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Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Crime & Courts

Selfie leads to arrest in Lakeland smartphone theft

Selfie leads to arrest in Lakeland smartphone theft

A smartphone app that takes a selfie of the person who has stolen it has nabbed another suspect.
Published: 07/25/14
Suspect in Winter Haven vehicle theft identified

Suspect in Winter Haven vehicle theft identified

The Winter Haven Police Department has issued a warrant for a man who they say stole a vehicle on Thursday night from a public library.
Published: 07/25/14

Colombian cocaine smuggler gets 15 years

A federal judge in Tampa sentenced a cocaine smuggler on Friday to more than 15 years in prison.
Published: 07/25/14
Expert: Baby found on side of road had awful injuries

Expert: Baby found on side of road had awful injuries

TAMPA — The baby’s injuries were so severe, they were similar to those seen in victims of plane crashes or people who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway....
Published: 07/25/14
Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

Facebook photo of gun pointed at cat under investigation

A Facebook photo of a Port Charlotte man pointing a gun at a cat is being investigated as a possible case of animal cruelty, Animal Control officials said.
Published: 07/25/14

George Zimmerman says he’ll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

The Associated Press
Published: 07/25/14

ER workers look for trafficking in new initiative

ORLANDO — Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world.
Published: 07/25/14

Tampa woman sentenced for marriage fraud

A Tampa woman was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent marriages to enable Jamaican citizens to obtain U.S. residency and citizenship.
Published: 07/25/14
Hillsborough 911 center short on dispatchers

Hillsborough 911 center short on dispatchers

YBOR CITY — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatchers barely have a free minute on duty.
Published: 07/25/14
New St. Pete police chief to meet public Saturday

New St. Pete police chief to meet public Saturday

The public will have to have the opportunity to meet St. Petersburg’s new police chief on Saturday.
Published: 07/25/14