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Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

Man said ‘o’ from Hooters sign fell on his foot. Then they played the video.

MADEIRA BEACHVideo shows ‘o’ on hooters sign didn’t hit manIt doesn’t pay to lie, a St. Petersburg man found out after claiming an "o" from a Hooters sign on John’s Pass fell on his foot when Hurricane Irma struck in September.John Bradley Kane, 54, ...
Published: 04/17/18
Attorney says police investigating muralist Matt Callahan’s death are asking about client

Attorney says police investigating muralist Matt Callahan’s death are asking about client

TAMPA — Amateur boxer Keith Mauga was told to leave a Gandy Boulevard bar in St. Petersburg last July after he argued with men near the pool tables. He later returned, ran up to one of those men outside and punched him in the face, court records alle...
Published: 04/17/18
Neglected chihuahua puppies abandoned in St. Petersburg alley

Neglected chihuahua puppies abandoned in St. Petersburg alley

ST. PETERSBURG — Nine chihuahua-mix dogs underwent medical treatment after they were found abandoned in an alley Monday night.The caged dogs had various health problems and were visibly neglected, said Jaime McKnight, owner of Pawlicious Poochie Pet ...
Published: 04/17/18
Springstead High student accused of making bomb threats against Central High

Springstead High student accused of making bomb threats against Central High

A Springstead High School student was arrested Monday night after he wrote online that he wanted to set off an explosive at Central High School, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The student, 16, faces a charge of intimidation and was...
Published: 04/17/18
One dead after Southwest jet apparently blows an engine in flight

One dead after Southwest jet apparently blows an engine in flight

PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said.The plane, a twin-e...
Published: 04/17/18
Murders of teachers Lisa Fuillerat and Samara Routenberg in Hillsborough to be on Investigation Discovery

Murders of teachers Lisa Fuillerat and Samara Routenberg in Hillsborough to be on Investigation Discovery

The Brandon shoot-out that ended the lives of two middle school teachers at the hands of an estranged husband will be featured tonight on Investigation Discovery’s Forbidden: Dying for Love. The episode, "The Sum of Love," will air at 10 p.m. and cov...
Published: 04/17/18
Santeria, a fugitive killer and a corpse missed by cops. The story ends in prison

Santeria, a fugitive killer and a corpse missed by cops. The story ends in prison

Fifteen years ago, a Miami jeweler named Hugo Quesada stabbed his estranged wife and her stepfather to death in a row over his attempt to become a priest in the Afro-Cuban Santería religion. He then escaped to Argentina, where he lived for years befo...
Published: 04/17/18

Before firing, St. Petersburg officer apologized about Facebook posts

ST. PETERSBURG — Before he was fired last week, a police officer told investigators he was embarrassed about social media posts he wrote in which he declared gang members "a lost cause" deserving of "death or prison."Officer David Garrett told invest...
Published: 04/17/18
Pinellas sergeant didn’t report criminal allegations against deputy, investigation finds

Pinellas sergeant didn’t report criminal allegations against deputy, investigation finds

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s sergeant was suspended Monday after an internal investigation found he didn’t report potential criminal misconduct by a deputy. A separate investigation into the deputy’s conduct concluded that the allegations were unfoun...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18
Driver accused in fatal U.S. 301 crash has DUI convictions, records show

Driver accused in fatal U.S. 301 crash has DUI convictions, records show

RIVERVIEW — Kerry "Jason" Webb drove his blue Suzuki motorcycle north on U.S. 301, the woman he loved sitting behind him.They had just left their Riverview home Saturday with plans to meet friends in Pinellas County, according to another friend.The c...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18