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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Florida blind man, Melchisedec Williams, shoots nephew Isaiah Carter who broke into his house

A blind Florida man shot an intruder who broke into his home, who turned out to be his teenage nephew. Police detailed the incident Monday, now clarifying if either or both men would face any charges. Melchisedec More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Florida middle asks students in survey if they want to read about rape, teen pregnancy, gangs

A Florida middle school has come under fire over a questionable reading survey sent home with sixth graders. The reading coach asked if the students wanted to read more about teen pregnancy, rape or gangs. Parents More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Granville Ritchie arrives in court for Felecia Williams murder, a warning for parents

The man arrested and charged for the murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams of Florida was ordered to remain in the Hillsborough County Jail in a little known case which should signal a red alert for parents nationwide. Granville More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Cuba approves of building the first new Catholic Church since 1959

Cuba will allow a Catholic church to be built in the Communist country for the first time since 1959. that Cuba has allowed a church to be built. Hurricane Sandy destroyed an old building, so the demand for a new More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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‘The Perfect Wave’ starring Scott Eastwood, Rachel Hendrix set for special screenings

The Producers of “The Perfect Wave,” starring Scott Eastwood (“Gran Torino,” “Flags of Our Fathers”), Rachel Hendrix, (“October Baby”) and Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Brandon Selph previews ‘Star Wars’ 501st appearing at Tampa Comic Con

Tampa Comic Con is this weekend and fans will certainly be lining up to see some of the great guests: Richard Madden, Pedro Pascal, John Rhys-Davies, Evan Peters, Caily Lotz, Jim Steranko, Marv Wolfman or countless More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Patel Conservatory opens fall registration for dance, theater and music classes

Registration is now open for 2014 fall classes in dance, theater and music at the fully accredited Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Classes begin Aug. 25. More than 100 classes are More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Joel Peralta, may have contracted chikungunya in the Dominican Republic

The Rays right-hander, Joel Peralta will likely be sidelined for a period as he battles a suspected case of chikungunya, according to the team website. Peralta, who is from the Dominican Republic, traveled to More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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‘Summer Fantasy’ & ‘Showstoppers – Film to Footlights’ comes to Tampa’s Patel Converatory

Summer Fantasy 2014 Back this summer by popular demand, Patel Conservatory students perform songs from popular movies and Broadway musicals. Written and directed by Scott Daniel, this year’s show will take audience More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Tampa Comic Con and MOR presents sweepstakes for VIP trip, including ‘Big Bang Theory’ taping

The Tampa Comic Con just keeps growing each year. Newly added guests, including Game of Thrones star  Pedro Pascal and Lord of the Rings’ John Rhys Davis are sure to keep the momentum going. In addition More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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USF students will be able to ‘check out’ drones at the library

Students at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl will be able to check out more than books and periodicals this Fall 2014 semester after updates and renovations in the the USF Tampa Library will allow for More...

By Terra Corbin On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Tamara Nolin delights crowd in Patel Conservatory’s ‘Hairspray’

Hairspray, Broadway’s Big Fat Musical Comedy Hit, opened to a sold out show. The energy in the crowd was palatable as people tittered on the edge of their seats waiting for it to start. The stage was set with More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Elementary school teacher, Lesley Brown, caught in bathroom with teen, nude photos found on phone

A Florida fourth grade teacher at has been arrested after police said nude photos and “lewd” text messages were found on a 17-year-old boy’s phone. Lesley Brown, 45, a teacher at Fuguitt Elementary More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Repticon 2014: Reptiles and exotic pets take center stage in Tampa

Folks may hear Repticon and think snakes, but the show this weekend in Tampa offers much, much more. Big or small, wet or dry, hairless guinea pigs and other exotics took center stage as thousands poured into the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Repticon back in Tampa this weekend

Repticon, nationwide promoters of reptile and exotic animal expos, brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators back to the Florida State Fairgrounds for a family-oriented, fun-filled event. The expo More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Florida cop killer Dontae Morris gets death penalty for 2010 slayings

A Florida man convicted of killing two police officers has been sentenced to death. A Hillsborough County judge on Friday affirmed a jury’s recommendation that Dontae Morris receive the death penalty. “I More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Buccaneer, Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies at age 85

Malcolm Glazer, the owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the populat soccer team Manchester United has died on Wednesday. He was 85. Malcolm Glazer photo/screenshot YouTube His death was announced by the Buccaneers. More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Terrorist Sami Osmakac trial begins with jury selection

The trial of Sami Osmakac, a U.S. citizen accused ofplotting to plant bombs across Tampa, Florida began Tuesday with jury selection. Osmakac is charged with attempting to possess a weapon of mass destruction and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Tampa woman contracts chikungunya while traveling to the Dominican Republic

A Hillsborough County woman is one of three imported chikungunya virus cases reported by the Florida Department of Health today. It is believed the 44-year-old  Tampa-area  resident contracted the mosquito borne More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Patel Conservatory sets free Open House for June

The public is invited to tour the 45,000-square foot Patel Conservatory on the Straz Center campus in June. From the press releases: Patel Conservatory - FREE open houses WHEN:          Tuesday, June 3, More...

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