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Riverview woman sues electrical contractor for assault, attempted rape

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With an electrician left alone at her home, a Riverview resident was beaten and attacked with a knife as the worker attempted to rape her. “Jane Doe” is suing the electrical company, Big Daddy Electric and its owner, Aaron Allen, after an employee attacked the tenant of the property they were working at. Doe claims the company should have known of the potential danger posed by the employee. A background check performed by Doe revealed the employee was convicted of…

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Oh Florida! Woman passes out in car, gets charged with DUI, sues state over charges

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A Riverview woman is throwing that whole “taking responsibility” thing out the window. Jessica Nicole Kerns is suing the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to overturn a DUI charge resulting from an incident in March in which Kerns was arrested. According to the lawsuit filed in late May, Kerns was found asleep in her car at about 1:30 in the morning on March 7. Sleeping in a car isn’t typically all that big of a deal, but…

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Hillsborough Charter Review Board not ready to decide on County Commission makeup

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They batted it around for more than two hours Tuesday night, but in the end, the members of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board were no closer to recommending any changes regarding the current configuration of the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners than they were when they began. For over 30 years, the board has consisted of seven members — four from single-member districts, and three at-large, voted on countywide. But there is once again a demand to change the current system,…

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