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Man Claims Police Broke Into His Vehicle Because They Thought They Smelled Pot

A business owner says Tampa police broke into his vehicle and damaged it because they thought they smelled marijuana emanating from the truck.


Booking photo of Violet Hinrichs. (credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department)

Teen Mom Accused Of Choking 7-Month-Old Son In Hospital

Nineteen-year-old Violet Hinrichs was praying for her sick son to get better.

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

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Local Bus Driver Charged With Sexual Battery Of A 12-Year-old

A school bus driver in Tampa has been charged with sexual battery of a child.

CBS Tampa–04/14/2013

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Tampa Officials Ban Puppets In Republican Convention Event Zone

While puppets have been a feature of the political landscape at conventions and large-scale demonstrations for decades, officials have effectively banned them for the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


Mug shot of Brandi Jo Roman. (credit: Hillsborough County Jail)

Police: Drunk Mom Left Kids Alone Inside Car To Go To Strip Club

A Tampa mom is accused of leaving her kids in the car while she went to a strip club.

CBS Tampa–07/26/2012

RNC protestors and police will be in full force in Tampa. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

RNC Protests Will Test Tampa Police

Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, but the protesters expected to cram into the city for the Republican National Convention will be a different sort of crowd, and the police are trying to be ready.


File photo from the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Gives Tampa $50 Million for Republican National Convention

The federal government has given big bucks to Tampa to help plan for security during August Republican National Convention.


Picture of man who Tampa Police are looking for. (Photo credit Tampa Police Department)

Man Suspected Of Credit Card Fraud Charges Thousands At Neiman Marcus Without the Card

Tampa Police are searching for a credit card fraud suspect with a taste for designer clothes and high dollar Gucci purses.

CBS Tampa–02/23/2012

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Fight After Monster Jam Results in Death

TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – 34-year-old David Stanaland has died from injuries he suffered in a fight after Monster Jam.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2012

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Police: Tampa Man Tortures Girlfriend For Nearly A Week

A Tampa man is accused of torturing and imprisoning his girlfriend for nearly a week.