ST. PETERSBURG -- Authorities say a man survived a jump from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The 21-year-old man was apparently arguing with his girlfriend as they drove across the bridge about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The girlfriend told authorities the man asked her to stop the car. He got out and jumped into the water.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the man was on some rocks below the bridge when a team from the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue department found him.
The man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, but his condition was not immediately available.
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Man arrested on charge in 25-year-old cold case
GIBSONTON -- A Tampa Bay area man has been charged in connection with a 25-year-old murder case.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 44-year-old George Shrader, of Ruskin, on Thursday and charged him with first-degree murder and sexual battery.
In January of 1986, the body of Sharon Lorraine Moss was found on a road in Hillsborough County. She died from multiple stab wounds.
Deputies say Shrader was arrested due to DNA evidence; authorities had his DNA because he had been convicted of another murder. He is being held without bail at the Hillsborough County jail.
It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.
Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting
ORLANDO -- Orlando police say there were investigating an officer-involved shooting that has left a suspect wounded.
Officials say an officer was responding Friday afternoon to a possible shooting at an apartment complex near the upscale Mall at Millenia. The officer called for a “Signal 43,” meaning an officer is in danger and needs help.
Dozens of officers responded to the area, and three suspects were taken into custody.
Police say an officer fired during the altercation, hitting a suspect. The suspect’s condition wasn’t immediately available.
Authorities weren’t naming the suspects or the officers involved in the shooting.
Rabies vaccine distributed in Pasco, Pinellas counties
ST. PETERSBURG -- Federal agriculture officials will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits around Pasco and Pinellas counties this month in hopes of trying to control rabies in raccoons.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 60 bait stations will be strategically placed where raccoons tend to roam. The bait is coated with fishmeal, and people and pets cannot get rabies from contact with the substance.
-- Herald wire services