Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Public safety

Romano: Has ‘stand your ground’ made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?

Romano: Has ‘stand your ground’ made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?

In another era, in another state, the video might be too unsettling to watch. A suspected shoplifter is looking for a way to slip past a Lakeland store owner who is holding a gun. The shoplifter gets one hand on the door at the same time the store o...
Updated: 3 minutes ago
The president says itís okay, claims Tampa man accused of groping woman on flight

The president says itís okay, claims Tampa man accused of groping woman on flight

A Tampa man accused of groping a womanís breast during a plane flight said "the President of the United States says itís okay to grab women by their private parts," according to a criminal complaint.Bruce Michael Alexander, 49, groped the womanís bre...
Updated: 30 minutes ago
Detectives conducting death investigation at Tampa apartment complex

Detectives conducting death investigation at Tampa apartment complex

TAMPA ó Detectives were conducting a death investigation Tuesday at an apartment complex in the University area. The scene of the investigation is at the 42nd Street Apartments, 14610 N 42nd St., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriffís Office....
Updated: 30 minutes ago
Deputies release name of Tampa mother and son killed in weekend double homicide

Deputies release name of Tampa mother and son killed in weekend double homicide

TAMPA ó Deputies have released the names of the mother and her 10-year-old son who were fatally shot in a double homicide on Sunday.Stephanie Ann Willis, 34, and son Ricky Willis were killed in their home at Marinerís Cove apartments by Willisí live-...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Land O'Lakes man killed after losing control, striking utility pole

Land O'Lakes man killed after losing control, striking utility pole

A Land O' Lakes man was killed while speeding northbound down County Road 583 when he lost control of his vehicle, veered into the shoulder and slammed into a utility poll.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Noose found hanging from tree at Belleair Country Club

Noose found hanging from tree at Belleair Country Club

Two African-American waste disposal workers found the noose and the town launched an investigation
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ruskin motorcyclist crashes, fatally struck while lying on road

Ruskin motorcyclist crashes, fatally struck while lying on road

After colliding with a boat trailer on US-41, a motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle and lying on the road. He was then struck by another vehicle traveling northbound and died from his injuries.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Romano: Cops should get body cameras before cell phones get them

Romano: Cops should get body cameras before cell phones get them

Itís happened again. Another snippet of video. Another Florida cop being questioned.This time, itís in Coral Springs, and the cop is punching the midsection of a 14-year-old girl who is pinned on the ground with two cops above her, and her hands unde...
Published: 10/22/18
Bloomingdale video voyeur teacher: 353 new charges, $2 million bail

Bloomingdale video voyeur teacher: 353 new charges, $2 million bail

Investigators say they have uncovered an extensive amount of videos and images of under-age students secretly filmed while undressing by a Bloomingdale High School teacher who was arrested last month on a video voyeurism charge.Mark Ackett, 50, who r...
Published: 10/22/18
Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High studentís fatal overdose

Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High studentís fatal overdose

TAMPAFailures to call 911 leads to chargesA 19-year-old Tampa man is under arrest for his role in the death of a Plant High School senior who overdosed on heroin last year just weeks before graduation. Titan Goodson, of Harbour Island, was still in t...
Published: 10/22/18