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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Police identify Kevin Pimentel as teen shooter in Florida ‘food fight’ killing

An argument over food turned fatal Wednesday evening when a teen boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, injured his older brother before turning the handgun on himself and now police identify the boys involved More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Education chaos: Common Core, Arne Duncan on inequality, fairness and federal spending

Many school systems remain “fundamentally separate and unequal,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said and a Sunday Washington Post article claims Common Core makes the divide greater. Duncan points More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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MegaCon 2015: Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart to host ‘Hulk Hogan: Uncut’

MegaCon announce that professional wrestling icon, Hulk Hogan will be taking part in a special event, Hulk Hogan: Uncut, moderated by the “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Get to hear behind the scenes stories More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Florida seeking help battling identity theft, fraud – like Rashia Wilson

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Jesse Panuccio sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez calling for additional action to combat identity theft and public-assistance More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Repticon Tampa is set for March 21,22

The dynamic reptile expo that has been running for nearly two decades, first as the Florida International Reptile Show, but now better known as Repticon Tampa is back! See the many animals it brings with it More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Florida: Military chopper crashes, 11 soldiers killed

Four Army soldiers and seven Marines are dead after a Tuesday helicopter crash during a night training mission off of Florida. The Army National Guard’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down near Navarre More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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MIT student Christina Tournant dead after suicide jump at Tampa airport garage

The former valedictorian of Osceola Fundamental High School and MIT freshman Christina Tourant killed herself late Thursday night and shocked communities in Florida and in Massachusetts as the news made headlines More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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Florida pit bull mix found shot, tied to railroad tracks

A young pit bull mix has made national headlines after the Tampa, Florida police found her shot and bleeding, tied to a set of railroad tracks in the city’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood on Wednesday. Police More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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SeaWorld still struggling, reports $25 Million loss, blames ‘Blackfish’

SeaWorld Entertainment plans to launch a new marketing campaign next month in an effort to rebuild its image and regain lost business. The company reported a loss in its fourth quarter of $25.4 million as attendance More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Two men arrested in New York, one in Florida, linked to ISIS

Three New York City men were arrested Wednesday on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks in the United States, the authorities said. The men had planned More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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George Zimmerman free from federal civil rights lawsuit, ‘not enough evidence’

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that it found “insufficient evidence” to bring criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Hispanic man previously cleared by a Florida court in More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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School rules saying ‘God Bless You’ is not unconstitutional

The Florida high school that told a student not to say “God bless America” during morning announcements after a threat from the American Humanist Association. The district now stands with the student, protecting More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Day in History: John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth

On this day in 1962, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut. Glenn was among More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Bobby Brewer on Little League World Series cheaters: the kids lose

While Jesse Jackson leads a charge of racism, the dishonest organizers of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson Little League team  illegally recruited players and has been stripped of its U.S. Title. 2001 Apopka coach, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Museum of the Bible begins construction in Washington DC

The eight-story, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible took a giant step toward its 2017 opening in Washington, D.C., beginning with surgical demolition of a 1982 addition to the historical building that will More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Lakeland resident, Will Doyle, to compete on ‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge’ on CMT

There’s no easy day at the “Broken Skull” ranch. Steve Austin returns with his trademark tough love for a second season of STEVE AUSTIN’S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE, premiering Sundays at 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Boating and the risks of lightning

The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in a million. But if you own a boat, the odds of it being struck by lightning are significantly higher – about one in a thousand. However, not all boats are More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Rand Paul stirs up crowd in Sarasota

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul met with supporters Valentine’s Day evening in the brisk confines of a Dolphin Aviation hanger to lay out his vision in a appearance sponsored by the Republican Party of Sarasota. Rand More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Aleksander Doba named Nat Geo ‘Adventurer of the Year’ over Tommy Caldwell, Will Gadd

Aleksander Doba has been named the 2015 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year for completing the longest open-water kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean — at age 67. Doba was selected from More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Two Florida drunks, Donald Jordan, Lisa Sirbella, picked up in dumpster

A man and woman made headlines after escaping injury when they were dropped into the back of a garbage truck after seeking shelter in a dumpster to sleep off their drunken escapades at a Florida Indian casino in More...

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