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Police: Teen Girl Fakes Abduction To Gain Sympathy After Breaking-Up With Boyfriend

Crying wolf didn’t work out for a Middleburg teen after authorities call a reported abduction a hoax.

CBS Tampa–05/02/2014

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Man Once 2 Hours From Execution Given A New Trial

A man who has spent 28 years on death row and was once two hours away from execution will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that a retest of evidence makes it highly unlikely he would have been convicted of a 1982 Daytona Beach murder.

CBS Tampa–11/07/2013

The Hakkens' sons and their  grandparents. (photo: CBS News)

No Bond For Joshua And Sharyn Hakken

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2013

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Sheriff: Fla. Couple, Kidnapped Sons Now In Cuba

A Florida couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the woman’s parents are in Cuba, authorities said Monday.

04/08/2013

From the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Largo Puppeteer Charged With Child Porn, Conspiracy To Kidnap Children

A Largo puppeteer has been arrested on charges of child pornography and conspiring to kidnap a child, authorities say. Ronald Brown, 57, is described in a complaint assembled by the Department of Homeland Security as […]

CBS Tampa–07/24/2012

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911 Dispatcher Hears St. Petersburg Woman Being Sexually Battered and Kidnapped

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) –  A 911 dispatcher heard a woman who called for help being sexually battered and kidnapped on Saturday, according to St. Petersburg police. The woman was getting a ride home […]

04/23/2012

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Cops: Woman Dressed As Nurse In Scheme To Rob Elderly Woman

Kissimmee police say a woman posed as a nurse to gain the trust of an elderly woman so her partner could rob the place at gunpoint.

12/15/2011