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Deputy opened fire when a man holding a sword over his head rushed him, says sheriff. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Deputy Fatally Shoots Sword-Wielding Man

Deputies were responding to domestic disturbance call when a man charged them with a sword raised over his head, says sheriff.

CBS Tampa–08/28/2014

Authorities say 67-year-old Martha White is a suspect in the stabbing death of her grandson, 7-year-old Mason Rinehart. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Grandmother In Custody After Grandson Dies

Tallahassee-area woman will be charged in stabbing death of 7-year-old boy.

CBS Tampa–08/05/2014

Richard McTear was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges. (Getty Images)

Man Guilty Of Throwing Baby From Car Window

Richard McTear was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges.

07/31/2014

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Boy, 4, Dies After Being Found On A Tampa Road

Tampa police say a 4-year-old boy is dead after being found on a road.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Man Beats Girlfriend, Her Mother To Death Before Taking His Own Life

Police say a central Florida man used a baseball bat to beat to death his girlfriend and her mother and seriously injure her brother before taking his own life.

CBS Tampa–07/15/2014

Police say an Orange County barbershop owner converted his business into an illegal strip club. (Getty Images)

Barbershop Owner Accused Of Running Illegal Strip Club With Underage Dancer

Investigators say the barbershop-by-day turned into a liquor-selling strip club every Saturday night.

CBS Tampa–07/01/2014

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Man Stabs Cousin, Then Self In Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Police are investigating a stabbing that left two men injured in Pinellas Park. According to police, a woman called 911 Sunday night saying that her 37-year-old son had stabbed her […]

CBS Tampa–06/30/2014

A Florida man is facing child abuse charges after he threw an 11-month-old baby across a room, exclaiming: “I’ll give you something to cry about,” authorities said.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

3rd Woman Dead After Hit-and-Run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A third woman is dead following a Tampa Bay area hit-and-run crash. Authorities say 25-year-old Grace Lashawn Collier died at a Tampa hospital Friday afternoon. St. Petersburg police say a […]

CBS Tampa–06/28/2014

(photo: Chris Ryan/Getty Images)

Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom is returning to the bench but in a different capacity. Brevard County Court Judge John […]

CBS Tampa–06/28/2014

A Walmart manager who was taken on a wild 15-mile, 90 mph ride in the back of a pickup truck of stolen beer has been fired for his actions.  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Walmart Electronics Scheme Broken Up

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old Walmart employee is accused of a scheme to steal electronics from the store he worked for in Pinellas Park. Kevin Rious and his 26-year-old accomplice James Lall were […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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