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Dep’t of Health dismisses one St. Pete hospital dispute, awaits ruling on another

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Florida Department of Health Celeste Philip dismissed Thursday one of the complaints surrounding Northside Hospital’s application to open a level II trauma center, but there’s still no decision on a challenge the hospital made after its application was rejected.

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Bayfront patient sexually assaults another, may have attacked Tampa man two months earlier

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A woman recovering at St. Pete’s Bayfront Hospital was attacked by a fellow patient with behavioral problems who may have committed another attack in Tampa two months earlier. Judith Conrad was recovering from surgery at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg August 7, 2016, when she says fellow patient David Weber “violently and sexually attacked, assaulted and battered” her. Police arrested David Andrew Weber, 53, a St. Petersburg transient who is listed as residing at the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee, a…

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Northeast High football player blames doctors after losing leg in on-field injury

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A high school football player claims negligent hospital staff is the reason doctors were forced to amputate his leg after an on-field injury in 2014. The player, 20-year-old Leshawn Williams and his mother, Bonita Copeland, 47, are suing John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, along with seven doctors, a physician assistant, the Children’s Orthopedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, and Allegiant MD of Florida. The parties face a combined total of 48 counts. The suit claims Williams…

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St. Pete cop run over man lying in road

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A St. Petersburg police officer heading to a scene where a stolen vehicle had been recovered ran over a man who was lying in the road. Police say 46-year-old Officer Nicholas Lazzari turned onto the road around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday and didn’t see the man who was wearing dark clothing and is small in stature. The cruiser ran over 67-year-old Mark F. Duffy, and dragged him a short distance. Lazzari stopped his vehicle, found Duffy at the rear of the…

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