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Man Accused Of Abducting Sons Declared Insane

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida engineer accused of abducting his two young sons and sailing with them to Cuba was declared legally...

Parents Charged With Kidnapping Boys To Cuba Face Detention

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — The man accused of kidnapping his two young sons and sailing to Cuba had spent weeks loading the family's boat with supplies and h...

How Can a Pot Plant Near a Kid Be Child Endangerment, but a Loaded Gun Is Not?

Russ Belville | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime
Russ Belville

This is just yet another way marijuana smokers are second-class citizens in America. You can drink all the beer you like and we'd have to prove your bad parenting before taking your kids, but smoke any pot at all and you are a bad parent by definition.

'Completely Off The Tracks': Alleged Kidnapping Parents Head To Court

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — Two young boys seem unaware their parents kidnapped them and believe their sailboat trip to Cuba was only a vacation, not an attem...

Couple Who Fled To Cuba With Kids Now Behind Bars

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — Joshua and Sharyn Hakken seemed to have a charmed life, doting on their two young boys, buying a comfortable home and building suc...

CNN Reporter Locates Father Wanted For Kidnapping 2 Boys

Posted 04.09.2013 | Crime

A CNN reporter claims to have located and talked to the man wanted for abducting two children and sailing them to Cuba. Reporter Patrick Oppmann sa...

'Anti-Government' Dad Arrives In Cuba, After Alleged Kidnapping

AP | Posted 06.08.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the woman's parents are in Cuba, authorities said Monday. The Hillsb...

Police Suspect 'Anti-Government' Dad Set Sail With Kidnapped Children

Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon that the Hakken family has arrived in Cuba, according to WTSP. The sheriff'...

Police Looking For Kidnapped Brothers Find Dad's Abandoned Truck

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 06.05.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities investigating the case of a father accused of kidnapping his two sons from their grandparents' home in Florida have a ...

Father With Drug, Gun Violence History Allegedly Kidnaps 2 Sons

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities are searching for two young boys they believe were kidnapped by their father from their maternal grandparents' Florida...