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  1. Jailing of Pinellas child porn convict followed discovery of more porn

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Cancer patient and convicted child-porn trader Michael D. Meister was found last week with additional illicit images that appear to depict teen boys, a federal prosecutor said Monday. …

  2. Pinellas child porn convict jailed for violating terms of release

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Had Michael D. Meister been locked up in 2007 after authorities found child porn on his laptop computer, his seven-year prison sentence would nearly be over. …

  3. Gun-running arrest linked to Hernandez

    Sports

    BOSTON — An associate of former Patriots and Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in a gun trafficking investigation related to the murder case against Hernandez. …

  4. Police arrest man in connection with 4-year-old boy's shooting

    Crime

    One of the men wanted in connection with the shooting of a four-year-old boy was arrested in Tampa late Monday. Police said Bakari D. Parks, 23, turned himself in to the Hillsborough County Jail just before 11 p.m. Monday and was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. …

  5. Pinellas sheriff: Medical marijuana will bring problems similar to pill mills

    Elections

    SEMINOLE — Sheriff Bob Gualtieri helped Pinellas County struggle through the dark days of prescription drug "pill mills,'' when shady clinics doled out lethal opiates just for the asking.  …

  6. Deputies: New Port Richey man snuck into ex's home, pointed gun at her

    Crime

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The woman's relationship with William "Bill" Tooker had been over for a week, deputies say, when she came home early Monday morning and found him in her house. …

  7. Man pleads guilty in BB gun shooting at St. Pete Pride

    Criminal

    ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man has pleaded guilty to battery for shooting someone with a BB gun at the St. Pete Pride Parade. …

  8. Arrest made in killing at north Tampa apartment complex

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Tampa man has been charged with killing a 33-year-old Palm Beach County man Tuesday at a north Tampa apartment complex, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. …

  9. Tampa Day School principal arrested after authorities say he molested a student

    Crime

    A Tampa Day School principal was arrested Thursday after authorities said he inappropriately touched a 14-year-old male student he had befriended, according to an arrest report. …

  10. Sports in Brief

    Sports

    NFL QB Flynn re-signs with packers GREEN BAY, Wis. — QB Matt Flynn, who helped get the Packers to the playoffs last season, agreed to re-sign, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Terms were not reported. …

  11. Man acquitted of Clearwater murder found guilty on other charges

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — A 39-year-old man acquitted of first-degree murder Tuesday night was found guilty of other lesser charges. …

  12. Arcadia man arrested, accused of setting his dog on fire (w/video)

    Crime

    ARCADIA — The owner suspected of setting his dog on fire last month is in custody. Larry Wallace, 66, of 149 Harris Road in Arcadia, was booked into the DeSoto County Jail on Monday. He faces charges of arson and animal abuse, both felonies. A court date is scheduled for May 19. …

  13. Tampa man charged with sexual battery

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested Monday on a felony charge he had sexually battered a physically helpless woman last September.  …

  14. Pinellas child predator sting nets 18 men

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — Miguel Angel Garcia of Tampa thought he was traveling to Clearwater to meet with a 14-year-old girl he messaged online for sex. Instead, he was arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor. …

  15. Brandon woman arrested, accused of taking kids in car to chase down husband

    Crime

    TAMPA — Deputies arrested a Brandon woman late Sunday after they said she brought her two school-aged sons with her in the car to chase down her husband.  …

  16. Suspect confident of acquittal in fatal movie theater shooting

    Criminal

    Three days after killing a man in a dark movie theater, Curtis Reeves called home from jail, confident of his innocence. …

  17. Driver charged with DUI manslaughter in Clearwater motorcycle crash

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — Police have arrested a Clearwater woman they say was impaired by alcohol and prescription drugs when she caused a crash Sunday that killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist. Casandra R. Hafford, 47, faces a charge of DUI manslaughter. …

  18. No bail yet for man in day care crash

    ORLANDO — A man who authorities say drove a sport utility vehicle that crashed into another vehicle, sending it spinning into a day care center where a girl was killed and 14 people were injured, was ordered Friday to stay in jail until a judge can determine whether he is a flight risk.  …

  19. Man accused in chiropractor's office shooting arrested, then dies

    Crime

    HOLIDAY — Two months ago, Jaime Velez burst into a chiropractor's office carrying a .45-caliber pistol. The chiropractor, Lenny Linardos, gunned him down on the office floor in what deputies would later call self-defense. …

  20. Teen brothers jailed, teen girl in custody in attack on 83-year-old

    Crime

    Two teen brothers wanted in connection with an attack on an 83-year-old Pinellas Park man remained in juvenile detention on Thursday. The oldest, 16-year-old Antonio Peterson, appeared in court Thursday on an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon charge.  …

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