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Sunday, Jun 26, 2016

Crime & Courts

Palmetto woman, 63, killed in double-murder-suicide in Iowa

A 63-year-old Manatee County woman was killed in a double-murder-suicide at her daughter’s home in Iowa, authorities said. Her daughter and estranged husband are also dead, authorities said.
Updated: 2 months ago
Pasco man charged in killing of Maine woman was freed from jail days earlier

Pasco man charged in killing of Maine woman was freed from jail days earlier

A 25-year-old New Port Richey man accused of killing a woman and having sex with her corpse had been released from the Pasco County jail three weeks before the slaying.
Updated: 2 months ago
Affidavit: St. Pete elementary school worker, 74, forced girl to kiss him

Affidavit: St. Pete elementary school worker, 74, forced girl to kiss him

A 74-year-old plant operator at Campbell Park Elementary was arrested last week on charges that he “forcibly” hugged and kissed a special needs student on campus, according to a Pinellas County arrest affidavit.
Updated: 2 months ago

Search continues for suspect in fatal I-75 hit-and-run

The Florida Highway Patrol continues to search for the driver of a pickup truck or SUV that may be involved in a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian just north of Sun City Center early Monday morning.
Updated: 2 months ago

Florida honors fallen officers, welcomes fall in their numbers

There were fewer officers to mourn than in past years on Monday, a day in set aside each year to honor the Florida police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
Updated: 2 months ago

Reality ‘difficult to face’ after I-95 crash kills mom’s four kids

The mother of a 33-year-old South Florida woman who lost four of her five children in a crash on Interstate 95 says her daughter is “devastated” and “feels completely empty.”
Updated: 2 months ago
Former prep stars Cowart, Davis arrested at Auburn

Former prep stars Cowart, Davis arrested at Auburn

Former Armwood High star Byron Cowart and ex-Lakewood High receiver Ryan Davis were among four Auburn football players arrested on misdemeanor drug charges.
Updated: 2 months ago

Tampa police issue 81 citations for marijuana possession in April

A stripper, a college student and a lawn maintenance worker were among the first people issued civil citations for possessing small amounts of marijuana since April 1, police records show.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa council considers parking ticket credit for food donations at holidays

Tampa council considers parking ticket credit for food donations at holidays

A parking ticket is never welcome, and certainly not around the expensive holiday season.
Updated: 2 months ago
More than 30 guns stolen during break-in at Wesley Chapel weapons shop

More than 30 guns stolen during break-in at Wesley Chapel weapons shop

More than 30 guns were stolen during a break-in early Sunday at a Wesley Chapel gun dealer, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 2 months ago