Monday, May 20, 2013
We compile the odd, unusual "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
Forget the shot of espresso. A woman having coffee at Starbucks in Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg this past weekend was shot in the calf when her friend's gun discharged from inside her purse. According to an article in the Tampa Bay Times, 38-year-old Amiee Peterson of Pinellas Park did not even realize that she had been shot until she saw blood oozing from her leg. Her friend, 51-year-old Pamela Back, also of Pinellas Park, told police that she kept the gun in her purse, but had never taken it out or cleaned it, since her father had given her the .25 caliber firearm. Two men are charged with stealing used cooking and fryer grease from a Wendy's in Sarasota and may be responsible for similar crimes in Pinellas County, authorities …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
For families with toddlers to teens, here are some questions to consider when selecting your next family pet. And remember "that cute dog might not be the best match for you."
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The $869K in approved funding, however, is only a partial approval of the $1.5 million the proposal was originally seeking. City council has asked for few changes to the city's sidewalk cafe ordinance. The third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays was spotted during lunchtime at the St. Petersburg restaurant on Central Avenue. A man recently fired from his job and evicted from the New Plaza Motel in St. Petersburg shot wounded the manager, then turned the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. An additional suspect is charged as part of an alleged prostitution ring that included a brothel in Pinellas County. Sign up for the St. Pete Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
The popular Beach Drive restaurant will be adding 800 square feet of space from a neighboring shop.
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Sunday, May 19
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Sunday, May 19
The city of Sarasota just enacted a law aimed at getting motorists to turn down the volume. Now, other local governments are following suit. Should they?
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Sunday, May 19
In its latest blog on Patch, the Southwest Florida Water Management District explains what it's doing to protect the natural springs it calls "essential" to our environment and economy.
Florida's natural springs are "essential to the environment, economy, citizens and visitors of the state," according to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. That's why the agency invested more than $2.2 million in springs protection and restoration last year and has approved $3.9 million more for the coming fiscal year, SFWMD spokesperson Susanna Martinez Tarokh explains in her latest blog on Patch. "There are more than 150 documented springs throughout the 16-county District, with five first magnitude spring groups that collectively discharge more than one billion gallons of water per day," Martinez Tarokh writes. Have you ever visited any of these springs? Do you agree with SFWMD's mission to protect them? We want to hear …
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Lady Luck has made her presence known in Florida, where the lone winner in the roughly $600 million Powerball jackpot reportedly bought the ticket at a Publix supermarket.
Were you shopping at a Publix supermarket in Pasco County when you bought your Powerball jackpot ticket? More specifically, were you in Zephyrhills? If so, take a close look at your ticket. If you see the numbers 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11, then take a deep breath and realize that your life has taken a dramatic term, if you're so inclined to claim the cash value of your roughly $600 million winnings. That's right, you're the lone winner to the record Powerball jackpot, as noted by USA Today.com, in an article posted 2:46 a.m. today, May 19. A Florida Lottery official reportedly told the Associated Press that more details were to be released. Not the lucky one? According to Powerball.com, the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
With a $600 million prize on the line, residents around Tampa Bay are eyeing their tickets.
An estimated $600 million could be all yours if you were lucky enough to pick the winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The winning Powerball numbers for May 18, 2013 are: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and a Powerball of 11. For more on Powerball, visit Powerball.com or the Florida Lottery website. According to the Florida Lottery, Saturday’s jackpot tops the previous $587.5 million Powerball record set in November 2012. Players in Arizona and Missouri won that prize, the lottery website says. Florida, by the way, hasn’t had the best showing in jackpot wins since it joined the Powerball’s other 42 states in 2009. Only five people have hit the Powerball jackpot in Florida, according to a Powerball analysis website. There have been 185 …