ABC News was harshly criticized Sunday for whitewashing the story of a Black Lives Matter protester Summer Taylor, who was killed while demonstrating on a Seattle highway over the weekend. ABC News reported, “A young protester has died from injuries she suffered when a luxury car plowed into her and anotherContinue Reading

A driver in Holiday jumped the curb, raced through a yard and into the side of a house on Elkhorn Boulevard early Sunday morning, just missing residents, Shari and Rodney Bizier, asleep in their bed. Bay News 9 tweeted about the incident, including a photo from their coverage: “Not quiteContinue Reading

Julian keen murder suspect

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office had identified the man charged with murdering Florida Fish and Wildlife officer Julian Keen Jr. as Eliceo Hernandez. Hernandez, 20, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide and held in the county jail on $500,000 bond The sheriff’s office detailed that Keen, 30, who wasContinue Reading

Florida Wildlife Conservation officer Julian Keen Jr. was found fatally shot in Hendry County Sunday morning, shot and killed while off-duty trying to stop a hit-and-run driver. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the area of Apache Circle and Nobles Road in Labelle after reports thatContinue Reading

Florida Highway Patrol has identified the Zephyrhills man killed after a pickup lost control and crashed into some trees off of U.S. 301 near SR-56 as Derrick Beers. Beers, 23, died after the 1998 Chevrolet Model 1500 pickup hit the tree-line after two overcorrections, leaving thr road’s east shoulder andContinue Reading

The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), a member of the FL DNT TXTNDRV COALITION, commended Florida lawmakers this week for supporting House Bill 107, Texting While Driving, which would make texting while driving a primary offense in Florida. The bill, sponsored in the House by Representative Jackie Toledo (R-Tampa) andContinue Reading

A man and a woman killed from a car accident in Lakeland Friday have been identified as Juanita Paulino, of Tampa, who died at the scene, and Samuel T. Thomas, of Lakeland. Friday morning, around 10:20 a.m. a Freightliner tractor pulling a trailer, driven by Tywaun Jamel Blake Burgess, 30, of Orlando, wasContinue Reading

Police arrested and chared a woman with DUI early Sunday after she drove the wrong direction on U.S. 19, barely missing some of the other vehicles headed directly towards her. Anna Marie Sosa, 43, was driving north in the southbound lanes near Klosterman Road. Police released a video of the incident on Facebook. SosaContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office identified the pregnant woman killed by a car Wednesday while crossing Gibsonton Drive from the Murphy USA gas station as Leanna Jean Mammen, nicknamed “Lili.” Isaac Rodriguez Velez was also identified as the driver of the Nissan Altima which struck Mammem. Police say Mammem, 21, died atContinue Reading

St. Petersburg Police have arrested and charged the man they say is responsible for a hit and run that killed Jeron Davis. Taurus Frederick surrendered to St. Petersburg Police Saturday morning and was officially charged in court on Sunday. Police reported that Frederick argued with Davis, 29, near 22nd Avenue and Martin Luther KingContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department says they are still investigating the car crash involving Ronald Barlett, who collided into a power pole Wednesday morning. Barlett, 54, was alone, driving in the 18300 Block of Gulf Boulevard when he collided with a wooded pole just after 4 a.m. in Indian Shores. Officers detailed theContinue Reading

Authorities have now identified the body discovered on Thursday afternoon in the Intracoastal Waterway as Mary Ellen Dyer. Dyer was killed in a St. Pete Beach crash around 3 a.m. Thursday morning near Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant at 75th Avenue and Sunset Way. Dyer, 66, was found by a fisherman about two milesContinue Reading

Speed is to blame for the death of three young people who died in a horrific car wreck on Highway 98 in Lakeland Saturday night, just before midnight. Lakeland Police said Brittany Lewis, 24, Christopher “CJ” Stewart, 22, and Kathrin “Katie” Pitock, 22, all of Lakeland, died in that crashContinue Reading

A toddler struck while riding in a stroller at a Gibsonton mobile home park has died, according to Tampa General Hospital. A pick-up truck driver, Brandon Concepcion, 28, accidently drove over Zachary Ustaszewski, 2, on Sunday in Sandy’s Mobil Home Park, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Concepcion is alsoContinue Reading