Posted: 3:42 am Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Kriseman Threatens To Pull City Money From Pride Parade 

By Ann Kelly

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Heather Jean Henderson - photo PCSO Facebook

Heather Jean Henderson – photo PCSO Facebook

 

The woman babysitting two year old Hunter Fink when they were both hit by a train has been arrested and charged with aggravated child neglect. Hunter died when they were unable to get off a 200 foot trestle when a train approached. She has a $10,000 bond.

Tuesday night the St Pete Pride Committee announced a new route for the parade that would take it out of the Grand Central District and move it to a route along the downtown St Pete waterfront. Now Mayor Rick Kriseman said via his Facebook page city would pull their financial support if the route is changed. The Executive Director of St Pete Pride Eric Skains said the parade committee chose the new route over security concerns and that Kriseman had agreed to it.

pinky_flamingoThe public defender representing Joseph Corrao filed a motion yesterday that said that he’s mentally ill and can’t stand trial. Corrao allegedly grabbed Pinky the dancing flamingo from its pen at Busch Gardens and threw it on the ground, injuring it so badly it had to be euthanized. That hearing is to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Markeith Loyd is now in the Orange County Jail. He was caught earlier this week after nine days on the run, and is the main suspect in the shooting death of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton has been caught.

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Photo Florida Dept of Motor Vehicles

The Florida Highway Patrol is bringing back the “Arrive Alive” public safety campaign. A rash of bad wrecks originally began back in 1970, and accidents were on the decline for almost twenty years. It’s a group effort between Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Department of Transportation. The federal Motor Carrier Safety and Highway administrations are also involved.