Florida Focus News Brief March 28, 2018

In this news brief: a New York developer has big plans for Tampa; a three-car crash leaves one person dead and two others injured; a skydiver is injured after a hard landing; a shootout inside a home leads to several arrests; eat a sub and help a charity–today is Day of Giving at Jersey Mike’s.

Florida Focus News Brief Mar.27, 2018

In this news brief: Governor Rick Scott signs a bill aimed at helping Florida’s first responders; gun violence is the highest ranked issue for Florida Democratic voters; the University of Florida is teaming up with state transportation officials to make travel safe for seniors; one of Ybor City’s last wooden cigar factories will open in May as an apartment complex.

Florida Focus News Brief March 26, 2018

In this news brief: I-75 southbound lanes close after a crash involving four vehicles; a 350-acre brush fire is still active in Polk County; A new library is now open in the university area; and Clearwater Fire & Rescue and The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition team up to raise water safety awareness.

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Florida focus News Brief March 20, 2018

In this news brief: A Polk County 16-year-old is facing first degree murder charges for beating his friend to death.  A Dade City home burns down this morning. Pasco County fire rescue responded to the call and found the home engulfed in flames. The Pinellas County sheriff’s office wants you to know about a new phone scam. Port Tampa Bay strikes a deal to sell 3.4 acres of waterfront property.

Florida Focus News Brief March 7, 2018

In this news brief: The Hillsborough county commission votes against an ordinance to ban assault weapons sales; A woman found in St. Petersburg’s Lake Maggiore park has died; Hillsborough county health officials warning residents after rabies exposure; Fire destroys mobile home under repair; FEMA says they’ll no longer pay for hotel Irma victims hotel; Clearwater beach is voted number 1 for family-friendly

Florida Focus News Brief March 6, 2018

In this news brief: A 14 year old girl is arrested for making threats at her school. The Florida Highway Patrol is helping Haines City schools stay safe. The city of Tampa got involved by celebrating local women for Women’s History Month. Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered Pablo Picasso’s long-lost plan to build a sculpture on campus.