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Crime & Courts

Sheriff: DCF warned in 2013 about man who killed family

Sheriff: DCF warned in 2013 about man who killed family

The state Department of Children & Families was warned in 2013 that a man should be kept away from the daughter and six grandchildren that he later killed, Alachua County’s sheriff told a newspaper.
Published: 09/29/14
Lakeland man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Lakeland man charged in fatal hit-and-run

A 24-year-old Lakeland man has been accused of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead, Polk County deputies said. ...
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
Tampa confronts wave of fire, police retirements

Tampa confronts wave of fire, police retirements

Forty-six Tampa police officers and 30 Tampa firefighters are leaving during the 2015 fiscal year, officials said. The city is preparing to hire and train replacements.
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14

Arson suspected in fire at unoccupied Tampa home

Arson is suspected in a fire late Sunday at an unoccupied Tampa home, officials said.
Published: 09/29/14
Success stories emerge from Pinellas drug court

Success stories emerge from Pinellas drug court

The Adult Drug Court in Pinellas County focuses on treatment, sobriety and staying out of jail.
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14

Tampa man faces DUI charges in Clearwater accident

A Tampa man faces DUI charges after a Saturday night crash in Clearwater, troopers said.
Published: 09/28/14

Man, 52, struck, killed by pickup in Polk, deputies say

A 52-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup as he walked down an Auburndale road late Saturday night, Polk County deputies said. John Marcus Haney, of Lakeland, was found on the south shoulder of U.S. 92 west of Payne Road early Sunday mornin...
Published: 09/28/14

Lawsuit filed in sex crime case involving Brandon pastor

TAMPA — An attorney for a woman and four minors who have accused a Brandon pastor of molestation has filed civil lawsuits against the property owners who rented the worship space to the pastor and his church.
Published: 09/27/14

Pinellas operation collects prescription drugs to fight abuse

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 600 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs today during a drug dropoff event.
Published: 09/27/14
Hernando deputies increase enforcement of panhandling

Hernando deputies increase enforcement of panhandling

SPRING HILL — With four arrests in the past three weeks, Hernando County deputies are increasing enforcement efforts to clear the medians and roads of panhandlers, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
Published: 09/27/14