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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.



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.


Photo of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.  (credit:  Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

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.


File photo of a police car and badge.  (Credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

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.


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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

Small plane crashes on Clearwater Beach.  (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Photo Credit: Pinellas County Sheriffs Office

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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