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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 Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Police identify Kevin Pimentel as teen shooter in Florida ‘food fight’ killing

An argument over food turned fatal Wednesday evening when a teen boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, injured his older brother before turning the handgun on himself and now police identify the boys involved More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Repticon Tampa is set for March 21,22

The dynamic reptile expo that has been running for nearly two decades, first as the Florida International Reptile Show, but now better known as Repticon Tampa is back! See the many animals it brings with it More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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MIT student Christina Tournant dead after suicide jump at Tampa airport garage

The former valedictorian of Osceola Fundamental High School and MIT freshman Christina Tourant killed herself late Thursday night and shocked communities in Florida and in Massachusetts as the news made headlines 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 Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Florida cashing in on cybersecurity with new schools

USF in Tampa is the latest to open a brand new school for training students on cybersecurity, according to a Feb. 6 report on Florida News Daily. The White House proposed spending $14 billion on cybersecurity, and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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‘Blacklist’ season 2: NBC rolls at #RedontheRun Scavenger hunt to find James Spader’s character

In anticipation ofThe Blacklist’s move to Thursday nights, NBC has launched#RedOnTheRun, a scavenger hunt in 25 cities! Some of the cities are Baltimore, Tampa, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Dallas, San Francisco and 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 Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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ISIS hacks Centcom Twitter, YouTube accounts

Islamic State hackers took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents. The command’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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NFL players joined with Christian charity to hand out Bibles as Christmas

Seven NFL football players joined with nonprofit Athletes for Charity to give away 500 Bibles at Christmas time. Don Carey, Andre Fluellen, Ryan Lindley, Kawann Short, Kevin Pamphile, Alterraun Verner and Reggie More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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‘Phantom of the Opera’ at the Straz review: Spectacular set highlights fan favorite

The legacy of The Phantom of the Opera will certainly grow with the latest production at Tampa’s Straz Center. A spectacular set showcases talented performers honoring the great and popular story. Chris Mann More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger, Frank Viveros talks ‘Phantom of the Opera’

The Phantom of the Opera is back at Tampa’s Straz Center and the stars of this spectacular production gives fans a look inside the show, how they were cast and what to expect. Katie Travis and Storm Lineberger More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Chris Mann discusses ‘Phantom of the Opera’ role, ‘The Voice’ boosting career

Chris Mann will star as the title character in The Phantom of the Opera, opening at the Straz Center in Tampa. He detailed the casting, preparations, his take for fans while speaking with the press ahead of opening More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Michael G Morales comes home to Tampa with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ as Straz Center

“Pretty cool,” was how Michael G. Morales began when asked about returning to his hometown of Tampa and “home theater” at the Straz Center with Phantom of the Opera. Morales, who lives in More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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‘Phantom of the Opera’ returns to Tampa’s Straz Center

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group are back with their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and tickets are currently on sale for the premiere 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...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Clara McGriff, Florida bus monitor arrested after hitting student

A Florida bus monitor was arrested yesterday on charges of child abuse after she struck 8-year-old special needs student and then pinned him down. Polk County Sheriff’s Office detailed the incident between the More...

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