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Crime & Courts

Lawsuit claims St. Pete police used excessive force in drug raid

ST. PETERSBURG — A federal lawsuit claims St. Petersburg police officers used excessive force and injured two men during a drug raid at a home in 2010.
Published: 09/18/14
Not first time prisoner had escaped, Pasco sheriff says

Not first time prisoner had escaped, Pasco sheriff says Video

The sheriff's office released a video showing Jason Wayne Adams shopping for chewing tobacco, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages Aug. 28 at convenience store in Lutz, about half-mile from where he and other prisoners from the Sumter Correctional Institute were on a work crew.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14
Pinellas schools add M16 rifles to police cache

Pinellas schools add M16 rifles to police cache

ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas County School District has purchased 28 M16 rifles for its internal police department, according to Law Enforcement Support Office documents.
Published: 09/17/14

Largo business owner still not happy with birth control rules under Obamacare

TAMPA — Although the federal government has officially dropped its appeal of a ruling exempting his company from having to provide employees certain types of birth control, Thomas Beckwith is still ready to fight....
Published: 09/17/14
Deputies: St. Pete man faces neglect charge after infant dies

Deputies: St. Pete man faces neglect charge after infant dies

A St. Petersburg man faces child neglect charges after Pinellas County deputies say a 5-month-old died in his care when he left the infant home alone twice for extended periods of time.
Published: 09/17/14
Fugitive sought in fatal St. Petersburg hit-and-run

Fugitive sought in fatal St. Petersburg hit-and-run

St. Petersburg police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in June.
Published: 09/17/14
Vikings bar Peterson, saying ‘we made a mistake’

Vikings bar Peterson, saying ‘we made a mistake’ Video

MINNEAPOLIS – Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back their superstar running back following his ind...
Published: 09/17/14
Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

Saggy pants will once again be allowed on city property after the Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning them.
Published: 09/17/14
Polk teacher accused of having sex with student

Polk teacher accused of having sex with student

A Polk County teacher was arrested late Monday, accused by police of having sex with a 14-year-old student from Southwest Middle School.
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14
Winter Haven police seek man who beat 80-year-old clerk

Winter Haven police seek man who beat 80-year-old clerk

An 80-year-old woman who works as a store clerk in Winter Haven is recovering after she was beaten and gagged at the business on Tuesday afternoon, the Winter Haven Police Department said.
Published: 09/17/14