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.
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.