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Tampa man dies cutting branches with chainsaw

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A Tampa man died Monday while working with a chainsaw to clear branches after Hurricane Irma crossed through the Bay area.

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Hillsborough sheriffs look to keep drugs, money siezed after tasing suicidal man

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After telling friends on Facebook he was suicidal, a Tampa man was tased by sheriff’s deputies, who found marijuana and money in the home. Now the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is going to court to keep the cash. Andres Eduardo Javage, 30, is a self-employed mechanic and the founder of Auto Nutrition in Tampa, which offers vehicle maintenance service at customer’s homes. On Feb. 15, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 11422 Wheeling Dr. in Tampa,…

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Woman in Hillsborough County Jail died of medical neglect, brother claims

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A Tampa woman with a history of mental and physical ailments died in 2015 while in custody at the Hillsborough County Jail. Her brother is now suing the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, among others, for violating her constitutional rights, claiming they failed to give her proper medical attention, which led to her death. Ericka Jazmine Roles was a 26-year-old mother who allegedly suffered from a variety of physical and mental ailments, including diabetes, psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, seizure disorder, and…

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Family complains about noisy, alleged drug-dealing neighbors; gets DCF-style investigation by Sheriff’s office

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A mother and father have had enough of their neighbors’ drug-dealing, late-night romps that devolve from friendly partying into “screaming matches,” court records in a lawsuit filed in early March indicate. Jose and Lisa Alecia, with their two children, are homeowners in the Gibsonton neighborhood, located in Hillsborough County outside of Tampa, are seeking $75,000 for damages caused by three neighbors renting a townhome next door in violation of community background screenings. Around two years ago, Yaritza Heredia, Victor Vincente…

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Florida foster parent charged in death of toddler weeks away from adoption

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A woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 17-month-old toddler in Riverview, according to court records and media reports Tuesday. In addition to the murder charge, Latamara Stackhouse Flythe was also charged with aggravated child abuse against Aedyn Agminalis, who died Dec. 11 after he was rushed to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the Tampa Bay Times reports, which also said the toddler was likely due for adoption in a matter of weeks by a North Carolina couple.…

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MADD, sheriffs and emergency air medical campaign urge safety on Super Bowl weekend

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When a drunken driver nearly killed Robin Powell during Tampa’s Super Bowl XXXV weekend in 2001, an air ambulance saved her life. On Thursday, Powell, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the Save Our Air Medical Resources (SOAR) Campaign, urge Tampa Bay citizens to avoid drinking and driving this Super Bowl weekend.  “If there weren’t an air ambulance available to me on that awful day in 2001, I wouldn’t be here today as proof…

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Uber, MADD, Hillsborough County want New Year’s Eve celebrants to #LeaveTheKeys for safety

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As 2016 draws to a close, more Tampa Bay area residents than ever will turn to Uber for safe, affordable rides to and from New Year’s Eve celebrations. Once again, Uber is partnering with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to provide area residents and visitors a few of the best tips to get around safely this holiday season. In addition, Uber and MADD are asking Hillsborough County residents to pledge to keep…

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