Death

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Polk County Jail Inmate Dies During Sleep

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a career criminal died in his sleep in a jail cell. Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake […]

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died at age 89.

07/17/2014

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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

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Warden Suspended After Punishing Inmate With Scolding Hot Shower Until He Died

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

98.7 The Fan–07/10/2014

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Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In Child’s Death

Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty for a woman accused of killing her ex-partner’s two-year-old daughter after leaving a bizarre note citing a Bible story.

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Father Charged In Baby’s Death In Hot Truck

A central Florida man has been arrested in the death of his infant daughter, who authorities say was left in the man’s truck for at least four hours.

CBS Tampa–06/22/2014

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Road Ranger Finds Woman Dead In Car Along I-75

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Road Ranger from the Florida Department of Transportation found a woman dead in her vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 near Fort Myers. The Florida Highway Patrol says […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-FAMU Band Member Gets 1 Year In Hazing Death

A former Florida A&M band member could become the first to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major.

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Charges Dropped Against 1 Defendant In FAMU Case

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against one of the remaining defendants in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major.

03/15/2014

Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

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