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By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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FSU Shooting: Myron May ‘paranoid’ shooter, Nathan Scott recovering, Jason Derfuss saved by books, God

A gunman was fatally shot after opening fire in a library on Florida State University’s campus early Thursday, injuring three. Police identifed the man as Myron May, a FSU alum, who may have become increasingly More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Tampa teen Elijah Howard charged with shooting at school bus

 Tampa police arrested and now charged the 15-year-old boy who shot at a Tampa school bus on Monday. Police say he will still be charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault with a firearm and shooting into an More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Libertarian Adrian Wyllie moves to Libery First Network lobbyist role

Less than two weeks after making history in his campaign for Governor of the State of Florida(Facebook page link), Adrian Wyllie announced Monday, Nov. 17, that he has accepted a lobbyist position with the Liberty More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Thousands turnout at Tampa Repticon: Lizards, snakes, hedgehogs oh my

Tampa “herpers” gathered for Repticon at the Florida State Fairgrounds, enjoying massive or strange looking creatures. Known as Repticon Tampa, this is one of the large events for herpetology hobby enthusiasts, More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Florida pastor, Zach Zehnder, sets record with 53 hour sermon

A Florida Pastor recently broke the Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon by preaching a sermon that lasted 53 hours and 18 minutes from Friday to Sunday. Zach Zehnder, 31, preached the marathon More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Gay marriage bans hold in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky

The same-sex marriage movement took a step back in federal appeals court Thursday, creating a split among the nation’s circuit courts that likely guarantees Supreme Court review. The 2-1 ruling from the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Nat Geo uses new hidden camera show, ‘Crowd Control’ to curb ‘bad behavior’

What if we could make the DMV a happier place by adding a little laughter? Or curb America’s speeding epidemic without issuing a single ticket? Or reduce the rate of pedestrian collisions by making it worth the More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Oregon, Alaska, D.C. legalize pot as Florida voters reject medical marijuana

Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. voters voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement while voters in Florida rejected a medical marijuana bill. The Oregon More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Jimmy Williams on MSNBC: ‘Old white people’ will die and Democrats can get a chance

Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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‘The Phantom of the Opera’ set to come to Tampa’s Straz Center in December

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group are delighted to announce the casting for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently on sale More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ comes to Patel Conservatory at Straz Center

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad is a fun-filled performance that tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. The performance features the hummable score by More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Repticon returns to Tampa this weekend

Gather together Bay Area herpers, as this year draws to a close, this weekend will mark the last edition in 2014 of the long-running Florida International Reptile Show, also known as Repticon Tampa. Come be part More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Florida Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana projected to fail

The constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is proving to be less popular than projected by supporters who claimed that amendment would find broad support, crossing political, racial and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Jenny Quiles, pregnant Florida woman hit by truck, delivers healthy baby ‘Angel’

The Florida woman who was eight months pregnant when struck by a tow truck while crossing the street earlier this month, now has a miraculous baby girl. Jenny Quiles Jenny Noemi Quiles recovering well in ICU, while More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Winter Jam 2015: Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli top lineup

The Winter Jam east coast tour lineup was announced Monday evening and fans are clamoring over the lineup and tour dates. Newsong will be back as hosts of Winter Jam 2015 Here’s the East Coast lineup: Skillet, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Democrat robocalls for Ed Jany set to sabotage Lucas Overby against David Jolly

The 13th Congressional District race in Florida is heating up in a bizarre fashion. David Jolly has been endorsed by both big Tampa Bay-Pinellas newspapers, in large part because he’s pro-gay marriage and More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Florida Elections 2014: Group 34 Robert Bauman vs Missy Polo

TBO.com accuarately began their coverage of the race between Robert Bauman and Missy Polo for the Circuit Judge seat with “Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Charlie Crist, Rick Scott take center stage in CNN debate, race deadlocked

Florida is against in the nation’s view of political discourse as November’s midterm elections draw near. There is no hanging chad this time, but rather, the current Republican Governor Rick Scott vying More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Martha Stewart joins Bill Maher in call for Chris Christie to ban pig cages

Martha Stewart is the latest celebrity to stand up for pigs in New Jersey! In a letter that arrived at Gov. Chris Christie’s office Tuesday, Stewart urges him to sign an animal welfare bill that will ban keeping More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Charlie Crist, Rick Scott campaigns battle over the ‘fan’ regularly

The bizarre reaction over the fan at the Florida gubernatorial debate Wednesday night and the subsequent #fangate hashtag has done little more than distract from the actual debate and issues in Florida. The former More...

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