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Published on NewsOK Modified: July 15, 2014 at 5:12 am •  Published: July 15, 2014
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TAMPA BAY-AREA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING TODDLER IN CAR WHILE SHE SHOPPED

Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita Abramenkova of Clearwater had left her child in a locked, running vehicle for 40 minutes Monday. The car's air conditioning was circulating on low while the temperature in the parking lot was 92 degrees. Abramenkova was charged with child neglect. She was released on $2,000 bond. Geissenberger says Abramenkova told police that her daughter was asleep when they arrived at the store and she didn't want to rouse the child.

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR MAN WHO WENT MISSING DURING COMMERCIAL SHARK DIVING VENTURE IN THE BAHAMAS

Coast Guard officials in Miami say 63-year-old John E. Petty went missing Sunday night about 20 nautical miles northwest of West End on Grand Bahama island. According to the Coast Guard, the captain aboard the commercial dive vessel Shear Water reported to authorities that Petty never resurfaced after shark diving with eight other people. Bahamian authorities have been joined in the search by Coast Guard air and sea crews.

GIRL DROWNS IN POOL DURING FAMILY GATHERING

A preliminary autopsy has determined that the death of a 4-year-old girl in Florida's Panhandle is consistent with an accidental drowning. Police say the girl drowned in a pool after wandering away from a family gathering. The Wakulla County Sherriff's Department reports that family members at a gathering in Crawfordville on Friday discovered the child motionless in the deep end of the pool..

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