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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Crime & Courts

Some potential jurors bail on serving in local courts

ST. PETERSBURG — Though some summoned jurors skip out on their duties, tracking down local violators and holding them in contempt of court hasn’t been a high priority. Most residents show up to serve — even if begrudgingly....
Updated: 2 hours ago

Deputies arrest suspect in Oldsmar bank robbery

A man charged with the Nov. 18 robbery of a Suntrust Bank in Pinellas County was arrested in Hillsborough County today, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Suspect killed in Thanksgiving standoff at Westchase condo

An hours-long standoff with deputies ended when a 45-year-old man was shot to death by the SWAT team at his Westchase condominium home on Thanksgiving evening, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pup recruits train to be K-9 officers

Pup recruits train to be K-9 officers

ST. PETERSBURG — Before becoming St. Petersburg’s newest K-9 officer, a 1-year-old German shepherd pup has a lot of learning to do.
Updated: 5 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: 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: 11 hours ago
Suspect arrested in Oldsmar bank robbery

Suspect arrested in Oldsmar bank robbery

Hillsborough County deputies have arrested the suspect in a bank robbery last week in Oldsmar.
Updated: 12 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: 16 hours ago

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.
Published: 11/26/14
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.
Published: 11/26/14