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Men face trial in slaying of St. Pete prostitute
On Christmas Day in 2011, a 42-year-old prostitute named Stacia Berman was found dead in Lake Maggiore. Her body was wrapped in a bed skirt, her neck entwined with an electrical cord, her head covered with two plastic bags.
Published on 06/17/13
Largo woman charged with throwing acid on man’s face
A Largo woman has been arrested after police say she poured a bottle of muriatic acid onto a person's face.
Published on 06/16/13
Updated on 06/17/13
Jury convicts driver in St. Pete police chase death
Frank Roberto Jr. took the witness stand in his own defense this week, explaining why he sped from St. Petersburg police last year, eventually wrecking his car and killing his passenger: The passenger threatened to shoot hi...
Published on 06/13/13
Updated on 06/14/13
St. Pete officer resigns amid allegations about conduct with victim
A St. Petersburg police officer has resigned amid allegations he pursued a woman after arranging for her husband to be arrested on domestic battery charges.
Published on 05/30/13
St. Pete leaders discuss tensions between police, black community
Civic leaders emerged from a meeting with the mayor Tuesday convinced there’s a perception police are wrongly pursuing and shooting at black residents, even if police department data does not back that up.
Published on 05/28/13
Car stolen in Pinellas Park used in bank robbery, police say
Car stolen in Pinellas Park used in bank robbery, police say
Published on 05/28/13
Police relationship with black community at issue in St. Pete mayor’s race
When three police officers fired on a stolen Altima in April, wounding two black teenagers, it reminded many of a fateful afternoon 17 years ago, when a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in the same South St. ...
Published on 05/27/13
St. Pete man convicted of murdering and raping 78-year-old woman
Jurors this afternoon convicted a St. Petersburg man of felony murder in the death of a 78-year-old woman he raped six years ago.
Published on 05/24/13
Updated on 05/25/13
Wig-wearing robber strikes Clearwater bank
A man wearing a wig robbed a bank this morning, Clearwater police said.
Published on 05/24/13
Second suspect arrested in Lealman fatal shooting
A second suspect has been arrested in a double shooting that took place in November in Lealman and left one man dead, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published on 05/23/13
Updated on 05/24/13
Fourth person arrested in St. Pete teen prostitution case
Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a fourth person in the case of a 15-year-old girl who was forced into prostitution.
Published on 05/22/13
St. Pete man stands trial for rape, murder
With his DNA matched to semen left behind, along with a newspaper splotched with his fingerprints, there was little doubt Virgil DeBose sexually assaulted 78-year-old Audrey Mulligan six years ago, a prosecutor strongly sug...
Published on 05/22/13
Updated on 05/23/13
Dunedin couple found dead in forest in apparent murder-suicide
Investigators said the deaths of a Dunedin couple, whose bodies were found in a Hernando County forest, were the result of an apparent murder-suicide.
Published on 05/20/13
Deputies: Intoxicated man stabs bartender at Pinellas pub
A bartender who refused to serve an intoxicated patron was attacked and cut by the knife-wielding customer late Sunday, Pinellas County deputies said.
Published on 05/20/13
Mobile home park provides place for sex offenders
When a 75-year-old man was fatally stabbed at the Palace Mobile Home Park last month, residents were shocked.
Published on 05/19/13