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Crime & Courts

Spring Hill man used relatives’ card to make bad purchases, deputies say

Spring Hill man used relatives’ card to make bad purchases, deputies say

A Spring Hill man is facing charges after allegedly using his relatives’ debit card to make fraudulent purchases, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 07/01/15

Missing Tampa man, 19, safely located

A 19-year-old Tampa man, with diminished mental capacity, has been safely located after being reported missing early this morning.
Published: 07/01/15
Police: Tampa runaway contacts family member

Police: Tampa runaway contacts family member

A 15-year-old South Tampa girl reported missing a week ago contacted a family member Tuesday and does not appear to be in danger, police said.
Published: 07/01/15

Undercover prostitution sting nets 13 arrests in St. Pete, police say

St. Petersburg police arrested 13 men on prostitution charges during an undercover sting Tuesday, authorities said.
Published: 07/01/15
Tampa judge who rejected it now grants same-sex divorce

Tampa judge who rejected it now grants same-sex divorce

TAMPA — More than a year after they agreed on every aspect of their divorce, Keiba Lynn Shaw and Mariama Changamire Shaw, are finally, legally single women.
Published: 06/30/15
Updated: 07/01/15
Nelson seeks to tighten visa program for foreign workers

Nelson seeks to tighten visa program for foreign workers

TAMPA — Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to tighten what he called troubling abuses of a visa program designed to attract highly skilled workers for jobs where there are shortages of qualified American workers. ...
Published: 06/30/15
Grandmother shot dead in bed prompts new call for end to violence

Grandmother shot dead in bed prompts new call for end to violence

TAMPA — Sharon Darns Watkins, 58, was a mother and a grandmother.
Published: 06/30/15
Movie theater shooting case delayed until January

Movie theater shooting case delayed until January

DADE CITY — The trial of Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting another man to death during movie previews in January 2014, has been postponed until Jan. 11.
Published: 06/30/15
FWC: Couple on ATV destroys sea turtle nests in Manatee

FWC: Couple on ATV destroys sea turtle nests in Manatee

A man and woman drove an all-terrain vehicle drove through marked-off sea turtle and shorebird nesting areas Saturday on Anna Maria Island, destroying five sea turtle nests and killing two black skimmer chicks, authorities said.
Published: 06/30/15
Fake travelers check used at Target in Wesley Chapel

Fake travelers check used at Target in Wesley Chapel

Detectives are looking for clues to help catch two women who used a counterfeit travelers check to make a purchase at a Target store in Wesley Chapel.
Published: 06/30/15