Feb. 26, 2015
In this Florida Focus episode: John Johnchuck's defense agrees with the state; Hillsborough County's fastest electric-vehicle charging station unveiled; Building partially collapses due to water main break; Three women are found squatting in a soldier's home; Florida Strawberry Festival celebrates 80 years.
In this Florida Focus episode: the State Board of Education wants lawmakers to reconsider class sizes, Hillsborough School District is recruiting new special education teachers and a new STEM program is making its way to students through skating.
In this Florida Focus Episode: A Tarpon Springs home catches fire; Tampa Police battle a new crime trend targeting food delivery drivers; Moffitt receives grant for cancer research; gas prices begin to rise; 19 manatees are rescued from a drain pipe.
In this Florida Focus episode: USF wants to bring its medical school campus to downtown Tampa; prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in a Bradenton triple murder; a 16-year-old boy faces charges for manipulating a girl into texting nude photos; a Bradenton man is facing charges for a crime committed 20 years ago; Florida is number one for Obamacare enrollments; a freeze warning will be in effect for most of the Bay Area.
In this Florida Focus episode: Florida tourism reaches an all-time high; $15,000 reward offered for locating missing Brandon woman; guards shoot and kill an armed man in a St. Pete convenience store; USF Sundome ranks fifth best in university venues; a new baby gorilla is born at Busch Gardens.
In this Florida Focus episode: A Riverview man stabs and shoots his wife; A Lake Wales police officer is charged with having sex with a minor; Toyota plans to replace sticky dashboards; Designs for a new St. Pete Pier is introduced; Lowry Park Zoo offers Valentine's Day fun.
In this Florida Focus Military Brief: Department of Veterans Affairs continues efforts to decrease veteran homelessness; Brian Rothenberger tells us about a federal program that allows law enforcement agencies to purchase recycled military weapons; military suicide rates are declining.
In today's episode of Florida Focus: doctors say St. Pete man is too incompetent to stand trial; Jeb Bush releases thousands of e-mails to the public; Home Depot adds over a thousand jobs to the Tampa Bay market; Feeding America Tampa Bay teams with the State Fair; the USF women's basketball team makes history.
About Florida Focus
Florida Focus is a news break reported, written and produced on deadline by the School of Mass Communications’ students at the University of South Florida.