Robert Holzaepfel, arrested in Wednesday’s death of Pinellas County Sheriff Deputy Michael Magli, will face first degree felony murder charges in addition to DUI manslaughter, driving while his was license was suspended or revoked involving a death, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, violation of probation, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.. Deputy Magli leaves a wife and two children behind.
The severe winter weather in part of the U.S. continue to slow deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine to some areas in Florida. If you have a reservation for a vaccination please check What You Need To Know on the Dove website for more information on the vaccine in Florida. Coronavirus numbers for Tuesday added another 5,117 confirmed cases to the state total of 1,849,744 with 29,474,Florida resident deaths. You can also access the COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The vaccine is for those 65 and older only for now.
The family of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson is donating his brain for research for the degenerative brain disease CTE. Jackson was found dead earlier this week in a Brandon hotel room. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will not have the autopsy results for possibly a few months. During his playing days with the Bucs Jackson was 4th leading receiver in Buccaneers history, with 4,326 yards and 20 touchdowns.
As Spring Training begins, one player is calling it quits. Tim Tebow has spend five seasons with the Mets. He played in 77 games in 2019 and wraps up his career with .223 average over 287 games. And the Toronto Blue Jays announced they will start their season in their spring training home in Dunedin due to travel restrictions in Canada.
No beads on Bayshore Blvd this year as EventFest and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla announced Tuesday the annual event was canceled due to the pandemic. Gasparilla usually takes place in January and actually had been rescheduled for April. The new dates in 2022 will start with the Gasparilla children’s parade Saturday, January 22, 2022. The big invasion will follow the next weekend on Saturday, January 29, 2022. If you’ve already reserved a ticket you have the option of taking a refund, or rolling it over for a credit on your account for 2022, along with a 15% bonus.