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A Tampa woman is being held without bond on first-degree murder charges after she allegedly dragged her 4-year-old daughter into the Hillsborough River and left the girl to drown.

A Tampa area firefighter is recovering from serious injuries after falling out of a fire truck on the way to a call.

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For the first time in Hillsborough County, a drug dealer will face murder charges after deputies said a man overdosed on an opioid that was sold to him.

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Just days after a Florida sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty, ceremonies were held in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday to remember fallen law enforcement officers.

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Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day, in which people are encouraged to clean out their old prescriptions and properly dispose them. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is one of many police departments that will be participating.

Danny Alvarez, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, said that properly disposing drugs will protect everyone from potential opioid abuse.

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Authorities say a Riverview man killed the mother of his children and their daughter, seriously injured their son and set their house on fire.

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Authorities in Hillsborough County say a man and woman were injured when shots were fired in a Home Depot parking lot in Brandon during an undercover gun buy involving two sheriff's deputies.

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Security guards in Hillsborough County fatally shot two people at a club that was hosting a teen night.

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A babysitter faces desertion charges after deputies say he abandoned three children near a busy Plant City road following a Christmas night crash.

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Two deputies rescued an 82-year-old Florida woman from a sinking car that had landed in a pond.

Coffee was poured and conversations flowed during Wednesday's “Coffee with a Cop” event in downtown Tampa. It was a day where people from a community shared a cup with their local law enforcement.

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Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Hillsborough County motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church.

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A Florida driver died when he drove into a large branch that had broken off and blocked the street.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has announced he plans to retire at the end of September.

In a letter to employees Friday, Gee called it one of the most difficult decisions of his career. He also thanked them for their service and said he's retiring to devote his time to his family.

Hillsborough PTC Comes To A Dead End

May 11, 2017
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A bill to dissolve the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission passed the Florida Legislature and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Scott. 

The PTC has faced criticism for trying to regulate ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. If Scott signs the bill, the agency will be officially dissolved Dec. 31.

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5/11 12:15 a.m. UPDATE: Updated at end with details of meeting between Coach Charlie Strong and Hillsborough Co. judge Margaret Taylor

A former University of South Florida football player who was arrested for an on-campus sexual battery last week is back in jail after being arrested for another alleged assault this past March.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says LaDarrius Jackson, 22, sexually battered a woman he knew in the bathroom of her Hillsborough County home March 27.

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Authorities in Florida say they're searching for a man suspected of kidnapping his estranged wife, who remains missing.

Witnesses told Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies they saw a screaming woman with her hands tied behind her back being forced into her SUV in a pharmacy parking lot Saturday night in Tampa.

Deputies said in a statement that 37-year-old Alisa Summers didn't return home after going to visit 39-year-old Trevor Steven Summers to talk about their marriage. They are separated and have injunctions against each other.

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Sheriff's officials say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting at the apartment where he was staying with his mother's boyfriend.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fire after emergency workers found one mobile home in flames and the one next door covered with graffiti.

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A wrong-way crash in Seffner on Friday left one man dead and another injured.

UPDATED 11/23 1:55 P.M.

A woman died Monday morning at Florida Hospital in Tampa after her stepfather shot her and then killed himself.

  A manhunt was underway in Thonotosassa after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the thigh early Thursday while responding to a 911 call about shots being fired in the neighborhood.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Col. Donna Lusczynski told local television stations that shots were fired in the direction of three arriving deputies around 12:30 a.m.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and a University of South Florida anthropology professor are developing a forensic research site, where investigators could study how the humid climate and sandy soil affect human corpses, The Tampa Tribune reports.

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A man, his wife and their two teenage children were shot before the million-dollar home they were renting burned down in what investigators called arson, a fire perhaps exacerbated by fireworks and gasoline, authorities said Thursday.

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Law enforcement officials are continuing a search near the USF Tampa campus and New Tampa area for a suspect in a series of home invasions and violent incidents Thursday night. 

The suspect was reportedly tracked down to the woods north of 42nd Street and south of Amberly Drive in Tampa. Law enforcement said deep water in the woods is making the search difficult, but their dogs can track suspects through the water.

"The thing about the water is you've gotta come out somewhere," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Major J.R. Burton told the Tampa Bay Times.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say the incidents began around 11 p.m. when a man forced his way into an apartment at Cambridge Woods Apartments near 42nd Street north of East Fletcher Avenue. He reportedly bound four men and sexually assaulted four women inside the apartment. He told the victims not to call the police for half an hour, which they reportedly did out of fear.

The family of a 65-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say the woman’s body was found covered in infected bedsores that left her ribs exposed, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Mary Winston, a former nurse, had rheumatoid arthritis that was so severe she couldn’t move. Her husband told authorities they should have sought professional medical care, but they were scared to let authorities see how badly her condition had deteriorated.

A Tampa woman tried to kill herself and her 12-year-old daughter by setting fire to her car in their garage after being beaten by her ex-husband, The Tampa Tribune reports. Neighbors rescued them. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says the mother and daughter described the episode as a suicide pact. Both were sent to hospitals for psychiatric examination.

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A suspicious package that caused the closure of  a stretch of South Dale Mabry Highway for a few hours late this morning ended up containing garbage.

All of the lanes of South Dale Mabry Highway between Bay to Bay Boulevard and San Juan Street have since reopened.

Shortly after that, a bomb threat led to the temporary evacuation of a Tampa bank. The two events are believed to be unrelated.

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You may not see them on the runway during Fashion Week in New York City, but make no mistake: Florida's police officers know how to work it.

Two Florida law enforcement agencies racked up honors during the Best Dressed Public Safety Departments Awards reception held earlier this month in Orlando. And the winners were...

  • Florida Highway Patrol (FHP): Best dressed department under 2,000 officers
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO): Best dressed department over 200 officers

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