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More evidence released in lotto winner murder case

Tampa, Florida -- New information is being released surrounding the case of DeeDee Moore, the woman accused of murdering Lakeland lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.

After a court hearing Monday afternoon, a judge allowed the release of dozens of additional documents related to the criminal investigation. Included were jail house interviews, meetings and phone calls.

In one phone call, Moore says, "I told you I am done with everything with that man Shakespeare. I ain't helping the man out no more. He can freaking sink. He can sink like the boat he came in on."

Detectives believe this call is a trick, and that Moore actually befriended Shakespeare, took control of his finances and then murdered him.

If convicted, Moore faces life in prison. She's due back in court in mid-March.

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Police: Child's body kept in dad's freezer

Police: Child's body kept in dad's freezer

Winter Haven, Florida - New details are being released in the case of a mother and her daughter who went missing out of Polk County last year.

29-year-old Ronkeya Holmes and her 3-year-old daughter Masaraha went missing in October of 2009. Six months earlier Ronkeya left Masaraha with the girl's father Lester Ross, who was living in Winter Haven with his wife Sharon.

Ronkeya left her child with Ross so she could focus on her early Early Childhood Care and Education classes at Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Georgia. When her classes ended she tried to get her daughter back, but family members say Ross gave her the run-around repeatedly.

They'll give you shelter from the cold

They'll give you shelter from the cold

Bartow, FL -- With hard freeze temperatures expected tonight, cold shelters are offering sanctuary for anyone needing a place to stay.

The shelters, activated Sunday night because of the front, closed at 10 p.m. because no one showed up, according to newschief.com.

The following locations, operated by the American Red Cross, are open at 7 p.m. tonight. After 10 p.m. no one will be allowed to get into the shelter.

Court appearance for woman accused of killing lotto winner

Tampa, Florida -- The woman accused of killing a local Florida Lottery winner is set to go in front of a Hillsborough County judge this afternoon.

Authorities say DeeDee Moore befriended Abraham Shakespeare, then stole millions of dollars from him before eventually killing him.

Shakespeare was last seen in early 2009. His body was found in January 2010, buried on a Plant City property.

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Polk Co. man fishing out of canoe likely drowned

Lake Wales, Florida - The Polk County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recovered the body of 22-year-old Cody Allen Hayes out of Lake  Starr Sunday morning. Lake Starr is located near Lake Wales. Hayes is from Frostproof.

Divers were called out to the lake early Sunday morning after Hayes didn't return to shore after a canoe he was in turned over.

According to investigators, Hayes and 19-year-old Michael Paul Duey of Auburndale went out onto Lake Starr to fish in a canoe around midnight on Saturday, but while they were in the middle of the lake, the canoe tipped over knocking both men into the water.

Lakeland police investigating fatal car accident

Lakeland police investigating fatal car accident

Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Police responded to the 3100 block of Cleveland Heights Blvd this mornign at 1:30 am after receiving a report of a single vehicle crash. 30-year-old Joseph Lee Blankenbaker was driving a 2002 Acura southbound on Cleveland Heights Blvd when he traveled over the west curb and struck a palm tree on the west side of the roadway.  

Blankenbaker was entrapped in the vehicle until he was extricated by the Lakeland Fire Department. Officers at the scene could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage upon Blankenbaker's person. Blankenbaker was transported to LRMC as a trauma alert and expired as a result of his injuries at approximately 3:00 am.

Police: "Human remains" found in orange groves

Police: "Human remains" found in orange groves

Winter Haven, Florida -- Within hours of digging near the foot of several orange trees, Winter Haven police say they found a shallow grave containing two sets of human bones, one of an adult and one appearing to be of a child.

"It's going to take a forensic pathologist to examine the remains to give us some insight into gender, age, race," said Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester.

Still, given the remoteness of the location and the preciseness of the search area, it suggests a major break in the October 2009 disappearance of 29-year-old Ronkeya Holmes and her 3-year-old daughter Masaraha.

Police contacted family members earlier in the day to let them know what they had found.

"You know our heart goes out to them and at this point we can't confirm that it's their loved ones, but we highly suspect that," said Hester.