Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Babette, a female Pit Bull mix, waits to be adopted at the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in New Orleans, 10 August 2006.  Most of the animals rescued after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans have found their way to new homes across the country, but the city?s only animal shelter which operates out of an old coffee warehouse without air conditioning or drainage is still full of pets awaiting adoption.  AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK  (Source: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Boy Dies After Being Mauled By Two Pit Bulls

A 4-year-old boy in the Tampa Bay area has died after being mauled by his uncle’s two pit bulls, authorities said Sunday.

07/20/2014

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

DCF Appoints Specialist To Help Curb Child Fatalities

The Florida Department of Children and Families has appointed its first statewide fatality-prevention specialist, a position created by the department’s new interim secretary, Mike Carroll, earlier this month.

05/16/2014

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Alligator Interrupts Florida Death Investigation

Deputies shot an alligator that was threatening to disturb a dead man’s body, according to Tampa Bay-Area authorities.

05/15/2014

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Officials: Man Shot Children & Wife, Set Tampa Mansion On Fire

Four people, found dead inside a burned Tampa mansion were shot to death, according to authorities.

05/09/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Authorities: Four People Found Dead In Burned Home Were Shot

A family of four found dead inside a Florida home that burned down were shot, according to deputies.

05/08/2014

Source: CBS4

Alleged Police Impersonator Is Actually Federal Agent

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was seeking information about a suspected police impersonator this week after the person stopped a woman and yelled at her. But it turns out there was a little more to the story.

CBS Miami–03/07/2014

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

DCF Considers Working With Law Enforcement On Child Investigations

In the state of Florida, the child death toll rate continues to climb and officials, along with children’s advocates, are pondering whether a two-fold approach, bringing sheriffs in on child investigations, can help save children’s lives.

07/31/2013

Aerial shots show a massive sinkhole that opened up under a home outside of Tampa. (CBS4)

Camera Shows Depth Of Deadly Florida Sinkhole

For the first time, investigators are seeing inside the massive sinkhole that swallowed up a man as he was sleeping in his home near Tampa.

CBS4–04/02/2013

Tampa Skyline (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Security Beefed Up Ahead Of Tampa RNC

Taking into account the lessons learned from the past, security is being beefed up in Tampa for the upcoming Republican National Convention.

CBS4–07/22/2012

Thomas William Snell

Broward Schools Employee Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Broward County School security specialist Thomas Snell found himself on the wrong side of the law in Tampa.

CBS4–05/09/2012

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