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Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Crime & Courts

Pinellas deputies: Eastlake residents should lock doors as manhunt continues

Pinellas deputies: Eastlake residents should lock doors as manhunt continues

Pinellas deputies are asking residents in the area of John Chesnut Park and Eastlake Road to lock their doors as they search for a suspect in a fatal stabbing on Friday.
Updated: 53 mins ago
Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives want the public’s help in locating 2-year-old Leroy Tyrese Carlyle to confirm his well-being.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Despite benefits, vaccination rate for HPV remains low in Florida

TAMPA — When a vaccine for the human papillomavirus was made available in 2006, doctors hailed it as a medical breakthrough. The HPV vaccine helps prevent several forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, a particularly important advance in ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

TAMPA — The deputies who work on the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office Homeless Initiative face a daunting, seemingly impossible task every day: get the homeless off the streets.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Woman snatched from Tampa street, sexually battered, police say

A young woman was snatched from a Tampa street and sexually battered early Saturday and police are asking for help finding the suspect.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pinellas teacher charged with child neglect, battery on officer

A woman who called 911 when she couldn’t find her 5-year-old son on Saturday afternoon was argumentative, uncooperative and apparently intoxicated when officers arrived, the St. Petersburg police department said.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Clearwater, Hillsborough crews fight home fires

Area firefighters were kept busy Saturday night with two home fires.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Plan for community raises hope for sex-trafficking victims

Plan for community raises hope for sex-trafficking victims

TAMPA — Edie Rhea could have used a helping hand as a teenager 30 years ago after she emerged from a life in which men and women bought her for sex.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Bear severely injures woman at Dade City animal sanctuary

Bear severely injures woman at Dade City animal sanctuary

DADE CITY — A 400-pound black bear named “Abner” severely mauled a Pasco County woman Friday afternoon when she tried to pet him.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15

Crash in Mango leaves drivers in critical condition

A car and pickup truck collided in Mango late Friday, leaving both drivers hospitalized in critical condition.
Published: 01/24/15