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Crime & Courts

Judge rules in favor of Polk sheriff in juvenile detainee case

Judge rules in favor of Polk sheriff in juvenile detainee case

A federal judge in Tampa has ruled in favor of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in a federal lawsuit that alleged juveniles were being held in harsh conditions at the county jail.
Published: 04/16/15
Updated: 04/17/15
St. Petersburg man critical after collision, troopers say

St. Petersburg man critical after collision, troopers say

A 70-year-old St. Petersburg man is in critical condition after being involved in a collision this afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 04/16/15
Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

WASHINGTON — The Florida postal carrier charged today with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace “literally flew under the radar” to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security ...
Published: 04/16/15
Scott says he’s suing feds for withholding hospital funds

Scott says he’s suing feds for withholding hospital funds

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he plans to sue President Barack Obama’s administration over what he calls a forced attempt to make the state expand Medicaid under Obamacare.
Published: 04/16/15
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside St. Pete bar Sunday

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside St. Pete bar Sunday

St. Petersburg police said they have arrested the suspect in the killing outside a bar Sunday.
Published: 04/16/15

Stranger asks girl for sex at Brandon school bus stop, deputies say

Hillsborough deputies are warning parents after a stranger asked a girl for sex at a school bus stop in Brandon earlier this month.
Published: 04/16/15

Roundup nets 180 arrests by U.S. Marshals

More than 180 criminals were arrested in the Middle District of Florida during a recent roundup by the U.S. Marshals Service, officials said.
Published: 04/16/15
Polk school clinic nurse arrested on gun charge

Polk school clinic nurse arrested on gun charge

A substitute nurse in the clinic of a Polk County elementary school was arrested Wednesday after authorities were told he may have a weapon on campus.
Published: 04/16/15

Paying for sex in Florida could become more costly

TALLAHASSEE — People who solicit prostitutes would face increased penalties under a bill that passed the Florida House.
Published: 04/16/15

Woman robs two stores, tries to rob a third in Pinellas, police say

Pinellas Park police are looking for a woman who is believed to have robbed two stores and tried to rob a third on Wednesday.
Published: 04/16/15