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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Crime & Courts

Pair sought in theft of Ray-Bans from LensCrafters at Brandon mall

Pair sought in theft of Ray-Bans from LensCrafters at Brandon mall

Two people are being sought in the theft of more than $1,000 worth of Ray-Ban glasses from LensCrafters in the Westfield Brandon mall last month.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Deputies seek suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

Deputies seek suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

Pinellas County deputies are seeking the suspect seen on video tackling a woman and stealing her medication outside a Palm Harbor pharmacy.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

Hillsborough adds charges in Polk teacher sex case

TAMPA — A Polk County teacher arrested in Lakeland on charges of having sex with a student now faces three similar counts in Hillsborough County because of encounters they had near Plant City. ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Fake abduction sparks outrage in Washington

Fake abduction sparks outrage in Washington

SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Police: Diabetic driver dead after traffic incident

A man who suffered from diabetes is dead after apparently having a medical issue while driving, Tampa police said.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed bicyclists

CLEARWATER — After he finished his shift as a barback at Shepard’s Beach Resort, Christopher Weed had three to four shots of liquor, drank one or two beers, and, when a friend failed to show up to give him a ride, hopped into his pickup...
Updated: 20 hours ago
Nurses honored for aiding Pasco theater shooting victim

Nurses honored for aiding Pasco theater shooting victim

SHADY HILLS — At first, Derek Friedhoff thought it was a warning shot.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Mom on cocaine binge gives birth in Ocala motel tub

OCALA — An infant was in critical condition on a ventilator days after his mother said she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge, authorities said.
Published: 04/16/14
Video: CVS drug robbery thwarted by customer’s tackle

Video: CVS drug robbery thwarted by customer’s tackle

Sarasota police said they are grateful for – but not necessarily condoning — the actions of a CVS customer, who tackled and subdued a man attemping to rob painkillers from the store’s pharmacy.
Published: 04/16/14
Deputies searching for suspects in Odessa horse theft

Deputies searching for suspects in Odessa horse theft

Hillsborough County deputies are searching for the suspects in the theft of a $15,000 quarter horse from an Odessa stable.
Published: 04/16/14