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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Crime & Courts

Driver sought after hit-and-run pickup kills pedestrian in Port Richey

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run pickup truck late Thursday on U.S. 19 in Port Richey, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 07/31/15

Fire breaks out in Bartow police evidence room

A fire broke out in the evidence room of the Bartow Police Department this evening, police said.
Published: 07/30/15
Polk deputies seek man in Mulberry shooting this afternoon

Polk deputies seek man in Mulberry shooting this afternoon

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help to find a man who allegedly opened fire on his former boss and two others at a construction business in Mulberry.
Published: 07/30/15
Clearwater man arrested on child porn charges

Clearwater man arrested on child porn charges

A Clearwater man is facing 10 counts of child pornography after he was arrested today, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 07/30/15
Jury recommends third death sentence for Dontae Morris

Jury recommends third death sentence for Dontae Morris

TAMPA — After viewing the dashboard video of Dontae Morris murdering two police officers and hearing pleas for his life, a jury took less than an hour Thursday to recommend a judge give Morris his third death sentence.
Published: 07/30/15
Hulk Hogan sex-tape case gets March 2016 trial date

Hulk Hogan sex-tape case gets March 2016 trial date

A Florida judge on Thursday set a trial date of March 2016 for a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan - the biggest name on pro wrestling marquees in the ‘80s and ‘90s and later a reality TV star - against the news website Gawker over a sex ta...
Published: 07/30/15

Death of 92-year-old Pasco woman ruled homicide, deputies say

The death of a 92-year-old woman found Tuesday in her home in New Port Richey has been classified as a homicide, deputies said today.
Published: 07/30/15
Police: Wrong-way driver kicked officer during DUI arrest in Tampa Palms

Police: Wrong-way driver kicked officer during DUI arrest in Tampa Palms

A woman driving the wrong way in Tampa Palms kicked a police officer during her arrest on a DUI charge early Thursday, authorities said.
Published: 07/30/15
Man snatches woman’s wallet off counter in Wal-Mart

Man snatches woman’s wallet off counter in Wal-Mart

Deputies are looking for a man who snatched a woman’s wallet from a counter while she was having a check cashed in a Tampa Wal-Mart on Friday.
Published: 07/30/15
2 juveniles, adult arrested in Land O’ Lakes home invasion

2 juveniles, adult arrested in Land O’ Lakes home invasion

Two juveniles and a 22-year-old man were arrested in a Land O’ Lakes home invasion on Wednesday where one person was shot, deputies said.
Published: 07/30/15