Pasco County, FLBay News 9

Pasco family mourns a sudden loss after a hit-and-run

HUDSON, Fla. — A Pasco County family is mourning the loss of a son, brother and friend. Kevin Bodiford, 33, was hit and killed last week along U.S. 19. FHP says the driver left the scene but was later arrested. The victim's family is asking for help to pay for...
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2 dead, 1 injured in crash on Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Two people were killed and another was seriously injured after a crash at the intersection of N Manhattan Avenue and W Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa Tuesday evening. The Tampa Police Department said a Nissan Frontier was crossing Boy Scout Blvd. when it was hit by a...
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Sumter County,

Woman arrested on felony charge after alleged shovel-throwing attack

A woman was arrested on a felony charge after an alleged shovel-throwing attack at her home. Rachael Leigh Ballou, 50, of Wildwood, was arrested Monday morning on a charge of domestic aggravated assault after she picked up a “square shovel” and threw it at a man in the garage of their home, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The Michigan native also threw a sharp square floor scraper and an umbrella at the man. He had to hide behind a shelf to avoid being hit. When he attempted to move away, Ballou picked up other items and threw them at him, the report said. She was “screaming and cussing” throughout the attack. She was found sitting on a chair inside the garage when deputies arrived on the scene. The nature of Ballou’s relationship with the man was not clear, as it was redacted from the arrest report.
Hillsborough County, FLPosted by
Tampa Bay Times

New principals in Hillsborough schools

These principal appointments were approved Tuesday by the Hillsborough County School Board:. Brian Spiro, Riverview High, formerly a supervisor in Assessment and Accountablity. Spiro, 35, joined the school district in 2011. Wendy Rauld, Greco Middle, promoted from Greco assistant principal. Rauld, 39, joined the district in 2008. Tamara Brooks, Mulrennan...
Lakeland, FLThe Ledger

Lakeland's deal with Amazon Air, struck in secret, never considered noise

Lakeland City Commissioners have gotten themselves into a pickle of a situation with Amazon Air. In 2019 they completed a plan for an anonymous tenant for a new hangar complex for jet cargo planes and that plan never included evaluating noise or air pollution effects on residences unless you were very close to the airport.

Paramedic recalls injured boy's statement: 'My dad killed my mom'

TAMPA, Fla. - Testimony continued Tuesday in the murder trial of a Riverman man accused of killing his girlfriend and young daughter, and also trying to kill his 8-year-old son in 2018. Following an explosive first day of the trial, jurors were shown weapons prosecutors said Ronnie Oneal, 32, used...
Florida StatePosted by
Morgan Danielle

Check Out These 2 Unforgettable Animal Attractions in Central Florida

With the “Big Ones” like Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens out of the way, you may be searching for a new animal-focused attraction to enjoy with your partner or children. Lucky for you, Central Florida has no shortage of zoos and animal attractions. From afternoon trips to full day excursions, check out these top spots to visit to learn more about the lovely creatures we share this planet with.
Tampa, FLPosted by
Tampa Bay Times

Boy Scout Boulevard temporarily closed in Tampa due to crash

TAMPA — A crash with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon caused police to temporarily close Boy Scout Boulevard between Westshore Avenue and Lois Avenue. The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. near the intersection with Manhattan Avenue, according to Tampa police. The department did not say what the cause of the crash was or how many were injured.

WestShore Plaza files for bankruptcy

Even before the pandemic hit, indoor shopping malls were struggling to stay afloat. Tampa's WestShore Plaza was no exception and now the owner is filing for bankruptcy.