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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Crime & Courts

Polk detention officer accused of exposing himself, tampering with witness

Polk detention officer accused of exposing himself, tampering with witness

A Polk County detention officer was arrested for indecent exposure and tampering in a misdemeanor proceeding Friday, and resigned from his job after he was charged.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Polk K-9 tracks down missing girl

Polk K-9 tracks down missing girl

A sharp Polk County K-9 located a missing girl on Thursday after she wandered away from home.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Man dies after being pulled from water off Clearwater Beach

An Oldmar man died this evening after being pulled from the water off north Clearwater Beach, officials say.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward took the oath of office to become Tampa’s police chief Friday morning during a ceremony at police headquarters.
Published: 05/22/15
DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

WASHINGTON — Authorities said in court documents made public Friday that than one person is responsible for the slayings of four people inside the mansion of a wealthy Washington family last week.
Published: 05/22/15
Naked man rescued from raised Fort Lauderdale drawbridge

Naked man rescued from raised Fort Lauderdale drawbridge

A naked man who had been swimming in a Fort Lauderdale river was rescued after he got stranded atop a raised rail drawbridge.
Published: 05/22/15
After week in jail, mom agrees to son’s circumcision

After week in jail, mom agrees to son’s circumcision

A Boynton Beach woman’s yearslong battle against her child’s father over the 4-year-old’s circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from the Palm Beach County jail.
Published: 05/22/15
Holiday man accused of killing dad moved to Pasco jail

Holiday man accused of killing dad moved to Pasco jail

Patrick Clarke Jr., suspected of fatally shooting his father at their Holiday home, has been moved to a Pasco County jail after his May 11 arrest in Key West.
Published: 05/22/15

Scott signs bill to let children secretly record their rapists

TALLAHASSEE – Children will now be able to secretly record people who rape them under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Published: 05/22/15

Tampa man sentenced in string of bank robberies

A Tampa man was sentenced to 10 years, 10 months in federal prison today after pleading guilty to a series of armed bank robberies in the Tampa area.
Published: 05/22/15