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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Crime & Courts

Polk man gets life for setting wife on fire

Polk man gets life for setting wife on fire

BARTOW – A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire.
Published: 04/15/14

Officer poses as Amish woman in attempt to catch flasher

PITTSBURGH – A western Pennsylvania police officer says he went undercover dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
Published: 04/15/14
Sheriff seeks suspect in north Tampa bank robbery

Sheriff seeks suspect in north Tampa bank robbery

A man wearing a “Scream”-style mask is being sought Tuesday in connection with the robbery of a bank in north Tampa.
Published: 04/15/14
Police: Polk teacher had sex with teen, aborted pregnancy

Police: Polk teacher had sex with teen, aborted pregnancy

A 29-year-old Polk County teacher was arrested Monday night on charges of having sex with a 17-year-old student during a four-month romance that involved a pregnancy and abortion, Lakeland police said.
Published: 04/15/14

Suspect who wounded Manatee deputy died of apparent suicide

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect in Monday’s bank robbery who wounded a deputy and later was found dead in his truck after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound....
Published: 04/15/14

Man fatally shot at Tampa apartment complex

Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a homicide in the University area early this morning.
Published: 04/15/14
Secret Service tracks sophisticated Wal-Mart fraud

Secret Service tracks sophisticated Wal-Mart fraud

TAMPA — Using phony barcode stickers and counterfeit receipts, five people stole merchandise from Wal-Mart stores from Florida to Texas and conned the retail giant out of more than $100,000 in bogus refunds, authorities say. ...
Published: 04/14/14
Updated: 04/15/14
Tampa man arrested in shooting of boy, 4

Tampa man arrested in shooting of boy, 4

A Tampa man turned himself in late Monday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the shooting of a 4-year-old boy with a stray bullet hours earlier....
Published: 04/15/14
Arcadia man arrested in dog-burning case

Arcadia man arrested in dog-burning case

An Arcadia man is under arrest in connection with setting a dog on fire that is being treated at a Tampa veterinary hospital.
Published: 04/14/14
Updated: 04/15/14

Largo bicyclist hospitalized after being struck by pickup

A 66-year-old bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon when the driver of a pickup veered to the right and struck the bicyclist in Belleair Beach, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 04/14/14