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WTSP-TV Tampa
HCSO looking for missing and endangered 19-oldHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is lookin
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing and endangered 19-year-old man with a limited mental capacity. Taiwan Crews walked away from the group home he is court ordered to stay at around 11:25... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Surviving the graveyard shift: Convenience store work is fraught with anxietythe inhabitants of which are not always the most upstanding citizens, said Cpl.
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
the inhabitants of which are not always the most upstanding citizens, said Cpl. Larry McKinnon, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "I've worked overnight for many years, and I've found alcohol and drugs are usually... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Deputies: Tampa man killed after car strikes tree24-year-old man was killed early Sunday after he lost control of his car, causi
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
24-year-old man was killed early Sunday after he lost control of his car, causing it to hit a pine tree. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Taylor McGarr, of Tampa, was driving a black Toyota Corolla eastbound in the outside... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
13-old Janessa's father holds memorial service at Rogers Middle Schoolfor whom she cared hurting. But now those close to the teen are left with unan
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
for whom she cared hurting. But now those close to the teen are left with unanswered questions and immeasurable pain. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced last week that Janessa's body was found decomposing in a nature preserve not... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Before Janessa Shannon's death, parents traded accusations of abusesent dozens of evidence items to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
sent dozens of evidence items to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and private labs for forensic evaluation, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Still, investigators are asking for the public's help. Detectives asked anyone... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Authorities recover body of missing boater in Lake Thonotosassasurface shortly before 9 a.m., said Officer Brian Norris, a spokesman for the F
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
surface shortly before 9 a.m., said Officer Brian Norris, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday from a witness who spotted a small boat... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Body of missing boater on Lake Thonotosassa found, FWC saysin Lake Thonotosassa Witness saw empty boat, someone struggling in water Dive
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
in Lake Thonotosassa Witness saw empty boat, someone struggling in water Dive crews did not find anything in water The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began a search... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Search underway for possible missing boater in Thonotosassafor help. He immediately called 911. Search crews raced to Lake Thonotosassa t
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
for help. He immediately called 911. Search crews raced to Lake Thonotosassa to search for the man. Divers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and FWC looked for hours, but found no sign of him. Investigators said they knew... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Deputies searching for missing 16-old Brandon girlTAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 16
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 16-year-old girl described as having multiple psychiatric disorders. Ellianna Louise Allison-Lopez was last seen on July 18, when she left her home at 1403 Moss Laden Ct.... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
HCSO looking for missing and endangered 16-old girlHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is search
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 days ago
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing and endangered 16-year-old girl from Brandon. Ellianna Louise Allison-Lopez was last seen leaving the 1400 block of Moss Laden Ct. Tuesday around 9:30... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
16-old girl missing out of Hillsborough CountyThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 16-year-old girl wh
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 6 days ago
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 16-year-old girl who was last seen Tuesday night. Ellianna Allison-Lopez, 16, last seen around 9:30 p.m. on July 18 Lopez last in Bradenton area with boyfriend, officials say Anyone with... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Deputies search for hit-and-run driver who killed Tampa woman overnightThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Tampa
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Tampa woman who was struck overnight by a hit-and-run driver near Town 'N Country. Around 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, Sherry Lynn Hunter, 60, was crossing W Waters Avenue, just east of... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Woman killed in Tampa fatal hit-run crashTampa. Woman killed in Tampa fatal hit-and-run crash Crash happened on Waters
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 6 days ago
Tampa. Woman killed in Tampa fatal hit-and-run crash Crash happened on Waters Avenue near Hanley Road According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the driver of that car did not stop after the crash. Deputies said the crash happened... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Thonotosassa teen missing for 6 days, without medicationTAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 17-year-ol
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for 6 days. The agency has classified Cherish Williams, also known as Pretty Elyce Williams, as a missing endangered juvenile. Williams was... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Officials looking for 17-old missing from ThonotosassaHILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching f
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 6 days ago
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing/endangered 17-year-old. Cherish Williams, a.k.a. Pretty Elyce Williams, left 11705 Carver St. in Thonotosassa July 13, and officials say she may now be in... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Hillsborough deputies seek missing teenwith a black mohawk haircut and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 days ago
with a black mohawk haircut and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, gray sweatpants and blue jean jacket. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. © 2017... Read more
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Daily Mail
Murder suspected after the body of a girl, 13, is foundhiker discovered Janessa Shannon's decomposed body on a hiking trail near her h
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
hiker discovered Janessa Shannon's decomposed body on a hiking trail near her home Colonel Donna Lusczynski of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, who is leading the investigation told Fox 13: 'We need to be deliberate and methodical... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Dad of murdered 13-old refuses home search, hires lawyeremerged at a press conference today following the death of a 13-year-old Riverv
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 7 days ago
emerged at a press conference today following the death of a 13-year-old Riverview girl. Col. Donna Lusczynski of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office described the events following the identification of Janessa Shannon's body last... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
A family's tragedy, a new honor, legacy following HCSO deputy's deathTAMPA, Fla. -- For John and Theresa Kotfila, it was bittersweet to see their li
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 7 days ago
TAMPA, Fla. -- For John and Theresa Kotfila, it was bittersweet to see their little girl join the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. “She's going to be out on the roads that her brother lost his life on so it's good and bad,” Theresa said. Law... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Riverview family pleads to help find teen who took off from her home last weekTampa, Fla. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has been searching for a
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 7 days ago
Tampa, Fla. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has been searching for a missing teenager since she took off from her home last week. Makayla Edwards, 15, was last seen at her home in Riverview on Wednesday night before she left after she got... Read more
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CBS News
Body found in nature preserve ID'd as missing girl, 13grounded her, but the following day found her bedroom empty, the paper reports.
CBS News / Posted 8 days ago
grounded her, but the following day found her bedroom empty, the paper reports. He reported the disappearance to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on July 3 and began to search for the girl along with Mosley. Agency officials never... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Father of girl found dead in Riverview nature preserve no longer cooperating with investigators, Sheriff's Office saysgirl found dead in a Riverview nature preserve has stopped cooperating with inv
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
girl found dead in a Riverview nature preserve has stopped cooperating with investigators and has hired an attorney, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office colonel said Monday. Nahshon Shannon initially spoke to investigators after his... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Teen whose body found was punished for running away, authorities say2. Ten days later, a hiker found a badly decomposed body in a heavily wooded ar
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
2. Ten days later, a hiker found a badly decomposed body in a heavily wooded area of the Triple Creek Nature Preserve. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is treating the case as a homicide. During a Monday news conference, Donna Lusczynski... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Truck discovered partially submerged in TampaTAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dive team was responding to a
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office dive team was responding to a report of a submerged vehicle Monday morning. The crash, at Racetrack Road and Countryway Boulevard, was reported just before 8 a.m. by a homeowner nearby, the sheriff's... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Divers search East Lake in Tampa for man who fell off water scooter Sundayat the surface while trying to swim back to the scooter and then disappear, Boo
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
at the surface while trying to swim back to the scooter and then disappear, Boogaerts said. Divers with the FWC and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded and searched for Godfrey until sunset Sunday. FWC divers resumed the search... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Dive teams search for missing jet skierand then never resurfaced. He has still not resurfaced at this time. FWC is s
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
and then never resurfaced. He has still not resurfaced at this time. FWC is still searching for Godfrey along with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. FWC's dive team continued to search the lake on Monday morning. HCSO's dive team went... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Teen motorcyclist killed in crash, Hillsborough deputies sayA 19-year-old motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Sunday, the Hillsborough Co
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 8 days ago
A 19-year-old motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. About 1:33 p.m., Melvin Cline Ford Jr., of Plant City, was riding his father's 2001 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road. He... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Mother of slain girl, 13, says she sneaked out but 'never stayed gone'and found no one in her bedroom at his home at 11219 Cocoa Beach Drive, Mosley
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
and found no one in her bedroom at his home at 11219 Cocoa Beach Drive, Mosley said. He reported her disappearance to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on July 3, a Monday. Nine days later, a hiker would come across the teen's decomposing... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Body found in Hillsborough preserve identified as missing 13-old girlthis week in a southeastern Hillsborough County nature preserve has been identi
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
this week in a southeastern Hillsborough County nature preserve has been identified as a missing 13-year-old girl. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is treating her death as a homicide, though they have not disclosed how she... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Body found in Triple Creek Nature Preserve identified as missing teenUpdate: 12:50 p.m. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified th
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
Update: 12:50 p.m. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in Triple Creek Nature Preserve as missing 13-year-old Janessa Shannon. The sheriff's office is actively working this case as a homicide. Original Report:... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Needs assessment reveals Sun City Center's concerns about growth, trafficlanes and add stoplights to help control traffic. Jeff Merry, the Sun City Cen
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
lanes and add stoplights to help control traffic. Jeff Merry, the Sun City Center community resource deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, believes more new homes in Wimauma will exacerbate existing traffic problems. "I know... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Helicopter's night-vision camera helps rescuers find elderly Florida woman trapped in muddy canalinfrared camera (FLIR), (rescuers) spotted a glowing human heat source in a nar
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
infrared camera (FLIR), (rescuers) spotted a glowing human heat source in a narrow canal near the woman's home," the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported in a Facebook post and YouTube video posted today. Lillian Morales, 71, of... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Deputies searching for suspects in armed robbery at Tampa Waffle Housethe restaurant's cash register and may have fled in a vehicle. No injuries wer
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
the restaurant's cash register and may have fled in a vehicle. No injuries were reported. The restaurant reopened a few hours later, deputies said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813)-247-8... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Crews rescue two people knocked off jet ski during thunderstormever again," Labruna joked from the boat ramp. Tampa Fire Rescue, Tampa Police
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
ever again," Labruna joked from the boat ramp. Tampa Fire Rescue, Tampa Police, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and St. Petersburg Clearwater... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Body found in Triple Creek Nature Preserve prompts death investigationThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a bo
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Triple Creek Nature Preserve. Officials said a hiker discovered a badly decomposed body Wednesday morning around 9:40 a.m. in a heavily wooded area of the... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Hillsborough County deputy charged with DUI in OrlandoA Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office sergeant has been suspended without pay
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office sergeant has been suspended without pay after he was arrested in Orange County and charged with DUI. Sgt. Timothy Craig arrested in Orlando FHP says he refused to perform sobriety test Craig suspended without... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough deputy charged with DUI after crashing into walkway near Disney resortdamage, a first-degree misdemeanor. Bail was set at $1,000. Law enforcement re
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
damage, a first-degree misdemeanor. Bail was set at $1,000. Law enforcement records indicate that Craig has worked for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office since 1997. It was not immediately clear what disciplinary action he might face. This... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida woman accused of intentionally running over woman after argumentPalm Beach Post Staff Writer Sasha Mendoza (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Offi
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 13 days ago
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sasha Mendoza (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office) An argument over parking led a Florida woman to run over another woman with her car early Tuesday morning, deputies said. Following the argument, Blair drove off in... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida deputy crashes while driving drunk near Disney, troopers saythe influence. He refused to take a Breathalyzer test after he was taken to the
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
the influence. He refused to take a Breathalyzer test after he was taken to the Orange County Jail, authorities said. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said it plans to release a statement about Craig's arrest. Check back with News 6 for... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Hillsborough deputy arrested for DUI after crashing into pedestrian bridge at Disneyhe refused a breathalyzer. Craig was then transported to the Orange County Jai
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
he refused a breathalyzer. Craig was then transported to the Orange County Jail for his charge. ABC Action News has reached out to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office about the incident. Story Developing. Stay with ABC Action News for updat... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Woman missing from Tampa hope, deputies saylimp and speaks Spanish primarily. She is believed to be in the Palm River/Clai
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 13 days ago
limp and speaks Spanish primarily. She is believed to be in the Palm River/Clair Mel area. DOB: 6/2/46 Anyone with information about Morales' whereabouts is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. © 2017 WT... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Deputies: Gibsonton woman ran over another woman after argument about parkinggot into an argument about "parking concerns" at a home at 11313 Fish Hook Driv
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
got into an argument about "parking concerns" at a home at 11313 Fish Hook Drive about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Mendoza lives at the Fish Hook Drive address. Blair, who lives about half a mile away... Read more
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NBC Miami
Man Arrest Man on 100 Counts of Child PornAuthorities have arrested a Florida man on 100 counts of possession of child po
NBC Miami / Posted 14 days ago
Authorities have arrested a Florida man on 100 counts of possession of child pornography. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Tay was fired April 20 after an information technology manager at his job found child... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri to join fight against unlicensed contractorsdirector Gay Lancaster to ask Gualtieri for help from the Pinellas County Sheri
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
director Gay Lancaster to ask Gualtieri for help from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The board was intrigued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which has a unit that focuses on that county's unlicensed scofflaws. The licensing... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida frat sued after alleged sexual assault of teen at partyPalm Beach Post Staff Writer Dillon LaGamma (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Off
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 15 days ago
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Dillon LaGamma (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office) A fraternity member at a Florida university is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl at a party. Dillon LaGamma, 19, a member of the Pi Kappa Phi... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Deputies' animal rescues get cuter, a bit weirder lately in Floridaimages. They’ll basically make your Monday. And near Tampa, a deputy found a g
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
images. They’ll basically make your Monday. And near Tampa, a deputy found a goat randomly walking down the street, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported on Sunday night. It was taken to the sheriff's office's Agricultural Unit,... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough deputies arrest 25-old man accused of murder in nightclub fightTAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old man who
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old man who detectives said killed a man during a fight outside a nightclub. Eric Rivera, 25, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder with a weapon. Deputies did not release... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Hillsborough deputies investigate early morning homicide in TampaThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that occur
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning. The incident happened around 4 a.m. in the parking lot of 3AM Vibes, located at 4025 W. Waters Avenue. Deputies said the suspect, Eric Rivera,... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Dead body found on West Waters Avenue in TampaTAMPA - 1:22 PM UPDATE | A death investigation in the 4000 block of West Waters
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
TAMPA - 1:22 PM UPDATE | A death investigation in the 4000 block of West Waters Avenue now is considered a homicide, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. One person is deceased, authorities said. Sheriff's detectives have been in contact... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Fourth worker in Tampa Electric plant accident diesinvolved in the June 29 accident at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power station die
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
involved in the June 29 accident at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power station died Saturday at Tampa General Hospital, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Frank Lee Jones, 55, succumbed to his injuries around 5 p.m. His son, Frankie... Read more
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