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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Confederate monument in Tampa will stay put, commission votes to add ‘diversity mural’

After three hours of contentious debate, Hillsborough County commissioners voted 4-3 on Wednesday to keep a Confederate monument outside the old county courthouse in downtown Tampa. Commissioners Victor Crist, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Zika in Florida: 1st Martin County case, 6th pregnant woman

Florida health officials reported today that three additional travel associated Zika virus cases were reported, bringing the state total to 99. Martin County Florida mapImage/David Benbennick Martin County saw their More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Food trucks converge at Florida State Fair for annual ‘Discover the Food Festival’ on April 30

Get a taste of the best that the Tampa Bay region has to offer when the Florida State Fair Authority hosts its Discover the Food Festival on Saturday, April 30 from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, May 1 from 11am to 5pm More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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Xavier Smith arrested for Michael Beson murder as Florida gas station

A 19-year-old Florida man has been arrested in Friday’s murder of Michael Beson at a Plant City gas station. Xavier Quesean Smith has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery, according to Plant More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Kirk Kelly, ‘Cracka Boy’ chewed off fingerprints to avoid identification

A Florida man pleaded guilty to charges of escape, tampering with evidence, obstructing official police business and resisting arrest for biting off his fingerprints in an attempt to avoid being arrested. Kirk Kelly More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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New Tampa Players to present ‘Something’s Afoot’ to raise funds for University Area Community Development Corporation

New Tampa Players will present the crazy murder mystery musical Something’s Afoot at the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) Community Center at 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, 33613, April 6-17. All More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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Sarah Geren says Officer John Kotfila a ‘hero’ saved her life

The Florida woman who called 911 after seeing a wrong-way driver headed toward her on the expressway believes  Deputy John Kotfila Jr. intentionally drove into the path of the vehicle to block the wrong-way driver More...

By Sierra Jones On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Ismael Ortiz arrested for Florida shooting murder of Rafael Salvi during drug deal

Police have arrested a Tampa, saying that he opened fire during a drug deal in a hotel parking lot, killing one man and injuring another. Ismael Ortiz of Tampa, 28, now faces a charge of second-degree murder in More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Lazy Bonez and Beatlemania Live kick off Florida State Fair music entertainment

An outstanding entertainment lineup of musical performers that includes a Grammy-winning artist and a host of iconic favorites is slated for the 2016 Florida State Fair, taking place from Feb. 4-15 at the Florida More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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112th Florida State Fair set to start next week with a ‘So Much More to Explore’ theme

The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4-15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Florida substitute teacher, Samuel Bullock, arrested after nude photos sent to student

A Florida substitute teacher in Hillsborough County is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student. Samuel Bullock Jr., 23, is accused of having sexual conversations with the student More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Florida woman, Jennifer Yi, makes headlines for 3 DUI arrests in one week

A Florida woman is in jail without bail after she was arrested three times in six days for drunk driving making headlines. All three mugshots are below. Jennifer Yi, 31, was arrested near her home after midnight More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Florida woman, Nicole Schnell, drive drunk into police who were stopping a drunk driver

Two Tampa police officers were investigating a potential drunk driving case Saturday night when another drunk driver crashed into one of their patrol cars, police say. Nicole Schnell, 32, was arrested and charged More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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Florida teacher Jennifer Fichter pleads guilty in sex with student case

Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher accused of having sex with three of her students, pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday morning. There is a total of 37 counts against her. Each count, according to Polk More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Tampa police nab Ernest Johnson, burglar found naked in bed with child

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with molestation and burglary after police say he broke into a Tampa home and was caught in bed with a 10-year-old boy. Ernest R. Johnson, 25, was arrested after a 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 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...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Tampa: 14-year-old Dallas Robinson arrested for the 15th time

Dallas Robinson is just 14 years old but he was arrested early Wednesday for the 15th time. News reports are now going viral on the Internet as the details have emerged. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Florida judge, Eric Myers, arrested for domestic battery

Florida judge was charged early Saturday with domestic battery after striking an “unidentified” victim. Eric Myers, 58, who hears criminal cases for the 13th judicial circuit in Hillsborough County, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Three wrong way drivers in Tampa arrested: Matt Kennedy, Bluma Lantzy, Daniel Palmer

In three separate incidents Hillsborough law enforcement officers stopped three drivers traveling the wrong way on area highways in the Tampa, Fla. area. Two drivers were charged with driving under the influence More...


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