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  • DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes

    DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes
    In a Tampa courtroom in 1981, Alan Crotzer watched as five people took the stand and swore that he was one of the men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman during a botched home invasion. The child and woman testified that he later...
  • Cops: Parents used child to help burglarize home

    Guess it's never too early to introduce your child to the family business... Tampa cops say dad Reginald Butler, 38, and mom Sarah Marie Conner, 30, had their 10-year-old son climb through a bedroom window and unlock the front door of a home they were...
  • How should schools handle transgender kids?

    How should schools handle transgender kids?
    When most little girls draw themselves, they draw pictures of young ladies, often in fancy dresses and high heels. But one kid in Deltona has always depicted herself differently: As a boy in pants, standing outside a "boy's" school or picking flowers for...
  • Disabled dog digs up a whopper of a fossil

    This pooch really digs bones. Three years ago, paleontologist Frank Garcia went fossil hunting in Ruskin with his faithful companion Webster, a Chihuahua-dachshund mix pooch, reports The Tampa Tribune. Something caught Webster's attention: Large...
  • Cops: Woman tried to buy her 80-year-old father a prostitute over Easter weekend

    Dear old dad wanted a chick for Easter. So Pia Kirchberg, 51, tried to buy her 80-year-old father the services of a prostitute over Easter weekend, Tampa police said, reports WFTS ABC-Action News in Tampa Bay. Cops arrested the duo, who listed their...
  • Robin Hood sighting in Tampa

    Investigators said Elmer McGuirt robbed a Wachovia Bank in Tampa on Apr. 29th, reports The Tampa Tribune. His getaway vehicle was less than ideal -- a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus. While on the bus, the 27-year-old man began passing out...
  • Pro-pot rally planned at Broward Courthouse

    Attorney General candidate Jim Lewis, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, is attempting to capture even more publicity from his call last week to legalize marijuana. Now he's planning a pro pot rally at the Broward County Courthouse. Lewis plans to appear at...
  • Law officer fatalities are up almost 40 percent across the nation

    Law officer fatalities are up almost 40 percent across the nation
    Orange County Deputy Brandon Coates, who was gunned down during a traffic stop earlier this month, was among the 160 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty across the country this year — evidence that violence against cops...
  • Woman Accused of Murdering 'Mouthy' Children Denied Bail

    Woman Accused of Murdering 'Mouthy' Children Denied Bail
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Bail was denied on Monday for a Florida woman accused of murdering her two teen-aged children because they talked back to her. Julie Schenecker, 50, was arrested last Friday after police found the bodies of her 16-year old daughter Calyx...
  • Teen Bull Rider Dies in Florida

    Teen Bull Rider Dies in Florida
    TAMPA, Fl. - A teen bull rider was kicked at least once in the chest after she was thrown and later died, Florida authorities said Saturday. Brooke Ann Coats, 16, died from injuries Friday evening at Tampa General Hospital, according to the...
  • 4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida

    4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida
    Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving four people dead and one missing, and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide. The storm lost its tropical characteristics late...