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Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Crime & Courts

Two arrested in string of Hernando vehicle burglaries

Two people have been arrested in a string of vehicle burglaries in Hernando County, but the sheriff’s office is still seeking information on other burglaries.
Updated: 1 hour ago
St. Pete man accused of trying to lure teen into sex

St. Pete man accused of trying to lure teen into sex

A St. Petersburg man is facing federal charges after trying to lure a teenage girl into sex, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said today.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Winter Haven couple went on shoplifting spree

Deputies: Winter Haven couple went on shoplifting spree

A Winter Haven couple have been charged with theft after hundreds of dollars of stolen merchandise was found in their car Thursday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

WAUKESHA, Wis. — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors’ testimony that she claims to see and...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Man arrested in 2007 Pasco gang-related slaying

New Port Richey police say a gang member who shot and killed the member of a rival gang in 2007 has been arrested.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Inmate, mother charged with smuggling pills into Pinellas County Jail

Inmate, mother charged with smuggling pills into Pinellas County Jail

A Pinellas County Jail inmate and her mother are facing felony charges for organizing a scheme to smuggle prescription pills into the jail, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Jury faces life-or-death recommendation for McTear

Jury faces life-or-death recommendation for McTear

TAMPA — For the last two weeks, jurors have heard how Richard McTear brutally beat his girlfriend and murdered her baby by throwing him out a car window onto Interstate 275....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Police: Pinellas Park man fires shots at officer, police dog

Police: Pinellas Park man fires shots at officer, police dog

A Pinellas Park man faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, after police say he shot at an officer and a police dog during a pursuit on Thursday night.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa fugitive to be featured on CNN’s ‘The Hunt’

Tampa fugitive to be featured on CNN’s ‘The Hunt’

A Tampa fugitive, who authorities said fled while on house arrest and awaiting trial for a 2012 DUI manslaughter case, will be featured on the CNN series “The Hunt with John Walsh” on Sunday.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Largo complex puts emergency services under one roof

Largo complex puts emergency services under one roof

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay was square in the crosshairs of Category 4 Hurricane Charley in 2004 until it made a right turn and devastated Charlotte County.
Updated: 19 hours ago