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  1. Ruskin mailman who flew gyrocopter into Capitol released from jail, headed back to Florida soon

    Criminal

    WASHINGTON — He made the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and USA Today for flying through protected airspace and plopping his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. He captured air time on an alphabet of news channels for an act of civil disobedience to spotlight campaign finance reform. …

    Doug Hughes and his gyrocopter fly Wednesday near the Washington Monument en route to the Capitol.
  2. Jailed Va. lawmaker who won re-election is sworn in

    Politics

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker newly re-elected despite serving time for a sex scandal hitched a ride from the jailhouse to the statehouse Wednesday for his swearing-in, even as legislative leaders discussed how to throw him out.  …

  3. Questions raised about history of officer who drove Pinellas jail transport van

    Crime

    LARGO — The security officer who was driving a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office transport van last month when a man in custody in the back was severely beaten by another detainee had a checkered past as a Pasco deputy. …

  4. Gators DB J.C. Jackson pleads not guilty to armed robbery

    Gator Report

    Gators defensive back J.C. Jackson has pled not guilty to three counts of first-degree felony armed robbery, according to court records. Jackson, who was released from jail earlier this week on $150,000 bond, entered a written plea to the charges Thursday morning. …

  5. Bondi criticizes judge who sentenced 'Ochocinco' to jail

    The Buzz

    Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made national headlines this week when his courtroom antic resulted in a surprise 30-day jail sentence. Americans seemed to split into two camps: those who agreed Johnson deserved jail time for disrespecting the court and those who believed it was overkill by Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh. …

  6. Pinellas jail inmate who hung himself dies at hospital

    Publicsafety

    CLEARWATER -- An inmate at the Pinellas County Jail died in the hospital Saturday after he hung himself in his cell, deputies said.  …

  7. Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was 'banging against the walls' during ride

    Nation

    BALTIMORE — A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray "banging against the walls" of the vehicle and believed that he "was intentionally trying to injure himself," according to an investigative document obtained by the Washington Post. …

    Jody Christopher shouts at National Guardsmen posted outside City Hall as protesters demonstrate Wednesday against the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Solidarity protests were held in other cities, including New York and Washington.
  8. Authorities say woman who almost hit jail van was DUI

    Briefs

    Check your B of A ATM transactions inellas counties. Clearwater Woman charged with DUI almost hits jail van …

  9. Belleair Bluffs man detained in UAE coming home

    Humaninterest

    A Pinellas County man who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates on charges of cyberslander is due to return home tomorrow, according to U.S. Rep. David Jolly's office. …

  10. Sports in Brief

    Sports

    COLLEGES Gators DB enters not guilty plea GAINESVILLE — Florida DB J.C. Jackson has pled not guilty to three counts of first-degree felony armed robbery, according to court records. Jackson, who was released from jail earlier this week on $150,000 bond, entered a written plea to the charges Thursday. …

  11. High on Lynch's to-do list: Regain officers' trust

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch, confirmed Thursday as attorney general, is set take the reins at the Justice Department amid a national uproar over alleged police brutality that could largely define her tenure. …

  12. Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case

    Bucs

    LOS ANGELES — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.  …

    Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, left, with his attorney Leonard Levine appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states. [Associated Press] 
  13. FAST Coalition presses Pinellas elected leaders for changes

    Localgovernment

    ST. PETERSBURG — Stephen Manning wants to work, but his past hangs around his neck like an anchor. …

    Amad Stephens, 14, and mom Bridget Stephens of Largo listen to proposals Monday at the FAST Coalition event.
  14. Adv23 For release Tuesday, Dec. 23

    Incoming

    TODAY IN HISTORY 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored the civil rights of about 1,500 people who'd been jailed for opposing World War I. 1954: The first successful human kidney transplant took place at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. …

  15. Valrico man who fatally shot brother-in-law released from jail

    Crime

    VALRICO — A man who fatally shot the brother-in-law who broke into his home Monday night was released from jail early Wednesday on drug-related charges. …

  16. Bride who faked cancer to pay for wedding, honeymoon released from jail

    Incoming

    GOSHEN, N.Y. — A woman who faked having cancer so donors would pay for her "dream wedding" and Caribbean honeymoon was released from jail Wednesday after paying back more than $13,000 to the people she duped.  …

  17. In Tampa Bay, 4 Lou Pearlman pitchmen who sold Ponzi investments heading to jail

    Venture

    Wake up and good morning. It's been more than three years since Orlando Ponzi schemer and boy band producer Lou Pearlman was sentenced to 25 years in jail. Read Helen Huntley's St. Petersburg Times piece from 2008 about that. (Photo: Pearlman in custody, by Phelan Ebenhack.) …

  18. Jury finds ex-Gator, Patriot Hernandez guilty of murder (w/video)

    Bucs

    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the Patriots and Gators, was convicted of first-degree murder and several weapons and ammunitions charges Wednesday, ending the stunning downfall of a player who was once one of the NFL's most promising young stars. …

    Ursula Ward, mother of victim Odin Lloyd, talks about her son after the verdict. “I felt like I wanted to go in the hole with my son, Odin,’’ she says. Ward also says she forgives Hernandez and anyone else who was involved.
  19. Thanks to volunteers who helped jailed homeowner replace lawn

    Letters

    Residents break out green thumb Oct. 13 article Many thanks to all the volunteers I would like to thank everyone who came out to help the Prudente family replace their yard. Andy Law, Jack Mariano and Bob White should be proud they helped this man out of a mess other inconsiderate people put him in.  …

    The story of Joseph Prudente, who was jailed when he did not resod his lawn, has captured the attention of many people throughout Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area.
  20. Duo who planned to rob undercover officer land in jail, Pasco deputies say

    Crime

    DADE CITY — She said she would bring $2,800 cash. The two men brought $2,000 worth of drugs — and a gun to rob her. …

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