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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Crime & Courts

2 Lake Wales officers shot; both expected to survive

2 Lake Wales officers shot; both expected to survive

TAMPA — Two Lake Wales police officers were shot when responding to a call Tuesday night but were expected to survive, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Troopers seek driver in fatal Largo hit-and-run

A person standing in a Largo roadway Tuesday night was struck by a vehicle and killed, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pinellas deputies seek missing Alzheimer’s victim

Pinellas deputies seek missing Alzheimer’s victim

An 82-year-old woman from Seminole who has Alzheimer’s is missing, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Crash closes Belleair Causeway

A rollover crash on the Belleair Causeway in Largo has closed the roadway in both directions, the Largo Police Department said.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Man dies after being stricken in Tampa courtroom

A 67-year-old man died this morning after becoming unresponsive during a hearing at the Hillsborough County Courthouse courtroom, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Teen charged in North Tampa armed robberies

Tampa police arrested a 17-year-old boy Monday night on seven counts of armed robbery in the North Tampa neighborhood.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Officials: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department — with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty cita...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Authorities searching for missing Tampa teen

Authorities searching for missing Tampa teen

Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old Tampa girl who was last seen on Saturday, deputies said.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Two shoplifters caught on camera in St. Pete

Detectives are looking for two shoplifters who were caught on camera entering a store and running out of it with merchandise in their hands.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Police: Tampa man fatally shot after pointing gun at witness

Police: Tampa man fatally shot after pointing gun at witness

Police detectives are conferring with the State Attorney’s Office to determine whether a man will be charged in a fatal shooting Monday night outside an East Tampa convenience store.
Updated: 13 hours ago