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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

Crime & Courts

Man found killed in Wimauma cemetery identified

WIMAUMA — Hillsborough deputies have identified a man found killed in a Wimauma cemetery on Monday.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Pit bull shot after mauling man, animal control officer in Lakeland

A pit bull that mauled a man and then attacked an animal control officer who was responding to the scene was shot to death Tuesday by a Lakeland Police officer, authorities said.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Tampa house fire kills grandmother, two children; another child injured

Tampa house fire kills grandmother, two children; another child injured

TAMPA — The fire started before dawn Tuesday, its origin an overloaded power strip in one of the small home’s two bedrooms. Firemen don’t know when the woman and her three young grandchildren awoke to a house full of smoke and fi...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Local businessman Tim Schock files to run for Hillsborough County Commission

Local businessman Tim Schock files to run for Hillsborough County Commission

TAMPA — Local businessman Tim Schock, who ran unsuccessfully for Hillsborough County Commission in 2014, will try again in 2016.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Former driver found guilty in Avila couple’s murder

Former driver found guilty in Avila couple’s murder

TAMPA — Although his lawyer had insisted the evidence wasn’t there, Julian Ospina-Florez was convicted Tuesday of first-degree, premeditated murder in the January 2012 shooting deaths of his employer and her husband, a retired physician...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Ex-wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death

The Associated Press
Updated: 8 hours ago
Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

CLEARWATER — An Oldsmar man convicted in the October 2012 shooting deaths of his mother and her boyfriend has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison — the maximum possible sentence.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rapper faces battery charge after kicking woman during Lakeland concert

Rapper faces battery charge after kicking woman during Lakeland concert

Rapper Kevin Gates faces a charge fo simple battery after he was seen on video kicking a woman in the crowd during a Lakeland concert on Friday.
Updated: 9 hours ago

USF police: No charges against man who posted ‘sarcastic’ shooting remark

University of South Florida police said they located a man who posted a “sarcastic remark” on a social media app about a shooting but deemed there was no serious threat or violent act planned.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Deputies: Polk woman with guns shoplifts $1,300 in Wal-Mart merchandise

Deputies: Polk woman with guns shoplifts $1,300 in Wal-Mart merchandise

A 37-year-old woman carrying two concealed handguns was arrested Monday after deputies said she shoplifted more than $1,300 in merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 11 hours ago