Speed is to blame for the death of three young people who died in a horrific car wreck on Highway 98 in Lakeland Saturday night, just before midnight. Lakeland Police said Brittany Lewis, 24, Christopher “CJ” Stewart, 22, and Kathrin “Katie” Pitock, 22, all of Lakeland, died in that crashContinue Reading

Tampa Police arrested a security guard Saturday after he fired his weapon at two people during a confrontation in a parking garage involving public urination. Everoy Farqharson, 31, a security guard employed by Iron Eagle Security, confronted the victims at approximately 2:49 a.m. about urinating in the parking garage andContinue Reading

According to deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Alcalde is the man who invaded a Clearwater home in a drug-crazed episode that couldn’t be stopped by officers when they arrived. Alcalde, 31, broke into the home of Heather and Steven Aiosa through the couple’s front window. Steven Aiosa grabbedContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detailed the arrest of a Riverview man who was shot during a gunfight with deputies early Sunday and now faces two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. Jamil Alejandro Valladares, 26, pulled his gun on deputies who were investigating a domestic dispute reported by Valladares’ girlfriend.Continue Reading

Largo City Commission Seat 3 has graced many headlines as candidate Robert Avery has dealt with extortion accusations and a virtually broke campaign since he entered the race. Now that effort has come to an end with Avery dropping out of the race, leaving the battle to incumbent Curtis Holmes and politicalContinue Reading

Hillsborough County detectives charged a Tampa man for running a human trafficking, prostitution ring at the La Quinta Inn near the Florida State Fairgrounds. Brandon Jackson, 30, has been arrested for holding a 32-year-old woman against her will, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “Jackson was discovered hiding in a lockedContinue Reading

A St. Petersburg couple, John Riggins and Sheron Pasco, remains hospitalized Wednesday with serious burn injuries as police are still investigating how and why a man set the woman on fire. Riggins and Pasco live with the woman’s uncle, Ernest Neal, who told police that the couple’s argument escalated out of control andContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, one of the country’s largest sheriff’s departments, is critically short on deputies, creating a major stress for coverage against threats of terrorism, drunk driving, and general public safety. “We do have a shortage, but I can tell you right now we have no shortage of dedicationContinue Reading

A Robinson High School teacher has been charged with soliciting a female student for sex using Facebook and Kik. Timothy Sean Falls Jr., has been  charged with solicitation to commit an unlawful sexual act with a minor 16-24 and use of an electronic device to solicit/entice/lure a minor. Falls, 29, taught socialContinue Reading