March 27, 2017
In this news brief: Illegal dumping lands a Tampa man in jail without bond; the USF football player shot this weekend now faces charges; Tampa General Hospital is making healthcare more accessible for Brandon residents; a bay area bank becomes the first to introduce cardless ATM entry.
In this news brief: a man crashes a stolen car; a Hernando county high school teacher is arrested for having sexual relations with a student; Tampa is growing in population and home prices are rising; Florida senate passed ‘Whiskey to Wheaties’ bill to permit selling liquor in grocery stores; today is National Puppy Day.
In this education brief: a St. Petersburg teacher is surprised with a $25,000 award; a local elementary school is providing for its students in and out of the classroom; some Bay Area teachers will be receiving a bonus through the Best and Brightest program; a new Riverview school is named after a civil rights activist.
In this news brief: a suspect involved in a police shootout is at large; a missing Auburndale teen has been found; USF welcomes a new men's basketball coach; school buses are the subject of conversation in Hillsborough County; America's toy scout wants your old toys.
In this news brief: a Riverview teen is charged with the murder of his mother; an undercover investigation leads to over 100 arrests; a man is sentenced to seven years in federal prison for scheming to sell Social Security checks; a new grocery service delivers Costco groceries without a membership.
In this news brief: police find remains of missing Palmetto woman; a fire destroys a century-old Hyde Park house; a hit and run leaves a 17-year-old girl seriously injured; Publix super markets and BayCare Health are teaming up for a healthier community; Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream in exchange for donations for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
In this education brief: Scammers are targeting college students in an employment scheme; thousands of Pasco County students will be changing school; USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute expands senior learning to Brandon; three more Pasco Schools have been accepted to the Cambridge Education Program; the college of education in USF is establishing its first computer game design class.
In this news brief: A judge re-sentences a rapist to life in prison; Tampa residents regain equity in their homes; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announces he won’t run for Governor in 2018; St. Pete Grand Prix reveals new flag for first race of the season this weekend.
In this news brief: local activists are raising awareness this International Women's Day; a bird strike forces a United flight to return to Tampa International Airport; Tampa police are investigating the shooting of two teens; Hillsborough County strikes down the cap on local medical marijuana dispensaries.
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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.