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Monday, Jan 26, 2015

Crime & Courts

Wrong way driver in Hillsborough faces DUI charges

TAMPA — A 43-year-old Tampa woman was arrested Sunday morning after a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw her driving the wrong way on West Linebaugh Avenue, the sheriff’s office said.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives want the public’s help in locating 2-year-old Leroy Tyrese Carlyle to confirm his well-being.
Published: 01/25/15

Despite benefits, vaccination rate for HPV remains low in Florida

TAMPA — When a vaccine for the human papillomavirus was made available in 2006, doctors hailed it as a medical breakthrough. The HPV vaccine helps prevent several forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, a particularly important advance in ...
Published: 01/25/15
Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

TAMPA — The deputies who work on the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office Homeless Initiative face a daunting, seemingly impossible task every day: get the homeless off the streets.
Published: 01/25/15

Woman snatched from Tampa street, sexually battered, police say

A young woman was snatched from a Tampa street and sexually battered early Saturday and police are asking for help finding the suspect.
Published: 01/25/15

Pinellas teacher charged with child neglect, battery on officer

A woman who called 911 when she couldn’t find her 5-year-old son on Saturday afternoon was argumentative, uncooperative and apparently intoxicated when officers arrived, the St. Petersburg police department said.
Published: 01/25/15

Clearwater, Hillsborough crews fight home fires

Area firefighters were kept busy Saturday night with two home fires.
Published: 01/24/15
Plan for community raises hope for sex-trafficking victims

Plan for community raises hope for sex-trafficking victims

TAMPA — Edie Rhea could have used a helping hand as a teenager 30 years ago after she emerged from a life in which men and women bought her for sex.
Published: 01/25/15
Bear severely injures woman at Dade City animal sanctuary

Bear severely injures woman at Dade City animal sanctuary

DADE CITY — A 400-pound black bear named “Abner” severely mauled a Pasco County woman Friday afternoon when she tried to pet him.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15

Crash in Mango leaves drivers in critical condition

A car and pickup truck collided in Mango late Friday, leaving both drivers hospitalized in critical condition.
Published: 01/24/15