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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Former Tampa Child Protective Investigator Megan Jaquiss arrested for stalking former boyfriend

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one of their former child protective investigator trainees, Megan Jaquiss, was arrested Friday and charged with stalking an ex-boyfriend over the past year. Megan 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 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 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 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 Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Hillsborough County Resident, Terence Daniely Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Police

A Hillsborough County resident pled guilty to all counts of a Superseding Indictment charging him with armed robbery of the Ocean Five Hotel on South Beach, discharging a firearm at a Miami Beach Police Department More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Tampa celebrates the 29th anniversary of the ADA with ‘Transformations’ at the Straz Center

The Straz Center, in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities and Tampa Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities, is thrilled to present TRANSFORMATIONS: Building More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Hillsborough County: Fake 911 calls prompts arrest of 18-year-old man

Three false 911 calls made this week–a bomb threat, a false report of use of firearm in a violent manner and disrupting a school function–ended with the arrest of 18-year-old Domerell Issac Lott. Image/HCSO The More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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University Area CDC Presents Free Prodigy Showcases

The public is invited to experience the joy of youth in arts, as University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) presents Prodigy® Showcases throughout the months of February and March. Communities spreading More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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Eighteen ‘Bird Gang’ Members Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Violations

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the culmination of a long-term investigation of a violent and drug trafficking organization known as the “Bird Gang,” operating primarily in Tampa. As a result, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Florida Elections 2018: No surprise, Organize Florida endorses Democrats over Republicans

Organize Florida and its members have released a slate of endorsements for the November elections who will champion the working class and fight for fair and equitable communities that include access to affordable More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Tampa murder suicide: Juan Hernandez kills stepdad Michael Kurz, then self

Hillsborough County Sheriff are investigating a murder-suicide at an apartment complex in Tampa, identifying the victims as Juan Luis Hernandez and Michael Edward Kurz. “Today we are saddened to report another More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Why I voted to retain Susan Rothstein-Youakim to the Court of Appeals

It’s hard to analyze the Judges up for retention on any ballot and the lazy/non-existent press in the Tampa Bay area offers no help. In fact, the Tampa Bay Times offers a four paragraph recommendation to retain More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Florida shooting: County Deputy Kirk Keithley murders wife, Samantha Keithley, then self, leaving behind four kids

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself overnight in their Land O’ Lakes home. Deputy Kirk Keithley, 39, shot and killed his wife, Samantha More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Florida Elections 2018: Kathy Lewis wins Democratic primary to face Tom Lee

Florida State Senate District 20: Kathy Lewis has released the following statement about her victory on August 28th: I’m so honored to be the Democratic nominee for Florida State Senate District 20. I want to More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Florida: Gov Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven southwest Florida counties because of the effects of red tide, a toxic algae bloom devastating the coast of the Sunshine State. photo donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Manhunt: Florida nursing assistant Dian’te Matthew stole and pawned 91-year-old’s wedding ring

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Florida, working at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Facility, has been accused of stealing wedding rings and pawning them off, including one from a 91-year-old woman. Dian’te More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Florida: Police drive alligator back to lake after it wandered near a CVS and Speedway gas station

An amusing story comes from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, which wrote about an incident on Facebook: an alligator was driven back to a lake after made a trip to a CVS and speedway. “YOU More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Cold Case solved: Charles Martinez arrested for 2009 murder of Victor Martinez

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has solved a 2009 murder case: the death of Victor Martinez. Detectives arrested Charles Martinez, 28, Saturday in the death of Victor Martinez, 21. photo/ Gerd Altmann More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Florida: 81-year-old Robert Schultz arrested for molesting 11-year-old boy

A  81-year-old Florida man is being held without bond in the Orient Road Jail after deputies arrested him for molesting an 11-year-old boy. Robert Schultz Robert Schultz, of Valrico, Fla. was interviewed by detectives after More...


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