Oct. 22, 2014
In this episode of Florida Focus: Nike pays homage to the success of Plant High School’s football team; a St. Pete man is in critical condition after his girlfriend sets him on fire; South Florida wants to become their own state; The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers a pumpkin patch promotion.
In today's episode of Florida Focus: A quadruple murder suspect pleads not guilty this morning in a Pasco county court room; an overnight fight in a McDonald's parking lot led to a smashed car and gunshots in St.Pete; a twenty ton tree removal crane toppled over yesterday in Largo; a man died this morning after losing control of his vehicle in port Richey; good news continues at the pumps, gas prices are the lowest we've seen since 2010.
In this episode of Florida Focus: a St. Pete mother is arrested for child abuse; a Polk County crossing guard is struck by a car; Florida Prepaid College Plan becomes cheaper; the Historic Tampa Theatre turns 88 years old.
In this episode of Florida Focus: SWAT situation in Largo leaves two dead; truck crashes into Land O' Lakes home; tractor trailer full of Crisco is stolen in St. Pete; Chris Donery checks out the free coffee this week at RaceTrac gas stations.
In this episode of Florida Focus: a total lunar eclipse resulted in a blood moon; a Polk County girl was sent to Tampa General Hospital with the enterovirus; a Wesley Chapel movie theater will recreate a crime scene; local law enforcement escorted kids on International Walk to School Day.
In this episode of Florida Focus: Hillsborough County voters will receive mail-in ballots this week; Clearwater Police are on the lookout for suspects using stolen credit cards; Tarpon Springs girl falls victim to a hit and run; a seaplane crashes near Davis Islands Park; a local library offers Halloween costume swap.
In this episode of Florida Focus: Pasco County election officials issue a warning on mail ballot scams; a wrong-way driver is charged with DUI on the Veteran's Expressway; red light cameras in St. Pete are deactivated; a suspicious white substance results in an evacuation; a homeless shelter in St. Pete receives six million dollars.
In this episode of Florida Focus: a ruptured sewer line spills more than half a million gallons of waste water; arson is believed to be the main cause of a Tampa home fire; residents escaped safely from an apartment fire; Charlie Crist visits homes in Holiday and Sarasota; National Coffee Day brings freebies and discounts to coffee lovers.
In this episode of Florida Focus: Pasco County Schools receive new digital equipment; MOSI introduces 3D printing; West Nile Virus confirmed in Polk County; Shenaniganz Grill and Chill Bar in Apollo Beach burns down; Tampa cat owners wins grand prize in Friskies' video competition.
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.