TAMPA — Juliet Suzanne Ellis told a federal judge Friday she’s profoundly sorry that she embezzled $147,000 from Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, and she’s trying to make things right.
- Kanina James and her daughter, Danielle, have been to hell and back, and they're about to return. More than five years after Danielle's father was shot to death in front of her in a Valrico park, the man responsible has bee...
- L. David Shear, who died Tuesday at age 79 after an illness, was a prominent Tampa lawyer who served as president of the Florida Bar in 1979 and 1980, and was also past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Black bicycle riders in Tampa were disproportionately ticketed by Tampa police in a well-meaning but ineffective effort to reduce overall crime, the Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday.
- Advocates for inmates say the costs levied on inmates by private phone companies — with significant portions given to sheriffs and prison administrators — amount to a tax on the poor.
- Trevor Dooley was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of David James during an argument over a skateboarder — as James’ young daughter watched — at Twin Lakes Recreational Park.
- For years, law enforcement has struggled to keep pace with the ever-changing chemistry of synthetic drugs. But now, authorities say, a new law that goes into effect July 1 should stop the cat-and-mouse game by changing the ...
TAMPA — The former principal of Tampa Day School is behind bars until 2024 for molesting young boys and now the school is facing a lawsuit for not stopping the abuse.
TAMPA — The Hillsborough State Attorney election race heated up Wednesday when challenger Andrew Warren’s campaign released documents purporting to show incumbent Mark Ober doesn’t show up to work.
- A new study says life expectancy for poor people in Tampa is among the worst in the country. Among low-income people, big disparities exist in life expectancy from place to place.
- More than 2,000 miles from San Bernardino, CA., and the FBI’s battle to search a terrorist’s iPhone, another iPhone could hold important evidence in a large-scale drug investigation, authorities say.
- Three models are accusing a local strip club of using the women’s images on social media promotions without their permission, creating the false impression the women endorse the business.
TAMPA — Former Tampa fire Capt. Al Schaffer was a firefighter’s firefighter, his former supervisor said.
As the federal government resumes a program to share with local law enforcement assets seized in connection with suspected crimes, the state of Florida is tightening controls of its asset forfeiture law.
- Anthony Lee Lewis, 50, incarcerated since 1993 on drug charges, studied to be a paralegal behind bars, and prepared and submitted his own clemency petition, according to lawyers who said they were drawing up a petition for ...
TAMPA — The former president of the local letter carriers union, Lenin Perez was in federal prison for receiving kickbacks in health care when he met Lois Luis, a former medical clinic owner serving time for a sta...
TAMPA — A military veteran is facing a possible federal prison sentence after he admitted Monday that he lied about being blind to collect government benefits.
One female lawyer reported that a colleague was told by a supervisor she was acting as if her child was more important than her job.
- Former IRS Deputy Commissioner Mark Matthews worries the focus may have shifted too far from the traditional role of IRS criminal investigators. The redirection of resources, coupled with severe budget cuts, may prove harmf...
Kimberly Lappin, 50, took the helm of the IRS Criminal Investigation Tampa field office in August.