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Pinellas woman claims family therapist had sex with her, forced her to leave troubled son

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A potentially career-ending lawsuit accuses an award-winning therapist of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient. The patient, referred to as P.A. in the suit to protect her identity, was struggling to deal with her teenage son, C.A. The mother-son duo was recommended by DCFS to seek counseling to strengthen their relationship and work out the son’s behavioral issues. DCFS scheduled P.A. an appointment with Michael Putzulu, a therapist working at Suncoast Center. The overall goal of counseling…

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Tampa resident makes vocal argument against red light cameras, ‘kangaroo’ court

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While red-light cameras are unconstitutional in many areas, they are still in full effect in several others, including Hillsborough County. Edwin Martin, a 63-year-old Tampa resident, is one of the drivers have been challenging the citations. Martin claims such citations are “ridiculous” because they encourage drivers to make “panic stops” at yellow lights, and not continue through an intersection. These stops would lead to “possible rear-end collisions.” And after sitting in roughly 30 cases in the Red-Light Camera Court while…

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Shoot Straight under the gun by woman allegedly denied promotion due to gender

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Shoot Straight, a chain of gun stores and ranges with a location in Clearwater, is under fire after an employee had claimed the company refused to promote her to management because she is a woman. Crystal Mims is accusing Shoot Straight of violating the Florida Civil Rights Act based on sex discrimination and retaliation. For nearly three years, Mims worked at Shoot Straight Clearwater. Throughout that time, she expressed a desire to grow with the company, asking to be considered…

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Gate across disputed public road puts Palm Harbor neighbors in turf war

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A gate erected across a disputed local road, which allegedly blocks street access to other properties, has sparked a turf war between two Palm Harbor neighbors. Noell Family, LLC, is suing Anthony and Patricia Lollis – President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of Mickey’s Roof Service – as well as Pinellas County, in a complaint filed Nov. 29. Noell Family owns property neighboring the Lollis’ home. The couple recently put up a gate across Roberts Road, a local road servicing the two-acre…

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Facial recognition helps Clearwater cop nab 26-year-old posing as teen

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Using facial-recognition software, a Clearwater Police officer identified an adult woman claiming to be a minor at runaway shelter. Judy Crockwell, a 26-year-old transient, had been arrested multiple times this year. When she was arrested Nov. 2, she staying at Clearwater’s Safe Place posing as 16-year-old Antonia Clarke. The arrest report from that night breaks down the events leading to her arrest. After arriving at the shelter, Child Protective Services was called over to question “Antonia.” However, she refused to…

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Tampa divorce case turns ugly after husband accuses wife of illegally accessing medical records

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A Tampa General nurse is being accused of illegally disclosing patient records to gain an advantage in her contentious divorce settlement. Angela Marie Downing, 38, formerly known as Angela Hassey, is being sued by her ex-husband, Michael Todd “Mike” Hassey, a 42-year-old Apollo Beach resident who claims Angela accessed his medical records. The records were allegedly used maliciously to portray Hassey in a negative light during their negotiations. In October 2012, the couple filed for divorce. A final judgment was…

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After infamous ‘dildo attack,’ St. Pete couple settle dispute over jewelry, heirlooms

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After leaving her girlfriend who assaulted her with a dildo last year, Gamze Capaner-Ridley, 48, left behind $221,000 in jewelry and heirlooms. On Nov. 28, 2016, Capaner filed a suit in Pinellas County Civil Court against her ex, 58-year-old Annette Kielhurn. Kielhurn claimed to have misplaced the items, leaving Capaner with no choice but to sue for the value of the items. A few days after the suit was filed, Kielhurn agreed to pay back the money owed to her…

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