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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015

Crime & Courts

Pinellas Park police investigating shooting

Police in Pinellas Park are investigating a shooting in the area of Sparkle Lake Park, 4501 84th Ave. N.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Police: Teen punched woman, took phone at USF

Tampa and University of South Florida police have captured a 15-year-old boy who they say robbed a woman of her cell phone on the USF campus by punching her in the face.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jury to try again Wednesday for verdict in latest Dontae Morris murder trial

Jury to try again Wednesday for verdict in latest Dontae Morris murder trial

TAMPA — Jurors struggled Tuesday to decide whether Dontae Morris is guilty of murdering a man in a drug dispute 42 days before he was recorded on video killing two Tampa police officers.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Clearwater police say missing teen found safe

Clearwater police say missing teen found safe

Clearwater police say a 13-year-old girl who had been missing since this morning has been found safe.
Updated: 4 hours ago

A disturbing pattern: Tampa teen accused of violent attack

TAMPA — A 16-year-old is behind bars and part of what police say is a disturbing trend of young people tied to violent crimes.
Updated: 5 hours ago
New Port Richey man convicted of child exploitation, faces life

New Port Richey man convicted of child exploitation, faces life

A federal jury in Tampa has found Mark Joseph Unrein, 62, of New Port Richey, guilty of possessing child pornography and using a cell phone and computer to attempt to induce a person he believed was a minor to engage in sex, officials from the U.S. A...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Assisted living facility owner charged with using dead woman’s credit card

Assisted living facility owner charged with using dead woman’s credit card

A St. Petersburg woman who owned a home for the elderly has been charged with using a dead woman’s credit card to buy $2,000 in merchandise, police said.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Wimauma pastor accused of sexual assault with 17-year-old boy

Wimauma pastor accused of sexual assault with 17-year-old boy

The pastor of a Wimauma church was arrested Monday night, accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy earlier this month, Manatee County Sheriff W. Brad Steube said.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Steube will retire as Manatee County sheriff in January 2017

Steube will retire as Manatee County sheriff in January 2017

Manatee County Sheriff W. Brad Steube announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of current term in January 2017, ending 40 years in law enforcement.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Jury deliberating in latest Dontae Morris murder trial

Jury deliberating in latest Dontae Morris murder trial

TAMPA — It’s the first murder Dontae Morris is accused of committing in a spree of five killings that culminated in the shooting deaths of two police officers during a motor vehicle stop 42 days later.
Published: 07/27/15
Updated: 07/28/15