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May 22, 2001
Probation is price of her punch
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]
A woman accused of slugging her daughter's cheerleading coach says she didn't do it, but she pleaded guilty to avoid going to trial.
Top stories
Woman pleads guilty to abandoning cats
She left them in her old home. They slowly starved, eventually eating one another. She is sentenced to two years' probation.

Violence shelter director calls it quits
Mabel Bexley, 64, has been executive director of The Spring for 18 years. She'll step down Oct. 1.

Good news! Demand for water drops
Tampa Bay Water says the city is returning to self-reliant status and demand on its well fields was down for April.

Suddenly, stop sign case is over
Rather than go to trial for a second time, State Attorney Mark Ober drops manslaughter charges in the accident that killed three teens in 1996.

Tampa Bay briefs
Firefighter injured at fire outside Ybor City

South Pinellas headlines
  • Woman seeks to block records

  • North Pinellas headlines
  • Test lays out leaders' qualities
  • Voice, bad time line tipped off deputies
  • Tarpon Springs man gets plea deal in Ybor City fight
  • Hit-run victim's family seeks answers
  • Spa hits the spot, not the pocketbook
  • Beach leaders rally around YMCA idea
  • Golfer utilizes titanium for relief
  • Let's build a first-class public library
  • Crime briefs
  • Outlaws get rowdy at Sunshine track

  • Hillsborough headlines
  • City pays dearly for Ybor land
  • 2 New Tampa schools earn national honor
  • Deputy suspended for poor conduct
  • Boy's death inspires a new organization

  • News of Florida
  • Bakker sets up camp in Florida
  • Fire crews mop up as rains aim to tease
  • State moves up a rung in child welfare ranking
  • Domestic violence law stiffens penalties
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