August 1, 2012 |
Tennessee Titans reserve receiver O.J. Murdock has died of an apparent suicide, according to Tampa police. Police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said officers found the 25-year-old Murdock inside his car Monday morning with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The car was parked in front of Middleton High School, where Murdock attended school. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died. Murdock did not report to training camp over the weekend because of what the team said at the time was a personal issue.
July 23, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, but the protesters expected to cram into the city for the Republican National Convention will be a different sort of crowd, and the police are trying to be ready. In 2008, thousands of protesters arrived in St. Paul, Minn., for the RNC. Some smashed cars, punctured tires and threw bottles in a confrontation with pepper-spray wielding police. Hundreds were arrested over a few days, including dozens of journalists. "Minneapolis surprised everyone," said Rod Reder, a retired Hillsborough County sheriff's captain who worked three Super Bowls in Tampa and the Free Trade Area of the Americas protests in Miami in 2003.
January 10, 2012 |
TAMPA, FLA. - A Kosovo native man has been charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff's office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said yesterday. According to a federal complaint, Sami Osmakac, 25, recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his "victims' hearts" in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe.
August 18, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa police arrested an expelled student after foiling what they deemed a potentially "catastrophic" plot to set off a bomb at his former high school and cause mass casualties on the first day of classes next week, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Jane Castor said Jared Cano, 17, threatened to plant a bomb at Freedom High School in north Tampa and detonate it when students return next Tuesday. Cano was arrested Tuesday night after someone alerted police to the alleged plot.
August 20, 2009 |
A 2006 Downingtown West High School graduate, described as a hardworking, altruistic scholar-athlete, was gunned down yesterday morning in what authorities called a random robbery. Tampa, Fla., police said Ryan P. McCall, 21, a senior at the University of Tampa, was walking home from a bar with a friend around 3 a.m. when a man with a gun confronted them and demanded money. The friend, Michael J. Harahan, 21, who was visiting from Philadelphia, fled and called 911, police said.
March 13, 2007 |
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon has been charged in Tampa, Fla., with stealing a handgun that police said was found under the seat of the player's sport utility vehicle during a drug-related search. Sharon and a companion were arrested Saturday night after a Tampa police officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from Sharon's SUV parked in the Ybor City entertainment district, a police report said. A search of the vehicle turned up a Glock Model 27 handgun under the driver's seat, police said.
November 9, 2005 |
One of the two former Carolina Panthers cheerleaders arrested during the weekend in a Tampa nightclub denies the pair was having sex in a restroom stall, her lawyer said yesterday. Renee Thomas and Angela Keathley, both TopCats at the time, were arrested early Sunday after a fight that began when they emerged from the same stall at Banana Joe's, a popular Tampa nightclub. Police said witnesses told them the women were having sex and others waiting to use the bathroom became angry because the pair was in the stall so long.
June 2, 2005 |
Boy, 7, killed baby sister, had little remorse, cops say A 7-year-old boy beat his baby half-sister to death with his fists, feet and a two-by-four because he was jealous of the attention the girl was receiving and because she wouldn't stop crying, Tampa police said yesterday. "The veteran detectives who worked on this case have never seen a case with someone as young as a 7-year-old show so much violence and so little remorse," Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.
January 4, 2002 |
ANY RESIDUAL enabling of former teen faves, the Backstreet Boys, came to a screeching halt Wednesday when one member was busted for ignoring police orders in Tampa. Backstreeter Nick Carter's ego was probably left Black and Blue after his arrest for refusing to follow police officers' orders to leave a nightclub after a fight broke out. Carter, 21, was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence. Talk about an equalizer - dude was handcuffed and placed in a squad car. The youngest of the five-member group was released on his own recognizance.
February 13, 2001 |
Robert Person's first act as the highest-paid member of the Phillies' starting rotation was not one he'll likely want to remember or be able to forget. After agreeing to a $2.975-million deal Friday afternoon in Phoenix, Person was arrested Saturday night in Tampa, Fla., because he refused to obey two police officers who had ordered him to walk away from a fight with a man at Seventh Avenue and 15th Street in the Ybor City section, according to police. Person spent four hours in the Hillsborough County Jail before being released early Sunday morning on $1,000 bail, police said.