Crime

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Police Chief Indicted For Bribery

A retired Longwood police chief accused of appointing a convicted felon to serve as a police officer has been indicted on federal conspiracy and bribery charges.

CBS Tampa–09/23/2014

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Family: Deputy Fired 6 Shots To Kill Deaf Man Sitting In Vehicle With Licensed Weapon

A plain clothes Florida sheriff’s deputy fired six shots and killed a deaf man while he was sitting inside a vehicle at a tow yard, the man’s son alleges.

09/23/2014

Booking photo of Michael Scott Fitzwater. (credit: Seiminole County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Teacher Had Sexual Contact With 16-Year-Old

A teacher from Hagerty High School has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a 16-year-old.

CBS Tampa–09/22/2014

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2nd Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Teen Over Loud Music

Jury selection is set to begin for the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

09/22/2014

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Police: Man Gave Gun To Son Who Threatened Suicide

A father is facing charges after police said that he handed his son a gun when the boy threatened to commit suicide.

CBS Tampa–09/19/2014

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Fla. Sheriff: 6 Children, 2 Adults Shot To Death

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

CBS Tampa–09/18/2014

Just one month after the Ocala City Council voted in favor of a ban against saggy pants in which offenders were subject to a fine or jail time – but the controversial ordinance was repealed this week after the NAACP threatened legal action. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida City Repeals Saggy Pants Ordinance After Legal Threats From NAACP

Just one month after the Ocala City Council voted in favor of a ban against saggy pants in which offenders were subject to a fine or jail time – but the controversial ordinance was repealed this week after the NAACP threatened legal action.

CBS Tampa–09/17/2014

Booking photo of Adam Matos. (credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff: Deputies Visited Victim Before 4 Slain

Authorities in Florida say the victim of a quadruple slaying was given information on a domestic violence shelter before her ex-boyfriend killed her, her parents and another man.

09/16/2014

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Murder Charges Filed In Killings Of Four People

Adam Matos faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents, and her new boyfriend.

CBS Tampa–09/15/2014

Police: Man Threatened By Zimmerman In Florida Road Rage Incident  (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Police: Man Threatened By Zimmerman In Florida Road Rage Incident

George Zimmerman has had yet another run-in with law enforcement after a man called 911 in consecutive days to report that Zimmerman was harassing him following a road rage incident.

CBS Tampa–09/12/2014

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