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  • Senators, Gualtieri debate 'policing for profit'

    Yesterday | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    SB 1534 aims at, among other things, mandating agency's seized asset profits be donated to charity or the victim's trust fund. Senators, Gualtieri debate 'policing for profit' bill SB 1534 aims at, among other things, mandating agency's seized asset profits be donated to charity or the victim's trust fund.

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  • Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get sho...

    Thursday | via El Paso Times 

    A member of a bomb squad pulls something off of a small helicopter and throws it after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.

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    Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, National Mall, US National Parks

  • Man charged with April 6 shooting outside St. Peters...

    Thursday | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Police arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday accused of shooting another man outside of a bar on 58th Street N earlier this month. Gregory Jaeger is charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

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  • Florida paper catches some flak for not disclosing C...

    Thursday | via The Wichita Eagle 

    If a reporter and his newspaper know in advance - months in advance, as it turns out - that a man intended to undertake a stunt that could sow panic in the nation's capital, are they obligated to alert law-enforcement authorities? And should they be faulted for not doing so until the last minute? The Tampa Bay Times faced just such an ethical dilemma when it interviewed a Tampa-area resident named Doug Hughes last summer. Hughes certainly made good copy.

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    Related Topix: Journalism, St. Petersburg, FL

  • A Florida newspaper is along for the ride a " a...

    Wednesday | via The Washington Post 

    If a reporter and his newspaper know in advance - months in advance, as it turns out - that a man intended to undertake a stunt that could sow panic in the nation's capital, are they obligated to alert law-enforcement authorities? And should they be faulted for not doing so until the last minute? The Tampa Bay Times faced just such an ethical dilemma when it interviewed a Tampa-area resident named Doug Hughes last summer. Hughes certainly made good copy .

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    Related Topix: Journalism, St. Petersburg, FL, Travel

  • Deputies: Man asks for work, sharpens machete when r...

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Joseph Lyle Matthews, 43, of Pinellas Park, walked up the street to a neighbor's house April 5 and asked for work, according to an arrest report. The neighbor refused, sheriff's deputies wrote, so Matthews began sharpening a machete in the man's front yard.

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  • Police seeking suspect in Sunday's homicide outside Stinger Bar

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Authorities are searching for a suspect they say shot a man to death outside Stinger Bar on 49th Street S last weekend. Juan Javier Oquendo, 26, had been removed from the bar by a bouncer in the early hours of Sunday, April 12, police said. 1 comment

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  • Dash cam shows police chase before fatal crash

    Monday Apr 13 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    Dash cam shows police chase before fatal crash Dash cam video shows moments leading up to fatal pedestrian crash Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1FOotN7 The Kitchen St. Pete, where Aaron Davis was a chef, was closed after he was killed by a drunken driver. Jason Mitchell is charged with Mitchell has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, aggravated fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, and DUI serious bodily injury.

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  • Editorial: Police body cameras and secrecy don't mix

    Monday Apr 13 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Body cameras for police officers have the potential to increase public trust in law enforcement, reduce the risk that citizens will be victims of excessive force and protect officers from unfounded accusations of abuse. Yet legislation that will be considered by the Florida Senate today would gut those goals and create more suspicion of police by keeping body camera videos secret in too many situations.

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    Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Opinion

  • Dash cam released in St. Pete fatal DUI crash

    Monday Apr 13 | via ABC Action News 

    Areal Flood Watch issued April 13 at 10:39AM EDT expiring April 14 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Highlands ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - Friends and family of Anastasia Davis, who was left a widow after her husband was struck and killed by a drunk driver in downtown St. Pete Saturday morning, say Davis is now in labor.

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  • Police release dashboard video of speeding sedan in ...

    Monday Apr 13 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    Police released video and audio footage today showing that an officer stopped following a man speeding through the city's downtown moments before the man crashed into two pedestrians, killing one, on Central Avenue early Saturday. The footage from a dashboard camera in an unmarked car provides a look into the minute before 25-year-old Jason Lanard Mitchell hit and killed Aaron Davis, 31, a popular chef at the Kitchen St. Pete.

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  • Popular chef killed by drunk driver

    Monday Apr 13 | via News 4 Jax 

    Police say a popular St. Petersburg chef has died after being hit by a drunken driver while walking home from work to see his wife, who is due to give birth this week. St. Petersburg police say they tried to make a DUI stop early Saturday on 25-year-old Jason Mitchell.

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  • State briefs: Man gets 2016 trial for killing 3

    Sunday Apr 12 | via St. Augustine Record 

    The case against a man accused of shooting his wife, a Bradenton pastor and a neighbor is not expected to go to trial until 2016. The Bradenton Herald reports that Andres "Andy" Avalos Jr. is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Dec. 4 slayings of his wife, Amber Avalos; neighbor, Denise Potter; and the Rev.

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  • Fatal bar shooting in St. Petersburg

    Sunday Apr 12 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    St. Petersburg, Florida -- Detectives are currently investigating a homicide which occurred at 2222 49 St. South in the parking lot of the Stinger Fatal bar shooting in St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida -- Detectives are currently investigating a homicide which occurred at 2222 49 St. South in the parking lot of the Stinger Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1FMUbKG St. Petersburg, Florida -- Detectives are currently investigating a homicide which occurred at the parking lot of the Stinger bar on 2222 49 St. South. The investigation revealed the victim, James Casonn was involved in a verbal dispute with an unidentified male subject.

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  • Chef killed by drunk driver on way home to pregnant ...

    Sunday Apr 12 | via NBC2 News 

    A popular St. Petersburg chef has died after being hit by a drunk driver while walking home from work to see his wife who is due to give birth this week. A popular St. Petersburg chef has died after being hit by a drunk driver while walking home from work to see his wife who is due to give birth this week.

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  • Suspect ID'd in fatal St. Pete bar shooting

    Sunday Apr 12 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    St. Pete Police detectives have identified a suspect in the shooting that killed 26-year-old James Cason on April 12. Suspect ID'd in fatal St. Pete bar shooting St. Pete Police detectives have identified a suspect in the shooting that killed 26-year-old James Cason on April 12. Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1FU6Z1N St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Pete Police detectives have identified a suspect in the shooting that killed James Cason on April 12. The investigation revealed that Cason and Juan Oquendo, 26, got into an argument in the parking lot of The Stinger Bar on 49th Street S after Oquendo was removed from the bar by a bouncer.

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  • One Dead In Pedestrian Crash

    Saturday Apr 11 | via Magic 98.3 Columbus 

    St. Petersburg, Fla.- - One person is dead, another is hospitalized and a man is under arrest after a pedestrian crash at 2nd and Central in downtown St. Pete. Police say 31 year-old Jason Mitchell was speeding through the intersection as two people were walking in the crosswalk.

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  • ConstanceABOUT the Spratts

    Thursday Apr 9 | via American Reporter 

    BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011, 4 p.m. -- Two St. Petersburg, Fla., officers and a deputy U.S. Marshal are the latest in a series of shootings that have targeted multiple police officers and killed four in the past week. Among them were eight officers wounded in the states of Indiana, Oregon, Washington and Michigan on Sunday.

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    Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives seek shopliftin...

    Thursday Apr 9 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public for help to locate a man wanted for grand theft shoplifting in connection with the theft of a television from a Walmart in St. Petersburg. The sheriff's office sent out a media release April 9 detailing the theft, which occurred between 3 and 3:20 a.m. March 24 at the Walmart located at 10237 Bay Pines Blvd. in St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg Law

Moving to NC from Florida with a second DUI conviction within 5 years.
I received my second due in dec 2012 (first was March 2009) and I am currently under the 5 year revocation. I had planned on returning to my home state of NC after the 5 years had passed (March 13 2018 is when the dmv stated I could obtain my license) but I will need the interlock device for a year. Is it possible to have the interlock monitoring completed in NC? I really want to move home now but clearly. We'd to drive so waiting another year is just a dreadful thought. Thank you
You will have to comply with the interlock requirement to retain your driving privileges in Florida and NC. Most...
Florida DUI. Administrative and Criminal suspensions over. Moving out of state. FR-44, SR-22 Question
Have a simple Florida dui with Florida license. 6 months Administrative and Criminal suspensions over. Been without a license for over 8 months. Moving to California the next month. My license is still suspended in Florida because of the FR-44 conviction. Would it be necessary that I buy FR-44 in Florida to terminate the suspension and then apply in CA or I can just apply in CA and the CA DMV will require that I have FR-44 under the CA license? Will this put me in any trouble if I'm caught driving in FL with a CA license? (visiting parents). Or do I have to have 2 insurance policies. FR-44 in FL and SR-22 in CA? Thank You.
Highly unlikely that CA will issue you a license while your Florida Driving Privileges are suspended due to the...
This is my first mis dui. Should I get a lawyer to help mE? And what is it gonna cost me to go thru this with out a lawyer
Please help and information on this would me out a lot. I have court on Monday and I haven't gotten a lawyer yet. They made me do I road test and they said I failed and I did blow. First blow was , .100 second waS, .102. And they searched my car with out asking me Is that lawful.
Yes, you need an attorney. Yes, the search incident to arrest was lawful.
There is any way to get hardship license or bussines license after second breathylizer refusal without waiting 18 months?
In 2005 I was charged with a DUI and refused to submit to a BAC test after running my car into a ditch. I took the guilty charge and suspension and went on to a career in the military. I am now a reservist and was arrested in DEC of 2014 for sleeping in my parked vehicle on the side of the road. I was in possesion of the keys so I was charged with my second DUI. Obviously because I was not driving I refused the BAC test at the time. (What I thought was a good idea at the time). I did not know however that my license would be suspended for 18 months with no chance of getting a hardship. Is there any hope of getting a hardship? I have already challenge the suspension and was denied. I need to get to drill every month and it will become problematic to get to training events in the future.
Unfortunately there's no hardship license issued on a 18 month hard suspension.
Is it illegal (obstruction of justice) to suggest to a person who has already been placed under arrest for DUI. Not to blow?
A DUI stop was conducted outside my condo. I used a cell phone to record the incident. Which agitated the police. After they placed the woman under arrest, I suggested she not blow. At which point I was told I am under arrest.
It is obstruction if the state can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you interfered with the police officers lawful...
I have a job offer!Can i go work overseas while i am on a Dui probation in Florida? i have completed all the court' requirements
i paid the fine, did my community service, and attended DUI classes.I have 6 months left on my probation term. I just got offered a job overseas and my probation officer told me i wont be able to go. there was no travel restriction in the court decisions. I really need that job to support my family.What are my options and consequences of traveling abroad while on probation?
Hire an attorney who can move the court for early termination of your probation. Typically, one must serve at least...
I got a DUI in CA 2 years ago. Is there a way to do the Sheriff's work program in Florida as I moved to Florida recently.
I got a DUI in CA 2 years ago. I am pleading guilty now and I might get sheriff work program. But, I have moved to Florida now. So, I would like to know if there is a way to get the sheriff's work program transferred to Florida(if yes, whats the process) or is there a way to pay it off? or are there any other alternate options?
You should probably have addressed this issue before you moved. I am not licensed in CA and do not know anything...