Sept 27, 2016
In this episode: Governor Rick Scott visits the massive sinkhole in Mulberry; a proposal could make a northbound lane on the Howard Frankland bridge into an express toll;Hillsborough students who live within two miles of their school may no longer be on their bus route; new Portillos restaurant opens in Tampa.
In this episode: an elderly woman is injured when a car crashes into her home; Governor Rick Scott issued a new emergency rule; care for transgender patients is being offered in southwest and central Florida; a pilot program is expanding streetcar services in Ybor and downtown Tampa; and red tide has been detected in bay area beaches.
In this episode: immigration suspects fleeing from a minivan close down Interstate 75; a man is wanted for violating his parole and faces charges of assault of a law enforcement officer; and ATM skimming device was discovered inside a Bradenton 7-Eleven; twenty museums are participating in Free Museum Day; Lakeland now has a pizza vending machine.
In this episode: Hillsborough County Deputies designed a campaign to educate drivers about bus safety; a study says that the learning gap between higher and lower income students is closing; the University of South Florida ranks 9th nationwide for universities granted patents; the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) now has more autism-accessible experiences.
In this episode: Sewage problems spread across the Bay area following Hurricane Hermine; Clearwater Police participated in opioid overdose training; City officials released new details about a High-Speed Ferry service; The church of Scientology hosted a prayer party for International Day of Peace.
In this episode: an American Airlines plane made an emergency landing; Pinellas County met to discuss controlling Zika; Polk County is testing residential water quality on the heels of a sinkhole at Mosaic; plans to demolish parts of Channelside were proposed today.
In this episode a 17 month-old toddler was fatally shot; a man turns himself in after attacking his girlfriend and boss; a Saint Petersburg police officer is under investigation for domestic battery; Krispy Kreme celebrates "Talk Like a Pirate Day."
Anchor: Allison Leslie Camera Operators: Floor Manager: Graphics: Technical Director: Audio: Prompter: Director: Producer: Web Content: Danielle Quichocho Faculty Advisor: Cathy Gugerty Graduate Assistant: Danielle Quichocho Teaching Assistant: Brooke Harris
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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.