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Red-legged bank robber is sentenced

A bank robber who was dressed only in underwear when he was arrested was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge R. Grable Stoutamire sentenced 43-year-old Larry O'Loughlin after he pleaded guilty to robbing two banks in St. Petersburg and one in Kenneth City earlier this year. St. Petersburg police arrested O'Loughlin on Sept. 4 after he robbed the Sun Bank at 8299 M.L. King (Ninth) St. N. He was dressed only in underwear and was covered with dye that had been placed inside a bank money bag. "He was literally caught with his pants down," said Pinellas-Pasco Assistant State Attorney Richard Ripplinger. "He had red all over his legs."Man is charged with fondling 3-year-old

ST. PETERSBURG _ A 22-year-old man was charged Wednesday with fondling a 3-year-old girl. Police believe Robert Eugene Davis fondled the child while he was babysitting her Sept. 20, according to jail records. Jones, 1699 68th St. N, No. 109, St. Petersburg, was charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 years old, records state. He was in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Man accused of conspiring to rig milk bids

TAMPA _ Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a St. Petersburg man with having participated in a conspiracy to rig bids to school boards in the Florida peninsula for contracts to supply milk to school lunchrooms. Howard W. Hutchinson, former manager for the Pet Dairy Division of Land-O-Sun Dairies, is charged with having joined the conspiracy as early as July 1984. The charge claims the conspiracy began at least as early as the late 1960s and continued at least through July 1988. Judy Whalley of the U.S. Justice Department said the charge was connected to a Tampa-based grand jury investigation into collusive practices by dairy product suppliers in Florida. Hutchinson's was the 20th criminal case filed in Florida as a result of the investigation. He faces a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years in prison if convicted.

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