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Crime & Courts

More details emerge on relationship between informant and former Tampa officer

TAMPA — LaJoyce Houston was working as a new police officer a decade and a half ago when she met 15-year-old Rita Girven.
Published: 07/22/14
Updated: 07/23/14
Plant City commissioner won’t face witness tampering charges

Plant City commissioner won’t face witness tampering charges

PLANT CITY — City Commissioner Billy Keel won’t face criminal charges on allegations he tried to dissuade a witness from cooperating with a misconduct probe of his friend, former Police Chief Steve Singletary....
Published: 07/22/14
Prosecutor outlines evidence against McTear in infant’s death

Prosecutor outlines evidence against McTear in infant’s death

Not even 4 months old, Emanuel Wesley Murray Jr. was found dead on the side of Interstate 275 five years ago, covered head to toe in “road rash,” a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday morning.
Published: 07/22/14
4-year-old's death now called hit-and-run

4-year-old's death now called hit-and-run

TAMPA — Though the theories have changed about why and how, two facts remain the same: A 4-year-old boy died after being struck by a vehicle on North Florida Avenue on Sunday night, and the driver did not stop.
Published: 07/22/14

Deputies: Suspect stole electric shavers from Carrollwood store

Hillsborough County deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect they say stole $400 in electric shavers from a Marshall’s in Carrollwood.
Published: 07/22/14

Police ID body found floating near St. Pete marina

St. Petersburg police on Tuesday identified a homeless man whose body was found floating in the water near Municipal Marina a day earlier.
Published: 07/22/14

Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

NEW YORK — Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.
Published: 07/22/14

Detectives call Hudson deaths murder-suicide

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating two deaths Monday night at a Hudson home are calling the case a murder-suicide.
Published: 07/21/14
Updated: 07/22/14
Bouncer who was shot, killed was a ‘teddy bear,’ club manager says

Bouncer who was shot, killed was a ‘teddy bear,’ club manager says

TAMPA — Kenyatha Walker was a big, strong guy. You had to be if you worked armed security at nightclubs.
Published: 07/21/14
Updated: 07/22/14
Clearwater Chief Holloway picked to head St. Petersburg police

Clearwater Chief Holloway picked to head St. Petersburg police

ST. PETERSBURG — Choosing the city’s new police chief had become a tough juggling act for Mayor Rick Kriseman, who wanted a leader to modernize the department and heal long-standing divisions but faced a community and police force large...
Published: 07/21/14