Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Public safety

Hillsborough to be a dumping ground for clay from Hardee County phosphate mine

Hillsborough to be a dumping ground for clay from Hardee County phosphate mine

Hillsborough County Commissioners on Wednesday voted 4-2 in favor of a controversial request by Mosaic to dump clay from its Ona Mine into the Four Corners Mine in southeast Hillsborough County.
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State Attorney said Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop in 2016

State Attorney said Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop in 2016

Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said new evidence surfaced during investigation showing the woman consented to the contact.
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State attorney: Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop

State attorney: Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop

Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said new evidence surfaced during investigation showing the woman consented to the contact.
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Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court, accused of attacking jail deputy

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court, accused of attacking jail deputy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — With head bowed and fully shackled, confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz appeared in court Wednesday afternoon to face more charges for fighting with a deputy in a Broward County jail.Preliminary bond was set ...
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A wrong-way driver slammed into her on the Howard Frankland Bridge. She's alive and grateful.

A wrong-way driver slammed into her on the Howard Frankland Bridge. She's alive and grateful.

Andrea Rusch, a 24-year-old bartender at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg, has undergone three surgeries but is expected to be discharged from St. Joseph's Hospital this week.
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Deputies identify woman found dead in Egypt Lake home

Deputies identify woman found dead in Egypt Lake home

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Micheline G. Messersmith was the victim of a homicide reported Monday in Tampa's Lake Egypt Estates neighborhood.
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‘Zack’ Chronister, Hillsborough sheriff’s son, sentenced to 22 months in knife attack

‘Zack’ Chronister, Hillsborough sheriff’s son, sentenced to 22 months in knife attack

TAMPA — A judge has sentenced George Zachary Chronister,son of Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, to 22 months in prison in connection with a 2017 knife attack.Chronister pleaded no contest in September to an aggravated battery charg...
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Sexual battery charge against Tampa cop dropped

Sexual battery charge against Tampa cop dropped

The State Attorney's office says it has dropped its case against Adam York, the Tampa cop accused of sexually battering a woman he pulled over after Gasparilla in 2016.
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Pasco Sheriff: New Port Richey man gets out of jail, tries to steal deputy's car in the parking lot

Pasco Sheriff: New Port Richey man gets out of jail, tries to steal deputy's car in the parking lot

He was released after an auto-theft charge. Then he tried opening a deputy's car on his way out of the parking lot, the Sheriff's Office says.
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Florida woman steals lobster from Red Lobster tank, tells deputies she was 'blacked out drunk'

Florida woman steals lobster from Red Lobster tank, tells deputies she was 'blacked out drunk'

The lobster never saw it coming. And it was never seen again.
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