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Friday, May 29, 2015

Crime & Courts

Covington sentenced to death in gruesome 2008 murders

Covington sentenced to death in gruesome 2008 murders

TAMPA — Responsible for the grisly murders of his girlfriend and her two young children, Edward Covington expected a death sentence, and on Friday, that’s what he got.
Updated: 30 minutes ago

Lake Wales man, 82, accused of slashing tires over bingo

Police have arrested an 82-year-old Lake Wales man for slashing a woman’s tires because he claimed she was sitting in his favorite bingo seat.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa trio accused of credit-card fraud in Sarasota

Tampa trio accused of credit-card fraud in Sarasota

Two men and a woman from Tampa were arrested in Sarasota after deputies said they used cloned credit cards to buy gift cards at two Winn-Dixie stores.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa lesbian couple will be allowed to divorce

TAMPA — A lesbian couple in Tampa will be allowed to divorce, the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Kentucky police accused of shipping mentally ill man to Pinellas

A published report says the Kentucky Attorney General’s office is investigating a police department after a mentally ill jail inmate was shipped to Pinellas County instead of to an in-state mental hospital for evaluation.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Officials: Missouri man abducts Polk teen he groomed online

Officials: Missouri man abducts Polk teen he groomed online

A Missouri man was arrested Thursday after he drove to Polk County to abduct a 16-year-old girl he groomed online to run away and have sex with him, authorities said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Suspect sought in attempted Tampa bank robbery

Suspect sought in attempted Tampa bank robbery

Tampa police are searching for the suspect in an attempted bank robbery this morning near Northdale.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Man calling 911 attacked by crowd watching fight at Largo park

A passer-by calling police to report a gang-related fight at a Largo park was chased, attacked and injured by a crowd of youths Thursday afternoon, police said.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Polk computer child sex sting nets nine arrests

Polk computer child sex sting nets nine arrests

Nine men have been arrested on charges including child pornography following a computer crimes sting operated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Conference looks to stem crime in black areas

TAMPA — Hundreds filled the grand ballroom of the Tampa Marriott Waterside on Thursday with the goal of solving a nationwide problem: crime in black communities.
Published: 05/29/15