This week on Florida Focus: A St. Petersburg mother is arrested for child abuse, a Polk County crossing guard is hit by a car, Florida Prepaid’s plan prices are halved, and the Historic Tampa Theatre turns 88.
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.