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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Crime & Courts

Jurors hear disturbing details about Lutz slayings

Jurors hear disturbing details about Lutz slayings

After brutally killing and mutilating his girlfriend and her two young children, Edward Covington told detectives that Lisa Frieberg “did nothing but love me,” a prosecutor told jurors.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Slain Volusia kids had told DCF they feared mom

FORT LAUDERDALE— In the months before David Mohney shot his three children, killing two of them and then himself, his wife’s drinking seemed to be tearing the family apart. She was stumbling drunk at times, repeatedly slapped the child...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Two hurt in St. Pete hit-and-run involving stolen SUV

A hit-and-run crash involving a stolen vehicle sent the occupants of the other vehicle to a hospital early Wednesday, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Police: Clearwater woman sets boyfriend on fire

A 23-year-old Clearwater woman was arrested early Wednesday after police said she set her boyfriend on fire during an argument.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Clearwater wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

Clearwater wrestling coach accused of assaulting students

A former Clearwater high school wrestling coach assaulted two students after he made them take off their clothes, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Man found dead after Lakeland house fire

Polk County sheriff’s detectives are investigating after a man’s body was found in a burned Lakeland home this morning.
Published: 10/21/14
Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house

Five arrested in St. Petersburg SWAT raid on nuisance house

The St. Petersburg Police Department said on Tuesday morning it closed down a “nuisance house” that had been the subject of numerous complaints about drugs and prostitution.
Published: 10/21/14
Plant City teen charged with 93 counts of child porn

Plant City teen charged with 93 counts of child porn

A 16-year-old Plant City teenager is facing more than 100 charges of possessing and producing child pornography and molestation, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said today.
Published: 10/21/14
Custom bike taken in Tampa home burglary

Custom bike taken in Tampa home burglary

A custom racing bicycle was taken during a burglary this week, Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies said.
Published: 10/21/14

Armed robbery puts schools on lockdown in Seminole Heights

Hillsborough High School and Memorial Middle School were briefly placed on a precautionary lockdown this morning as police investigated an armed robbery at the nearby Family Dollar store at 5100 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa police said.
Published: 10/21/14