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Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Crime & Courts

St. Pete mother makes son jump from window, police say

St. Pete mother makes son jump from window, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — Michelle Vail took her 7-year-old son to the second-story window. Below was the side yard, mostly dirt with a concrete pathway.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Driver injured in I-75 crash near Fletcher

A 76-year-old Brandon resident is in critical condition after a crash on Interstate 75 this afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Bloody man brings neighbor’s body to Lee County lawyer’s office

MIAMI — A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove - bloody and agitated - to his lawyer’s office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Second man accused of graffiti vandalism in St. Pete

Second man accused of graffiti vandalism in St. Pete

For the second time in the past month, someone has been accused of graffiti vandalism in St. Petersburg, in this case defacing a downtown wall mural in December, police said.
Published: 03/05/15

Second person charged in April fatal hit-and-run crash

A second person has been charged in an April hit-and-run crash that killed a 30-year-old Thonotosassa man, troopers said Thursday.
Published: 03/05/15
‘Queen of tax fraud’ request denied, sentenced again to 21 years

‘Queen of tax fraud’ request denied, sentenced again to 21 years

TAMPA — A federal judge this morning rejected a defense argument that Rashia Wilson, the self described “queen of tax fraud,” had mended her ways; that she is a changed woman after serving nearly two years behind bars, and senten...
Published: 03/05/15
Deputies: Polk man hangs dog from tree

Deputies: Polk man hangs dog from tree

A Polk County man faces a felony animal cruelty charge after deputies say he killed his 18-month-old pit bull by hanging him from a tree.
Published: 03/05/15

Man sentenced to 20 years for dealing cocaine

A 35-year-old St. Petersburg man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for cocaine possession and sales, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office.
Published: 03/05/15

St. Pete crack dealer sentenced to 10 years

A St. Petersburg man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, authorities said.
Published: 03/05/15

Orlando teen arrested after stolen car crashes, impaling passenger

An Orlando teenager is facing grand theft charges after he crashed into a fence while driving a stolen Lexus.
Published: 03/05/15