Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 6, 2017

In this news brief: President Donald Trump visits MacDill Air Force Base; a Bradenton man is in custody following a police standoff; Pasco County launches a recycling survey designed to better understand residents habits; a police dog and his partner are back to work.

 

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 24, 2017

In this environment brief: the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission finds a Florida Panther outside its known breeding range; the Rising Tide Exhibit at Busch Gardens is developing sustainable aquaculture; the number of manatees killed in Florida reaches an all-time high; the Florida Aquarium and Cuba are working together to preserve coral reefs.

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 14, 2017

In this news brief: the coast guard says they have recovered the body of missing passenger; a man is charged with aggravated battery for hitting a deputy with his car mirror; Tampa Police Department is teaming up with a national non-profit to help at-risk youth; a prime location on Bayshore Boulevard is set to be a 24 story condominium; Publix is selling heart shaped steaks to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Florida Focus News Brief Nov. 17, 2016

In this episode: a motorcyclist crashes into the barrier wall on southbound I-275, flips into northbound lanes, and an oncoming Pinellas patrol car accidentally hits him; the USF student who reported a robbery earlier this week admits she fabricated the story, is charged with false reporting; a suspect from yesterday’s Chase bank robbery is identified; Florida Highway Patrol is hosting a job fair; big-cat rescue sanctuaries from across the country are working with Big Cat Rescue Tampa to give five tigers a new home.

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Florida Focus News Brief Nov. 16, 2016

In this episode: a toddler is hospitalized after being shot, police believe it was accidental; the University of South Florida is warning students to stay alert after a student is robbed on campus; a 15 year-old is arrested in Manatee County for having marijuana stuffed down one sock, and meth stuffed down the other; Pasco County Fire Rescue is supplying and installing smoke detectors for those who need them; pig carcasses block northbound lanes on I-75.

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Florida Focus Nov. 14, 2016

In this episode: authorities respond to a fire inside a vacant mobile home and discovered anti-Trump messages on the neighboring home; one woman is dead and another is injured after their vehicle falls from a highway overpass; it’s Fraud Awareness Week and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting workshops to protect you; a new mobile app launches for Hart Buses in the USF and Carrollwood areas; a new art museum to break ground in St. Pete.

 

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Florida Focus News Brief Nov. 10, 2016

In this episode: Devon Lee Freeman is in custody, charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a Bradenton teen; Clearwater police are searching for a serial armed robber, suspected of hitting two Wal-Mart stores as well as a Seven-Eleven; a Disaster Recovery Center opens in Manatee County to assist victims of Hurricane Matthew; new bike lanes are coming to down town Tampa; the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate our veterans with camouflage warm-up jerseys, holiday cards from fans to troops overseas during the Lightning’s Military Night at Amalie Arena.

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Florida Focus News Brief Nov. 9, 2016

In this episode: Uber and Lyft make a deal with the Public Transportation Commission; Charles Hunter Walton is charged with DUI man slaughter after striking and killing a 72 year-old crossing guard; a house fire breaks out in Ybor this morning and leaves a man dead; the University of South Florida is recognized for its commitment to veteran student success, ranked number one by the Military Times; a Lakeland woman wins $18 million dollars in the Florida Lottery.

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Florida Focus News Brief Nov. 7, 2016

In this episode: Florida breaks their early voting numbers; the Clinton Campaign is holding a get out the vote concert with Jimmy Buffet and Donald Trump rallies in Sarasota; Election officials release some safety tips on election day; and the Hillsborough county vote turn out becomes a good predictor for which presidential candidate will take the victory.

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