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Crime & Courts

Stolen ID scheme sends Tampa couple to federal prison

Stolen ID scheme sends Tampa couple to federal prison

A Tampa woman has been sentenced to 11½ years in federal prison for her role in a stolen identity scheme that used medical records from area hospitals and other sources.
Published: 07/02/15
Attorney: No charges for Bill Cosby in Atlantic City

Attorney: No charges for Bill Cosby in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Bill Cosby’s lawyer says the comedian will not face charges stemming from a woman’s allegations that Cosby sexually assaulted her in Atlantic City decades ago.
Published: 07/02/15
Video: Trooper saves toddler in runaway car during traffic stop

Video: Trooper saves toddler in runaway car during traffic stop

A quick-thinking Florida Highway Patrol trooper saved a 2-year-old girl from a runaway car during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Hernando County.
Published: 07/02/15

Vehicle theft, burglary on rise in St. Pete as drivers don’t lock doors

ST. PETERSBURG — With vehicle thefts and burglaries spiking, police are reminding people to lock their car doors and hide valuables.
Published: 07/02/15
Man taken into custody after day-long standoff at Clearwater home

Man taken into custody after day-long standoff at Clearwater home

A Clearwater man with a history of mental illness is in custody after a 12-hour standoff Wednesday with Clearwater police and Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies.
Published: 07/01/15

Police: Tampa man injured when mortar blows up in his hands

A man sustained serious injuries while shooting off fireworks Wednesday night, Tampa police said.
Published: 07/01/15
Woman hurt when pump knocked over at gas station on U.S. 301

Woman hurt when pump knocked over at gas station on U.S. 301

A car knocked over a gas pump at a Thorntons gas station in Riverview on Wednesday, crushing a woman’s ankle.
Published: 07/01/15
St. Pete business with drug dealing activity raided, police say

St. Pete business with drug dealing activity raided, police say

St. Petersburg police and the Florida Division of the Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco raided a business today where they suspected drugs were being sold out of a back room, authorities said.
Published: 07/01/15
Boy, 9, shot in face with gun taken from mom’s room

Boy, 9, shot in face with gun taken from mom’s room

PLANT CITY — A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he was shot in the cheek as he and his 11-year-old brother were handling a handgun in their house, authorities said.
Published: 07/01/15
Lakeland teacher’s aide tries to have sex with boy, 11, police say

Lakeland teacher’s aide tries to have sex with boy, 11, police say

A 45-year-old teacher’s aide at a Lakeland elementary school who police say tried to have sex with an 11-year-old student faces attempted sexual battery charges.
Published: 07/01/15