News at noon: In trial, John Jonchuck gave his mental condition a name; woman who led the St. Pete parking garage revolt was arrested; and more

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Published March 21

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In trial, John Jonchuck gave his mental condition a name

Questions about John Jonchuck’s sanity have dogged his criminal case since the day he was first accused of tossing his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe, from the Dick Misener Bridge in St. Petersburg. He has previously received treatment in a state hospital after being declared incompetent to stand trial. This week, Jonchuck himself put a name to his condition. Standing in court on the first day of what is expected to be a month-long murder trial, Jonchuck told Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Chris Helinger that he is being treated for schizoaffective disorder.

She led the great St. Pete parking garage revolt. Then she was arrested

In the two hours after the Tampa Bay Rowdies game ended Saturday, Kathryn Socash, 63, of Clearwater had driven from the fifth floor of the McNulty Parking Garage all the way down to the fourth floor. She was just one of hundreds who found themselves trapped in their vehicles inside the garage that night. Socash found one working gate staffed by a lone attendant — and right next to it an unstaffed gate blocked by a wooden arm. It bore a warning: “24HR VIDEO $50 FOR BROKEN GATE.” So she broke it. The price, though, was a bit steeper than that.

Florida Man Challenge: Which ridiculous headline matches your birthday?

Today, the Tampa Bay Times’ digital team noticed something strange. Our top stories of the day? All Florida Man. Thousands and thousands of people were reading these stories ... from last year. Why? Turns out, we can thank a viral tweet for bringing some of these gems back on our screens and in our hearts. All you have to do is google “Florida Man” and your birthday, and boom. You have your Florida Man horoscope. It’s been just a few days since the challenge was first tweeted out, but already thousands of people have retweeted it. #FloridaMan is trending.

NHL tabs Lightning for two regular-season games in Sweden

For 10 years, Victor Hedman has watched other teams play in Sweden with envy. Now, it will be his turn. He and the Lightning will take the ice at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm to play two regular-season games against Buffalo Nov. 8 and 9 as part of the NHL’s Global Series. Hedman is one of two Swedes currently on the Lightning. Anton Strålman is in the final year of his contract, making his status for next season uncertain.

Phil Collins coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa

Against all odds, Tampa is finally getting a show by Phil Collins. The '80s pop icon, who retired early this decade only to return to rare live performances in 2017, has announced a new set of dates for his "Still Not Dead Yet, Live!" tour, and they include a stop at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Sept. 26. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 29. Considering this will be Collins' first Tampa show since 2004, it's bound to sell out. Click here for details.

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