U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Terrance Lee Hester Jr. (21, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for damaging or destroying by fire a building used in interstate commerce. The court also ordered Hester to pay restitution and to serve three years of supervised release following completion ofContinue Reading

Kimberly Fleer (27, Seffner) has pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to an individual, causing that individual’s death. Fleer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. According to the plea agreement, on November 2, 2019,Continue Reading

The suspect in a shooting that critically injured a man in Gibsonton over the weekend has been arrested, deputies said. Angel Hernandez-Tellez, 29, was arrested without incident by the Hale County Sheriff’s Office in Greensboro, Ala., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The police press release issued Tuesday confirmedContinue Reading

Former Hillsborough County School Board member Cindy Stuart was sworn in as Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Monday morning. Stuart is replacing Pat Frank, who retired after serving as clerk for 16 years. Stuant and Frank are both Democrats, both serving as a Hillsborough County School Board member before becoming clerk. “I willContinue Reading

Tampa Bay Technical High School coach Reginald Lawrence will now face more charges of Battery and Exposure of Sexual Organ as new victims have come forward after the man’s initial arrest, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated. Lawrence, 48, a girls’ varsity basketball coach at Tampa Bay Tech was arrested Tuesday andContinue Reading

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says a “peeping tom,” Anthony Garcia, was arrested for breaking into a woman’s home while she showered to open her bedroom curtains, and authorities are seeking if there are additional victims. Garcia, 31, forced his way inside the victim’s residence at the Retreat at CrosstownContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Republican Party Chair Jim Waurishuk has used inflammatory language to speak out against George Floyd protesters, claiming they are “violent hard core radical political left extremists” warning Trump supporters, conservatives that they ‘will be murdered.” Waurishuk shared an article about former PresidentBarack Obama’s statements on the protests calling them “aContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former school bus driver named Hector Cabrera after he planned to meet with a young girl. Cabrera, 32, attempted to have sex with a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, exchanging messages and agreed to meet at 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. When CabreraContinue Reading