Thursday, July 19, 2018


Tim Fanning

Tim Fanning is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay 
Tampa police Detective Shane Gadoury meets with Maurice, 8,\uFEFF as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters\u2019 \u201CBigs in Blue\u201D program.

‘Bigs in Blue’ mentoring program teaches kids that cops aren’t the bad guys

TAMPA — Tampa police Detective Shane Gadoury knew people sometimes viewed him with suspicion when he landed in their neighborhoods, dressed in a midnight black uniform and carrying a gun.But then he met Maurice, an 8-year-old student from Oak...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A dance hall in northwest Tampa where security guards at a New Year's Eve teen party fatally shot two people in self defense. Hillsborough County Comissioners on Wednesday revised a county ordinance that would add hefty punishment to property owners who allow unpermited pop-up parties. [TONY MARRERO   |   Times]

Want to have a one-night-only party in Hillsborough? Apply for a permit 30 days in advance.

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners are taking the pop-up out of pop-up parties.If you want to host a one-night-only party in the county, you soon will have to apply for a permit 30 days in advance.That’s because of a rules change...
Published: 07/18/18
Photos by BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times 
Above, members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff\u2019s Office SWAT team run toward the entrance of a hallway during active shooter training Tuesday at Strawberry Crest High School in Dover. The training involved Sheriff\u2019s Office first responders as well as aerial, left, and K-9 units. Paint rounds were also used during the exercise to create a more realistic scenario. School resource officers, teachers and faculty members will train next week.

SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)

DOVER — Carlos Gonzalez, the head of custodians at Strawberry Crest High School, sat in his golf cart Tuesday morning as the Hillsborough County sheriff’s aerial unit circled in a helicopter above, casting long, jagged shadows on the football field...
Published: 07/17/18
Key West Police Department issued a warrant for Robert Marve's arrest on Wedesday. He faces a charge of domestic battery by strangulation. [Key West Police Department]

Arrest warrant issued for ex-Plant QB Marve in Key West domestic battery

TAMPA — An arrest warrant made public Thursday charges former Plant High School and University of Miami quarterback Robert Marve with domestic battery by strangulation, amid allegations he stomped on his then-girlfriend’s throat in July while...
Published: 07/12/18
Times (2013)
Robert Marve talks to the media after participating in the Bucs\u2019 rookie minicamp as a tryout in 2013. He never played in the NFL and after two CFL seasons retired from football in 2015.

Ex-Plant High standout Robert Marve faces battery, sexual assault allegations

TAMPA — Former Plant High School and University of Miami quarterback Robert Marve has been accused of sexual assault and battery, according to police and court records.Channing Tomes, 27, an ex-girlfriend who said she has known Marve since...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Gayle Guyardo, longtime W-FLA anchor, is suing Tampa lawyers, saying their error affectted her inheritance of a Davis Islands home. [Google]

Gayle Guyardo says lawyers botched her inheritance

TAMPA — Gayle Guagliardo, better known as television news anchor Gayle Guyardo, is suing over her father’s estate, saying an error with a trust interfered with her inheritance of his Davis Islands home.The lawsuit accuses attorney Randell...
Published: 07/10/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Andre Mitchell, 32, drove his pickup truck through a wall and into a swimming pool early Sunday morning, police said. Bloomingdale taxpayers  are on the hook for whatever the driver's insurance doesn't cover. [Courtesy of Sean Arnst]

Bloomingdale left holding the bag when errant vehicles smash into homes

VALRICO — It was 2:30 a.m. when Andrew Mitchell’s 2013 Chevrolet Silverado ran a stop sign, plowed through a neighborhood sign and a brick wall, and plunged into the swimming pool of a Bloomingdale home at Erindale Drive and Culbreath...
Updated one month ago
Beverly Mulville has filed a lawsuit in Hillsborough Circuit Court over the harvesting of her husband Duane's heart by LifeLink of Tampa after he died suddenly in June 2017. [Courtesy of Beverly Mulville]

LifeLink took organ donor’s heart against widow’s wishes. Now she’s suing

Beverly Mulville didn’t want her husband’s heart taken from him for an organ donation. She hoped the heart could be used to get to the bottom of his mysterious death. A fit father of six, former catcher with the Clearwater Phillies, he was just...
Updated one month ago
Whether they're ready to go or still being processed, all the 600-plus pets at the Hillsborough County Pet Resources Center can be adopted for free through Tuesday. A grant from an animal welfare group is paying the fees, from $20 to $125 for each animal. [TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times]

Adopt a sloppy-kissing friend for free through Tuesday at Hillsborough pet center

TAMPA — Picture this: You’re surrounded by hundreds of cats, dogs and puppies. Tails are wagging, teeny mouths are mewing, wet noses are twitching. There’s so much hope in the air it’s palpable.Is this heaven? No, it’s the Hillsborough County...
Updated one month ago

Strangers are coming together to honor two killed in Bayshore crash

TAMPA — John Reisinger has seen miracles since his niece and 21-month-old grand-niece were killed while trying to cross Bayshore Boulevard 30 days ago. Some, he says, are too painful to talk about. Others he’s still trying to make sense of,...
Updated one month ago