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Police: Boy, 3, kills self with uncle's handgun

TAMPA, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- A Tampa, Fla., man was charged with negligence after his 3-year-old nephew accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun left in a backpack.

Florida man accused in blowtorch attack

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A man in Tampa, Fla., attempted to set his elderly father on fire by dousing him with gasoline and attacking him with a homemade blowtorch, authorities allege.

Remains identified as lotto winner's

PLANT CITY, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Human remains found in Plant City, Fla., are those of missing Florida Lotto winner Abraham Shakespeare, authorities say.

Police: Prostitute left baby alone in car

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Hillsborough County, Fla., allege a woman left her infant alone in a vehicle so she could go have sex in exchange for money.

Three slain in Florida back yard

BRANDON, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Three men have been found shot to death in the back yard of a Brandon, Fla., home, authorities said.

Zen tattoo on arrested man's head

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man arrested on a marijuana charge had a tattoo across his forehead reading: "Everything happens for a reason."
Florida man charged with burning wife

Florida man charged with burning wife

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A 44-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly dousing his wife with lighter fluid and setting her afire.

Police: Woman hit another mom in school

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities said a Tampa, Fla., mother has been arrested after she allegedly walked into an elementary school cafeteria and attacked another mother.

Nude pool plans raise concerns

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Town 'n' Country, Fla., apartment complex has raised concerns with its announcement that it will soon have a clothing-optional pool and spa area.

Deputy charged with dumping disabled man

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A detention deputy in Hillsborough County, Fla., faces an abuse charge after allegedly dumping a quadriplegic man from his wheelchair.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Artist takes gov's portrait on urinal tour ... MySpace bling display leads to arrest ... Peewee coach charged with referee attack ... Jail for man angry over penile surgery ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

MySpace bling display leads to arrest

APOLLO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Two Florida brothers were arrested after the son of a theft victim saw Internet photos of them wearing what appeared to be his mother's gold chains.

Couple dies inside large helium balloon

LUTZ, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- Two young adults in central Florida were found dead after they apparently climbed inside an 8-foot advertising balloon filled with helium.

Family member kills Lotto millionaire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- A Florida couple is charged with kidnapping and killing the woman's brother-in-law, who moved to the state after winning $10 million in the Illinois lottery.
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