Dec. 04, 2013
In today's episode of Florida Focus: Today's high of 81 degrees, along with Thursday and Friday's forecast, may set a new record for Tampa; The U.S. Coast Guard seized more than $18 million worth of cocaine during two separate busts in the Gulf of Mexico; A St. Pete woman is charged with a DUI after rear-ending a school bus Tuesday afternoon; A solemn procession will take place tonight in Tampa for 21-year-old Army specialist Justin Kyle Adams who was killed in South Korea when his Humvee flipped in a river; Flights to Santa Clara, Cuba are being offered by ABC Charters via JetBlue from the Tampa International Airport.
In today's Florida Focus Education Brief: There's a new aviation academy coming to Clearwater High School; USF has partnered with Qingdao University to bring a taste of China to Tampa.
In today's Florida Focus Health Brief: Stroke is in the list of health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana; E-cigarettes are a new kind of cigarette; there's a new program from the Florida Department of Health to prevent holiday weight gain.
In today's episode of Florida Focus: A man died today following Sunday's boating accident; Riverview Middle School students are evacuated this morning after reports of a fire; Cyber Monday is offering big online deals; Safety Harbor is receiving a check for its new 9-11 memorial; Curtis Hixon Park offers Tampa winter fun for the holidays.
In today's Florida Focus Education Brief: Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, are being tested in several Florida counties; Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School has an intense program that prepares students for any post secondary education that they choose to pursue; The University of Tampa plans to expand its campus with a brand new seven story academic building.
In today's episode of Florida Focus: Tessa Pino tells us how Sweetwater Organic Farms grows the freshest produce you can dig up; Charity Wright visits Miracle Place and tells us how Metropolitan Ministries helps the community in more ways than one.
In today's Florida Focus Education Brief: Feeding America Tampa Bay's Kids Cafe is serving up free breakfast to elementary students studying for the FCATs; Local elementary school students are helping restore the Tampa Bay shoreline; A new computer program is flagging students on high-stake exams for cheating.
In today's episode of Florida Focus: The mother of Rebecca Sedwick announced she will be pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court; A vacant home in Tampa went up in flames overnight due to an electrical malfunction; Police are on the look-out for two men who shot a security guard last night while patrolling The Royal Oaks Apartments in Town 'N Country; A Seffner elementary school teacher is arrested on drug charges and is accused of allowing her minor son to smoke pot at home; It's five days until Black Friday and shoppers are already camping outside of a local Best Buy.
About Florida Focus
Florida Focus is a 3 minute "newsbreak" reported, written and produced on deadline by School of Mass Communications’ students at the University of South Florida.