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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Crime & Courts

Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns

Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns

TAMPA — A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide.
Published: 10/19/14

Scott, Crist both tough on crime, but different

As the state’s chief executive, the governor of Florida wields significant power over the court system and has great influence on how the state keeps the public safe.
Published: 10/19/14
Local police get a lot from their mounted patrols

Local police get a lot from their mounted patrols

TAMPA — Police departments have all kinds of new technology at their disposal.
Published: 10/19/14
St. Pete police seek missing woman

St. Pete police seek missing woman

St. Petersburg police are asking for the public’s help to find a woman who has been missing since Saturday afternoon.
Published: 10/19/14
A winding path to practice law in U.S.

A winding path to practice law in U.S.

ST. PETERSBURG — Law school graduate and undocumented immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio will speak at Eckerd College on Tuesday about his efforts to become a practicing lawyer in the United States.
Published: 10/19/14
Report:  Slain Sebring girl had many serious injuries

Report: Slain Sebring girl had many serious injuries

SEBRING — When 4-year-old Mercedes A. Blair arrived at a local hospital on Tuesday, it was quickly evident that she was severely injured, according to an arrest report released Friday.
Published: 10/18/14
Hernando man may be charged after taking signs

Hernando man may be charged after taking signs

Charges are pending against a Spring Hill man who removed 244 political signs from vacant lots throughout Hernando County and stacked them in his driveway, deputies said.
Published: 10/18/14

Man dies after being stabbed outside Port Richey strip club

A man was killed Friday night in a stabbing outside a Port Richey strip club.
Published: 10/18/14
Slain detective fought Tampa’s mob

Slain detective fought Tampa’s mob

TAMPA — Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn’t matter.
Published: 10/18/14
Shooter sentenced to life in Jax loud-music killing

Shooter sentenced to life in Jax loud-music killing

JACKSONVILLE – A man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
Published: 10/17/14