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By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Joel Peralta, may have contracted chikungunya in the Dominican Republic

The Rays right-hander, Joel Peralta will likely be sidelined for a period as he battles a suspected case of chikungunya, according to the team website. Peralta, who is from the Dominican Republic, traveled to More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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Florida boy, Logan Shepard, attacked or killed by two pit bulls

A Florida boy has died after being mauled by a pair of pit bulls while visiting relatives Saturday night in Riverview. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter stated Sunday that 4-year-old More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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‘Summer Fantasy’ & ‘Showstoppers – Film to Footlights’ comes to Tampa’s Patel Converatory

Summer Fantasy 2014 Back this summer by popular demand, Patel Conservatory students perform songs from popular movies and Broadway musicals. Written and directed by Scott Daniel, this year’s show will take audience More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Republican appointed Florida judge rules gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Thursday a Republican-appointed state judge struck down Florida’s ban on marriage for committed same-sex couples in what is now the 25th consecutive ruling by a federal or state court in favor of gay marriage. Florida More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Chikungunya: Florida reports first locally acquired cases in the US

Seven months after the first autochthonous chikungunya cases were reported in the Western hemisphere in early December, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported two locally acquired cases of the mosquito More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Florida teens contract ciguatera toxin on a fishing trip in the Bahamas

Two teenage boys from Manatee County, Florida, went on a fishing trip in the Bahamas, ate what they caught and contracted ciguatera food poisoning. A Bay News 9 report yesterday says  Marlin Ellis, 14 and Austin More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Eastern equine encephalitis virus cases prompts advisory in Marion County, Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in response to an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. Public domain image/Dusan More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Locally acquired dengue fever reported in Miami-Dade County

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County officials received confirmation of the first locally acquired case of dengue Fever in Miami-Dade County in 2014 on Wednesday, according to a health department press More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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‘Paying their way’ into the political process matters most to Florida press

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 5, two of Florida’s biggest mainstream media organizations, the Florida Press Association (FPA) and the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE) finally admitted, albeit inadvertently, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Adrian Wylie to Florida press: Include me or arrest me

An Open Letter to the Florida Press Association and the Florida Society of News Editors RE: July 10th Gubernatorial Candidate Forum photo/Wyllieforgovernor.com Members of the Press, As the only third-party candidate More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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USF students will be able to ‘check out’ drones at the library

Students at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl will be able to check out more than books and periodicals this Fall 2014 semester after updates and renovations in the the USF Tampa Library will allow for More...

By Terra Corbin On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Tamara Nolin delights crowd in Patel Conservatory’s ‘Hairspray’

Hairspray, Broadway’s Big Fat Musical Comedy Hit, opened to a sold out show. The energy in the crowd was palatable as people tittered on the edge of their seats waiting for it to start. The stage was set with More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Elementary school teacher, Lesley Brown, caught in bathroom with teen, nude photos found on phone

A Florida fourth grade teacher at has been arrested after police said nude photos and “lewd” text messages were found on a 17-year-old boy’s phone. Lesley Brown, 45, a teacher at Fuguitt Elementary More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Florida Dengue fever outbreak 2013: Martin County release summary results

Martin County, Florida, on the Sunshine State’s Treasure Coast experienced a locally acquired dengue fever outbreak with onset dates ranging from June to September 2013. Photo/CDC-James Gathany In September More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Vacationing Massachusetts man, George Baletsa, drowns off of Florida beach

Authorities have identified a 46-year-old man who drowned off the coast of Florida as a Massachusetts man on vacation. George Balesa and Linda Frazier George Baletsa was reportedly vacationing with his family, playing More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Novel poxvirus discovered in sea otters: UF researchers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Florida: Travel-associated Chikungunya cases increase by six

Six cases of chikungunya fever were reported this week in persons that had international travel and are residents of Broward, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties. In 2014, 48 travel-associated cases More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Caitlin Early, Monica Olvera, Justice Alvarado, Alan Garcia receive Suncoast CU Foundation scholarships

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) recognized four freshmen with $88,000 in higher education scholarships on June 18, 2014. Over 1,039 students throughout southwest Florida applied for the annual scholarship More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Jennifer Fichter case detailed: abortion, moved in with student, sex in truck

The State Attorney’s Office released 1,260 pages of documents in Jennifer Fichter’s case Wednesday, including witness and victim statements, and detailed police reports. Fichter is a Florida teacher More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Ashley Lyon found in Louisiana, Steven Patrick Myers arrested

A 16-year-old girl from Valrico, who has been missing for a week has been found near Lafayette, Louisiana. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office moments ago, Ashley Aubin Lyon was located  by More...

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