Hamburger Mary's has announced that it will be closing two more locations after a recent Hepatitis A test.
The Ybor location closed its two weeks after a Hamburger Mary's worker tested positive for Hepatitis A and a dirty dining report showed the restaurant had live roaches and rodents in the kitchen.
The owner of Hamburger Mary's says the Hillsborough County Health Department's Director falsely announced that one of his workers in Ybor City tested positive for Hepatitis A but never exposed four other restaurants with infected workers.
Hamburger Mary’s Brandon and St. Petersburg to Close for Good by March 31 Due to the Continuing Damage to Mary’s Good Name from the False Reports of the Health Department.
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Polk County deputies said they arrested 59-year-old Maurice Nelson Campbell on Tuesday. Investigators said the victim had known the vice mayor for years, but Campbell repeatedly harassed her, and accused her of having an intimate relationship with her husband.
On February 8, detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the victim received three phone calls from a number belonging to Campbell’s husband. They said she didn’t answer the first two, which occurred at 4:46 p.m. and 7:13 p.m. The third call came in at 11:55 p.m., and the victim answered.
Detectives said she recognized the voice on the other end as Campbell, so she hung up. Four minutes later, the victim received three additional phone calls. Then two more from Campbell’s phone at 12:49 a.m. Officials said she didn’t pick up the phone.
The victim turned off her phone for the rest of the night, detectives said. When she woke up, she found three more missed calls from Campbell’s phone, and three voicemails from her, officials said, which occurred in the early morning hours of February 9.
The voicemail messages were released by deputies on Tuesday. They included profanities and a threat to physically harm the victim. In one message, the caller said, "And this is Maurice Campbell, and I approve that (expletive) message, and you can believe that." In another excerpt, Campbell said, "I'll beat your (expletive) (expletive) down, you trifling (expletive), stinking (expletive) (expletive). You rotten (expletive), you rotten (expletive)!"
According to Campbell’s arrest affidavit, the victim contacted law enforcement officials about the harassment in the past, but didn’t pursue criminal charges after Campbell stopped. However, she felt this threat was credible, detectives said, and the consistent harassment caused her “undue stress and anxiety.”
“She believes that the vice mayor uses her position on the Fort Meade City Commission to intimidate her,” according to a statement by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Campbell was arrested on the aggravated stalking charge.
Polk County detectives said Campbell’s past arrests include an aggravated assault charge in Jacksonville, a shoplifting charge in Orlando, and a failure to appear in court within Orange County.
"The victim has put up with this harassment for quite some time, and she finally reached a breaking point,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. “This is not proper behavior for anyone, let alone an elected official. Leaving the voicemails, especially one that sounded like the end of a campaign commercial, wasn't good judgement either."
Kelly, 52, faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago.
A judge issued a warrant for the singer's arrest on Friday afternoon.
The indictment released on Friday listed four victims, at least three of whom were under 17 at the time they were allegedly victimized by Kelly. They were identified only by initials in the court papers.
The alleged sex acts occurred between May 1998 and January 2010, prosecutors said.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx read Kelly's indictment during a brief news conference but left without answering any questions.
A bond hearing for Kelly is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, and his arraignment is set for March 8.
He faces up to three to seven years in prison for each charge if convicted.
Requests for comment to Kelly's Chicago-based lawyer were not returned.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, has been criminally accused of sexual misconduct before. He was tried on child pornography charges in 2008. A jury cleared him on all counts.
But allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer gained renewed attention this year with the airing of a Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" in early January.
The six-part show contains interviews with numerous women who accuse Kelly of mental, physical and sexual abuse. Sony Music parted ways with the Grammy-winning artist in the wake of "Surviving."
The singer and his lawyers have consistently denied any wrongdoing in previous allegations made against him over the years.
KENNETH CITY — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old Dixie Hollins High School student about 11:24 p.m. Feb. 19 for reportedly threatening to shoot up the school.
Deputies say an administrator at the school, 4940 62nd St. N. in Kenneth City, found out about the verbal threats made by Isaac Abraham Myers of Clearwater about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
The administrator was told that Myers had made a statement about “shooting up the school,” if he did not win one of the senior superlative awards. When he didn’t win an award, he then reportedly said, “don’t come to school tomorrow (Feb. 20).”
Deputies were notified of the threats. They went to Myers’ home about 9:55 p.m. Deputies say Myers admitted to making the statements to a friend, but said he had done so in a joking manner. Myers told deputies he had made the statements verbally and sent text messages to his friend using the Facebook messenger app.
Myers told deputies he did not have access to guns, which was confirmed by his parents. He also reportedly told deputies that he would “never do such an act and never intended to hurt anyone.”
Myers allowed the deputies to look at the texts on Facebook Messenger from Feb. 11. Deputies say Myers texted, “I hate everything and im gonna shoot up our school… Everything is wrong…And i wanna hurt someone for it…So im finna shoot up the school… Nothing I just hate everything and want everyone to know it.”
Deputies arrested Myers and transported him to the county jail where he was charged with one count of threatening communications or threats of mass shooting. Bail was set at $10,000. He was released on surety bond Feb. 20.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a pregnant woman accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars using a fraudulent credit card.
The suspect, described as a black female between 18 and 30 years old and possibly pregnant, is said to have used her victim's identity to open an account at First Tech Federal Credit Union with a $40,000 credit line.
The woman then made fraudulent purchases amounting to $40,000 at Publix, Target, and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk County, according to the sheriff's office.
Port Richey, Fla. (FOX 13) - Shots were fired at law enforcement officers as they were trying to serve a search warrant, investigators said.
State officials and SWAT members with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Port Richey home, located at 8221 Hayward Lane, around 4:40 a.m. Thursday. Officials with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the mayor, 68-year-old Dale Glen Massad, had his medical license revoked in 1992. However, they said, he was still practicing medicine inside his home.
One medical procedure performed required additional hospital treatment from the patient, investigators said.
When officials arrived at the home, they “announced their presence” and attempted to enter the residence. That’s when bullets flew toward the SWAT members. Deputies said they did not return fire. There were no injuries and Massad was taken into custody. It's unclear if he was the shooter.
It's not the first time Massad was arrested. In August 2018, Massad was arrested on a domestic battery charge.
Additional information is expected to be provided by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco during an 11:30 a.m. press conference.
Sarasota Police Deputy Chief Pat Robinson talks to assembled media about the recovery of remains identified as belonging to missing Sarasota teen Jabez Spann, Tuesday, February 19, 2019. (Spectrum Bay News 9)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Sarasota Police Department announced Tuesday evening that remains found this past weekend were positively identified as a match for Jabez Spann, a teen missing since September 2017.
The dental remains proved a match for Spann, who was last seen by his family on September 4, 2017. He was 14 at the time of his disappearance.
Robinson said at this time it was unknown how long the remains were at that location. He indicated that his agency would remain the lead agency in what had become a death investigation.
This is a developing story. We'll bring you more information as we get it.
Chicago (CNN)Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.
The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence."
The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.
Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.The sources told CNN there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett's neck at a hardware store in Chicago.
CNN's attempts Saturday to reach both Smollett's representative and attorney were unsuccessful.
Smollett identifies as gay and since 2015 has played the gay character of Jamal on the Fox TV drama "Empire."What happened
According to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the actor told detectives he was attacked by two men near the lower entrance of a Loews hotel in Chicago. Police were told the two men yelled "'Empire' fa***t" and "'Empire' n***er'" while striking him.
The day after the incident, police released surveillance images that showed two silhouetted individuals walking down a sidewalk, and police said they were wanted for questioning.
The two men were arrested Wednesday. Police on Friday said the men were being viewed as "potential suspects" and that detectives had "probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime."
But by Friday night they had been released, Guglielmi said, "due to new evidence as a result of today's investigations."
"And detectives have additional investigative work to complete," he added.
One of the men has appeared on "Empire," Guglielmi said. A police source also told CNN on Friday night that the men had a previous affiliation with Smollett, but did not provide additional details.Smollett has expressed frustration about not being believed
Following the alleged attack, Smollett's colleagues and fans rallied around him, expressing shock and sadness.
"We have to love each other regardless of what sexual orientation we are because it shows that we are united on a united front," Lee Daniels, the creator of "Empire," said in a video posted to his Instagram page on January 29. "And no racist f*** can come in and do the things that they did to you. Hold your head up, Jussie. I'm with you."
Smollett gave his first detailed account of what he says was a hate crime against him, and the aftermath, in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday.
During the interview he expressed frustration at not being believed.
"It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more," Smollett said. "And that says a lot about the place where we are as a country right now."Smollett also refuted reports that said he told police the attackers wore "Make America Great Again" hats.
"I never said that," he told ABC's Robin Roberts. "I didn't need to add anything like that. They called me a f****t, they called me a n****r. There's no which way you cut it. I don't need some MAGA hat as the cherry on some racist sundae."
www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.htmlCNN'sRyan Young and Brad Parks reported from Chicago, while Dakin Andone reported and wrote this story in Atlanta. CNN's Lisa Respers France, Sandra Gonzalez and Shawn Nottingham contributed to this report.
Another day, another allegation of sexual misconduct against R. Kelly. The Washington Post reports that a young woman filed a complaint with the Dallas Police Department last week, accusing the R&B singer of knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease while she was “being groomed to join Kelly’s sex cult.” The woman was 19 at the time of the allegations.
In a statement to the Post, Philadelphia attorney Lee Merritt adds that “our client was the victim of several forms of criminal misconduct by Kelly, including, but not limited to, unlawful restraint, furnishing alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor, and aggravated assault (via the referenced intentional STD infection).” Later, Merritt says “Kelly gradually introduced the cult to our client over the course of their relationship, culminating with an explanation that she would have to sign a contract and offer collateral information about herself and her family for Kelly’s protection.” These details align with the disturbing allegations, published last year by Buzzfeed, that Kelly imprisons women in a multi-state operation that many have likened to a “sex cult.”
In a statement released to Spin, the Dallas Police Department provided the following statement:
On April 9, 2018, a 20-year-old female complainant came to Jack Evans Police Headquarters to report an incident between her and an adult male that was alleged to have occurred in December 2017. The complainant stated she was in a consensual sexual relationship with an adult male who knowingly gave her a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Dallas. Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Division are working with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office to review this incident. This incident is not being investigated as a sexual assault since both parties were consenting adults.
A Kelly representative tells the post that the singer “categorically denies all claims and allegations” related to this new complaint.
In the fall, a former girlfriend of Kelly’s spoke to Rolling Stone about her own harrowing experiences with Kelly, which included being held against her will, forced intercourse with Kelly’s other girlfriends, and demands regarding her attire and diet.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are asking potential additional victims of a teacher arrested for sexually battering a teen in 2009 to come forward.
Deputies arrested Jeremiah Smith, 38, of Port Richey, for alleged sexual battery of a 17-year-old boy. Rosa said the reported victim came forward earlier this month and told investigators the incidents happened while Smith was a youth minister at the boy’s church, First United Methodist Church of Hudson. The alleged abuse took place in Smith’s home at the time.
According to an arrest report, a controlled call took place between Smith and the alleged victim. The document states Smith repeatedly apologized and said he “made a series of horrible decisions.”
When interviewed by a detective, Smith reportedly acknowledged parts of the account but said the incident happened when the boy was 18-years-old.
The news of Smith’s arrest came as a blow to the Genesis Preparatory School community. According to the school’s website, Smith taught middle school language arts and high school English at the private school.
Principal Antonia Hapsis-Ladas said he substitute taught for several months last school year, then began his full-time position in August.
“We’re all numb of the whole situation. The well-being and security of our students is key here,” said Hapsis-Ladas.
Hapsis-Ladas said all teachers have to pass background checks and Smith’s revealed nothing concerning. A letter explaining the situation was sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, and an assembly for students, faculty, and any parent who wants to attend is planned for Wednesday.
One mother whose 14-year-old son who was in Smith’s English class said she was shocked by the news.
“For the most part, he was always a good teacher and very respectful,” said the woman, who declined to give her name. “Extremely surprised. Very disappointed right now.”
Rosa said at this time, there’s no evidence pointing to additional victims. Smith’s biography on the Genesis web site notes he was involved and teaching and coaching middle and high school students for 20 years.
“He has been around children and worked in that field for so many years. Not every person who commits this type of crime commits this crime multiple times. However, we’ve had that before,” said Rosa.
In addition to Genesis Prep and First United Methodist Church of Hudson, detectives said Smith also worked at Journey Church in New Port Richey.
Hapsis-Ladas said Smith is no longer employed at Genesis.
First United Methodist Church of Hudson had no comment Tuesday.
An investigation is underway after an incident at the Florida State Fair on Friday between a Hillsborough County deputy and a teenage girl.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- An investigation is underway after an incident at the Florida State Fair on Friday between a Hillsborough County deputy and a teenage girl. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the girl, Tatiana Colbert, and her family are accusing a deputy of causing bodily harm to her as she was being trespassed from the fairgrounds.
The 14-year-old claims she was trying to run away from a fight that had broken out when she said the deputy grabbed her and tried to take her into custody using force.
However, the sheriff's office laims she fought with the deputy when he tried to detain her.
Someone took cell phone video of the incident that shows the two struggling on the ground near a tent.
"He slung me into the gate, the gate broke with my head and my back. He got on top of me and was choking me with his hands and he was punching me in my face," Colbert said.
Colbert's family filed a complaint with the sheriff's office due to the injuries she received to her eye and face.
The sheriff's office issued a statement saying, the teenager "was trespassed from the Florida State Fair during student night after she committed battery on a law enforcement officer. Despite receiving injuries to his face while trying to detain her, the deputy involved chose not to file charges against her."
No other information has been released on the incident.
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