TPA trouble


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A man was arrested for threatening to kill a gate agent at Tampa International Airport.

According to an airport spokeswoman, a passenger identified as Ralph Rodriguez–Hernandez became irate after a flight delay of a Jet Blue flight to San Juan around 2 p.m. yesterday.

According to WFLA he reportedly threatened to kill the gate agent, took off some of his clothes and yelled at a number of people.

Airport police responded and took him down.

Rodriguez–Hernandez is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.


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Kathy Leon
New York born, morning anchor Kathy Leon has lived in Florida more than half her life and Sarasota is truly her home. She joined the Herald-Tribune in 2003 after her son was born, choosing to take a break from TV news after 10 years at Sarasota's WWSB, as a reporter and its first morning anchor. But, after a 10 month break, the opportunity to work together with paper and web reporters lured her back. She’s almost done it all; Weekend anchor, morning anchor, executive producer and even a weather forecaster! Along the way Kathy won an Associated Press award for Best Sports story, as well as five others for hard news. Still as a wife, and working mom of 2, she’s always striving to find the right balance. And, with all the resources Sarasota has to offer the hardest part is taking advantage of it all. Contact Kathy at


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