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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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States launch antitrust probes into Facebook, Google

Top state law-enforcement officials from across the country are formally launching antitrust probes into Facebook and Alphabet’s Google starting this week, further pressuring tech giants already under federal More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Antwann Brown identified as man who stabbed five people at Florida’s Dyke Industries

Tallahassee Police have identified Antwann D. Brown, a current employee at Dyke Industries who responded to an unknown dispute in the office and used a “pocket-knife style weapon” to attack and injured More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Fortune telling scheme lands Florida woman, Sherry Uwanawich in prison

South Florida woman, Sherry Tina Uwanawich, a/k/a “Jacqueline Miller,” 28, was sentenced to 40 months’ incarceration for orchestrating a fraud scheme involving “fortune telling.”   In addition, she More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Tampa: Kevin Skaggs arrested for extortion, demanding sex in exchange for dog

A woman contacted Hillsborough County Sheriffs claiming a Tampa man that she knew demanded sexual favors in order for him to return her dog. Kevin Skaggs/HCSO The man, Kevin Skaggs, 36, had been calling and sending More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Florida teen Alyssa Hatcher stole parents money to hire people to kill them

A Lake County Florida teenager, Alyssa Hatcher, was arrested stealing money from her parents and then tried to hire two different people to kill them in a bizarre murder for hire scheme. Hatcher, 17, paid another More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Drunk Florida woman, Ellen McMillion banned for life from Disney after fight with police, taxi driver over a cigarette

Orange County Sheriff’s Office detailed how a drunk woman, Ellen McMillion, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios repeatedly tried to slap a taxi driver because he didn’t have any cigarettes to give her, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Pasco Florida mobile home fire a murder suicide, Cynthia Brace killed by husband Edward Brace

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that a mobile home fire in Florida, killing Cynthia Brace, was deliberately set by the woman’s husband, Edward Brace, as part of a murder suicide scheme. Cynthia More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Florida: Hepatitis A outbreak tops 3,000, Pinellas and Pasco report the most

By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida increased by 49 cases last week, bringing the state total since Jan. 1, 2018 to 3,009–only the third state to eclipse the 3,000 case mark More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Florida: Osceola County man, Christopher Lee Cumberland sentenced to 30 years for attempting to entice a minor

Osceola County resident, Christopher Lee Cumberland was sentenced Friday to 365 months in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release after previously pleading guilty to attempting to entice a minor More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Florida Cancer Specialists Welcomes Rina Patel, MD to Palm Beach Gardens

Medical Oncologist Rina Patel, MD has joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and is seeing patients in the Palm Beach Gardens office (3401 PGA Boulevard, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Orlando: Carlos Rodriguez Fernandez gets 40 years for sexually exploiting children, child pornography

Orlando man, Carlos A. Rodriguez Fernandez, 48, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl and for possessing child pornography. He was found guilty in June by a federal More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Derrick Beers identified as man killed in Zephyrhills crash, Alex Hiscock seriously injured

Florida Highway Patrol has identified the Zephyrhills man killed after a pickup lost control and crashed into some trees off of U.S. 301 near SR-56 as Derrick Beers. Beers, 23, died after the 1998 Chevrolet Model More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Kleatis Webb, Eric Melucci, Jason Botes arrested for James Knoll murder

Pinellas County detectives arrested three men in connection to a fatal Oldsmar home robbery which left James Knoll Jr. dead. The three have been identified as 37-year-old Kleatis Webb Jr., 34-year-old Eric Melucci, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Pinellas man Paul Morgan arrested for molesting kidnapped 9-year-old girl

A Florida man in Safety Harbor, Paul Gary Morgan, was arrested Saturday afternoon for the kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old girl. Morgan, 63, grabbed the girl after she refused to show him her panties when he More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Florida Vibrio cases rise to 19, 1st death reported in Hillsborough County

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health has reported an addition six Vibrio vulnificus cases since the last report in mid August. Image/CDC Through September 6, health officials More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Florida man, Kerry Rossin, arrested for the brutal murders of Lourdes Quinones, Kristin Marie Gooch

A man from Opa Locka, Florida has been arrested in the brutal murders of two women, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau. Police say Kerry Rossin, 27, was engaged in a violent dispute with More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Franciscan Center sets free animal and pet blessing for October 4

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will bring the city’s official dog, Alcaldesa, and the public is invited to bring their pets and favorite creatures to the Franciscan Center on Friday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a free More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Tampa’s Franciscan Center working to promote well living, calling for public involvement

The Franciscan Center is seeking fresh ideas and programming to promote well living and invites the public to share and enjoy its venue and facilities.  “If you have an idea for a workshop, class or program that More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Colombian Female, Leila Zapata Convicted of International Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

A federal jury has found Lelia Vanessa Perdomo Zapata (26, Colombia) guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine while onboard a vessel subject More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Tampa same-sex counseling ban challenged by Robert Vazzo, New Hearts Outreach

Liberty Counsel filed a motion for summary judgment asking a federal court to permanently block the city of Tampa’s ordinance which violates the First Amendment by prohibiting licensed counselors from providing More...


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