In this Florida Focus episode: Florida tourism reaches an all-time high; $15,000 reward offered for locating missing Brandon woman; guards shoot and kill an armed man in a St. Pete convenience store; USF Sundome ranks fifth best in university venues; a new baby gorilla is born at Busch Gardens.
In today’s episode of Florida Focus: doctors say St. Pete man is too incompetent to stand trial; Jeb Bush releases thousands of e-mails to the public; Home Depot adds over a thousand jobs to the Tampa Bay market; Feeding America Tampa Bay teams with the State Fair; the USF women’s basketball team makes history.
In this episode of Florida Focus: An American Airlines pilot was sentenced and charged with possession of child porn; a twelve year old Palmetto boy bought illegal drugs to his middle school; prices at the pumps hit a four year nation wide low; a broken water main in Tampa; “Pink heals” tour at Moffit cancer center.
In this episode of Florida Focus:
- Nike pays homage to the success of Plant High School’s football team through a special Plant Panther shoe.
- A St. Pete man is in critical condition after his girlfriend allegedly set him on fire. The girlfriend will be charged on aggravated battery.
- South Florida wants to become the 51st state.
- The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers a pumpkin patch promotion to raise money to help support the animals at the shelter.
In today’s episode of Florida Focus: A quadruple homicide suspect pleads not guilty in a Pasco County court room; an overnight fight in a McDonald’s parking lot led to a smashed car and gunshots in St. Petersburg; a 20 ton tree removal crane toppled over yesterday in Largo; a man died after losing control of his vehicle in Port Richey; good news continues at the pumps as gas prices are the lowest we’ve seen since 2010.
This episode of Florida Focus, for Oct. 6, covers news from around the region and state.
Thousands of Hillsborough County voters received mail-in ballots this week. Voters will be able to request mail-in ballots until Oct. 29.
Clearwater Police are searching for two suspects using stolen credit cards from vehicle burglaries.
A 15-year-old Tarpon Springs girl was the victim of a hit and run accident. The girl was seriously injured and airlifted to a nearby hopsital. The driver later returned and was arrested for fleeing the scene of a crime.
A seaplane crashed during a lesson near Davis Islands Park, police reported that two people were rescued and they are in good condition.
East Lake Community Library offers a Halloween costume swap for parents. Costumes can be swapped or bought new for $5. All proceeds will go to the library.
This episode of Florida Focus covers news from around the region and from around the state for Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Pasco County election officials issued a warning about mail ballot scams.
A wrong-way driver was charged with a DUI on the Veterans Expressway.
Red light cameras in St. Petersburg were deactivated.
A suspicious white substance resulted in an evacuation, and a homeless shelter in St. Petersburg received $6 million.
In this episode of Florida Focus:
- A ruptured sewer line spills more than half a million gallons of waste water in St. Petersburg;
- Arson is believed to be the main cause of a vacant East Tampa home fire;
- Fire destroys an apartment home;
- Charlie Crist visits homes in Holiday and Sarasota;
- National Coffee Day brings freebies and discounts to coffee lovers.