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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Crime & Courts

Man charged with murder in Largo apartment fight

A fight that turned fatal in Largo on Friday evening has led to a murder charge, Largo police said.
Updated: 4 mins ago

Police rule Pinellas Park house fire a homicide

The Pinellas Park Police department is investigating a deadly house fire as a homicide.
Updated: 44 mins ago

Police investigating deadly crash in East Tampa

Lake Avenue between N. 40th Street and N. 50th Street remains closed as Tampa police continue to investigate a single-vehicle crash that left two people dead.
Updated: 60 mins ago
Elderly Tampa woman’s dog stolen

Elderly Tampa woman’s dog stolen

An elderly woman’s dog was stolen from her yard earlier this week, and Tampa police are asking the public to assist in getting the dog back to its owner.
Updated: 12 hours ago
2 arrested in undercover sting

2 arrested in undercover sting

ST PETERSBURG — Two people are in jail on charges related to selling heroin, cocaine and other substances after a monthslong undercover sting operation by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Pinellas Park man gets prison for beating dog

Pinellas Park man gets prison for beating dog

A Pinellas Park man was sentenced to four years in prison today for causing severe injuries to his wife’s dog in 2012, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Selfie leads to arrest in Lakeland smartphone theft

Selfie leads to arrest in Lakeland smartphone theft

A smartphone app that takes a selfie of the person who has stolen it has nabbed another suspect.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Suspect in Winter Haven vehicle theft identified

Suspect in Winter Haven vehicle theft identified

The Winter Haven Police Department has issued a warrant for a man who they say stole a vehicle on Thursday night from a public library.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Colombian cocaine smuggler gets 15 years

A federal judge in Tampa sentenced a cocaine smuggler on Friday to more than 15 years in prison.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Expert: Baby found on side of road had awful injuries

Expert: Baby found on side of road had awful injuries

TAMPA — The baby’s injuries were so severe, they were similar to those seen in victims of plane crashes or people who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway....
Updated: 17 hours ago