Florida Neo-Nazi group leader Brandon Russell was sentenced to 5 years in prison on weapons charges. Russell, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Tampa. U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew expressed concern for public safety when she sentenced Russell. Russell has been charged with storing explosives and having a
After a massive two-day manhunt which included helicopters, K-9s, and dozens of police, the 30-year-old Brandon Goggins finally was apprehended Friday morning. Goggins showed up on Jessica Weightman’s family farm right across from Safety Town, the area where deputies were focusing. He’d spent some of the night in the swamp across the road.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today announced that on June 9, Florida’s Muslim community plans to hold various interfaith memorial services for the late Muhammad Ali. The Orlando community will hold a Jannaza (funeral Service) at Masjid Al-Haqq – Islamic Center on 545 W.
A Florida man has been arrested in Friday’s murder of Michael Beson at a Plant City gas station. Plant City police report that Xavier Quesean Smith, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Smith attempted to rob Beson, 67, at a Mobil gas station Friday evening while Beson was fueling
The Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team announced that Steven Stamkos will be out for up to three months due to blood clots. “Stamkos is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) near his right collarbone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said.
In an undisclosed location in Polk County, beginning on Tuesday, March 29, through Monday, April 4, 2016, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives, along with detectives and investigators from other agencies, conducted a week-long undercover investigation targeting online child predators and arrested 18 suspects. “Operation April’s Fools” included detectives and agents from
Hillsborough County Sheriffs (HCSO) deputies responded to the scene of a residential fire at 906 Homewood Drive in Brandon Sunday. When deputies arrived, the home was partially engulfed in flames and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel were on scene extinguishing the fire. While inside the home, firefighters discovered two rooms converted
A Florida man pleaded guilty to charges of escape, tampering with evidence, obstructing official police business and resisting arrest in Ohio for biting off his fingerprints in an attempt to avoid being identified after an arrest. Kirk Kelly, a 24-year-old man from Tampa, was arrested during a traffic stop at