By: Nada Blassy
Here are five local stories surrounding the Bay Area.
DNA Evidence Solves an Arrest in Sarasota… 19 years later
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Luke Fleming, 39, was arrested on Sunday for the sexual battery and murder of Debora Dalzell in 1999.
Dalzell was found dead in her Sarasota home after concerned co-workers alerted the authorities of her absence.
The Sheriff’s Office used the information to track down Fleming, who lived within walking distance from the crime scene, according to detectives.
Detectives then obtained Fleming’s DNA to test the evidence taken from the crime scene. Fleming is believed to be the murderer. Detectives are still investigating.
Semi Truck Crash Leaves One Person Dead
A Florida Highway Patrol official reports a traffic accident involving a semi truck killed someone early Wednesday morning on I-75.
The truck was headed northbound on I-275 to I-75 transfer ramp when it hit a pylon, according to FHP.
The ramp was closed off for an investigation and was opened around 8:50 a.m. No structural damage has been reported.
Local Restaurant Business Plans to Send Supplies to Hurricane Florence Victims
The Beachside Hospitality Group is looking to fill trucks with the following items:
- Cleaning Supplies
- Non-Perishable Food
- Hand Sanitizer
- First Aid Items
- Utility Knives
- New Pillows & Blankets
- Baby Food
Donations can be dropped off at three of their restaurants.
The group hopes they can fill the truck and send it out this weekend. For additional information about helping support North Carolina’s hurricane victims, contact Julia Cassino at JuliaC@BSHGRP.com
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Adds Two New Social Media Pages in Spanish
Hillsborough County Sherrif Chad Chronister announces new Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday morning. About thirty percent of the county’s population is Hispanic. The sheriff’s office said this is an effort to better communicate with local residents.
Bienvenidos a nuestra página de Twitter! pic.twitter.com/kNF2zq1pj5
— HCSOSheriffESP (@HCSOSheriffESP) September 19, 2018
Chipotle Donates Half of Proceeds to Children’s Hospitals
Chipotle Mexican Grill is fundraising for children’s medical centers.
Hillsborough County Chipotles will donate to Shriners Hospital. Pinellas County Chipotles will donate to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
The fundraiser lasts until the restaurants close.
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