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February trial date set for John Jonchuck, accused of throwing daughter off St. Pete bridge

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A Pinellas County court set a trial date for John Jonchuck, arrested in 2015 for throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a St. Petersburg bridge. The Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that the trial will begin early February. In a pretrial hearing Monday, Jonchuck’s three public defenders listened as Pinellas County Circuit Judge Chris Helinger announced the proceedings would begin Feb. 5, 2018, roughly three years after Jonchuck inexplicably threw Phoebe Jonchuck off the Dick Misener Bridge, according to the Times.…

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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 8 – Phoebe Jonchuck

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As 2015 winds down we took a look back at the year’s news in St. Pete and came up with a list of the top 10 most memorable happenings. Whether the news evoked outrage in a community, excitement or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of 2015. No. 8 – Phoebe Jonchuck Barely a week into 2015, the city was shaken by one of its most tragic and emotional headlines. A 5-year-old girl was thrown from the Dick Misener…

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St. Pete City Council awards Eckerd College for its role in finding Phoebe Jonchuck’s tiny body

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St. Pete City Council awarded the Eckerd College Search and Rescue team during its meeting Thursday for its involvement in recovering the body of 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck. The little girl was tragically thrown from the Dick Misener Bridge of the Sunshine Skyway early in the morning of January 8. Her father stopped at the top of the bridge and threw her over before an officer could approach his car for a traffic stop. The St. Pete Police Department immediately contacted…

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