In this Florida Focus Environment Brief: bear hunting permits are now available; Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is asking fisherman to use recycling tubes; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority decide whether to go green; lawns are drinking more freshwater than we are.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: a possible sinkhole opens up in Citrus County; 65 new jobs available in Riverview; Hillsborough County's Transit Authority approves an $84 million budget; Sarasota police are investigating the death of a man who attempted to drive after being shot; a boat fire causes a fuel spill in Pinellas; National Coffee Day brings deals to Bay area coffee lovers.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: some Florida state senators want to make it easier for police to enforce the law; a bizarre early morning hit-and-run ends with a shooting; Hillsborough County deputies are looking for two masked burglars; a dispute between a Tampa panhandler and a veteran has gone viral; you may soon be writing a check to a new cable provider.
In this Florida Focus Environment Brief: spoil islands serve as dumping grounds for dredged sand in Tampa Bay; Sea turtles are coming to nest; a national environmental group wants to stop a popular tourist tradition to protect manatees.
In this Florida Focus Education Brief: Florida may pay extra to school districts that require uniforms; Tampa parks and recreation has "friends" helping their kids go to summer camp.
In this Florida Focus Episode: A Ruskin mail man causes a commotion in D.C.; A woman robbed a Circle K in Pinellas Park; A Pasco County break-in leads to a shooting. The Tampa city council is deciding on the Hillsborough River sea wall graffiti; The playoffs start tonight in Tampa for the Lightning.
About Florida Focus
Florida Focus is a news break reported, written and produced on deadline by the School of Mass Communicationsâ€™ students at the University of South Florida.