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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Crime & Courts

St. Pete women arrested in road rage incident

St. Pete women arrested in road rage incident

ST. PETERSBURG — Two women were arrested Tuesday evening on charges they pulled a woman out of a car and beat her after the woman honked her horn at their car, according to jail records.
Updated: 31 mins ago
Pasco school employee faces federal child porn charges

Pasco school employee faces federal child porn charges

A Pasco County school emplyoee faces a minimum of five years in prison after his arrest on federal child pornography charges.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Judge: Prosecutors can use Schenecker’s statements in her murder trial

Judge: Prosecutors can use Schenecker’s statements in her murder trial

TAMPA — Although she slurred her words and gave some confused responses when she spoke to detectives, Julie Schenecker “clearly and accurately” gave details of the killings of her two children, according to a judge, who ruled pro...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Burned dog may be out of hospital soon

Burned dog may be out of hospital soon

A dog that was severely burned after being set on fire by her owner is healing so well she may be released from a Tampa veterinary hospital next week, officials say.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Brooksville woman pleads not guilty in 6-week-old daughter’s death

Brooksville woman pleads not guilty in 6-week-old daughter’s death

BROOKSVILLE – A Brooksville woman pleaded not guilty to charges of killing her 6-week-old baby during an arraignment in front of Circuit Judge Daniel Merritt Jr. on Tuesday.
Updated: 15 hours ago

Tampa police detective under investigation

A Tampa police homicide detective has been placed on administrative duty because he’s being investigated.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Family searching for 16-year-old girl missing since April 9

Family searching for 16-year-old girl missing since April 9

BROOKSVILLE – Life hasn’t been normal for the Serafin family since April 9, when 16-year-old Breanna Serafin vanished.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Cape Coral legislator Eagle faces DUI charge

Cape Coral legislator Eagle faces DUI charge

TALLAHASSEE — A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Driver killed in Auburndale collision

Driver killed in Auburndale collision

A driver was killed and four people injured in a collision this morning in Auburndale, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Rhode Island man uses potato as weapon in failed robberies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.
Updated: 19 hours ago