann Spicer O’Day]
  8. Zachery Baker, 31, an inmate in a Michigan prison, has long been a suspect in the 2014 murders of two Pasco County women. Now a grand jury has indicted him in that case, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and he will be extradicted back to Florida to stand trial. [Michigan Department of Corrections]
  9. SWAT members at the scene where a suspect fled after a shooting at a medical building in Pinellas Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The suspect shot his wife, who worked in the medical building, then fled the scene to a neighborhood behind the building. SWAT is searching for the suspect. [ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times]