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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Crime & Courts

Police: St. Pete girl struck, killed by SUV in driveway

Police: St. Pete girl struck, killed by SUV in driveway

A St. Petersburg man faces charges after police say he was driving with a suspended license Thursday night when he backed over his daughter in their driveway.
Published: 09/25/14
Updated: 09/26/14

Pinellas law enforcement hosts drug dropoff

ST. PETERSBURG — Law enforcement officials throughout Pinellas County are asking residents to clean out their medicine cabinets.
Published: 09/26/14
USF researchers ID two more boys from Dozier remains

USF researchers ID two more boys from Dozier remains

TAMPA — Researchers from the University of South Florida announced Thursday that they have identified two more boys buried at an infamous Panhandle reform school, including a relative of the man whose lawsuit helped keep accusations of abuse a...
Published: 09/25/14

St. Pete police say shoplifter threatened store manager Video

St. Petersburg police are asking for the public’s help to identify a shoplifter who threatened a store manager with a knife.
Published: 09/25/14

Second George Jenkins High pig thief turns himself in

A 20-year-old Lakeland man turned himself in after being charged with stealing a baby pig from George Jenkins High School.
Published: 09/25/14

South Carolina trooper faces charge in shooting Video

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina trooper during a traffic stop repeated one question through his anguished cries as he lay wounded, waiting for an ambulance: “Why did you shoot me?”
Published: 09/25/14
Forklift accident kills Tampa man; OSHA investigating

Forklift accident kills Tampa man; OSHA investigating

A worker at a Tampa steel supply company was crushed to death in a forklift accident early Thursday, sheriff’s deputies said.
Published: 09/25/14

Reward increases in Lakeland hit-and-run case

Heartland Crime Stoppers is offering $6,000 for information leading to the arrest of a driver who fatally struck a Lakeland woman as she walked home from a restaurant.
Published: 09/25/14
Deputies: Tampa men used online service to rape, rob escorts

Deputies: Tampa men used online service to rape, rob escorts

TAMPA — Two men used the online classifieds service Backpage.com to prey on escorts who they raped and robbed at gunpoint in a pair of home invasions this week, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said....
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
Police: Car thief crashes stolen fire truck on I-275

Police: Car thief crashes stolen fire truck on I-275

Police said the driver of a stolen vehicle wrecked, then stole a fire truck driven by one of his would-be rescuers, crashing that vehicle as well and shutting down the interstate for hours.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14