Crime

Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office via Tampa Bay Times

Nearly 500 felony arrests for juvenile auto theft, more than one arrest per day. Nearly two-thirds of all auto arrests for kid under the age of 18. Even if they're caught, most kids spend just hours in detention. Those are the findings of a data-driven investigation by the Tampa Bay Times into what's being called an "epidemic" of car thefts in Pinellas County.

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Rates of reported domestic violence in the U.S. have declined by nearly three-quarters over the last two decades, but physical and psychological domestic abuse remain a prevalent and often hidden problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of violence by an intimate partner.  Domestic violence recently made headlines after Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki's ex-husband was arrested on charges of domestic battery and strangling at a Miami hotel.

A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment planned to use the explosives to harm civilians, nuclear facilities and synagogues, federal prosecutors said.

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Five people are dead after a man entered their workplace in northeast Orlando and shot them. The shooter, a 45-year-old unidentified man, is said to have entered Fiamma, Inc., located in an industrial park off Forsyth & Hanging Moss Road, with a handgun and a knife and shot four men and one woman. He then committed suicide.

A man told Tampa police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies.

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