PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- A Port Charlotte couple has been arrested after authorities say their toddler swallowed prescription painkillers.
Amber and Scott Landry were charged Friday with aggravated manslaughter of a child and are being held without bond.
The coupled called 911 after their 17-month-old son was not breathing last November. The baby was rushed to the hospital where doctors said there were opiates in his urine. A medical examiner said the infant had toxic levels of Oxycodone in his blood.
Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives said the couple was snorting Oxycodone the night before the boy's death.
Authorities found empty prescription bottles of Oxycodone and methadone at their home.
Child welfare officials removed two other children from the home. The 2-year-old's urine tested positive for drugs. The children were placed in their grandparent's care.
CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a Panama City woman's arm has been amputated after a vicious pit bull attack at the veterinary clinic where she worked.
Authorities said two staffers walked into the kennel and saw the dog violently shaking 43-year-old Laura Miller's arm Thursday. They kicked and hit the dog until it released its grip and they were able to lock the animal back in its cage.
A hospital spokeswoman says Miller is in guarded condition in the intensive care unit.
Karen Collier, owner of Parkway Animal Hospital, told authorities the dog had been staying at the kennel for almost two weeks and was never aggressive during previous visits.
The Panama City News Herald reports Animal Control took possession of the dog.
The Bay County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a southwest Florida man survived a suicide attempt, then convinced his roommate to drive him to the hospital and jumped off a bridge to his death.
Tampa Police said 47-year-old Michael Medina tried to kill himself at home Friday, but survived and convinced his roommate to drive him to the hospital. Authorities did not describe Medina's injuries, but said he likely hid them from his roommate, covering them with a towel.
While on their way to the hospital, Medina refused to be taken to the nearest location and insisted on going to a hospital further away in Tampa. Medina began struggling with his roommate, forcing the driver to stop the car abruptly on the Howard Frankland Bridge.
Medina jumped out of the car and into the bay.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Three people are recovering after a large tree fell on a Jacksonville home, causing the roof to collapse.
Angela Simmons said workers were cutting down a tree Friday when it crashed into her daughter's home. Simmons was walking outside when she heard the crash. She ran back inside to rescue her grandchild, who was in a swinging seat upstairs. She said the entire top of the roof had caved in.
The Florida Times-Union reports Simmons' two sons and grandchildren were hospitalized after they were hit with falling debris. Their condition was not known.
Simmons said one of the trimmers got into his truck and allegedly fled after the tree hit the house.
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