Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

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Tampa Bay Area Law Enforcement Reviews Diversity

Tampa Bay area law enforcement agencies are taking a hard look at the makeup of their forces in the wake of last month’s police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Most of the region’s departments have far fewer black and Hispanic officers than the populations they serve.

09/13/2014

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4 Bodies Found Inside Burning Mansion Of Former Tennis Star

Officials say firefighters have found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by a former tennis star near Tampa.

CBS Tampa–05/07/2014

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Deputies: Man Faked Burglary At His Own Home To Avoid Going To Work

A Florida man was arrested after local deputies say he staged a fake burglary at his own home in order to avoid going to work.

CBS Tampa–04/02/2014

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Deputies Shoot, Kill Suspect In Brandon

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead following an early-morning altercation with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies in a Brandon neighborhood. Deputies shot Lew Tyree, 41, early Tuesday in a suburb near Tampa. Sheriff’s spokeswoman […]

CBS Tampa–03/04/2014

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Deputies: Man Shot To Death Outside Whole Foods

A man is dead after authorities say he was shot in an altercation with a former Tampa Bay Storm football player behind a Whole Foods Market.

CBS Tampa–10/29/2013

A Florida couple was arrested after they were found having sex on a street, which the man explained was because they simply had nowhere else to go.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former WWE Wrestler Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Woman

Authorities in Florida say a former professional wrestler faces murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman at a Tampa apartment complex.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2013

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House, Debris Over Fla. Sinkhole To Be Removed

The gaping sinkhole that swallowed a man from his Florida home last week could be revealed later Monday when demolition crews knock down the remaining walls and begin clearing away the debris.

03/04/2013

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Hammer Attack In Fla. Trailer Park Leaves 1 Dead

A Tampa-Bay area man who authorities say attacked his neighbor with a hammer has been charged with second degree murder with a weapon.

12/16/2012

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Davis Island Pilot’s Body Found In Helicopter Crash

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot a day after his helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–12/02/2012

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Helicopter Crash In Apollo Beach Friday

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person is missing after a helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–12/01/2012

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