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Kathryn Varn - Former Times reporter

Former Times reporter

  1. Gary Steven Cannon, left, and Gary Elishi Cochran were imprisoned in the murder of 9-year-old Sharra Ferger. But new DNA evidence may cast doubt on their convictions.
  2. Samuel Boutros, owner of the historic Kress building in downtown St. Petersburg, has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by six people.
  3. Clearwater police Officer Jason Lambe faces charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment, tampering with a witness, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence.
  4. Una captura de pantalla del video de la cámara corporal que muestra al oficial Matthew Cavinder usando su Taser en un hombre que se resistió mínimamente al arresto. Una junta de revisión de la policía despidió a Cavinder, anunció la agencia el jueves. [ Departamento de Policía de San Petersburgo ]
  5. A screenshot of body camera video showing Officer Matthew Cavinder using his Taser on a man who minimally resisted arrest. A police review board fired Cavinder, the agency announced Thursday.
  6. Darren McFarland, a former bar manager at Hops and Props,  is serving a three-month sentence at the Pinellas County jail and faces 10 years of probation after his release, according to court records.
  7. Curtis Reeves, centro, asiste a una audiencia de moción el jueves 16 de diciembre de 2021 en el Centro Judicial Robert D. Sumner antes de su juicio de febrero de 2022 en Dade City. Reeves está acusado de disparar y matar a Chad Oulson en un cine de Wesley Chapel en enero de 2014.
  8. The Pinellas County jail was in lockdown this week to quell a spike in coronavirus cases among those incarcerated there.
  9. Curtis Reeves, center, attended a motion hearing last month. His second-degree murder case is scheduled to go to a jury next month.
  10. Kelsey Gabrelcik serves Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, left, Lauren Gualtieri and Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Lauralee Westine during a dinner outing in 2019 at Vetture's Pizzeria and Restaurant in East Lake. Because of COVID-19, Gualtieri can no longer taste the Italian food he craves.
  11. Curtis Reeves, a former Tampa police captain, attends a motion hearing Dec. 16 at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center ahead of his February trial in Dade City. Reeves is accused of shooting and killing Chad Oulson at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January 2014.
  12. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced on Nov. 4 that his office launched a criminal investigation into Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives, the agency that runs foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties. The nonprofit lost its state contract to provide child welfare services in Pinellas and Pasco counties and will be out by year's end.
  13. Dontavis Burgess has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.
  14. Leeza Martinez in a photo her cousin found on her phone after her death.
  15. Darryl Lowery, a 61-year-old man incarcerated in a Hillsborough County jail, died weeks after experiencing an undisclosed medical condition, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday in a news release.
  16. Sun Country Airlines' direct flight between St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., began Thursday.
  17. A sign at a Tampa Winn Dixie announces employees will have Thanksgiving off.
  18. A 13-year-old boy was shot and critically injured Tuesday near the Lee Davis Community Resource Center, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  19. Pinellas-Pasco Judge Lynn Tepper, pictured at an August hearing, granted an evidentiary hearing in Gary Steven Cannon's bid for a new trial. Cannon was convicted in 2005 of the rape and murder of 9-year-old Sharra Ferger.
  20. Samuel Boutros, owner of the historic Kress building in downtown St. Petersburg, has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by six people.
  21. Drugs, jewelry and guns netted during a St. Petersburg police drug bust.
  22. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Thursday that his office will launch a criminal investigation into Eckerd Connects, the agency that runs foster care in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Recent accidents and incidents raised alarms about the level of care and supervision at the makeshift accommodation, the sheriff said. It comes just four days after the Florida Department of Children and Families announced that it will not renew the Clearwater nonprofit's $80 million contract to provide child welfare services in the two counties.
  23. Darren McFarland, center, who is charged with manslaughter in the death of a patron, huddles with his lawyers during a stand-your-ground hearing in his defense on Friday.
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