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18-year-old charged with injuring baby

A Tampa man was charged Friday with severely injuring a 1-month-old girl while she was in his care.

Harrison Bradley Margolis, 18, of 2727 W Fletcher Ave., Apt. 46B, is being held on $300,000 bail and accused of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm. Authorities say the incident occurred Monday.

The child was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with severe, life-threatening injuries. Deputies declined to comment on Margolis' relationship to the child, saying they were not identifying the child, and releasing that information would jeopardize that.

Iorio appoints

acting city attorney

TAMPA _ Gina K. Grimes has been named by Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio to be acting city attorney while City Attorney Fred Karl recovers from injuries suffered in a fall.

The appointment will enable Grimes to sign off on settlements or other legal matters during Karl's convalescence.

Grimes, 44, earned her law degree at the Stetson University College of Law and joined the city as a law clerk in 1985, while Bob Martinez was mayor. She was appointed chief assistant city attorney under Mayor Sandy Freedman.

Karl, 79, was resting at home Friday after being released from Tampa General Hospital.

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