ARREST: Thomas Jefferson & Javier Vargas Caught Climbing Construction CraneSeveral officers with the Sarasota Police Department responded after a security operator called to report the two men were on the ladder of the crane. The security operator had issued multiple trespass warnings to both the men over the PA system with negative results. The construction site has clearly marked signs around the property stating no trespassing.
Deltona Man Sentenced For Theft Of Government FundsBobby Morlen (54, Deltona) was sentenced to two years in federal prison for theft of government funds.
16 Years In Federal Prison: St. Pete Man Pulled Gun On Woman And Threatened To Murder HerMan who pulled gun on woman and threatened to murder her sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison.
Convicted Sex Offender From Polk County Sentenced To 10 YearsConvicted sex offender sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.
5 Tampa Residents Charged In $21 Million Money-Laundering ConspiracyFive Tampa residents charged in $21 million money laundering conspiracy of drug trafficking proceeds
Inmate-Visitor From Lakeland Sentenced For Introducing Heroin And Buprenorphine To PrisonInmate visitor sentenced for introducing heroin and buprenorphine to USP Lee.
July 4th Beach Plans In Pinellas CountyPinellas County officials discuss beach plans ahead of July 4th weekend. “We’ve been receiving a lot of emails asking us to close the beaches,”
WANTED: David Laycock, In Connection With Fatal Homeless-Camp ShootingAfter further investigation detectives learned that David Laycock, the victim’s nephew fired more than one round into a wooded area, one of which struck Robert in the head.
Former FSU C.A.R.E Students And Former UF Football Player Indicted For ConspiracyA federal grand jury returned an indictment charging seven defendants with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, 17 counts of bank fraud, and 8 counts of aggravated identity theft. The indictment was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Georgians Added To NY/NJ/CT Quarantine ListThe Tri-State Area is doubling the number of states on the quarantine order list.
UPDATE: University Of South Florida Consolidation Takes Effect July 1, 2020Consolidation provides a wide range of new opportunities for students and faculty and ensures that every student has an opportunity to earn their degree from a Preeminent State Research University.
Tropicana Field COVID-19 Testing Site At Capacity, Again Turns Away ResidentsHealth officials say 357 people were tested before they made the announcement to shut the site down. Testing materials had run out.
Blowing In The Wind: More Saharan DustAnother round of Saharan dust is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico later this week. The haze will blanket the Caribbean and Southern states once again, bringing poor air quality as well as the potential for remarkable sunrises and sunsets.
Georgia Stays Course In Reopening After Coronavirus SurgeHoping to slow staggering surges in new case numbers, some states are pausing or rolling back reopening plans. Georgia is not one of them.
Georgia, Florida Report Record Number Of New Coronavirus CasesGeorgia and Florida reported record numbers of new coronavirus cases in the last week according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.