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USFSP librarian arrested on child pornography charges

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A University of South Florida St. Petersburg librarian was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. James Anthony Schnur, 51, is facing 10 charges of possession of child pornography and two charges for the prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene materials. According to PCSO records, his bond is set at more than $1 million. Deputies said they started investigating Schnur in January after getting a tip about him having the obscene material,…

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Southern Poverty Law Center files complaing about Pinellas County School System

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Claiming that black and disabled students are disproportionately arrested and restrained, the Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Pinellas County School System. The suit asks that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice investigate and compel Pinellas County Schools to revise its arrest policies and practices. The SPLC also wants the OCR and DOJ to restrict the use of chemical weapons on students; eliminate arrests…

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Another former Bull great arrested on violence charges

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The second member of the USF all-time team has been arrested. Matt Grothe, 29, has turned himself into police on a felony battery charge. He was later released on a $2,000 bond. Grothe, a former quarterback with the Bulls, was accused of leaving the victim with a broken nose, broken tooth and lip and mouth lacerations. He was USF’s second all-time leading passer and added more than 2,000 rushing yards. Last week, former USF running back Andre Hall, 33, was…

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Tampa Bay Bucs rank high in NFL arrests, but stats are misleading

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The Tampa Bay Bucs rank near the top of the NFL standings in one category, at least, but it can’t be one of which the team is particularly proud. The Bucs are tied for third in the league as far as players being arrested over the last five years, says a study by former San Jose Mercury-News reporter Mike Rosenberg. The Bucs had 13 arrests over the last five years, the same as the Colts. They trail the Vikings (18)…

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