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Florida Cop Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

A Brevard County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot Tuesday making a traffic stop while investigating a motel burglary, officials said.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2012

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Bay Vista Elementary School Lockdown Because of Gunman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – There were some tense moments today in St. Petersburg for students, teachers and parents of Bay Vista Elementary School after the school was on lockout because of nearby gunfire.

CBS Tampa–02/08/2012

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Suspect Dies After Police Chase

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities say an armed robbery suspect died when a police chase ended with a vehicle crash.

CBS Tampa–01/11/2012

An inmate of the "Marco Aurelio Soto" national penitentiary, injured. ( Photo credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gunshot wound found in back of car accident victim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Police have found a gunshot wound in the back of a car accident victim.

CBS Tampa–12/04/2011

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Hearing set on custody of missing woman’s twins

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been set to determine whether twins of a missing Florida woman should stay in the custody of the Department of Children and Families or be returned to the home of her former fiancé. Police say he is now the primary suspect in her disappearance.

CBS Tampa–11/30/2011

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Ex-fiance of missing woman hires criminal attorney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The ex-fiance of a Florida mother who vanished shortly after appearing on “The People’s Court” hired a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday with a tie to the Casey Anthony case and the Tiger Woods scandal.

CBS Tampa–11/29/2011

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Lakeland officer surprises burglars, shoots 1

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Lakeland police say one of their officers surprised two burglars in his apartment and ended up shooting one of them in the leg.

CBS Tampa–11/22/2011


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