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5 hrs ago | via Star News Group
Last week, the trial of James F. Habel, who headed Wall Schools for years until his retirement in 2012, was turned over to the defense after the state rested its case. Since then, the defense has presented a slew of witnesses. Comment?
6 hrs ago | via CBS Atlanta
Lawyers for a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by force-feeding him salt decided not to call her as a witness and will make their final argument to the jury. A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial. Comment?
Thursday Feb 19 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit arrested a 16-year-old male at his home in Dunedin Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened to post nude photos of a juvenile victim. According to the sheriff's report, detectives received information Dec. 18, 2014, that a female victim had been manipulated by an alleged "15-year-old boy from Australia" to send him sexually explicit photos. Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via Examiner.com
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested a Dunedin couple on Wednesday for assassinating a Labrador retriever named Daisy, reports the NewYorkDailyNews. The bizarre and disturbing story began when Daniel Adams, 34, and his girlfriend Lauren Curran, 29, traveled from their home in Dunedin to the home of Adams' parents in Tarpon Springs with the intention of killing his parents four-year-old Lab because she nipped one of their dogs . Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via New York Daily News
Daniel Adams and his girlfriend, Lauren Curran, executed his parents' pet Labrador, Daisy, and stole their iPad to make it look like a break-in, authorities say. Lauren Curran, 29, of Dunedin, Fla., faces animal cruelty charges in the death of a dog that belonged to her boyfriend's parents. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Dunedin man Jan. 27 they believe is the source of counterfeit currency that was passed by four other Dunedin residents at local businesses. Detectives assigned to the Economics Crime Unit began an investigation in August 2014 after learning of two cases in which counterfeit bills had been used at area businesses. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
A Dunedin couple was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and child abuse Jan. 28 as part of an investigation into a burglary by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Eric Adams, 34, and Lauren M. Curran, 28, were booked into the Pinellas County Jail the same day. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Deputies say a man broke into his parents' house with the purpose of killing the family dog... and then stole an iPad to make the crime appear to be a burglary. Deputies: Pair rob home to cover up killing dog Deputies say a man broke into his parents' house with the purpose of killing the family dog... and then stole an iPad to make the crime appear to be a burglary. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via St. Petersburg Times
A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday on charges that they killed a relative's dog, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. According to the Sheriff's Office, Alan and Laura Adams reported a burglary Monday at their house at 1593 Mary Lane in Tarpon Springs. Comment?
Thursday Jan 29 | via Star News Group
The trial of James Habel, the former Wall Township superintendent accused of defrauding the school district of more than $350,000, continued yesterday morning with testimony from an employee who worked in the district's business office during Mr. Habel's tenure in the district. Mr. Habel, 58, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Point Pleasant, was indicted in 2013 on a bundle of charges, including second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two counts of second-degree mortgage fraud, first-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity, third degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property, and several counts of falsifying or tampering with records. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 27 | via Star News Group
The trial of a former Wall Township superintendent accused of defrauding the school district of more than $350,000 has been heating up over the last two weeks. Currently, James F. Habel, Ed.D., 58, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Point Pleasant, faces numerous counts against him, including charges of second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two counts of second-degree mortgage fraud, first-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity, third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property and several counts of falsifying or tampering with records. Comment?
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