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Crime & Courts

Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

A federal judge ruled Monday that Jill Kelley of Tampa can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
Published: 09/15/14

Tampa business owner sentenced for fraudulent tax returns

A Riverview man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for preparing fraudulent tax returns.
Published: 09/15/14
Manatee man arrested on federal child-sex charge

Manatee man arrested on federal child-sex charge

A 67-year-old Manatee County man has been accused by federal authorities of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 10-year-old girl in Altamonte Springs.
Published: 09/15/14

Detectives: Security cameras spot suspect stealing security cameras in St. Pete Video

Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a grand theft shoplifting suspect they say was captured on security video walking out of a St. Petersburg Wal-Mart with a pair of security camera kits.
Published: 09/15/14

Wesley Chapel man dies in crash with dump truck

A 32-year-old man died Friday, a day after his car collided with a dump truck in Wesley Chapel, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
Published: 09/15/14
Gamers use ‘swatting’ hoax to lash out at opponents

Gamers use ‘swatting’ hoax to lash out at opponents

The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm.
Published: 09/15/14

Bradenton woman pulled over by fake officer

A Bradenton woman driving home Sunday night was pulled over by a man impersonating a a law enforcement officer who asked her to get into his car, deputies said.
Published: 09/15/14

Court may unmask Hillsborough drug informant known as 'Mr. X'

For more than two years, a county prosecutor has fought to keep the man's identity a secret. Judges have repeatedly sided with defense lawyers, who describe him not as a confidential informant but a cooperating defendant.
Published: 09/14/14
Updated: 09/15/14

Reports: Ray Rice plans to appeal NFL suspension

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is planning to appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL, according to media reports.
Published: 09/15/14
Gibsonton man charged in death of man found in woods

Gibsonton man charged in death of man found in woods

RUSKIN — A Gibsonton man faces first-degree murder charges after investigators say he confessed to robbing, kidnapping and beating Octavio Reyes, whose body was found in woods Saturday off U.S. 41 near the Little Manatee River, deputies said. ...
Published: 09/14/14