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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

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More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

PANAMA CITY BEACH — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Man shot to death during drug deal in Gulfport, police say

Man shot to death during drug deal in Gulfport, police say

Police are investigating a fatal shooting during a drug deal early Sunday in Gulfport.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa police: Burglar was naked in bed with 10-year-old

Tampa police: Burglar was naked in bed with 10-year-old

A man is charged with molestation and burglary after police say he broke into a home in Tampa and was caught in bed with a 10-year-old boy.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

Lawmakers consider child protection changes after Phoebe Jonchuck death

TALLAHASSEE - Barely three months after 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck's father dropped her 60 feet from a bridge into Tampa Bay, lawmakers could soon vote on new legislation aimed at preventing deaths like hers. ...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Manatee County couple get jail, prison sentences for animal cruelty

BRADENTON – A Manatee County couple will spend time behind bars for their roles in the suffering of animals at their east Manatee shelter.
Updated: 10 hours ago
‘No snitch’ rule hamstrings police investigations of shootings

‘No snitch’ rule hamstrings police investigations of shootings

After someone shot into a crowd of people gathered near the patio of Carmine’s 7th Avenue in Ybor City last weekend, police were stumped.
Published: 03/29/15
Tampa police seek men who robbed gas station

Tampa police seek men who robbed gas station

Tampa police are searching for two armed men who robbed a Fowler Avenue gas station this evening.
Published: 03/28/15

Lithia mobile home fire put out

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel battled a blaze at a Lithia mobile home Saturday evening.
Published: 03/28/15
Hillsborough jury awards $64M to work-site accident victim

Hillsborough jury awards $64M to work-site accident victim

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County jury late Friday awarded $64 million in damages to a man his lawyers say was “nearly cut in half” almost five years ago when a building collapsed on him.
Published: 03/28/15
Sheriff’s Office names suspect in Apollo Beach murder case

Sheriff’s Office names suspect in Apollo Beach murder case

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office is searching for 29-year-old Peter Scott Drossos, wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder in the death of an Apollo Beach man on Wednesday.
Published: 03/27/15