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Feds: University Mall business boom was tax fraud
Business at a jewelry kiosk in University Mall exploded in September 2011, according to the Secret Service, which says M. Gold and Diamonds can thank the proceeds of tax refund fraud for its new customers.
Published on 06/17/13
Abortion pill defendant brings up Roe v. Wade
Lawyers representing a man accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion drug plan to challenge his federal prosecution on constitutional grounds.
Published on 06/14/13
Tampa woman dies five days after hit-and-run
A woman died Thursday, five days after she was struck by a car as she walked about a mile from her home, police said.
Published on 06/14/13
Sarasota cargo pilot pleads guilty to flying drunk
A commercial cargo pilot pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to operating a plane while under the influence of alcohol after a December flight from North Carolina to Tampa.
Published on 06/14/13
More ask for Social Security numbers; can you withhold it?
Robert Scudder had heard the stories about police routinely finding identity thieves with other people’s medical records so he decided on a simple course to protect himself: He would stop giving his Social Security nu...
Published on 06/02/13
Three teens sought in theft of pit bull pups in Thonotosassa
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking for three teenage boys who stole two pit bull puppies from a Thonotosassa home two weeks ago.
Published on 05/31/13
Wald acquitted in fatal shooting of wife's lover
A jury found Ralph Wald, of Brandon, not guilty of murder after he shot and killed a man he says he thought was raping his wife.
Published on 05/30/13
Updated on 05/31/13
Tampa work agency employee stole workers’ identities, feds say
An employee at a Tampa-based staffing agency stole fellow workers’ identity information for use in tax refund fraud, according to court pleadings.
Published on 05/29/13
Drag queen death a Tampa murder mystery
Anthony Jerome Lee, better known as South Beach Wanda, was shot to death Tuesday afternoon while visiting a friend. Authorities think it might have been a case of mistaken identity.
Published on 05/29/13
Updated on 05/30/13
Attorney: Brandon man killed wife's lover in self-defense
Ralph Wald, on trial charged with second-degree murder, shot Walter Conley because he thought Conley was raping his wife, defense lawyer Joe Episcopo said in his opening statement.
Published on 05/29/13
Updated on 05/30/13
Dismembered cat remains found at Tampa park
Police are investigating the grisly killing of a pet cat, whose dismembered remains were found Monday and Tuesday in a central Tampa park.
Published on 05/28/13
Updated on 05/29/13
Many questions remain after mom-daughter suicide pact
A woman who deputies said entered into a suicide pact with her 12-year-old daughter over the weekend was found in contempt of court last week for failing to turn the child over to her ex-husband, according to lawyers for th...
Published on 05/28/13
Hazy laws help shield synthetic-drug makers
Law enforcement agents seized about $18 million last July from a Tampa area family they say was running an enterprise that has made fake pot in four states, including in a local industrial park.
Published on 05/25/13
Deputy says Morris repented; defense wants comments excluded
The man accused of gunning down two Tampa police officers told a Hillsborough County Jail deputy that he has repented for those and other killings he committed, according to Hillsborough County court documents.
Published on 05/25/13
Tampa man charged in 2012 death of 2-year-old boy
A former Tampa resident was arrested Friday in Escambia County and charged with the 2012 death of his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.
Published on 05/24/13
Updated on 05/31/13