Tampa Woman Crashes Into North Forest Hills Home While Allegedly Under the Influence

A home at the end of Pine Lake Drive is worse for the wear after a Tampa woman allegedly struck it with her vehicle last week. Officers of the Tampa Police Department say Danica Ellen Zagara had already been involved […]... [Read More]

Loud Television Leads Hillsborough County Deputies to Alleged Cannabis Grow Operation

A Brandon couple are facing charges relating to cannabis cultivation after sheriff’s deputies were called to the home to investigate a complaint of a loud television. Deputies were called to the residence of Eduardo Jesus Estevez-Aguilera, aged 34, and Barbara […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with Boating Under the Influence After Alleged String of Collisions on Water

Two broken boats and an obliterated dock were left in the wake of a Clearwater man who, according to police, took to the waters in his own vessel on Thanksgiving in a state of impairment brought on by an excess […]... [Read More]

Florida Supreme Court Verdict Again Throws State Capital Punishment Sentencing Laws Into Question

Richard P. Franklin was sentenced to death by a 9-3 vote for a murder he committed in 2012. On Wednesday the Florida Supreme Court sent his case back for resentencing, declaring that a non-unanimous jury recommendation was unconstitutional. Though the […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Stabbing Death of Father

A Tampa man was arrested early this morning after authorities allege that he stabbed his father to death. Da’Mon Timothy Rashaad Larry was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail at half past four this morning and is being held without […]... [Read More]

St. Petersburg Brothers’ First-Degree Murder Case Goes to Jury

A Pinellas county jury began deliberating the fate of two St. Petersburg brothers earlier today. The defense rested after making its closing arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Shirune and Gregory Green, both of whom are on trial for […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Impaired Driver Charged with Killing St. Petersburg Crossing Guard

Police say a man who appeared to be impaired while driving struck and killed a 72-year-old crossing guard on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. According to law enforcement, crossing guard David Roundtree was preparing school zone cones on Ninth Avenue N […]... [Read More]

Bradenton Rapper Receives Sentence Commutation from President Obama

A Bradenton rapper sentenced to life in 2008 on a charge of cocaine possession was one of seventy-two recipients of a commutation from President Obama last week. Antonio Lee Alls, known in the music community as Tampa Tony, was arrested […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Out on Bail on Vehicular Homicide Charges Arrested Again After Allegedly Absconding

A man from Clearwater who is awaiting trial on charges for initiating a car crash that took the life of a school crossing guard was arrested on Friday after he allegedly fled from police while in possession of illegal drugs. […]... [Read More]

Orange County Leads Central Florida in Witness Arrests

According to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, Orange County prosecutors have sought the arrest of unwilling witnesses to criminal cases more often over the past few years than all other Central Florida counties combined. Although Florida law allows […]... [Read More]

St. Petersburg Police Officer Facing DUI Charge After Nearly Losing His Job for DUI Conviction in 2009

A police officer of the St. Petersburg Police Department was arrested on suspicion of DUI last week, seven years after a previous DUI arrest that led to his abstinence from liquor consumption to save his job. Thirty-six year old Officer […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Among Top Counties for Drug Arrests in Florida

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch identifies Pinellas County as residing among the top five counties in the state for arrest rates for drug possession. The report, entitled Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll […]... [Read More]

Wise Wins Acquittal in Lakeland Murder Case

A Polk County jury acquitted a Lakeland man defended by J. Jervis Wise last month on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in relation to the shooting death of an auto mechanic and alleged drug dealer in 2008. Kaheem […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Convicted of Fraudulently Charging $2.5 MM to Medicare

A Tampa woman is awaiting sentencing on a conviction of fraud and money-laundering charges relating to her alleged participation in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme. Pilar Garcia Lorenzo was convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit health care […]... [Read More]

Sentenced to Life, Brunvand Wins Greenwood Man’s Freedom from Prison

Corey Rocker turned eighteen in prison, convicted of a murder in which he never touched the weapon used in it. He turned twenty one and twenty five there, too, and marked his twenty-sixth birthday there this spring, knowing nothing but […]... [Read More]