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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016

Crime & Courts

Events that left dad dead, son alone after Alafia River trip are a mystery

Events that left dad dead, son alone after Alafia River trip are a mystery

GIBSONTON — Three-year-old August Morris was on an island, alone, when his dad’s cellphone rang.
Updated one month ago
Prisoner dies without revealing what he knew of Tampa death mystery

Prisoner dies without revealing what he knew of Tampa death mystery

TAMPA — George McNamara is convinced David Levi Mayle killed three men.
Updated one month ago
Statewide push on for juvenile citations rather than arrests in minor offenses

Statewide push on for juvenile citations rather than arrests in minor offenses

About midway through the 28th annual conference of the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, Father John Tapp took the pulpit.
Updated one month ago

Pinellas judge rules death penalty case of ex-Jabil executive can move forward

LARGO — Patrick Evans, the former Jabil executive accused of killing his wife and her friend in 2008, finally learned Tuesday how his fate will be decided when his retrial starts next week.
Updated one month ago

Kentucky man charged in Dunedin hatchet slaying was protecting himself, defense says

By Laura C. Morel
Updated one month ago

University of Tampa student admits to theft after newspapers referencing alleged rape are stolen

TAMPA — Not long before stacks of student newspapers vanished from the University of Tampa, the Minaret’s editor-in-chief heard a student say, “We need to throw these all away.”
Updated one month ago
Hank Earl Carr’s girlfriend, Bernice Bowen, released from prison 18 years after police shootings

Hank Earl Carr’s girlfriend, Bernice Bowen, released from prison 18 years after police shootings

TAMPA — The girlfriend of Hank Earl Carr, a man who murdered her son, two Tampa police detectives and a state trooper in a matter of hours in 1998, was released from prison Sunday.
Updated: 2 months ago
Stephanie Ragusa, teacher who had sex with students, released from prison and will live in Clearwater

Stephanie Ragusa, teacher who had sex with students, released from prison and will live in Clearwater

Former Davidson Middle School teacher Stephanie Ragusa spent the last six years in prison after she admitted she had sex with two students in Tampa.
Updated: 2 months ago

Detectives seek public’s help in solving 2015 shooting of Riverview mother

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in solving the ambush shooting of a Riverview mother in August 2015.
Updated: 2 months ago
St. Petersburg police officer suspended without pay after second DUI arrest

St. Petersburg police officer suspended without pay after second DUI arrest

ST. PETERSBURG — A police officer who swore off alcohol for five years after drunkenly crashing into two cars in 2009 was in jail Tuesday morning on a new DUI charge.
Updated: 2 months ago