Mar. 31, 2015
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 Health Brief: a new yoga mat has been released that can help you with your pose, coffee can prevent heart attacks, exposing infants to peanuts before the age of one can prevent developing an allergy, and a new report found that children are consuming too much sugar and sodium.
In this Florida Focus episode: A tragic murder-suicide occurs in Pasco County; The I-4 corridor brings a population boom to Tampa Bay; Channelside Cinemas opens back up for the Gasparilla Film Festival; Zephyrhills High School students are banned from going to the bathroom alone; Tampa Bay police officers raise money for the special olympics.
In this Florida Focus Environment Brief: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is helping to save Florida's most famous crop; A group of modern day explorers are bringing attention to Florida's ecosystems; Black bear hunting may be legal for the first time in 20 years.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: A Bradenton man was murdered in his home this morning; A plane crashed into the back porch of a Citrus County home; Clearwater Police make an arrest for the 2006 murder of a security guard; SeaWorld is taking on their critics with an aggressive new ad campaign; More headaches for commuters in Tampa.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: A murder case that opened almost 30 years ago closed today; A fire ripped through an apartment complex in Tampa; A Bay Area city wants to ban e-cigarettes in Citrus County buildings; A new bill is proposed that would allow liquor to be sold in Florida grocery stores; USF is ranked number two in overall performance for the second straight year; A rescued manatee is returned to its home.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: Florida is the latest victim of a cyber security attack, the USF School of Mass Communications is receiving a 10 million dollar gift, police are searching for a suspect who attempted to kidnap a boy, deputies are conducting a murder investigation in Pasco county, and the Florida Aquarium is celebrating their 20th anniversary.
In this Florida Focus Education brief: Common core learning standards are changing more than just school routines, a bay area high school is taking a fashionable approach to helping students, and MOSI will be hosting mess fest.
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.