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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Crime & Courts

Judd, Morgan make their cases on medical marijuana

Two of Florida’s loudest voices with opposing viewpoints on Amendment 2 — a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana — made their cases Thursday night in Lakeland.
Updated: 21 mins ago

Patron runs down security guard at Palm Harbor adult nightclub

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in finding a driver who seriously injured a security guard at a Palm Harbor adult nightclub after intentionally running over him.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Toddler hit, killed by city vehicle, Tampa police say

Toddler hit, killed by city vehicle, Tampa police say

TAMPA — A 2-year-old boy was hit and killed by a city water department truck Thursday night at Tampa Park Apartments near Ybor City, Tampa police said.
Updated: 4 hours ago

St. Petersburg prostitution sweeps net 13 arrests

ST. PETERSBURG — After complaints from local businesses, St. Petersburg police are cracking down on prostitution.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Head of survivalist group pleads guilty to weapons charges

Head of survivalist group pleads guilty to weapons charges

TAMPA — The head of a local survivalist group pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Tampa man shot Sunday dies; police seek information

A man who was shot early Sunday has died, and Tampa police are seeking information from the public into what has become a homicide case.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Retired Pasco teacher charged with soliciting sex with minor

Retired Pasco teacher charged with soliciting sex with minor

A retired Land O’ Lakes High School teacher was arrested Wednesday when he drove to a Brooksville hotel to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Suspect waving Samurai sword fatally shot by Manatee deputy

Suspect waving Samurai sword fatally shot by Manatee deputy

A deputy fatally shot a domestic battery suspect who threatened him with Samurai sword Thursday morning, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Deputies: DNA ties Ohio man to 1987 Polk stabbing death

Deputies: DNA ties Ohio man to 1987 Polk stabbing death

A DNA match has tied a northern Ohio man to the 1987 fatal stabbing of a Polk County woman, officials said.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Deputies: Video shows Nokomis man abusing in-laws’ dog

Deputies: Video shows Nokomis man abusing in-laws’ dog

A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after a home surveillance camera recorded him throwing, beating, choking — and likely killing — a dog, Sarasota County deputies said.
Updated: 22 hours ago