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Fed. Jury Awards Jailed Woman’s Estate $975,000

A federal jury has awarded $975,000 to the estate of a woman who died in a Pinellas County Jail cell.

02/18/2014

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Deputies: Seminole Man Posed As Teen And Had Sex With Minor

Deputies in southwest Florida say a 27-year-old man is under arrest after he pretended to be a teen online and traveled to Sarasota to have sex with a minor.

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

Mugshot of Scott Alexander Greenberg. (credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Man Kills Cell Mate By Stuffing Toilet Paper Down His Throat

An inmate at the Pinellas County Jail is accused of killing his cell mate with toilet paper.

07/22/2013

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State’s Largest Work Release Center Closes

Citing a “real and immediate threat to public safety,” the Department of Corrections closed the state’s largest work release center for inmates on Friday.

CBS Tampa–07/02/2013

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Man Attacked By Alligator While Fleeing Police During Traffic Stop

A Florida man is recovering after being attacked by an alligator while fleeing deputies during a traffic stop.

05/09/2013

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Naked Clearwater Man With Shotgun Fatally Shot By Sheriff’s Deputies

Authorities say sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a Tampa Bay-area man who confronted them with a shotgun.

12/18/2012

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Intoxicated Man on Indian Rocks Beach Drowns

A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report says a ‘very’ drunk man died after walking off a dock and into the water.

CBS Tampa–03/05/2012

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Small Planes Land on Florida Field, Beach

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say two small planes were forced to land in unusual locations.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2012

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Predator Arrested 2 Days After Prison Release

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man has been arrested in a sexual abuse case from the 1980s — two days after he got out of prison for another molestation.

CBS Tampa–01/04/2012

Red Cross personnel transport to a hospital a wounded man. (Photo credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy, officer injured in crash while patrolling

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two members of a Tampa Bay area violent crimes task force were injured in a crash while on patrol.

CBS Tampa–12/10/2011

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