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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Tampa: Kevin Skaggs arrested for extortion, demanding sex in exchange for dog

A woman contacted Hillsborough County Sheriffs claiming a Tampa man that she knew demanded sexual favors in order for him to return her dog. Kevin Skaggs/HCSO The man, Kevin Skaggs, 36, had been calling and sending More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Drunk Florida woman, Ellen McMillion banned for life from Disney after fight with police, taxi driver over a cigarette

Orange County Sheriff’s Office detailed how a drunk woman, Ellen McMillion, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios repeatedly tried to slap a taxi driver because he didn’t have any cigarettes to give her, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Pasco Florida mobile home fire a murder suicide, Cynthia Brace killed by husband Edward Brace

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that a mobile home fire in Florida, killing Cynthia Brace, was deliberately set by the woman’s husband, Edward Brace, as part of a murder suicide scheme. Cynthia More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Derrick Beers identified as man killed in Zephyrhills crash, Alex Hiscock seriously injured

Florida Highway Patrol has identified the Zephyrhills man killed after a pickup lost control and crashed into some trees off of U.S. 301 near SR-56 as Derrick Beers. Beers, 23, died after the 1998 Chevrolet Model More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Pinellas man Paul Morgan arrested for molesting kidnapped 9-year-old girl

A Florida man in Safety Harbor, Paul Gary Morgan, was arrested Saturday afternoon for the kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old girl. Morgan, 63, grabbed the girl after she refused to show him her panties when he More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Franciscan Center sets free animal and pet blessing for October 4

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will bring the city’s official dog, Alcaldesa, and the public is invited to bring their pets and favorite creatures to the Franciscan Center on Friday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a free 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 Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Tampa same-sex counseling ban challenged by Robert Vazzo, New Hearts Outreach

Liberty Counsel filed a motion for summary judgment asking a federal court to permanently block the city of Tampa’s ordinance which violates the First Amendment by prohibiting licensed counselors from providing More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Lachino McIntosh confirmed dead due to Hurricane Dorian, devastating Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful Category 5 storm, turned deadly as it roared over the Bahamas on Sunday. The storm made landfall on three different islands with punishing sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts that reached More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Cellicia Hunt attacks Florida immigration office with Molotov cocktail

A Florida woman tossed a lit Molotov cocktail into the lobby of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Oakland Park. Cellicia Hunt Cellicia Hunt, 35, has been charged with maliciously attempting to More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Hurricane Dorian becomes Category 5 storm, pummeling the Bahamas

Dorian is now a Category 5 hurricane, located about 225 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida; 35 miles east of Great Abaco island in the Bahamas; was packing winds of 160 mph with higher gusts and was moving west More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Hiran Vaz identified as Florida driver who crashed over the Howard Frankland Bridge

Investigators have a recovered a body near the Howard Frankland Bridge that has been identified as the missing driver from Wednesday’s crash as Hiran Reis Vaz. Hiran Vaz Vaz, 53, was the driver behind the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Clearwater company, Brutus & Barnaby, recalls Pig Ears for Dogs due to Salmonella risk

Brutus & Barnaby of Clearwater, Florida is recalling all size variations of our Pig Ears for Dogs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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The Florida Democratic Party Ramps Up Field Team

The addition of 10 new field hires, brings the Florida Democratic Party’s engagement team to 19 organizers over a year until the general election The Florida Democratic Party is gearing up for 2020 with the announcement More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Snapchat shooting threat leads to arrest of 12 year old Emma Acebedo

A 12-year-old middle school student was arrested last week for making a written threat using Snapchat. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office (HCSO), Emma Acebedo, 12, a 7th grade student at Burns More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Tampa: Two students win at Florida Invention Convention

Two students from Tampa were recently honored for their innovations at the Florida Invention Convention.  Makana Salim-Uesi, a 7th grade student at Williams Middle Magnet School, took 1st Place in the competition. More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Dr Harvey Craig Roth performs wrong abortion procedure on woman, fined $10K

A Florida physician mishandled an abortion by performing the procedure on the wrong woman in 2017 at A Women’s Center of Hollywood, an abortion facility in Hollywood, Florida. That doctor, Harvey Craig Roth, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Serial Bank Robber, Terrance Goss Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years

U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell has sentenced Terrance Maurice Goss (33, Tampa) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for committing four bank robberies and two attempted bank robberies. The More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Florida: Governor DeSantis names 11 experts to Red Tide Task Force

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of 11 expert researchers and leading scientists to the recently re-organized Red Tide Task Force. For over 15 years, this Task Force had been inactive More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Straz Center provides free arts enrichment to community

Fifty-one local organizations have been selected by the Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory for its Arts Education Partnerships Program for the 2019-20 academic year.  Through its Arts Education Partnerships Program, More...


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