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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Crime & Courts

Waldo disbands police department amid ticket-quota probe

Waldo disbands police department amid ticket-quota probe

Waldo, known as one of the nation’s worst speed traps and the target of a state investigation, has decided to disband its police department.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Arrest made in Bangkok slaying of Tampa designer

Arrest made in Bangkok slaying of Tampa designer

Police in Mumbai, India, arrested 26-year-old Ritesh Singhvi, and charged him with murder in connection with Wendy Albano's death.
Published: 09/30/14
Pasco standoff with ex-inmate ends peacefully

Pasco standoff with ex-inmate ends peacefully

SPRING HILL — A former prison inmate claimed to have weapons and hostages after deputies tried to arrest him on a warrant Tuesday morning, leading to a four-hour standoff that ended with no injuries and no shots fired, the Pasco County Sheriff...
Published: 09/30/14
Hakkens accept plea deals in sons’ kidnapping

Hakkens accept plea deals in sons’ kidnapping

TAMPA — It may be one of the last things Sharyn and Joshua Hakken ever do together.
Published: 09/30/14

FHP: Student in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

SEBRING — A 16-year-old Sebring High School student was listed Tuesday afternoon in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published: 09/30/14

Largo man sentenced to eight years on child porn conviction

A Largo man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after he was convicted in June on child pornography charges.
Published: 09/30/14
Deputies: Tampa pair used cloned credit cards in Venice

Deputies: Tampa pair used cloned credit cards in Venice

Two Tampa men were arrested Monday night after deputies said they used cloned credit cards at a Sarasota County supermarket.
Published: 09/30/14

St. Pete police warn of ID theft ring targeting purses

Police are warning St. Petersburg residents about an identity theft ring that targets women’s purses.
Published: 09/30/14
Fire at Shenaniganz restaurant ruled to be arson

Fire at Shenaniganz restaurant ruled to be arson

A fire last week at a popular Apollo Beach restaurant has been ruled an arson.
Published: 09/29/14
Updated: 09/30/14

Palm Coast man accused of killing puppy

The Associated Press
Published: 09/30/14