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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Crime & Courts

National Guard recruiter accused of lying to reap bonuses

A National Guard recruiter has been charged with falsifying the number of possible enlistees he brought in to scam the government out of $78,000 in bonuses, according to an indictment.
Published: 07/24/14

Lakeland police ‘confident’ Jeep was in hit-and-run death

Lakeland police investigators are examining a vehicle they believe was involved in Wednesday’s hit-and-run death of a road construction worker.
Published: 07/24/14
Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

TAMPA — The Consul General of Israel to Florida said on Wednesday that he expects the Israeli police officers who attacked Tampa teenager Tariq Khdeir in early July will be indicted.
Published: 07/23/14
St. Pete police paint spice bust as warning

St. Pete police paint spice bust as warning

Police are hoping the arrests of 20 people and fines levied on two retailers will send a message to anyone who may be inclined to buy, sell, distribute or smoke synthetic marijuana.
Published: 07/23/14
Appellate court won’t unblock Florida gay marriage

Appellate court won’t unblock Florida gay marriage

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Published: 07/23/14
Court hears 911 call as mom testifies in McTear trial

Court hears 911 call as mom testifies in McTear trial

TAMPA — Trembling, sobbing and fighting to keep herself under control, Jasmine Bedwell testified Wednesday against the man prosecutors say threw her infant son out a car window on Interstate 275 five years ago....
Published: 07/23/14

Lakeland man faces prison for possessing gun

A Lakeland man has been convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun and could face between 15 years to life in prison, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said.
Published: 07/23/14
Description released of SUV that hit, killed 4-year-old

Description released of SUV that hit, killed 4-year-old

Tampa police detectives say they have narrowed the description of a sport-utility vehicle that struck and killed a 4-year-old boy on North Florida Avenue on Sunday night.
Published: 07/23/14
Polk couple face fraud charges in donation scam

Polk couple face fraud charges in donation scam

A Mulberry couple face fraud charges after deputies said they attempted to scam a store owner out of $100 under the guise of raising funds for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: 07/23/14

Road worker killed in Lakeland hit-and-run

A man on a construction crew was killed by a hit-and-run vehicle early Wednesday as he worked on pedestrian safety project on well-traveled Lakeland road.
Published: 07/23/14