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Hit and run driver sought for sideswiping family

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police are asking for the public's help locating a hit and run driver who sideswiped a family of four as they tried to cross Nebraska Avenue at Fowler Avenue.

Police say on March 2, around 3:45 p.m., the family was trying to cross Nebraska while standing on the median at Fowler Avenue when an unknown black or dark-colored SUV sideswiped them. The vehicle then continued heading south on Nebraska without stopping to help.

Tampa Fire Rescue took two of the victims to a local hospital to be checked out for minor injuries.

Student arrested in stabbing at middle school

Seffner, Florida -- A 15-year-old student was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he stabbed another student in the back with a knife.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say the incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. at Jennings Middle School.

The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are not known at this time, but deputies say the knife used was a 4-inch serrated knife.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

High school student arrested for making false bomb threat

Tampa, Florida -- A student was arrested Tuesday for making a false bomb threat at Plant High School.

Police say on March 3, a student wrote in pencil on the bathroom wall that they were going to blow up the school and made similar threats on Twitter.

Then on March 4, the school announced a Crime Stoppers reward up to $500 on the P.A. system for information on who wrote the threat. A student called in a tip that led detectives to the 18-year-old female student.

Burglary suspects flee into Brandon Mall Dillard's

Brandon, FL -- The Dillard's department store in Brandon was evacuated Monday afternoon after officials say three burglary suspects tried to hide inside the store.

Authorities say the suspects were wanted for a burglary in Manatee County.

While being chased Monday afternoon, the suspects drove off the I-75 exit ramp at State Road 60 and ran into the nearby Dillard's.

Eyewitnesses tell 10 News as many as 50 deputies and troopers responded and surrounded the store.

Police charge alleged gunman in cab driver's murder

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police have a major development in the murder of cab driver John Dooley back in December.

Homicide detectives have officially charged the man they believed pulled the trigger the night of the deadly shooting. Detectives say ballistic tests confirmed the weapon they recovered from suspect Landrick Edwards' home back in December was the murder weapon used to kill Dooley.

Man brings child to vehicle burglary

Brandon, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies are asking for any information on the identity of a man seen on surveillance video burglarizing a vehicle while a toddler waited in his car.

Deputies say on Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m., a white or Hispanic male, driving a faded red, late 1990's-early 2000's Honda Civic, broke the driver's window of a vehicle parked in the Walmart parking lot at 11110 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon.

Serial bank robber caught in Mississippi

Brandon, Florida -- The man wanted in connection with four bank robberies in Pasco and Hillsborough counties over a one-day period has been captured.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say Christopher Nelson, 42, was caught in Biloxi, Mississippi on Thursday without incident. 

Nelson was identified by Hillsborough and Pasco Sheriff's deputies Thursday as the man responsible for the robberies of a Chase Bank in Brandon, a SunTrust bank in Wesley Chapel and two Wells Fargo banks in Zephyrhills.