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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Florida Man, Patrick Colvin Sentenced to 10 Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Handgun

A Florida man who formerly lived in Cresco, Iowa, was sentenced today to the maximum possible sentence of ten years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Patrick Colvin, age 29, from Lake Whales, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Bernie Sanders says felons, the Boston bomber, sex offenders and rapists should still get to vote from prison

Socialist Bernie Sanders said during a CNN Democratic town hall event that he would let the Boston Marathon bomber, sex predators, and murderers vote in U.S. elections while in prison. “Would [you] support More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Tennessee tops HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study, Florida at #4, Texas at #7

Florida ranks #4 for lowest dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($2,131) and #4 in effective tax rate (4.8%) in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study. To calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Sex Trafficker, Grevy Pierre-Louis Sentenced to 30 Years for Victimizing Minor Girls, Adult Women for 20 Years

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GREVY GERARD PIERRE-LOUIS, a/k/a “Cadillac Slim,” a/k/a “Caddy,” was sentenced to 30 years in prison for More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Colombian Police Officer, Santiago Silva-Ortiz Sentenced to 12 Years for Cocaine Smuggling

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Santiago Silva-Ortiz (28, Colombia) to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more More...

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 Guest Author On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Newswire PR Strategy: One Platform That Offers Several Solutions

Newswire is a popular PR service providing press release distribution and range of PR solutions. It offers PR strategies and plans that stand out and yet cost-effective for many businesses.   It highlights the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Floridian, Robert Stiver Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies of 2 Pittsburgh area Banks

A former resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, has pleaded guilty to charges of violating federal armed bank robbery laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Robert Stiver, 71, pleaded guilty to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Portland Man, Paul Thomas Pleads Guilty for Role in Interstate Marijuana Trafficking

On Thursday, April 10, 2019, Paul Eugene Thomas, 38, of Portland, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute marijuana and maintaining drug involved 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 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 Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Health Care Facility Owner, Philip Esformes Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Which Suburbs Are Renters Moving to?

A general trend among renters, especially Millennials, seemed to be a preference for urban cores over suburban areas, a choice sustained both by a decrease in homeownership rates and rising levels of construction 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...


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