Links from the Times for April 24: St. Pete police to offer cash for guns
St. Pete police to offer cash for guns
The city is launching a new program aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets. Thursday morning at City Hall, Mayor Rick Baker, Police Chief Chuck Harmon and community leaders will unveil a "gun bounty" for weapons, offering $1,500 for each tip leading to an arrest and recovery of an assault weapon and $1,000 for all other firearms. | Backstory: A child's senseless death | Teen shot at Childs Park rec center
A freightload of cocaine, drug money in Hillsborough drug bust
An international smuggling ring that brought massive amounts of cocaine into Hillsborough County every week was shut down Wednesday, authorities say, netting five suspects, piles of money totaling almost $4 million, a cache of weapons and 400 pounds of the drug. | Previous coverage: In 1988, 7,300 pounds of cocaine.