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Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Crime & Courts

Dunedin man wearing Ninja mask charged with breaking into woman’s home

Dunedin man wearing Ninja mask charged with breaking into woman’s home

A Dunedin man was arrested on Monday after he broke into a woman’s home wearing a Ninja mask and tried to sexually batter her, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

PHOENIX — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

SALT LAKE CITY — A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Plant City insurance agent charged with stealing $200,000 from elderly clients

Plant City insurance agent charged with stealing $200,000 from elderly clients

PLANT CITY — A Plant City insurance agent and financial advisor will serve at least 21 months in prison on a charge she defrauded elderly clients of $200,000, officials say.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Weapons recovered from creek near scene of Hudson murders

Weapons recovered from creek near scene of Hudson murders

HUDSON — A dive team found eight rifles, a .380 pistol, a hammer, knives, a crossbow and other items in a creek behind the house where quadruple first-degree murder suspect Adam Matos lived with three victims, search warrants show.
Updated: 6 hours ago

They weren’t really minors: Sting nets 10 adults on sex charges

Ten people were arrested over the weekend in an operation targeting adults who contacted minors through the internet to meet them for sexual activity, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Officials trying to find out who torched Shenaniganz restaurant

A fire last week at a popular Apollo Beach restaurant and bar has been ruled an arson.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Sheriff: DCF warned in 2013 about man who killed family

Sheriff: DCF warned in 2013 about man who killed family

The state Department of Children & Families was warned in 2013 that a man should be kept away from the daughter and six grandchildren that he later killed, Alachua County’s sheriff told a newspaper.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Lakeland man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Lakeland man charged in fatal hit-and-run

A 24-year-old Lakeland man has been accused of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead, Polk County deputies said. ...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Tampa confronts wave of fire, police retirements

Tampa confronts wave of fire, police retirements

Forty-six Tampa police officers and 30 Tampa firefighters are leaving during the 2015 fiscal year, officials said. The city is preparing to hire and train replacements.
Updated: 18 hours ago