Florida Man Sentenced For Distribution Of DrugsU.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Ahmad Rashad Weston, a/k/a “Blood,” (42, St. Petersburg) to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of a drug mixture containing heroin and fentanyl, as well as 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Over 100 People Arrested For Human Trafficking In Polk County102 people are now behind bars in Polk County, after a 6-day undercover investigation revealed human trafficking offenders.
Polk County Sees Spike In MurdersSheriff Judd says in 2020, Polk County had 26 murders, and this year so far, there are 28.
Clearwater Fire And Rescue Installs Free Fire Alarms For ResidentsAt Clearwater Fire Station 51, officials say people underestimate the importance of a smoke alarm, they say installing one of these can save your life when you least expect it.
Local Hospital Sees Lowest Pediatric Hospitalizations From COVID-19Dr. Perno says every week he’s seeing the number of child hospitalizations go down.
Construction Begins To Add Lanes To I-4 Interchange and I-275In order to add Northbound and Southbound lanes between the I-4 interchange and Hillsborough Avenue, officials say its going to cost $85 million.
Tampa Man Guilty Of Gun And Drugs CrimeA federal jury has found Keon Moore (29, Tampa) guilty of possessing a firearm or ammunition as a convicted felon and possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute them. Moore faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to, 40 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 6, 2022.
The Justice Department Announces New Initiative To Combat RedliningThe Justice Department announced the launch of the department’s new Combatting Redlining Initiative. Redlining is an illegal practice in which lenders avoid providing services to individuals living in communities of color because of the race or national origin of the people who live in those communities.
Lakeland Man Guilty Of Distribution Of FentanylA federal jury has found Clifford Edward Albritton, III (44, Lakeland) guilty of conspiracy to possess 400 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to distribute it and possession of 40 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to distribute it.
Florida Woman Sentenced For Access Device Fraud And Aggravated Identity TheftU.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Antoinette Thomas (32, Tampa) to three years in federal prison for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of her sentence, the court also ordered Thomas to pay $27,885.58 in restitution.
Dress For Success Fundraiser And Lucheon Is Honoring First RespondersDress for Success Tampa Bay is honoring first responders at its annual luncheon and fundraising event, taking place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center, 522 North Howard Avenue in Tampa.
Florida Man Guilty To 2014 Robbery And 2018 Murder Relating To Nightclub Drug ConspiracyCorey Small (43, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery and to using and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, as well as to conspiring to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense, and possessing, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, causing death by murder.
California Man Guilty To Conspiracy And Computer FraudHao Kuo Chi (40, La Puente, CA) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy and computer fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
ZooTampa Starts Giving Animals COVID-19 VaccineOfficials at ZooTampa say they have a full list of species that are most susceptible to COVID-19, and that’s the order they are going to go in to vaccinate every animal.
City Of Tampa Asks For Community Input On West Tampa Development PlanAffordable and market rate housing, retail stores, restaurants, local businesses, a workforce training center, and recreational areas will soon full the 18- acre area.