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By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Pinellas Man, Matin Steele Sentenced to 7 Years for Telemarketing Scam

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich today sentenced Martin Steele (46, St. Petersburg) to seven years and five months in prison for his role in a telemarketing fraud scam. As part of his sentence, the court More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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MegaCon 2019 reports over 100K fans, amazing ‘Back the Future’ ‘Boy Meets World’ ‘Smallville’ ‘Goonies’ reunions

MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention wrapped up the four-day convention May 16-19, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center. The multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Straz Center hosts Broadway Star of the Future Awards on June 2 with Eric Peterson

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts honors Tampa Bay area high school theater students and programs in its Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase, June 2, in Ferguson Hall. This Tony Awards® inspired More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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‘Imagine Nation Tour’ with MercyMe, Crowder and Micah Tyler announces Fall 2019 dates

Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Louisville, Tulsa, Austin and Ft. Worth are among the stops planned for the fall continuation of  the “Imagine Nation Tour.” Multi-platinum selling MercyMe will spearhead the run alongside More...

By Taylor Reed On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Reunion at MegaCon Orlando

Join host Joey Fatone and the Mouseketeers from all seven seasons of the 90’s Mickey Mouse Club in Orlando to celebrate the 30th Anniversary and the 90th birthday of the ‘Leader’ himself! Fans More...

By Taylor Reed On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ at Megacon Orlando

Believe it or not, FanExpo is wanting to give every guest at MegaCon Orlando the experience of a lifetime. With a celebrity guest list like no other and artist alley full of upcoming and popular artists, MegaCon More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 12th, 2019
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Florida: Court orders election ballots in Spanish, language assistance and more translations

Judge Mark Walker, the Chief U.S. District Judge in Northern Florida, issued a court order granting a preliminary injunction requiring Florida’s Secretary of State and the Supervisors of Elections of 32 Florida More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Disney sets Nat Geo plans, renewing ‘The Incredible Dr Pol’ ‘Snake City’ Dr K’s Exotic Animal ER’ ‘Dr Oakley Yukon Vet’

Nat Geo unveiled the 2019-20 programming slate as part of new parent company Disney’s upfront event. Fans will be happy to learn about these renewals: “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” “Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet,” More...

By Taylor Reed On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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‘Back to the Future’ Michael J Fox and Cast Headline MegaCon Orlando

Fan Expo has announced more additions for the upcoming Orlando Conention that will infuse excitement and overwhelming nostalgia for fans everywhere. Joining the already phenomenal headliners, ‘Back to the Future’ More...

By Taylor Reed On Friday, May 10th, 2019
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‘Doctor Who’ David Tennant and Billie Piper; MegaCon 2019

Fans are counting down the days for MegaCon Orlando as the largest convention in the southeast opens up to fans everywhere next week. Several celebrity guests have been announced including the ‘Doctor Who’ More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 5th, 2019
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for KING & Country announce ‘Burn the Ships’ tour dates across North America

Two-time GRAMMY® award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY is heading back out on the road, as the 2019 Billboard Music Award nominees just announced the burn the ships | world tour: North America. The extensive More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Krystal completes ‘scrape and rebuild’ project in Lakeland with their new prototypical restaurant

The Krystal Company announces the reopening of the Krystal restaurant located at 730 E. Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland, Florida after a complete “scrape and rebuild” that razed the existing building and replaced More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Bernie Sanders: Disney should ‘reassemble’ the ‘Avengers Endgame’ profits to pay staff more

Class warfare and income redistribution are two of the key elements in the Bernie Sanders platform and he is now taking aim at the Avengers, more specifically, the profits Disney will earn from the blockbuster success More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Tampa: University Area CDC offering free Wellness classes for women, deal with stress, goal setting, self-care

University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) is offering free classes in topics like stress management, coping and mindfulness to women in the University Area, starting May 2. photo/ Pete Linforth “Our More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Serial Bank Robber, Ronnie Montsdeoca Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

A Jupiter resident was sentenced to twenty years in prison for a string of bank robberies in Palm Beach and Martin Counties in 2017 and 2018. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Florida: Competitive Edge Landscaping order to pay back wages for overtime, cheating staff out of bonuses

 After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Competitive Edge Group Inc. – operating as Competitive Edge Landscaping and based in Longwood, Florida – will pay $44,280 More...

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 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...


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