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.

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 26, 2018

In this news brief: Tampa Bay students rally in Tallahassee; Allergy sufferers beware of the oncoming season; A large shed caught fire in Brandon; Florida Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to stay at the scene of a crash.

 

 

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 22, 2018

In this news brief: Webber International University adopts Polk County’s Sheriff Sentinel program; a man is rescued from the Little Manatee River; the Tampa City Council discussed challenges with homeless populations; it looks like today will mark weather hit the bay area early and we’re loving it.

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 21, 2018


In this news brief: Florida High Schoolers rally at the Florida Capitol building for gun-control legislation; Pasco and Manatee County schools have lifted school lockdowns after threats were discovered; the parents of the accused Seminole Heights killer are under house arrest; several Hillsborough County schools now have their own food pantries; Clearwater Beach has been rated the number one beach by Trip-Advisor’s Traveler Choice awards.

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 19, 2018

In this news brief: St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman announces a new plan to name a library after President Barack Obama; statewide vigils are being held tonight to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting; 26 unlicensed contractors are arrested in Operation Drop the Hammer; the Tampa Downtown Partnership wants you to leave your car at home this week.

Florida Focus Brief Feb. 14, 2018

In this news brief: Travelers can ride the new SkyWay Connect train at Tampa International Airport; a Pasco County man is arrested after a teenager is found chained to a punching bag; an Assistant Principal in Pasco County is facing federal charges; a Pasco County woman is rescued after a fire broke out in her home; some local animal shelters have lowered adoption fees into the weekend.

Florida Focus News Brief Feb. 13, 2018

In this news brief: A woman is fatally shot after orchestra practice; A Port Richey woman kidnaps her neighbor’s son; first responders are better prepared after a local medical evaluation exercise; Flu virus is more active this season than all the rest.