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March 20, 2009, 2:43 PM

Home invader gets 15 years

[MARTHA RIAL | Times (2007)]
After he invaded the Largo home of 82-year-old Shirley Ives, who fought him back with an ice pick two years ago, Dion Sookoo (inset) left the house with thirty bucks and a purse. Today, he left a courtroom with a 15-year prison sentence.

Sarasota financial fraud 
Financier's funds will stay frozen, judge says

Attorneys from Barry Cohen's firm fail to convince a federal judge to unfreeze about $250,000 to pay them for helping represent Arthur G. Nadl in an alleged $397 million fraud.

New music blog

Welcome to Soundcheck, your ultimate guide to the local music scene.

Obama on Leno

Tells him D.C. is like 'Idol,' but with more Simons. | Blog: The Feed

Kathy Griffin

Celebs, beware! Kathy's coming to town. | Audio for adult ears only

Remember him?

This cult leader is serving life for seven murders in 1969. See photos of him then and now.

Madness today

WKU-Illinois provides first upset. | Updated bracket | Scores

Your photos

Readers share cute pup pics. Beautiful nature photos. | Rate your faves


Celebrity Flash

Vin Diesel, Krysten Ritter, Jack Black and more. | Blog: The Juice


Re-energized Jim Furyk snares the lead. | Scores | Annika expecting

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