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Last night in Tampa: Dean McKee freed after three decades | tbo.com

TAMPA Dean McKee was 16 when he was condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Three decades later, he walked out of the Hillsborough County jail on Tuesday night, allowed to finally go home while the appellate courts decide whether he can stay there.

McKee, 46, was released hours after a Hillsborough circuit judge agreed to released him on his own recognizance as the state appeals a judicial order striking down his 1988 murder conviction.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Three decades later, Dean McKee freed as 1987 murder conviction is appealed

Jailers escorted McKee to a holding area to be fitted with a GPS monitor a condition of his appellate bond agreement a little after 8:30 p.m.

Outside, family members, friends, photographers and reporters peered through the lobby windows of the Orient Road

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Tampa man charged with producing, sending child pornography through Facebook



TAMPA A tip from Facebook led to the arrest of a Tampa man accused of recording himself having sex with a young girl and using the social media site to send pornographic photos and videos, authorities said.

Dabbs Postma, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault of a child 12 years or older, promoting the sexual performance of a child and possession of child pornography.

The investigation began when Facebook alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to hundreds of pornographic photos and videos sent between two users between Aug. 4 and Oct. 25, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office arrest report.

Investigators learned the girl was enrolled in a Hillsborough County public school. Detectives

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Tampa man charged with producing, sending child pornography …



TAMPA A tip from Facebook led to the arrest of a Tampa man accused of recording himself having sex with a young girl and using the social media site to send pornographic photos and videos, authorities said.

Dabbs Postma, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault of a child 12 years or older, promoting the sexual performance of a child and possession of child pornography.

The investigation began when Facebook alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to hundreds of pornographic photos and videos sent between two users between Aug. 4 and Oct. 25, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office arrest report.

Investigators learned the girl was enrolled in a Hillsborough County public school. Detectives

Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/Tampa-man-charged-with-producing-sending-child-pornography-through-Facebook_162295889

Family not giving up on Brady, dog that escaped from Tampa airport

Another day Saturday ended without a sign of Brady, the hound mix that broke out of a crate Wednesday prior to her Delta Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport.

  • Brady escaped from crate at Tampa airport Wednesday
  • Family arrived Friday to look for her
  • Family thanks community for all their help in searching for Brady
  • PREVIOUS STORY: Search continues for dog lost at Tampa International Airport

Christie Pennell said volunteers joined she and her family in putting up posters along Hillsborough Avenue and searching the area surrounding the airport. 

“I think we really just underestimated what this would be like,” Pennell said. “We’re just going minute by minute at this point, we’re just praying and hoping.” 

Brady was being flown to Bermuda to be with her family, who recently moved there. She was being loaded onto the plane when she escaped. There was a possible sighting Saturday at Stop In Tavern on South Avenue.

Pennell said she and

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Tampa search warrant reveals juveniles being recruited in West Palm Beach for sex trafficking


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New Hampshire authorities say Tampa man is suspect in camping murder cold case

TAMPA — One day during the summer of 1984, two friends went camping in New England. One returned, and the other, 25-year-old Christopher Bird, is still missing.

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Now the second camper, Richard Brunt, a man with ties to Tampa and a previous manslaughter conviction, is a suspect in Bird’s murder, court records show.

The cold case came to light in Hillsborough County through a summons issued by a New Hampshire judge ordering Brunt’s son Samuel to testify before a grand jury last week.

Bird, a schoolteacher from Haverhill, Mass., was reported missing by his wife, Donna, on July 30, 1984. Donna Bird told Massachusetts State Police that

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