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© St. Petersburg Times, published July 8, 2000
News in brief
Driver dies as pickup lands on top of her
TAMPA -- A 55-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon when her truck ran off the road and landed on top of her.
Brenda Miller of 2906 Pritcher Manor Court in Lithia was driving east on Keysville Road about 3:45 p.m. Thursday when her 1998 Ford pickup left the road for unknown reasons, said sheriff's Sgt. Red Reder. Miller, who wasn't wearing her seat belt, was thrown partly out of the driver's side window as the truck overturned.
It came to rest on its left side, with Miller pinned under the roof. She died at the scene.
Cafe owner arrested in Tampa drug bust
TAMPA -- A raid at the Berry Boy Cafe by the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office turned up more than the daily special Thursday, detectives said.
About 82 grams of marijuana and $350 in cash were found tucked behind the counter and hidden in the kitchen, detectives said. The marijuana was neatly packaged in small plastic bags.
Cafe owner Michael Breary, 39, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Sheriff's Sgt. Rod Reder said detectives received a tip that Breary was selling marijuana from the cafe at 2802 N 16th St.
Breary was released from jail after posting bail.
Damage at business linked to sinkholes
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Two sinkholes were discovered Friday morning near Crystal River City Hall.
They appear to have damaged the foundation of the nearby Florida Hearth and Home business, where settling cracks are visible from the outside.
The Florida Department of Transportation is trying to determine the cause of the sinkholes, spokeswoman Kris Carson said, but the agency did not shut down traffic on U.S. 19. Last week, a sinkhole opened across from the site of the new Home Depot, shutting down a northbound lane on U.S. 19 for hours.
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