In this Florida Focus brief: an escaped inmate is spotted, a gas station is robbed in Temple Terrace, an RV fire breaks out, a Lakeland girl is arrested after using a social media site to post a video of herself drunk driving, and the Tampa Bay Bucs and Vision Mobile give free eye exams at a local elementary school.
In this Florida Focus Education Brief: Bay Area schools want guidelines for social media communication; the Kindness Corner bench is helping fulfill children’s emotional needs; a Florida bill would let students attend any school in the state.
In this Florida Focus Environment Brief: spoil islands serve as dumping grounds for dredged sand in Tampa Bay; Sea turtles are coming to nest; a national environmental group wants to stop a popular tourist tradition to protect manatees.
In this Florida Focus episode: A tragic murder-suicide occurs in Pasco County; The I-4 corridor brings a population boom to Tampa Bay; Channelside Cinemas opens back up for the Gasparilla Film Festival; Zephyrhills High School students are banned from going to the bathroom alone; Tampa Bay police officers raise money for the special olympics.
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 this Florida Focus episode: A Riverview man stabs and shoots his wife; A Lake Wales police officer is charged with having sex with a minor; Toyota plans to replace sticky dashboards; Designs for a new St. Pete Pier is introduced; Lowry Park Zoo offers Valentine’s Day fun.
In this Florida Focus Military Brief: Department of Veterans Affairs continues efforts to decrease veteran homelessness; Brian Rothenberger tells us about a federal program that allows law enforcement agencies to purchase recycled military weapons; military suicide rates are declining.
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: Veronica Beltran introduces the Merry Christmas,Charlie Brown exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center; Julius Bzozowski shows us a variety of merchants serving their treats in holiday flavors.
In today’s episode of Florida Focus: A drilling rig accident causes the Kennedy Blvd. Bridge to close; Pinellas Park Police have a bizarre encounter with a suspect; a terror suspect is sentenced in Pinellas County; USF honors Veteran’s Day with a chili cook off; The Blue Ocean Film Festival kicks off in St. Petersburg.
In today’s episode of Florida Focus: early voting figures are calculated; wrong-way driving accidents in Tampa continue; a St. Pete man is beaten to death; an escaped inmate search continues in Tampa Bay; a local philanthropist and business man is changing the look of downtown St. Pete.
In today’s episode of Florida Focus: two accidents shut down US Hwy 19; World Stroke Day is recognized in Tampa; customers protest Duke Energy; Hellview Cemetery Haunted House in St. Petersburg is a free and charitable attraction this Halloween.
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 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.