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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Crime & Courts

Largo tree trimmers injured when ladder touches power lines

Two tree trimmers were shocked this afternoon in unincorporated Largo when their ladder struck a power line, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 46 mins ago

Woman drowns off Madeira Beach

A 69-year-old woman drowned near Johns Pass in Madeira Beach this afternoon, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Fleeing Tampa felon slips in puddle

Deputies: Fleeing Tampa felon slips in puddle

A false step led to a felon carrying a loaded gun to get arrested after he ran from a deputy, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said today.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Ficarrotta elected chief judge for 13th Judicial Circuit

Ficarrotta elected chief judge for 13th Judicial Circuit

TAMPA — Hillsborough County and Circuit judges elected Circuit Judge Ronald Ficarrotta to succeed Manuel Menendez Jr., as chief judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit....
Updated: 3 hours ago

Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system

MIAMI — State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Police: Woman shoots acquaintance in Davis Islands home

A Tampa man suffered non-life threatening injuries early this morning after he was shot by an acquaintance in her Davis Islands home.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Police: Man arrested, was naked in 12-year-old’s bed

Police: Man arrested, was naked in 12-year-old’s bed

A 46-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Tuesday, nearly two weeks after police said he was caught naked in the bed of a 12-year-old girl.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Fire fatalities still happen but becoming less common

Fire fatalities still happen but becoming less common

TAMPA — Hillsborough County firefighters rush to hundreds of house fires every year, but it's fairly rare to find lifeless victims inside like happened Monday afternoon.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Tampa police investigating shooting on 50th Street

A man was in critical condition Tuesday night after being shot in a Tampa neighborhood, and police officers are actively working the case, the Tampa Police Department said.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Deputies: Woman accidently shoots 7-year-old grandson

Deputies: Woman accidently shoots 7-year-old grandson

TOWN N COUNTRY — Linda Maddox was asleep when she heard something scraping across the wood floor at about 1 a.m.
Updated: 21 hours ago