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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Crime & Courts

Deputies: Woman jumps to death onto I-75 in Gibsonton

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tonight is investigating what appears to be an apparent suicide at Interstate 75 and Gibsonton Drive.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Fraud charge dismissed against fired Tampa police sergeant

Fraud charge dismissed against fired Tampa police sergeant

TAMPA — Welfare fraud charges have been dropped against LaJoyce Houston, a former Tampa police sergeant who was fired last year after she used a jail inmate’s food stamp card.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Law enforcement beefs up to protect Black Friday shoppers

Law enforcement beefs up to protect Black Friday shoppers

ST. PETERSBURG — Local law enforcement officials are reminding Black Friday deal-seekers to keep their wallets close and be careful where they put shopping bags in their cars before heading back into the frenzy.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Riverview meth-house bust leads to drug, child-neglect charges

Riverview meth-house bust leads to drug, child-neglect charges

Drugs and a gun were found Wednesday within easy reach of three young children inside a Riverview home used to manufacture methamphetamine, sheriff’s deputies said.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pasco sheriff: Landlords held accountable for crimes at rental homes

Pasco sheriff: Landlords held accountable for crimes at rental homes

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco vowed Wednesday to crack down on landlords who are renting out houses where criminal activity is happening, possibly even seizing the homes.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Protesters of Ferguson case gather across the country

Protesters of Ferguson case gather across the country

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in Tampa, St. Petersburg and other cities across the U.S. Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predomi...
Published: 11/25/14
Updated: 11/26/14
Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Protests were held on both sides of Tampa Bay on Tuesday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Published: 11/25/14
Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Two Pinellas County deputies placed on leave after firing their weapons, resulting in a death, have been cleared to return to duty.
Published: 11/25/14
Ferguson grand jury focused on ‘tussle’ in officer’s car

Ferguson grand jury focused on ‘tussle’ in officer’s car

FERGUSON, Missouri — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.
Published: 11/25/14
Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

Pinellas judge gives teenage killer chance of parole

ST. PETERSBURG — A Pinellas County circuit judge on Tuesday faced with conflicting legal precedents sentenced a teenager convicted of first-degree murder to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years....
Published: 11/25/14