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Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Crime & Courts

Lakeland police say man tried to rob bank

Lakeland police arrested a man they say tried to rob a bank on Friday afternoon.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Man rescued after being pinned under car in Haines City

Man rescued after being pinned under car in Haines City

The Haines City Fire Department rescued a man who was trapped under a car this morning.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Police agencies launch app to get anonymous tips

Police agencies launch app to get anonymous tips

See someone acting suspiciously or drinking underage? Want to report someone who parked illegally? Pick up your smart phone.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Children ejected from vehicle in Hillsborough collision

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue worked a head-on collision in Gibsonton on Friday night where three children who were unrestrained were ejected from a vehicle, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Northbound I-75 closed at Fletcher after rollover

Northbound Interstate 75 near Fletcher Avenue was closed this afternoon after a vehicle overturned and spilled its contents on the roadway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 10/24/14
Covington changes plea, found guilty in triple-slaying

Covington changes plea, found guilty in triple-slaying

TAMPA — Although he might now fight to be spared the death penalty, Edward Covington on Friday ended the first phase of his trial by pleading guilty to the grisly murders and mutilations of his girlfriend, her two young children and the family...
Published: 10/24/14

Man shot in Tampa after dog defecated in neighbor’s yard

A man was shot at 9411 N. 12th St. in Tampa after his dog defecated in a neighbor’s yard.
Published: 10/24/14

Pedestrian dies after getting hit on I-75 in Gibsonton

A 43-year-old Wimauma woman walking across Interstate 75 in Gibsonton was struck by a car and killed early Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 10/24/14

Sarasota man who killed intruder arrested on gun charge

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said a man who fatally shot an intruder inside his home faces charges of illegally possessing the handgun he fired.
Published: 10/24/14

Gainesville man gets six life terms in rape of boy

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to multiple life sentences after jurors found him guilty of sodomizing the 4-year-old son of his then-girlfriend.
Published: 10/24/14