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  • 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...
  • Report: Fake cop tried to scam tree service out of $20,000

    The owner of Barton's Tree Service sensed something was wrong when a man, who identified himself as a Tampa police detective, phoned him and offered him a deal, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. The man, later identified as Michael Antonio Bellamy, 21,...
  • Fitness trainer charged with sexually battering female client during workout

    James Elbert Williams, 39, a personal trainer and owner of Club Tone, a Tampa gym, was arrested on Friday, accused of sexually battery on one of his female clients inside the gym last month, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. Williams was the focus of...
  • 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...
  • For a Florida spring training side trip: Try Davis Islands in south Tampa

    For a Florida spring training side trip: Try Davis Islands in south Tampa
    TAMPA, Fla. — For travelers in town for spring training games, Davis Islands already makes for a fine side trip, with its picturesque marina, quaint restaurants and shops, and views of the bay. Now that Yankees great Derek Jeter lives there,...
  • FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter

    FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter
    Not only did Patty Bigbee try to sell her 10-week-old grandson on the Internet, she hatched a plan to cheat the baby's mother out of her cut of the cash, investigators said Tuesday. Last week, the 45-year-old grandmother from Volusia County tried to...
  • 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...
  • 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...