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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Crime & Courts

Bill would clear way for recordings in sexual-abuse cases

TALLAHASSEE — Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evid...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

A spurned lover led to a confrontation and a serious stabbing in Pinellas Park on Friday afternoon, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Fourth 2014 rabies case diagnosed in Polk County

Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced its fourth rabies case this year.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas deputies seeking bank robber

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help identify the man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank at gunpoint this afternoon.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Police continue to investigate Plant City shooting deaths

Plant City police said two bodies found Thursday in a home apparently were victims of an unsuccessful home invasion/robbery.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Safety Harbor man, 19, accused of exposing himself to females

A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges of exposing himself to two women and a girl on the streets of Safety Harbor, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Two arrested after Tampa police uncover marijuana grow house

Two arrested after Tampa police uncover marijuana grow house

Tampa police said they uncovered a marijuana grow house containing 218 pounds of the drug with a street value of $436,000.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pasco deputy shoots man during domestic call

Pasco deputy shoots man during domestic call

A man who battered his girlfriend was shot by deputies early Friday after he threatened them with a wooden nightstand at a Holiday home, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 15 hours ago

Man sought in Buffalo slaying arrested in Pasco

A man sought in connection with a fatal shooting in upstate New York last month has been apprehended at a New Port Richey home, authorities said.
Updated: 16 hours ago

Palmetto man, 71, hurt in crash on Adamo Drive

A 71-year-old man was hospitalized after his van crashed Thursday night on Adamo Drive and damaged a retaining wall of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, Tampa police said.
Updated: 18 hours ago