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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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EXCLUSIVE: Is the ‘Rick Porcello Curse’ linked to a school teacher in Tampa

Over the weekend, Baltimore Orioles infielder Chris Davis broke his historic hitting slump after getting a first inning single off of Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello. While Orioles fans let out a sigh of relief, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Walmart’s ‘Iconic Movie Cars’ Tour brings Ecto-1, KITT, ‘Jurassic Park’ Explorer, Doc Brown’s DeLorean to Tampa, then Houston

Tampa is the next stop in Walmart’s national “Iconic Movie Cars” Tour!  The cool movie cars, featured in the unforgettable commercial picking up groceries, are gearing up for a live action sequel – and More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Transgender actors attack IMDB for publishing their birth names on the popular movie website, it’s ‘deadnaming’

A pair of transgener actors are speaking out against the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for allowing their birth names to be published the popular movie website. photo courtesy of LC.org “Speaking on condition More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Fort Myers Man, Kenneth Minnick Sentenced 20 Years For Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Kenneth Minnick (43, Fort Myers) to 20 years in federal prison for receiving and possessing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. Minnick had More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Anti-gun groups unite to protest arming teachers in Florida schools as new bill moves forward in Tallahassee

The Parkland school shooting put Florida in the cross hairs of gun control activists in Florida as a new bill which would arm teachers (if they choose and if they are licensed) advanced in Tallahassee. The Senate More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Nine Federal Florida Lawmakers Earn Awards for Conservative Voting Records in 2018

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its 48th Edition of its annual Ratings of Congress. The guide ranks members of Congress based upon their commitment to conservative principles More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Tampa’s Patel Conservatory presents ‘Evening of Dance’

Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center presents Evening of Dance on Friday, May 3, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the TECO Theater. Photo courtesy of the Straz Center Patel Conservatory Open Dance program students studying More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory presents ‘Seussical, Jr’

The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory will present Seussical, Jr. April 25-28 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater, sponsored in part by Valley Bank. Performed by Patel Conservatory students More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Patel Conservatory presents ‘Jazz Jam’ concert

Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents “Jazz Jam”. The performance will be Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the TECO Theater. Photo courtesy of the Straz Center The Patel More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Straz Center’s Next Generation Ballet Presents ‘Pirates and Cowboys’

The Straz Center’s Next Generation Ballet (NGB) will present Pirates and Cowboys May 11-12 in Ferguson Hall. The high seas and Wild West meet in Pirates and Cowboys, NGB Artistic Director Philip Neal’s daring More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Patel Conservatory presents ‘Spring Music Spectacular: Made in America’

Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents “Spring Music Spectacular: Made in America” The performance will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Hall. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Florida House moving on reform ‘to ensure homeowners are protected from excessive rate increases’

From Florida’s House Speaker: THE FLORIDA HOUSE WILL ENSURE ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS (AOB) REFORM SAVINGS ARE PASSED ALONG TO CITIZENS’ RATEPAYERS Legislation Will Prohibit Raising Rates in 2019 unless Rate More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Matthew Robertson of Merritt Island is going places

Matthew Robertson is not like your average 19 year old. He didn’t go to college. He didn’t follow the book. He didn’t do what everyone told him to do. Most 19-year-olds are playing Call of Duty More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Florida bill will elevate texting while driving to a primary offense

The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), a member of the FL DNT TXTNDRV COALITION, commended Florida lawmakers this week for supporting House Bill 107, Texting While Driving, which would make texting More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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‘Joe Exotic’ Convicted of Murder for Hire, Violating The Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act

A federal jury has found JOSEPH MALDONADO-PASSAGE, also known as Joseph Allen Maldonado, Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, and “Joe Exotic,” 56, formerly of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, guilty on two counts of hiring More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Raquel Trinidad and Shevonne Philidor make Tampa proud as they head to American Idol’s Top 20

Raquel Trinidad and Shevonne Philidor may not be household names…yet, but the pair have fans in their hometown of Tampa and those fans will be watching American Idol closely, cheering for the hometown favorites. Philidor More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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US Department of Labor’s OSHA targets Florida Roofing Experts over fall hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a Jacksonville, Florida, worksite. The company More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Mark Zuckerberg is ready to sell out Internet to government control

In his recent Washington Post editorial Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for regulation for “harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.” Zuckerberg’s proposal appears More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Port Richey Man, Ryan Fluke Sentenced for Aiming A Laser At Police Helicopter

U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell has sentenced Ryan J. Fluke (28, Port Richey) to 21 months in federal prison for aiming a laser at a police helicopter. Fluke pleaded guilty on November 20, 2018. According More...


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