Top Tampa news: 22-year sentence in animal activist murder plot; strip club accused of sexual abuse

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By Hoodline - Published on January 31, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Tampa.

Former wildlife park owner 'Joe Exotic' gets 22 years in murder plot against animal activist

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, 56, of Wynnewood, OK was convicted of plotting to kill Carole Baskin, a Tampa-based animal rights activist.

Read the full story on Boston 25 News.

Tampa coach with ties to WNBA reflects on Kobe’s impact on girls sports

Since the death of Kobe Bryant, celebrities, public figures and fans have shared heartwarming anecdotes about the NBA legend. 

Read the full story on WTSP.

DCF worker charged in hit-and-run that injured teen

The Sheriff's Office says it has located the driver of an SUV that struck and critically injured a teenage girl Thursday night. Nakeeba Ryan, 24, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury.

Read the full story on WTSP.

Teen accuses Scores strip club chain of human trafficking, sex abuse

A teenage girl filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Scores, accusing the nationwide strip club chain of sexual abuse and human trafficking. "Jane Doe," a self-described developmentally disabled and emotionally disturbed teen, said in 2017 a male acquaintance brought her to a Scores in Tampa.

Read the full story on Yahoo News.

Couple claims Target employee destroyed gift cards worth some $800

A Tampa couple claims a Target employee destroyed roughly $800 worth of gift cards they accidentally left at the store while shopping for Christmas gifts. 

Read the full story on FOX40.

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