Tampa Bay: December 13, 2001
Hillsborough County news
Judge to break the color barrier
Quietly next year, a milestone will be set at the Hillsborough County Courthouse. An African-American judge will join the circuit civil division for the first time.
Chatterbox's decades-long run nears end
The bar that opened during Prohibition will fall prey to a retail complex after New Year's Eve.
Fire destroys home, holiday gifts
TAMPA -- The wood-frame bungalow at 11 Hamilton Heath Drive was more than just a home for Diane Schiller and her family. It was the keeper of family milestones.
Seven more face cocaine charges
TAMPA -- Seven more defendants have been arrested in connection with an ongoing drug investigation that has netted more that 100 tons of cocaine.
Man faces fraud, theft charges
TAMPA -- A 44-year-old Temple Terrace man was charged Wednesday with scheming to defraud and grand theft after police said he fraudulently billed the credit cards of auto repair customers 98 times between September 1999 and May 2001.