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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 Education Brief: Bay Area schools want guidelines for social media communication; the Kindness Corner bench is helping fulfill children's emotional needs; a Florida bill would let students attend any school in the state.
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.
 
In this Florida Focus Health Brief: New research shows a link between depression and unemployment among young adults; USF Bridge Clinic offers medical services to the community.
In this Florida Focus episode: A Walmart in Brandon closes due to plumbing issues; apartment prices in Tampa begin to rise; a St. Petersburg pedestrian is struck and killed by a car; a Tampa man is charged for bringing a Missouri teen home with him; local retailers offer specials and freebies for tax day.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: The Sabra Dipping Company is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus; Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Deputy Jonathan McKinney are being sued; Your banking information may be at risk at Bay Area gas stations; USF proposes a body farm in Lithia.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: The Plant High School student that went missing last month has returned home; A wrong way driver is arrested in Palm Harbor; The Bucs locker room is still feeling the effects of the MRSA outbreak; Twenty thousand fans will pack Amalie Arena tonight; The Rays estimate they will sell about 400,000 hot dogs this season, including the Mac Dog.
 
In this Florida Focus Health Brief: A study released results of compared CT scans, the Human Performance Research Lab at UT may have a solution for those with little time to work out, and a new study suggests breast biopsies misdiagnose breast tissue.
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.
In this Florida Focus Education Brief: Tampa Bay classrooms are switching to a "flipped" structure; A local after-school program is giving students a push in the right direction; Hillsborough County high school students are taking accountability for low graduation rates.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: A shooting at a Tampa Red Roof Hotel is still being investigated; Credit card skimming devices have been spotted at Bay Area gas stations; Robbers tried to pull off a smash and grab at a Tampa Heights storefront; Bogus bingo halls are busted in Manatee County; The USF Women's Basketball Team made the NCAA cut.
In this Florida Focus News Brief: Tampa International Airport expects to see a massive increase in passenger traffic, Pinellas County beach brawl went viral, Tampa teens charged with animal cruelty, and Tampa Police are going from four wheels to two wheels to keep downtown safer.
 
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