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Ruskin man spotted in stolen Mustang, police dog ends the manhunt

Ruskin man spotted in stolen Mustang, police dog ends the manhunt

TAMPA — A Ruskin man was arrested early Friday after police say he led them on a 2?1/2 hour manhunt that included two law enforcement agencies, K-9s and an air search.Tampa police say Andre Parker, 26, was spotted about 9:41 p.m. Thursday in a 2017 ...
Published: 07/13/18
FHP: Lutz man dies in Pasco crash

FHP: Lutz man dies in Pasco crash

ODESSA — A Lutz man died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday after colliding with another vehicle attempting to make a left turn, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.David Serrano, 26, of Trinity, was driving westbound on State Road 54 when he attempted to...
Published: 07/13/18
Arrest warrant issued for ex-Plant QB Marve in Key West domestic battery

Arrest warrant issued for ex-Plant QB Marve in Key West domestic battery

TAMPA — An arrest warrant made public Thursday charges former Plant High School and University of Miami quarterback Robert Marve with domestic battery by strangulation, amid allegations he stomped on his then-girlfriend’s throat in July while vacatio...
Published: 07/12/18
WATCH: ‘Rattled Robber’ tried to rob a 7-Eleven. It did not go well.

WATCH: ‘Rattled Robber’ tried to rob a 7-Eleven. It did not go well.

ST. PETERSBURG — He entered the store in a mask, wielding a long knife and demanding money. Soon he was in full-retreat, backing out the way he came, fleeing from a 7-Eleven clerk who would have none of it.Now St. Petersburg police are trying to iden...
Published: 07/12/18
FAA inspector cozy with airline official ignored safety tips

FAA inspector cozy with airline official ignored safety tips

A federal inspector assigned to monitor American Airlines failed to act on safety complaints after developing a friendship with a company official, according to a government watchdog report.The Federal Aviation Administration inspector, who’d been as...
Published: 07/12/18
Pinellas deputies take aim at loud car stereos

Pinellas deputies take aim at loud car stereos

PINELLAS – Shawn Morrison, owner of Car Tunes in Largo, recalls customers proudly waving tickets they received for noise violations when coming into his East Bay Boulevard car stereo shop."Back in the 90s, when they were giving out $35 tickets, it us...
Published: 07/12/18
Daughter, friends remember slain Hernando park ranger, a ‘bright, burning ball of fire’

Daughter, friends remember slain Hernando park ranger, a ‘bright, burning ball of fire’

Mitzi Babb could spend hours freeing a fawn ensnared in a bramble. She rescued stray cats even as they left scratches on her arms and hands. She stopped her daughter from killing the spiders that infiltrated their house in the woods."This is their ho...
Published: 07/12/18
Tampa carjacking suspect shot by Lakeland police off I-4

Tampa carjacking suspect shot by Lakeland police off I-4

LAKELAND — The smell of fresh bread mingled with gun smoke Thursday morning after a suspected carjacker was shot by police on Interstate Road, just past Pepperidge Farm, the Lakeland Police Department said.Police said Terrese Colston, 28, of Tampa, w...
Published: 07/12/18
Armless transient man stabs tourist with scissors on South Beach

Armless transient man stabs tourist with scissors on South Beach

Jonathan Crenshaw was often seen on the streets of South Beach painting canvas with his brush between his toes. But Tuesday, the 46-year-old transient artist was arrested and accused of stabbing a Miami tourist with a pair of scissors.Just after midn...
Published: 07/12/18
Authorities release name of Hillsborough firefighter injured after falling out of truck

Authorities release name of Hillsborough firefighter injured after falling out of truck

SUN CITY CENTER — Authorities have released the name of a Hillsborough County firefighter who was injured on the way to a call Tuesday when he fell out of a fire truck.Steven Dowd, 46, was riding in the passenger seat of the truck when it left Statio...
Published: 07/11/18