Police officer’s accuser arrested on drug charges

BARTOW (FOX 13) – She was the accuser, now she is the accused. A Polk County woman who was a key witness in the trial of a former Lakeland Police Department officer acquitted of sexually assaulting her just went before a judge herself. Cheryl Bondowski is accused of stealing a book of lottery tickets worth […]



Skip school? Pay a fine, Lakeland police say

Lake Wind Advisory issued October 31 at 2:10PM EDT expiring November 1 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Pinellas, Polk, Sumter High Surf Advisory issued October 31 at 2:02PM EDT expiring November 2 at 4:00AM EST in effect for: Pinellas Yahoo Local News – ABC Action News Tampa Bay

Woman on morning walk killed in hit-and-run crash

SARASOTA (FOX 13) – Police are looking for a driver who hit and killed and elderly woman in Sarasota Friday. Joyce Niemeier Sanders, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It happened around 7 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Sanders and her husband were walking on the sidewalk on Honore […]

Stamkos helps make boy’s wish come true

TAMPA — With a burst of speed, a quick deke and a foot pump, Noah Defilippo rocketed a puck off the crossbar and into the net behind Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on Friday. The 12-year-old circled back to the blue line to exchange a high-five with Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, who served as […]

Gov. Scott shows lighter side; opens with joke in Jacksonville

By Saul Saenz, Reporter Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:12 PM JACKSONVILLE –  With just four days to go before Tuesday’s election, Governor Rick Scott showed a much lighter side on Friday. He opened the day’s speeches with jokes about his contender, Charlie Crist. “Did you hear about the Republican, Independent and Democrat who […]

Crime alert app can keep Trick or Treaters safe

TAMPA – Ghosts.  Goblins.  Witches.  Halloween night never fails to bring out a cast of characters. “Cookie Monster!” exclaimed Tiffany Wilson, a Tampa mother, when asked what her child’s costume. However, there are some characters you don’t want your children running in to, like real criminals and sex offenders. “I would want to know who […]

Mom can’t visit kids she drove into Atlantic ocean

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 73° Subscribe Manage my account E-Paper Advertise Contact Us Services Crime & Courts The Associated PressPublished: October 31, 2014 A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards. But […]

Police say Frenchy’s bookkeeper confessed to pocketing restaurant’s cash

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(Clearwater Police Department) CLEARWATER BEACH (FOX 13) – An employee at “Clearwater’s favorite seafood spot” is in some troubled waters after fellow Frenchy’s staff members supposedly caught her stealing nearly $ 300,000 of the restaurant’s money. Clearwater police say Mary Catherine Buffano worked as the bookkeeper for the Frenchy’s Corporation, and spent the last four […]

Name change approved for Cooley Law School in Riverview

RIVERVIEW –  A law school in Riverview has a new name. The Florida Commission on Independent Education has approved Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s request to changes its name to Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (WMU-Cooley).  Earlier this year, an affiliation agreement between Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University […]

Bucs notes: Smith still not giving up on first season

TAMPA — With a 1-6 record and the last-ranked offense and defense in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear well on their way to what could be one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith, though, has yet to give up on his belief the Bucs can make something […]

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