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Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting death of Tampa teen

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting death of Tampa teen

TAMPA — The crime outraged a community already wracked by a surge in gun violence.
Published: 08/17/16
Info about cats appearing on Howard Frankland Bridge could lead to $5,000 reward

Info about cats appearing on Howard Frankland Bridge could lead to $5,000 reward

After discovering at least six dead cats on the Howard Frankland Bridge since mid-May, the Florida Highway Patrol helped rescue a live one earlier this month.
Published: 08/17/16
Hoping to prevent Ferguson or Dallas here, Hillsborough will hold community-police workshops

Hoping to prevent Ferguson or Dallas here, Hillsborough will hold community-police workshops

TAMPA — Amid a national outcry against police shootings of black men and the targeted killings of police officers in cities like Dallas, Hillsborough County wants to take steps to prevent a similar incident here.
Published: 08/17/16
Experts see road rage as serious public health crisis

Experts see road rage as serious public health crisis

As the body of the Tampa Bay area’s latest suspected road rage casualty lay covered in the middle of the road, Hillsborough sheriff’s Col. Colonel Donna Lusczynski made a plea to motorists.
Published: 08/15/16
Experts: Road rage grows as public health crisis

Experts: Road rage grows as public health crisis

The forces behind road rage — and the likely reasons for more violent encounters — are numerous and complex. Traffic is worse. More motorists are driving distracted. And an increasing number of drivers, some of them armed, are unable or unwilling to control themselves behind the wheel.
Updated one month ago
Pinellas sheriff: 2-week-old infant beaten to death by 6-year-old brother

Pinellas sheriff: 2-week-old infant beaten to death by 6-year-old brother

Kathleen Steele, 62, loaded her three young children into a minivan on Monday afternoon and drove to a cellphone repair shop in St. Petersburg.
Updated one month ago
Fired Tampa police officer accused of sexual battery during traffic stop

Fired Tampa police officer accused of sexual battery during traffic stop

Tampa police officer has been arrested on a charge of sexual battery after investigators found he touched a woman inappropriately during a Feb. 1 traffic stop.
Updated one month ago
Man killed in road rage incident served 10 years in prison for previous traffic fight

Man killed in road rage incident served 10 years in prison for previous traffic fight

PLANT CITY — Fifteen years ago, Gary Lynn Durham killed a man after arguing in traffic. For that, he did 10 years in prison.
Updated one month ago
Pinky the flamingo’s death raises question: How should animal abusers be punished?

Pinky the flamingo’s death raises question: How should animal abusers be punished?

TAMPA — Joseph Anthony Corrao shot and killed his neighbor’s dogs three years ago. Now he is accused of manhandling the flamingo named Pinky so brutally that last week Busch Gardens had to euthanize the bird.
Updated one month ago
 Police seek  clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police seek clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police say a Morrison Avenue home was broken into Monday, the 22nd in a string of home burglaries. One of the suspects was recorded on security video, and police believe he is working with two others. Most of the robberies occur during the day.
Updated one month ago