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  • Busch Gardens parkgoer struck by celebratory gunfire, police say

    07/05/2018 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Fox 13 News Staff
    A man visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was injured by celebratory gunfire on Wednesday. According to Tampa police, 36-year-old Scott Deel of Florahome, Florida was walking inside the theme park with his wife when he felt pain in his shoulder around 10 p.m. His wife then noticed he was bleeding. Investigators said the source of the pain was a bullet, most likely a result of celebratory gunfire from outside the park, but they are unsure where. it occurred around the same times fireworks were set off at Busch Gardens. The park's security responded, and gave him first aid. Tampa firefighters...
  • Baby dies after mom was killed in alleged street race crash

    05/26/2018 9:36:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 21-month-old girl whose mother was killed while crossing a boulevard in Florida during an illegal street race has died, police said. The girl, Lillia Raubenolt, was being pushed in a stroller by her mother, Jessica Raubenolt, of Jeromesville, Ohio, across Bayshore Boulevard near West Knights Avenue in Tampa early Wednesday when they were mowed down by a black Ford Mustang that police said had been racing side by side on the roadway against a gold Nissan.Witnesses told the Tampa Bay Times the two cars reached speeds as high as 60 mph, but investigators were unable to confirm that. Other...
  • Lines Out the Door and Strong Sales at Tampa Gun Show

    02/26/2018 5:24:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/25/18 | TIFFANY HSU
    The lines stretched out the door this weekend at a gun show in Tampa, Fla., as thousands of potential buyers and the merely curious waited for their turn to browse booths stocked with the latest firearms, ammunition, customizable holsters and patriotic paraphernalia. Inside, parents pushed their babies in strollers past T-shirts emblazoned with phrases like “I study triggernometry.” A nonprofit group in one booth was raffling off a rifle to raise money to battle child and animal abuse. On large signs by the entrance, the National Rifle Association was offering refunds on the $11 admission if shoppers signed up for...
  • Ben Vereen accused of sexually assaulting and harassing actresses during production of ‘Hair' (tr)

    01/05/2018 8:11:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 5, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE and NANCY DILLON
    When Ben Vereen held auditions for “Hair” at a community theatre in Florida in 2015, the Tony winner said he wanted to break new ground with the rock musical. But in a sickening twist, several young actresses cast in the show claim the Broadway legend’s sexually abusive behavior nearly broke them. The women — part of the Venice Theatre production outside of Tampa — say Vereen forced unwanted kisses, hugged them aggressively, stripped naked during an acting exercise and made degrading comments about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives.
  • Security guards shoot 2 dead at The Club in Tampa

    01/03/2018 12:39:40 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 1/2/18 | Cait McVey and Jason Lanning
    A shooting at a teen event in Tampa left two people dead, and authorities are still investigating the circumstances leading to the deaths. 25-year-old, 15-year-old killed Deputies: Security guards were shot at Security guards returned fire; have been identified Link: Go Fund Me page for Grant funeral Meanwhile, the families of the victims say things don't add up. The incident happened Monday night at The Club at 5809 North 50th St. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Jyhaad Grant, 25, and Julissa Jackson, 15, were shot and killed by two security guards. Authorities have identified the security guards as Keyon...
  • Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to testify against him, lawyer says

    12/08/2017 10:50:35 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The parents of the 24-year-old man accused of killing four people over a 51-day period of terror in Tampa say they will not testify against him even if it means they will face criminal charges.
  • Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University

    11/29/2017 6:51:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 29,2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    The man suspected in the serial killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for two months worked at a McDonald's -- and on the day of his arrest, brought a loaded gun to work in a McDonald's bag. Donaldson was arrested at the McDonald's after police received a tip about the gun -- the same gun that was used in the four killings, according to authorities. The suspect, who had previously attended St. John's University in New York City, reportedly brought a loaded .40-caliber Glock to the restaurant and asked a co-worker to hold it while he was getting a payday...
  • Tampa serial killings: Suspect Howell Donaldson to be charged with murder

    11/29/2017 7:43:40 AM PST · by Strac6 · 29 replies
    The man believed to be responsible for a series of shootings deaths in Tampa, Florida was detained Tuesday and police plan to charge him with four counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Acting on a tip about someone with a gun, officers found the man, identified as Howell E. Donaldson III, 24, at a McDonald's in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood, Police Florida records indicated that Donaldson has no criminal past beyond a handful of traffic citations. He was arrested in New York City in May 2014 but details about the case were not immediately available. Donaldson graduated St. John's University...
  • Police Arrest 24-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Suspected of Being the Florida Serial Killer

    11/29/2017 5:57:24 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    People ^ | 11/29/2017 | Alexia Fernandez
    After receiving more than 5,000 tips, Tampa police have arrested a suspect in the serial killings that have left the city in fear for the last 51 days.
  • Man arrested in connection with string of murders in Tampa

    11/28/2017 8:46:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-28-2017 | JULIA JACOBO
    A man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of homicides in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, police announced at press conference late Tuesday night. Tampa Police Department Chief Brian Dugan identified the suspect as Howell Donaldson III. "Chief Dugan credits arrest in series of Seminole Heights murders to hard work of officers, federal partners, and community members," the Tampa Police Department tweeted.
  • Serial killer may have struck for 4th time in Tampa neighborhood

    11/14/2017 3:25:35 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 14, 2017 | Tamara Lush
    TAMPA — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for gunning down four people for no apparent reason in just more than a month. [snip] Residents and police have been on edge since Oct. 9, when 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot to death. Two days later, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa, was slain. And on Oct. 19, Anthony Naiboa, 20, was killed after taking the wrong bus home from his new job. [snip] All of October's victims were either getting...
  • Possible Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa Neighborhood

    10/22/2017 3:45:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | October 21, 2017
    TAMPA (CBSMiami/WTSP) — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the recent Seminole Heights killings. Police in Tampa have called this individual, seen on surveillance video, as a person of interest following mysterious murders in the last few weeks. (Source: Tampa Police Dept.) The reward, offered by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and ATF, comes following the identification of a third victim. The latest victim was identified Anthony Naiboa, 20. A recent high school graduate who had autism. Investigators say Naiboa had accidentally taken the wrong bus home and ended up in the Seminole...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • Tampa Residence's Awaken From Hurricane Irma To See That The Ocean Is Gone! #iS***UNot

    09/11/2017 3:06:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    TNN News Raw 2 ^ | Sept, 11, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Tampa Residence's Awaken From Hurricane Irma To See That The Ocean Is Gone! #iS***UNot
  • Police: Looter steals, crashes into Temple Terrace business

    09/10/2017 4:52:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | September 10, 2017 | FOX 13 News staff
    TEMPLE TERRACE (FOX 13) - Police arrested a man after burglarizing a store during a state of emergency. Temple Terrace police arrested Jonathan Smalls, 31, of Tampa, on Sunday morning. They said Smalls crashed a stolen pickup truck into the front of DTLR Clothing Store, located at 9233 North 56th Street, and fled with a “large quantity of clothing.”
  • Jill and Scott Kelley cultivated politicians as well as general (time for your daily laugh)

    11/16/2012 6:32:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 61 replies
    tampa Bay times ^ | 11/16 | levesque
    TAMPA — The emails were anguished, pleading and sent straight to the mayor. "Bob, hope all is well," Jill Kelley wrote at 5:57 a.m. Tuesday to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, whom she knows socially. What came next offers a glimpse into Kelley's state of mind as a national scandal blew up in her front yard. "My kids are scared, and need their 'home' back," she wrote, asking for help with "paparazzi" at her Bayshore Boulevard mansion. At 6:18 a.m. Wednesday, she emailed again. "Dear Mayor Bob," she wrote, saying that her name, along with those of former CIA director David...
  • Rays, Lightning, Bucs donate for statue removal

    08/17/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has announced that over $140,000 has been raised through private funds to removed a Confederate statue at the old Hillsborough County courthouse. Original Report: The area's professional baseball, football and hockey teams are helping pay for the removal of the Confederate statue at the old Hillsborough County courthouse. $140,000 must be raised within 30 days, according to commissioners Bucs, Lightning, Rays donate funds toward removal County commissioners voted 4-2 Wednesday to allow 30 days to raise private funds to move the Confederate statue. If $140,000 isn't raised, the statue will remain where it is. On Thursday,...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Hillsborough leaders vote to go forward with TBX's toll lane successor, Tampa Bay Next

    06/16/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Caitlin Johnston
    TAMPA — Hillsborough County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to Tampa Bay's interstates despite continued opposition from the people whose neighborhoods would be impacted the most by the project. The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization — a 16-person board which approves transportation projects — listened to more than 3˝- hours of public comment on its Transportation Improvement Program, which lists the county's priorities for the next five years. The TIP includes dozens of projects, from road maintenance to bike paths. But the evening's debate centered around only one project:...
  • Trump tells U.S. troops ‘justice will prevail’ in fight against Islamic terrorists

    02/06/2017 11:42:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In his first address to U.S. troops, President Trump vowed Monday to defeat the “radical Islamic terrorists” abroad and to prevent terrorism from “taking root” in America. “Today we deliver a message in one, very unified voice to these forces of death and destruction: America and its allies will defeat you,” Mr. Trump said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. “Freedom, security and justice will prevail.” The president called the troops “our heroes” and said his administration will provide them with better equipment and supplies to carry the fight to the extremists....