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Hillsborough County

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  • 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...
  • Cops: Baby injured when mom tried to run over man

    Tamika Lashaunda Willis, 29, threw her 18-month-old daughter into her car without buckling her into a baby safety seat, according to Tampa police records, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Why the rush? So Willis could try repeatedly to run over a 49-...
  • Troopers: Man drove to casino after fatal hit-and-run

    Henry Michael Tippins, of Riverview, took a big gamble after he allegedly caused a deadly hit and run: He fled the scene of the fatal accident and hid at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, reports the St. Petersburg Times. But the odds weren't in Tippins...
  • 'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions

    'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions
    Lillie Chappell was up about $50, then down about the same, and was into her third hour playing a video game — pressing a button on the computer screen and watching tumbling four-leaf clovers, bars, horseshoes, numeral sevens. Compared with slot...