Oct. 27, 2016
In this Florida Focus Health Brief: an experimental drug is showing great promise in the fight against Alzheimer's disease; sitting for long periods of time can affect your health according to a recent science advisory; researchers are developing an edible battery; and Tampa Bay area's first medical marijuana dispensary is now open.
In this Florida Focus news brief: a multi-car accident leaves two children and three adults dead; a car crashed into the garage of a Lutz home early this morning; an overnight robbery turned into a homicide at a Polk county gas station; a large housing project was approved in Florida; and this weekend is your last chance to check out the Hillsborough County Fair.
In this episode: Hillary Clinton held a rally in downtown Tampa on her birthday; Pinellas voting equipment was publicly tested as election day nears; Tampa's Citizen Review Board took a closer look at police officers' use of body cameras; a Tarpon Springs woman found a kitten in her fender well.
In this episode: presidential candidates continue to visit, with Trump in Tampa tonight and Clinton downtown on Wednesday; early voting starts in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Hernando county; a multiple-vehicle crash leaves a motorcyclist dead and shuts down Gandy Bridge for multiple hours; Tampa police are searching for the man who stole two Waverunners valued over $33,000; Pinellas County Jail receives the R. Scott Chavez Facility of the Year Award for outstanding correctional healthcare quality, innovation, and dedication.
In this episode: the Florida Democratic Party wants to suspend the Provisional Ballot Law so that newly registered but unverified voters can participate in early voting, but a federal judge denied the request; presidential campaigns are spending top dollar in our state, according to Politico; the nay area leads in sales for single family homes; Hillsborough county fair offers wholesome family fun.
In this episode: Amazon and Wells Fargo Cancel their student loan deal; USF addresses studying abroad concerns; Pinellas students have highest ACT scores; a teachers body language can influence students learning.
In this episode: a prisoner took a Bartow deputy hostage while the crew was out on lunch; two men and a woman who stole a wallet containing credit cards earlier this month are seen using the cards on Walmart surveillance video; healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony in Tampa as they unveil a brand new North American Global Services Center; Visit Tampa Bay held it’s 31st annual meeting today and says Tampa tourism is hitting record-breaking numbers; “Walkin’ the Beat,” a new Bradenton Police initiative that requires officers to get out of their cars and walk for one hour during each shift, hopes to ease tensions between law enforcement and residents.
In this episode: A mall fire rips through a shopping center on Hillsborough Ave; a Saint Pete officer is on administrative leave for his second DUI arrest; Florida gets a minimum wage increase of five cents; results from the University of South Florida election straw poll.
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.