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By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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A.J. Brent is a sharp contrast to Socialist David Maynard for Soil and Water post

From the Soin and Water Conservation District Group 1 race poses a stark contrast between A.J. Brent and David Maynard. Maynard, touting his 2010 victory and role revealed his Socialist Party alliance: “David More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Why April Griffin needs to stay on Hillsborough County school board

The District 6 Hillsborough County School Board seat has been occupied by April Griffin for over seven years and, in my humble opinion, she needs your vote to stay there. During comments published by Creative Loafing, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Florida Elections 2014: Group 34 Robert Bauman vs Missy Polo

TBO.com accuarately began their coverage of the race between Robert Bauman and Missy Polo for the Circuit Judge seat with “Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Jennifer Fichter case detailed: abortion, moved in with student, sex in truck

The State Attorney’s Office released 1,260 pages of documents in Jennifer Fichter’s case Wednesday, including witness and victim statements, and detailed police reports. Fichter is a Florida teacher More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Former teacher Jennifer Fichter moved to Hillsborough jail to face more charges

Jennifer Fichter Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher charged with having sex with several of her students, has been moved to Hillsborough County, where she faces three similar charges. Fichter now faces 34 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 Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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ACLU files lawsuit to end single-sex education, ‘these programs are illegal’

The ACLU has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, saying the single-gender schools and classrooms are discriminatory, noting Hillsborough County Florida in their claim, reports TBO.com in a Wednesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Another bomb threat hoax in Tampa puts two schools on lockdown

Police in Tampa, Fla. say the bomb threat was a hoax after two bay area schools were put on lockdown. According to Tampa police, someone else also called police dispatch at 11:42 a.m. this morning and said a bomb More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Two Florida teens arrested after setting off ‘acid bomb’ at middle school, ‘It scared us all’ says student

Two seventh-grade students at Dowdell Middle Magnet School set off an acid bomb Tuesday morning on school grounds, Hillsborough County deputies said. photo/Fbi.gov public domain Deputies arrested the two boys, ages More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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Joshua Hakken, Sharyn Hakken, US couple jailed in Tampa after kidnapping children and fleeing to Cuba

The couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba has been booked into a Tampa jail after being handed over to U.S. authorities. Joshua Hakken Sharyn Hakken mugshots According to More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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Hillsborough County commissioners approve $6.25 million subsidy to bring Bass Pro Shop to Brandon Florida

Hillsborough County Commissioners approved a measure that paves the way for a Bass Pro Shops in Brandon, Florida. Tax payer money and big business appears to be a bone of contention for voters, but the commissioners More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Police still investigating death of 6-year-old Jose Maria Pinto-Rosa who collapsed at school

The six-year-old child who passed away at South Bay Hospital after collapsing at Cypress Creek Elementary has been identified as Jose Maria Pinto-Rosa. Jose Maria Pinto-Rosa. After further investigation, officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Troy Shannon and Sherrie Boyd, 2 found dead in possible murder suicide, police investigation ongoing

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced that the preliminary investigation into two dead bodies in a Brandon, Florida home is a murder suicide. Deputies say Troy Shannon, age 47, shot his live-in girlfriend, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Florida man, Jarrett Brooks, arrested after brutally killing man with a hammer

Police arrested a Florida man on Saturday after he attacked, struck and murdered another man with a hammer. Jarrett Brooks Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Jarrett Brooks, age 27, attacked Jonathan More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Mark Esformes identified by Hillsborough County Sheriff as Sunshine Skyway suicide jumper

The man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Wednesday morning has been identified. Hillsborough County Sheriff is reporting that Mark Esformes, age 35, drove his 2004 Acura to the top of the bridge, exited More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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Aides suspended in Jennifer Cabellero case as investigation continues

On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office closed its investigation into Jennifer Cabellero’s death by releasing a report more than 700 pages in length.  It was determined that no criminal More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, November 10th, 2012
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K9 unit credited with arrest of two Florida men, Joshua Coleman and Charles Smith, wanted in shooting incident

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office is crediting the work its K9 unit for the arrest of two men tied to a shooting and assault on four individuals. Joshua Seth Coleman mugshot Joshua Seth Coleman and Charles More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Gwen Belcher, Florida woman found dead in burned vehicle, was murdered, says medical examiner

A medical examiner’s results have confirmed some accusations by family and friends of Gwen Belcher, she was murdered. The Seffner woman’s burnt remains were found inside of her car late September and More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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James Pepe, Florida teacher, allegedly tried to hire hitman to kill Robert Meredith, former co-worker

Two Florida teachers had their friendship deteriorate and transform into a feud and allegedly, possibly a hit on one of two men. James Pepe James J. Pepe of Brandon and Robert Meredith of Plant City, were once friendly More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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George Louis Garrett, Tampa man threatens suicide, gets into shootout with police, shot and killed

Hillsborough County police responded to a call about a man threatening to hurt himself and ended up having to protect themselves and shoot the man. Wednesday Cpl Duane Benton responded to the call and found George More...


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