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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Crime & Courts

Protesters of Ferguson case gather across the country

Protesters of Ferguson case gather across the country

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in Tampa, St. Petersburg and other cities across the U.S. Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predomi...
Published: 11/25/14
Updated: 11/26/14
Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Protests were held on both sides of Tampa Bay on Tuesday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Published: 11/25/14
Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Two Pinellas County deputies placed on leave after firing their weapons, resulting in a death, have been cleared to return to duty.
Published: 11/25/14
Ferguson grand jury focused on ‘tussle’ in officer’s car

Ferguson grand jury focused on ‘tussle’ in officer’s car

FERGUSON, Missouri — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.
Published: 11/25/14
Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas County circuit judge on Tuesday faced with conflicting legal precedents sentenced a teenager convicted of first-degree murder to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years....
Published: 11/25/14
Deputies: Seffner man stole funds from Polk youth organization

Deputies: Seffner man stole funds from Polk youth organization

A Seffner man faces several charges after Polk County deputies say he stole thousands of dollars from a Mulberry youth baseball organization.
Published: 11/25/14

Woman shoots neighbor’s dogs for attacking mother

A St. Petersburg woman shot two pit bulls belonging to her neighbor after the dogs attacked her mother through a window, St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 11/25/14
Deputies: Sarasota schools employee launched virus on district computers

Deputies: Sarasota schools employee launched virus on district computers

An employee with the Sarasota County school system was arrested this morning after deputies say he intentionally launched a virus within the school district’s computers.
Published: 11/25/14
Pinellas Park man, involved in dispute, dies in accidental shooting

Pinellas Park man, involved in dispute, dies in accidental shooting

A Pinellas Park man died this morning after police say he accidentally shot himself in the face during a dispute with his wife.
Published: 11/25/14
Grand jury: No charges for Ferguson police officer

Grand jury: No charges for Ferguson police officer

FERGUSON, Mo. – A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial t...
Published: 11/24/14