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Sebring woman accused of battering officer

Sebring woman accused of battering officer

SEBRING — A woman knocking on doors of residences and urging occupants to call 911 ended up being arrested Tuesday, according to a report released this week.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Man sentenced to life for 2011 Weeki Wachee murder

Man sentenced to life for 2011 Weeki Wachee murder

BROOKSVILLE – Brett Hattenbrun spent about half of his two-hour sentencing hearing on Thursday telling Judge Daniel Merritt Jr. what kind of life he lived before he was arrested and charged with the murder of his daughter-in-law in 2011.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Expo has Bollywood fashion, flair - for free

Expo has Bollywood fashion, flair - for free

Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor and a horde of screaming fans were at the Tampa Convention Center to mark the start of the International Indian Film Academy Expo.
Updated: 7 hours ago

St. Pete man acquitted in stabbing outside bar

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg tatoo artist has been acquitted of charges he tried to kill a patron outside the Octave Bar in downtown St. Petersburg two years ago by thrusting a spring-action knife into his chest....
Updated: 7 hours ago

Brown: Dropouts just don’t know consequences

First the bad news: Gulf Coast Academy, a struggling charter school in Largo, will close at the end of the school year.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays comeback falls short in 9-7 loss to Twins

Rays comeback falls short in 9-7 loss to Twins

ST. PETERSBURG – The start was horrible. Left-hander Erik Bedard labored through a 41-pitch first inning, while walking four batters and struggling to find the strike zone.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Bucs’ individual game tickets on sale

Individual game tickets for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ eight regular-season and two preseason home games went on sale today at Buccaneers.com.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa woman gets six years for tax fraud

Tampa woman gets six years for tax fraud

A Tampa woman who pleaded guilty to getting more than $220,000 in fraudulent tax refunds was sentenced to prison today in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Zephyrhills official’s severance package approved

Zephyrhills official’s severance package approved

ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyrhills City Manager Jim Drumm’s last day on the job could be Friday if he agrees to a severance package approved by the Zephyrhills City Council on Wednesday night.
Updated: 9 hours ago

New Pasco housing chief at least 6 months away

HUDSON — It could six months or longer before the Pasco County Housing Authority gets a new executive director on board to replace Dianne Morris, who abruptly resigned last month....
Updated: 9 hours ago