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Family friend says suspect was with Felecia Williams


Tampa, Florida - On Monday, 35-year-old Granville Ritchie, the suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, was back in court. Ritchie has not been charged with the child's murder, but instead with having sex with a minor. The judge agreed to give Ritchie another 72 hours to find an attorney, or else one would be appointed.

Williams, a 3rd grade student at Tampa's Edison Elementary School, disappeared on Friday, May 16. Her body was found the next day near the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Mother and teenage daughter injured in propane tank explosion


Carrollwood, Florida -- A mother and her teenage daughter were injured after a grill's propane tank exploded on Monday morning.

Hillsborough Fire Rescue says the explosion and gas leak happened at 4747 W. Waters Avenue in western Hillsborough County.

Family members tell 10 News they were celebrating another daughter's 17th birthday with a cookout. They fired up the grill at the apartment clubhouse earlier in the morning, but things went wrong as they went to put the meat on.

Boy hospitalized after drinking lighter fluid


Tampa, Florida -- A little boy went to the hospital on Monday after his family suspected he drank some lighter fluid from a water bottle.

3-year-old Rhakim Brewer's family was having a cookout on Memorial Day when the cook walked away from the grill for a moment. That's when Rhakim reportedly picked up an Aquafina bottle filled with lighter fluid and started to drink. The boy's parents immediately got the bottle away from him and called 911.

Confirmed: VA Audit underway at Tampa's James A. Haley Hospital


TAMPA, Florida — The VA confirms auditors were on site in Tampa Monday and Tuesday of last week, and while the findings won't be released until the nationwide review is complete, a spokesperson for the Tampa VA tells 10 News "the audit indicated employees exhibited nothing but passion and dedication to serving our veterans."

But not all local veterans agree.

Prominent Tampa developer Al Austin dies at 85


Tampa, Florida -- 10 News has learned that Al Austin passed away on Wednesday night.

Austin, a prominent Tampa developer, was one of the greatest drivers behind getting the Republican National Convention to Tampa in 2012. The former Republican Party finance chairman was also responsible for building the Gulf coast's single biggest business district: the West Shore business district.

He also led a fundraising campaign for the expansion of the University of Tampa and chaired that Tampa Airport Authority.

Lightning owner proposes luxury hotel in Channelside


Tampa, Florida -- At the corner of Old Water and South Morgan streets in Tampa sits a nondescript parking lot, but as of today symbolizes big change for the city.

Police identify suspect in murder of Tampa girl


Temple Terrace, Florida – UPDATE: Granville Ashanti Ritchie was charged with unlawful sex act with a minor overnight. No word yet if this is connected to the Felecia Williams case.

Original Story:

The Temple Terrace Police announced that they have a suspect in the murder of a nine-year-old girl who was found dead near the Courtney Campbell Causeway last Saturday.

Granville Ashanti Ritchie was arrested by authorities in Pinellas County on drug related charges.