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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Crime & Courts

Police capture suspect in beating of 80-year-old store clerk

Police capture suspect in beating of 80-year-old store clerk

The suspect wanted in the robbery and beating of an 80-year-old clothing store clerk has been taken into custody by authorities, Winter Haven police said Saturday.
Updated: 41 mins ago

Man walking on U.S. 19 in Hudson struck, killed

A pedestrian in the center lane of U.S. 19 in Hudson was struck by a car and killed early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Largo man thrown from scooter, dies in hit-and-run

A Largo man was thrown from his motor scooter in a rear-end collision and killed after a second vehicle ran over him early Saturday, police said.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Florida fires 32 prison guards for wrongdoing

MIAMI — The state of Florida has fired 32 prison guards as part of an investigation into the deaths of inmates at four state prisons.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa women found dead in Jacksonville remembered

Tampa women found dead in Jacksonville remembered

TAMPA — Before Angelia Mangum and a friend went to Jacksonville to be exotic dancers, before their bloody, bound bodies were found on the side of the road on Thursday, Mangum was an impish kid with a beautiful voice living at the Children ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Police: Man wanted in Polk robbery, beating spotted in St. Pete

Police: Man wanted in Polk robbery, beating spotted in St. Pete

Winter Haven police are looking for Perry Chance, 53, of Lake Wales. Chance is wanted for robbing and beating an 80-year-old store clerk in Winter Haven, authorities say.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Sheriff: No motive yet for murder-suicide by ex-Tampa man

Sheriff: No motive yet for murder-suicide by ex-Tampa man Video

The man who police say murdered his daughter and his six grandchildren before killing himself Thursday was at the center of another family tragedy more than a decade ago.Donald Spirit was living in South Tampa’s Ballast Point neighborhood when he accidently shot and killed his young son while on a hunting trip in 2001.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Judge: Case of former Pasco bus aide accused of slapping child will proceed to trial

NEW PORT RICHEY — A former Pasco school bus assistant charged with two counts of felony child abuse for slapping an autistic child who was riding on the bus is not entitled to a detailed description of injuries sustained by his alleged victim,...
Updated: 15 hours ago
Suspect sought in theft of Bentley from Pinellas dealership

Suspect sought in theft of Bentley from Pinellas dealership Video

Pinellas Park police are seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect who stole a customer’s Bentley worth $175,000 from a car dealership on Thursday.
Updated: 16 hours ago