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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Crime & Courts

Two men found dead inside Plant City home

Two men found dead inside Plant City home

Officers found two men dead inside a Plant City home while responding early Thursday to a possible burglary in progress, police said.
Published: 12/18/14
Road rage accident leads to charges for 2 Polk men, deputies say

Road rage accident leads to charges for 2 Polk men, deputies say

Two Polk County men face reckless driving charges after a Tuesday road rage incident that led to an accident in Winter Haven on Tuesday, deputies said.
Published: 12/18/14

Man arrested in February hit-and-run fatality, Polk deputies say

A Polk County man who deputies say hit and killed a bicyclist while driving his pickup truck in February was arrested on Wednesday.
Published: 12/18/14
Boston Marathon bombing suspect appears in court

Boston Marathon bombing suspect appears in court

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made his final court appearance before his trial begins next month.
Published: 12/18/14
Ringling Bros. disputes citation for hair-hanging accident

Ringling Bros. disputes citation for hair-hanging accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has contested a citation it received from federal regulators for an accident that sent eight hair-hanging acrobats plummeting to the ground during a live performance, severely injur...
Published: 12/18/14
Deputies: Fake heart attack used in Polk shoplifting attempt

Deputies: Fake heart attack used in Polk shoplifting attempt

Polk County deputies said a man faked a heart attack inside a Wal-Mart in Lake Wales so his friend could steal toys.
Published: 12/18/14
Missing 10-month-old found with mom at Tampa hotel

Missing 10-month-old found with mom at Tampa hotel

A missing 10-month-old girl was found safe early today and her mother was taken into custody at a Tampa hotel, police said.
Published: 12/17/14
Updated: 12/18/14
Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

A Tampa woman was arrested Tuesday after she shot her boyfriend in the buttocks, the Tampa Police Department said.
Published: 12/17/14

Lanes on Howard Frankland Bridge reopened after crash

Two southbound lanes of Interstate 275 on the Howard Frankland Bridge — closed due to a multivehicle crash — were reopened early Thursday.
Published: 12/17/14

In St. Pete, plainclothes officers on shoplift duty in stores

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are cracking down on theft this holiday season, deploying plainclothes officers to stores in the bustling shopping days leading up to the holidays.
Published: 12/17/14