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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Crime & Courts

Car crashes during high-speed chase in Pinellas, deputies say

A high-speed chase involving a suspect in a Pinellas County shooting ended in a fiery crash that sent two people to a hospital Sunday morning, deputies said.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Missing man, granddaughter, 6, found slain in Polk, deputies said

Missing man, granddaughter, 6, found slain in Polk, deputies said

A 50-year-old Lakeland man and his 6-year-old granddaughter were found slain on Sunday after they were reported missing on Saturday, Polk deputies said.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Bay area joins movement to process critical rape evidence

TAMPA — For years, law enforcement agencies have been diligent about having rape victims undergo a sexual assault forensic exam, often called a rape kit. Technicians collect blood samples and potential DNA from the victim and look for evidence...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Three years after women disappeared, families still wait for answers

Three years after women disappeared, families still wait for answers

Editor’s note: A version of this story published in the Plant City Courier.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Polk deputies seek missing girl, grandfather

Polk deputies seek missing girl, grandfather

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate two missing people.
Published: 08/01/15

Apollo Beach man killed in two-car crash

An Apollo Beach man was killed and two people wounded this afternoon during a crash in which weather may have played a part, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 08/01/15
Tampa police officer shoots carjacking suspect after pursuit

Tampa police officer shoots carjacking suspect after pursuit

A Tampa police officer shot and wounded a carjacking suspect who made “threatening statements and gestures” during a confrontation today.
Published: 08/01/15
Life sentence recommended for Brooksville man who killed 80-year-old woman

Life sentence recommended for Brooksville man who killed 80-year-old woman

A jury has recommended life in prison for a Brooksville man who fatally stabbed an 80-year-old retired teacher and former employee of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 08/01/15
Police: Suspects in St. Pete slaying hid body on property several days

Police: Suspects in St. Pete slaying hid body on property several days

Two people were arrested Saturday after a drug-related slaying in which they concealed the body on their property over the “last week or two,” St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 08/01/15
Police: Drunk driver arrested while entering I-375 via exit ramp

Police: Drunk driver arrested while entering I-375 via exit ramp

A wrong-way driver was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday as he used an exit ramp to enter Interstate 375 in St. Petersburg, police said.
Published: 08/01/15