Advertisement
  1. News

News at noon: As jury deliberates, key moments in the John Jonchuck trial; catching up with Ken Jeong; and more

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

Deliberations resume in John Jonchuck murder trial (and 5 moments that mattered most)

The jury in the trial of John Jonchuck has begun its second day of deliberations following Monday's closing arguments. Jonchuck is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter Phoebe in 2015. Follow our live blog for updates from the courtroom and stay with tampabay.com for the latest, including if the jury reaches a verdict. Also, here are a few key moments that stand out as turning points, and a few things the jury doesn't know as they decide Jonchuck's fate.

Report: Helicopter got new fuel injection unit just before fatal crash-landing on Tampa road

New details on the engine troubles a helicopter had last month that prompted a hard landing on 50th Street in Tampa are included in a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. They chronicle the problems that plagued the new chopper before the fatal crash. A piece of the rotor blade flew across the intersection with Palm River Road, pierced the windshield of a passing pickup and struck 72-year-old Deodat Gangapersaud, killing him instantly.

Ken Jeong talks about returning to standup before Clearwater show

It has been a decade since you first realized Ken Jeong was hilarious. That's when he stole nearly every scene as Mr. Chow, the guy with the demented, childlike yet sincere laugh in The Hangover. Christopher Spata chatted with Jeong, who opened up about how his wife's battle with breast cancer dovetailed with his big break in movies, and what Asian representation in the media means for him, before he brings his live show to Clearwater.

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: It's win or go home for the Lightning

The Lightning has to win Game 4 of its first-round playoff series tonight in Columbus, or its historic season will come to an end. Defenseman Victor Hedman is doubtful, but Nikita Kucherov returns from a one-game suspension to help the struggling offense. Plus, Rays beat writer Marc Topkin joins Rick Stroud to discuss the team with the best record in baseball.

Ferry service in Tampa Bay to become 'permanent'

Ferry service linking downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg is apparently here to stay. The Cross-Bay Ferry previously operated between November and April. But year-round ferry service connecting the two cities is now in the works, according to Ed Turanchik, the former Hillsborough County Commissioner and a policy adviser for the ferry operator. Stay tuned for an announcement this afternoon.

Sign up for our News at Noon newsletter here.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement