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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Crime & Courts

Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

Former Frenchy’s bookkeeper accused of embezzling $292,000

A Palm Harbor woman was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing more than $292,000 over the past four years from Frenchy’s restaurants, where she worked as a bookkeeper.
Updated: 29 mins ago

Roads reopen in Pinellas Park after fatal motorcycle crash

Belcher Road at Park Boulevard has reopened to traffic after a fatal crash early today, Pinellas Park police said.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Jury could begin deliberations in FAMU hazing trial

ORLANDO – Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Seminole man accused of shopping with credit card he stole

Seminole man accused of shopping with credit card he stole

Deputies have charged a Seminole man with armed burglary and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Witness chases would-be purse snatcher in Orlando

A man who was heading to the gym chased down a would-be purse snatcher after he attacked a 76-year-old woman outside an Orlando Winn-Dixie.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Home invasion reported at South Tampa home

Tampa police are investigating what witnesses described as a home invasion involving gunfire early Friday at a South Tampa residence.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Nursing home CNAs charged with hitting, tormenting Alzheimer's patient

Nursing home CNAs charged with hitting, tormenting Alzheimer's patient Video

Two Winter Haven nursing home employees have been charged with tormenting and hitting an Alzheimer's patient.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Mothers of pair slain in Jacksonville hoping for closure

Mothers of pair slain in Jacksonville hoping for closure

More than a month after Jerlean Moore's daughter and daughter’s friend were slain in Jacksonville, investigators haven’t arrested anyone in the case, identified a suspect or released a description of a suspect.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Police mum on remains of Plant City woman

Police mum on remains of Plant City woman

PLANT CITY — Mel and Sharon Ardelean never held out hope that the disappearance of her daughter Misti Whitfield would have a happy ending.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Substitute teacher arrested on drug charges at Hillsborough school

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County School District substitute teacher was charged Wednesday with possession of methamphetamine, which deputies said they found in his vehicle at the middle school where he was teaching.
Updated: 5 hours ago