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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

Crime & Courts

Prosecution: Morris spoke with state witness from jail

Prosecution: Morris spoke with state witness from jail

TAMPA — Convicted cop-killer Dontae Morris lost his phone and visitation privileges in jail shortly after he called a woman who was preparing to testify against him, apparently to persuade her to “tell the truth.”...
Published: 07/25/15

Shots fired at trooper on I-75 in Alachua; suspect found dead

The hunt for a gunman who fired at a state trooper on Interstate 75 in Alachua County on Saturday ended with the suspect found dead after an exchange of gunfire.
Published: 07/25/15
Sheriff: Missing Jacksonville boy’s caregiver is lying

Sheriff: Missing Jacksonville boy’s caregiver is lying

A caregiver for a missing Jacksonville boy has been lying to investigators about the child’s disappearance, authorities said Saturday.
Published: 07/25/15

2,167 counterfeit televisions seized at PortMiami

U.S. customs officials say they’ve seized more than 2,000 counterfeit televisions at PortMiami.
Published: 07/25/15
Sheriff: 21-month-old boy possibly abducted during car theft

Sheriff: 21-month-old boy possibly abducted during car theft

JACKSONVILLE – An Amber Alert has been issued for a 21-month-old Jacksonville boy who police said was apparently taken during a car theft early Friday outside an apartment complex.
Published: 07/24/15
Hillsborough deputies help teens learn job skills

Hillsborough deputies help teens learn job skills

Each year, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office hires 25 teenagers as part of a summer employment program. The kids, ages 16 to 18, work in various positions throughout the agency, gaining work experience in the process. On Friday, the she...
Published: 07/24/15
Dontae Morris admitted murder during call, friend testifies

Dontae Morris admitted murder during call, friend testifies

TAMPA — Dontae Morris, on trial for the 2010 murder of Derek Anderson in an East Tampa, called a friend in the days after the shooting and explained in detail how he stalked, shot and killed Anderson on the front step of his mother’s ap...
Published: 07/24/15
Citrus County man faces murder charge in road-rage incident

Citrus County man faces murder charge in road-rage incident

A 44-year-old father was fatally shot Thursday night as his family watched from their car during a road-rage incident that ended with the arrest of Citrus County man.
Published: 07/24/15

Body of woman missing since 1990 found in Fort Myers pond

The body of a woman who has been missing for 25 years has been found inside her red sports car at the bottom of a Fort Myers pond.
Published: 07/24/15
Transgender slaying exposes a gender ‘education gap’

Transgender slaying exposes a gender ‘education gap’

TAMPA — The investigation into the slaying of a transgender woman this week has advocates calling for more sensitivity training for law enforcement officers.
Published: 07/23/15
Updated: 07/24/15