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  • Black activist robbed; gains new appreciation for police

    08/03/2016 9:57:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Fox 13 Tampa ^ | Crystal Clark
    A black rights advocate, often critical of Tampa police relations, was assisted by officers early Saturday morning after being robbed at gunpoint in Ybor City. Ali Muhammad is well known in the Bay Area community for calling attention to the need for police reform during the selection process of the police citizens review board. He also wants to put an end to black crime, encouraging community members to come forward after several deadly shootings. Muhammad became the victim of a black-on-black crime after a night of working as a DJ at a club in Ybor City. While walking down 8th...
  • THE REAL REASON GEN. ALLEN RESIGNED

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • Jill Kelley emails say Petraeus, Allen asked her to stop shock jock....from desecrating a Koran

    11/18/2012 3:13:07 PM PST · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Full Title: Jill Kelley emails say Petraeus, Allen asked her to stop shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge from desecrating a Koran Note: Did a search and couldn't find this posted elsewhere. _________________________________________ In March 2012, a Tampa shock jock called Bubba the Love Sponge announced he was going to "deep fat fry" a Koran as a stunt. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley wrote the city’s mayor saying that then CIA Director David Petraeus and the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, had asked her about “getting this dealt with.” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn responded that the city was "working...
  • Terror Plot In Tampa; CAIR Defends Suspect

    01/10/2012 7:35:00 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-10-12 | IPT News
    “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?” Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa,told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise. Osmakac was arrested Saturday night, after receiving nonfunctioning guns and explosives from the FBI and making a martyrdom video. Although he initially planned to blow up a car bomb outside of Tampa’s nightlife district of Ybor City, he altered...
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • TPD: Security guard accused of firing shots in parking garage argument

    07/12/2016 2:48:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Another shooting situation caught on camera — this time in Tampa, after a security guard got into an altercation with a group of men leaving the Ybor City parking garage. Everoy Farqharson, 31, employed by private security firm Farqharson confronted victims about urinating in parking garage Farqharson accused of firing gunshots at people in garage Officers arrested security guard Everoy Farqharson and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and battery. He was also charged with tampering with evidence and burglary of a conveyance for unlawfully entering the victim's car and removing shell casings from the...
  • A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

    06/12/2016 4:13:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard
    Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging: the scripted candidate who affirms conservative ideals and attacks presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the free-wheeling headliner at rallies who seems willing to hurl insults at any and all, even within his own party. The latter public version of Mr. Trump showed up on Saturday at campaign stops in Tampa, Fl., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offering a stark contrast from the more-restrained...
  • Pastor Mark Burns Great Speech for Trump; Slams Hillary as the Real “Racist” – Video 6/11/16

    06/11/2016 4:39:51 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 11, 2016 | Brian
    Wow! Here is Pastor Mark Burns introducing Donald Trump at his Tampa, Florida rally today. Pastor Burns brought the house down with a barn-burner of a speech. He forcefully spoke for Trump and slammed Hillary Clinton as a real “racist.” Burns said Clinton “panders” on the basis of race “to steal their votes.” Under Trump, Burns said the only colors that will matter are “the red, white and blue.” Donald Trump should put this man FRONT and CENTER to speak for him all across America! He should speak at the Republican Convention in prime time! . . . .
  • 2 Trump rallies 6/11/2016! Tampa, FL @ 11am & Pittsburgh, PA @ 3 pm EDT

    06/11/2016 4:19:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 579 replies
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 -Tampa, FL-Tampa Convention Center-11:00 AM Donald J. Trump for President Rally Doors Open: 8:00 AM Tampa Bay, Fl Tampa Convention Center Saturday, June 11, 2016 -Pittsburgh, PA-Atlantic Aviation 3:00 PM-Donald J. Trump for President Rally Doors Open at 12:00 PM Pittsburgh, PA Atlantic Aviation
  • David Petraeus Pleads Guilty

    04/23/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Gordon et al.
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus – a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nation’s top spy – pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. Under a plea agreement, Petraeus was to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine. As Kessler moved through the methodical proceedings, Petraeus answered questions in strong voice, one accustomed to addressing troops and congressmen. Patraeus was sentenced in Charlotte, the city where the security breach was discovered as...
  • Man arrested after two shot during 'Stop the Violence' event

    05/16/2016 9:05:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    fox13news.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | FOX 13 News Staff
    AVON PARK (FOX 13) - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said it has arrested a suspect in the shooting that left an adult and child injured on Saturday. The victims, one being only 5 years old, were attending a 'Stop the Violence' community event at Aline McWhite Park when they were hit by gunfire around 5:30 p.m. Deputies said it was a group of men near the park who began firing shots for unknown reasons. People attending the event at the park ran from the gunfire, but the child and a 20-year-old woman were shot.
  • Tampa Bay Times purchases Tampa Tribune

    05/03/2016 8:23:33 PM PDT · by shortstop · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 05/03/16 | Susan Taylor Martin and Richard Danielson
    TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper in the Tampa Bay region. "The continued competition between the newspapers was threatening to both," Tash said in a statement. "There are very few cities that are able to sustain more than one daily newspaper, and the Tampa Bay region is not among them." At a subsequent news conference, Tash noted that people today get their news from an almost infinite variety of sources. "There are many, many voices...
  • Long Live The Pig!

    05/29/2013 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 125 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-13 | Dave The Sage
    Domesticated swine and Western Civilization go back a long way together. The domestic pig was being raised in Europe by about 1500 BC. Rome improved pig breeding and spread them throughout their empire. The early Christians increasingly abandoned the Jewish ban on the eating of pork by about 50 AD and it’s been the celebrated ‘other white meat’ ever since. Pigs and the discovery of the New World went hand in hand. Christopher Columbus took eight pigs on his voyage to Cuba in 1493 at Queen Isabella’s insistence. Hernando de Soto brought America’s first thirteen pigs to Tampa Bay, Fla.,...
  • De Soto discovery could change history books

    07/09/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 38 replies
    Ocala [FL] Star Banner ^ | July 8, 2012 | Fred Hiers
    Hernando De Soto's route through Florida is as elusive to modern archaeologists as the gold the famed Spanish explorer sought throughout the southeastern United States. Ever since De Soto's 600 men set foot on the shores of Tampa Bay, arriving from Cuba almost 500 years ago, historians have debated the exact direction of his failed treasure-hunting expeditions as far north as Tennessee and North Carolina. But in north Marion County, an archaeologist has found what his contemporaries deem rarer than the gold De Soto was seeking — physical evidence of the explorer's precise journey through Marion County and enough information...
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Hillary Clinton slams Florida Governor for not preparing state for climate change

    03/15/2016 9:37:21 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 3-10-16 | Adam Winer
    it is height of irresponsibility and neglect for anybody in a position of authority not to recognize that Florida will be the most at risk from climate change any of our states
  • Donald Trump’s Tampa Office Is an Unlikely Melting Pot

    03/13/2016 8:46:50 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 25 replies
    For a campaign frequently depicted as offering a rallying point for the white working class, the people volunteering to help Mr. Trump here are noteworthy for their ethnic diversity. They include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American. They range the political spectrum, too, from lifelong Democrat to independent to libertarian to conservative Republican. To a person, they condemned and sometimes ridiculed David Duke and other white supremacists who have noisily backed Mr. Trump. “I totally do not agree with them,” said...
  • LIVE:3 Trump rallies today. Hickory, NC @ 10amEDT, Tampa, FL @ 2pmEDT, Youngstown, OH @ 6pmEDT

    03/14/2016 4:01:50 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,691 replies
    Monday, March 14, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Hickory, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM EDT. Monday, March 14, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a town hall event in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Convention Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM EDT. Monday, March 14, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally rally in Youngstown, OH at Winner Aviation. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM EDT.
  • Code for pedophiles ends up on children’s toys sold at Monster Jam

    03/13/2016 5:06:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    WFLA Tampa ^ | WFLA Tampa
    Nicole O’Kelly couldn’t believe it when she heard the stuffed toy she bought for her daughter at Monster Jam may have a symbol meant for pedophiles. “I’m absolutely sick. I bought this for my 2-year-old little girl. This toy was made for little girls. I wanted answers,” O’Kelly said. When she got the answers as to why there was a strange heart symbol on her daughter’s stuffed toy truck she nearly threw up. The souvenir recently purchased at a Monster Jam event held a sick secret; a disgusting calling card for creeps. The heart on the toy was a symbol...
  • Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Tampa, FL (Mon 3/14)

    03/13/2016 11:22:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/13/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Tampa, FL (Mon 3/14) Doors open at 11:00 AM WHEN Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT) WHERE Tampa Convention Center - 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida
  • Requests for TPD officers to work Beyonce concert unfilled

    02/18/2016 10:34:25 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    fox13news.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Crystal Clark
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - Beyonce has taken a lot of heat for her new song "Formation," which critics claim has an anti-cop message. Some Tampa Police officers might agree, if the request to work her upcoming Tampa concert is any indication. No one has agreed to do it. Typically, officers who are off-duty agree to work concerts and sporting events at the venue for extra income, but none have signed up to work security for Beyonce's upcoming concert on April 29 at Raymond James Stadium. The concert is expected to be a sold-out show, so not staffing the event with...
  • 12,000 Trump supporters doing the "wave" in Tampa today. That's a movement, folks.

    02/12/2016 7:56:45 PM PST · by springwater13 · 103 replies
    Video at the link.
  • LEVERAGE: Why Karl Rove and Jeb Bush Don’t Fear Marco Rubio a Bit

    12/05/2015 7:48:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 5, 2015
    Tossed over the transom by an anonymous (and very reputable) source: Do you know who the woman on the left is? Her name is Jill Kelley. She's from Tampa. Do you remember the Petraeus story and Paula Broadwell emailing the "other woman"? In 2012, Kelley, a Florida socialite with connections to diplomatic and military circles, issued a complaint to the FBI in May 2012 over a series of anonymous stalking e-mails she had received. The threatening emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the biographer that had an affair with General David Petraeus. Kelley became a focus of media coverage when...
  • TPD: Suspect shot after fighting with officer, trying to drown police K9 dies

    10/26/2015 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa) ^ | 10/26/15 | Jason Lanning/Erin Maloney
    TAMPA -- A suspect shot this morning after Tampa police said he attempted to drown an officer and a police K-9 has died of his injuries. Kobvey Igbuhay, 18, died at the hospital where he was taken after being shot during the altercation with an officer. Police said the altercation occurred after four suspects in a stolen car fled into a swampy area to elude police. Two other teens police said were in the stolen car and taken into custody were identified as Dominic Robles, 18, and Shakira Rodriguez, 18. Rodriguez was apprehended after hiding in the woods for more...
  • Florida toll road mistakes hit thousands of drivers

    10/17/2015 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Andrews
    TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Driving on Florida toll roads is part of doing business for trucker Bill VanEpps. “Tolls are a huge expense, and it adds up to a lot of money at the end of the year,” Bill said. He noticed a lot of mistakes with his EPass account so he switched to SunPass in January. “I’ve discovered weekly mistakes,” Bill added. Between January and September, Bill found 42 mistakes by the SunPass electronic tolling system. “My rig is a five axle rig. I’ve been charged for as many as 7 at one time. I’ve been charged for as...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Fort Myers police chief (White man)fired after detainment of NFL, ex-USF star (Black man)

    08/20/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 9 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Fort Myers Police Chief Douglas Baker has been fired for the wrongful detainment in February of former University of South Florida football player Nate Allen, who now plays with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Fort Myers city manager (a Black man)sent a letter to the mayor Friday notifying him of Baker’s termination after Allen’s controversial arrest in February.
  • Fl: Open Carry Event on Tampa Pier

    07/24/2015 5:01:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    ADulay, a regular contributor to opencarry.org, wrote about the open carry event that was held in Tampa over the weekend.   From opencarry.org: For those of you who could not make this meeting, here's a very quick synopsis of what you missed. Just over 50 guys, all open carrying, showed up with fishing gear, donuts, coffee and a great attitude. No police anywhere near the place. Lots of civilian people fishing and no problems with that at all. Several questions from curious people and most, if not all were amazed at the laws in Florida. I can only assume that...
  • Lone black man in Tampa Confederate group defends heritage

    07/19/2015 9:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    News4 Jax ^ | 7/19/15 | Anastasia Dawson
    Whenever members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans don their grey wool uniforms for a demonstration or re-enactment, Al McCray is there among his brothers. Quick Clicks Rally supports Baker Courthouse... NAACP wants Ga. Confederate... Thousands rally to support... Flag debate highlights racial... Confederate signs defaced in... He marches in the parades and flies the Confederate flag. He speaks out against the notion that the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism and defends "Southern heritage" causes. Yet McCray is different from the rest of the camp. While the other members are...
  • David Jolly moves toward Senate run

    07/13/2015 9:09:54 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/13/2015 | Matt Dixon and Marc Caputo
    Rep. David Jolly of St. Petersburg is poised to announce his plans to run for U.S. Senate next week, following a Florida Supreme Court ruling that could add a substantial swath of Democratic voters to his congressional district. “Congressman Jolly is seriously considering a U.S. Senate run, and is moving towards a decision and announcement early next week,” Jolly spokeswoman Sarah Bascom said. The Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that eight congressional districts will need to be redrawn, including Jolly’s. The justices said that the Tampa-based seat of Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor can no longer jump across Tampa Bay...
  • Historic Tampa Cigar Factory Destroyed by Fire

    07/05/2015 10:29:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jul 5, 2015
    A historic Tampa cigar factory has been destroyed in a fire. Authorities say the roof and floors of the Palmetto Beach Cigar Factory collapsed in the fire which broke out shortly after midnight Sunday. The fire marshal said the building is considered a total loss. It's unclear whether anyone was inside at the time. Firefighters were not able to enter the building for safety reasons. They had the fire under control in less than two hours, but were still putting out hot spots on Sunday afternoon.
  • How will the world's largest Confederate Flag ( in Tampa) impact the 2016 GOP primary?

    06/25/2015 11:39:06 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 19 replies
    one man's opinion...
    After hearing calls to remove statues of Robt E. Lee, and to stop screening "Gone With The Wind" I'm surprised that they haven't already targeted the BIGGEST Confederate Battle Flag in the world.
  • Tampa airport staff takes good care of boy’s forgotten stuffed animal

    06/19/2015 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | June 15, 2015 | Tribune staff
    <p>A 6-year-old boy who forgot his stuffed tiger Hobbes at Tampa International Airport when he went on vacation earlier this month got a big surprise upon returning home.</p> <p>Hobbes had been busy while he was in Houston.</p> <p>When the boy discovered he left behind his handmade tiger, his mother Amanda Lake called the airport to see if anyone could help find it.</p>
  • Muslim Leader Who Said Israel is ‘Enemy of God’ Invited to White House

    05/15/2015 6:55:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 15, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Muslim Leader Who Said Israel is ‘Enemy of God’ Invited to White HousePosted By Joe Kaufman On May 15, 2015 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]Regardless of the circumstances, when a representative from CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with close ties to Hamas, is allowed into the White House, a serious, indeed dangerous, problem exists.One day after the brutal death of his cousin – a revenge attack following the murder of three Israeli teens – Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old boy who had traveled to Israel from Tampa, Florida, found himself arrested and...
  • U.S. ship held in $500M booty row

    10/17/2007 5:55:23 AM PDT · by Freeport · 32 replies · 35+ views
    CNN ^ | 17 October 2007 | Al Goodman
    MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spain has again seized an American treasure-hunting ship over a dispute with its owners over who has rights to millions of dollars worth of booty recovered from the sea, officials said. Spain seized the "Odyssey Explorer" -- owned by Odyssey Marine Exploration based Tampa, Florida -- as it sailed out of port in the British colony of Gibraltar on Tuesday. Armed Spanish government vessels were waiting for the Explorer when it reached 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) off Gibraltar's shore and entered what Spain considers its territorial waters. The vessels forced the Explorer to dock at Spain's...
  • New Black Panther leader: “Bomb Nurseries to Kill White Babies”

    05/06/2015 6:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Joe for America ^ | May 5, 2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Hold your breath forever waiting for Obama’s Justice Department to take action or even make mention of this hate group urging to kill white babies. Can you fathom what would happen if the colors were reversed here?It’s easy to call these hateful ignoramus’ but I think the important factor here is that they’ve become emboldened by the fact that their racist and violent actions and words in the past have been met with no resistance from this White House. Our guy Joe Newby has the story: In a video posted at Breitbart.com on Tuesday, a New Black Panther Leader identified...
  • New 9/11 records offer tantalizing puzzle pieces

    07/06/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2014 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers
    An ongoing lawsuit has pried loose new records linked to a family of Sarasota Saudis who left home in a hurry just before 9/11. It was Halloween night, 2001. The horrors of 9/11 were still fresh on the the minds of Americans. At a time when everyone was on edge, the sight of a man disposing documents in a dumpster behind a Bradenton storage facility aroused suspicion. Summoned to the scene, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted the man, who had a Tunisian passport. According to FBI records, authorities searched the dumpster and found “a self-printed manual on terrorism and Jihad,...
  • It Hits the Fan When a Military Vet Spots a Homeless Man in Uniform with a Badge That Gives Him Away

    04/01/2015 9:46:53 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/1/15 | Frank Camp
    A newly released video shows a military veteran chasing down a Florida panhandler who thought he could get away with pretending to be a veteran. According to Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS: “Garrett Goodwin, a military veteran, said he was driving to MacDill Air force Base on Sunday when he saw the panhandler and decided to confront him.” In the video, Goodwin follows the panhandler, who is trying to walk away from him when he demands to see the panhandler’s military ID card. When the man admits he doesn’t have one, Goodwin tells him: “You take my uniform off!” While...
  • Jill Kelley visited the White House THREE TIMES times in last three months with her twin sister

    11/16/2012 12:41:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/12 | Lydia Warren
    Jill Kelley, the Florida housewife whose complaint over threatening emails revealed David Petraeus´ affair, has visited the White House three times in the past three months, it has emerged. In by far the most astonishing example of her determination to reach the top, the shrewd socialite and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, were invited to two ´courtesy´ meals in the Executive Mansion mess hall as a guest of a White House aide, an Obama administration official has revealed. She met the mid-level aide through her work with MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, where she also rubbed shoulders with the
  • 54 Year Old Woman Mauled By Florida Bear.Stuck Her Arm In Cage To Pet It."Oops".

    Woman, 54, severely injured after being mauled by caged BEAR she was trying to pet at wildlife center. Here is the link. But what can you say? Who in any state of mind sticks their arm in a cage with a 400 pound bear? This would be like going to your local zoo and attempting to pet a panther or cougar through the 4x4 inch cage gaps.
  • See the anti-Muslim Garfield comic the Tampa Bay Times is afraid to print

    01/23/2015 4:17:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Spring Hill Courier ^ | 1/13/15 | Frank Fencil
    Newspapers across the country are afraid to run this comic strip penned by outspoken conservative cartoonist Jim Davis. But we here at the Spring Hill Courier aren’t afraid of controversy. Je suis Charlie!
  • Florida Girl, 5, Was Alive Before Being Thrown From Bridge: Police

    01/09/2015 8:02:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    NBC ^ | January 09, 2015
    Florida Girl, 5, Was Alive Before Being Thrown From Bridge: Police Dad Allegedly Throws 5-Year-Old Daughter Off a Bridge NBC NEWS CHANNEL The Florida toddler found dead after she was tossed from a St. Petersburg bridge was still alive before the fatal 60-foot plunge, police said Friday based on preliminary evidence. At a news conference following Thursday's horrific act, investigators didn't immediately know whether 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was initially alive, and were awaiting the results of a medical examiner's report. A police officer who witnessed the crime — allegedly committed by her father, John Jonchuck Jr. — said he may...
  • Cuba Builds First New Church in 55 Years

    10/28/2014 3:49:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/27/14 | Andrea Rodriguez
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has allowed construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it's a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba's communist government. The church, funded by donations from Catholics in Tampa, Florida, will be built in Sandino, a citrus and coffee-growing town in the far-western province of Pinar del Rio. The church publication "Christian Life" said it will have space for 200 people.
  • Tampa/Ebola Update

    10/17/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | BPEarthWatch
    A man calls in to a radio show, claiming his future son-in-law was seated next to the vomiting man on the airliner that was recently in the news. Audio only, 5 minutes, 45 seconds.
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...
  • Jury Finds Richard McTear Guilty

    07/31/2014 3:13:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    970WFLA (Tampa) ^ | 7/31/14 | Melanie Michael
    Richard McTear showed no emotion as the jury in his trial found him guilty on all counts, including first degree murder. Prosecutors say McTear threw his ex-girlfriend's 4-month-old boy out of a car while driving down I-275 in 2009. The jury also found him guilty of aggravated child abuse, kidnapping, assault and battery, and burglary. No date has been set for his sentencing. McTear is eligible for the death penalty.
  • FL:Hit and Run, Then Gunfight

    07/22/2014 5:53:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Location of Till Dawn Bottle Club at 8205 Dale Mabry Highway In this unusual case in Tampa, Florida, little is reported about possible motivations; but we can make informed speculations.  The facts are this.   A patron of the Till Dawn Bottle Club was thrown out of the club at about 3:30 a.m. He drove off in a Dodge Challenger, and subsequently rear ended a GMC Yukon that was being driven by a visitor from Pennsylvannia, Alexander Sierra, 27.  Alexander was accompanied by his brother and girl friend. They followed the Challenger until its driver lost control and hit a...
  • Family relieved at Israel release of Tampa teen

    07/07/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 7/6/14 | GEOFF FOX
    The family of Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Tampa boy whose brutal beating at the hands of Israeli police has made global headlines, was relieved to learn Sunday that he was released from jail. Tariq was sentenced to nine days of home detention while police investigate his involvement in violent protests that started after his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and burned alive last week in Jerusalem. Tariq’s aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir, of Tampa, said Sunday she hopes that the boy and his parents will be home by July 16. Tariq is an American citizen of Palestinian descent....
  • Terrifying ride that drops you 335 FEET head first at 60mph opens up to the public

    05/20/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Leon Watson
    On first glance, this may look like the kind of vertical ride you find at your average amusement park. But it's not - it is a whopping 335ft tall. Busch Gardens' new giant Falcon's Fury ride, the tallest freestanding drop tower in north America, is open to the public at the theme park in Tampa, Florida. When riders get to the top - as many as 32 at one time - their seats are tilted forward 90 degrees so that they're directly facing the ground when released.
  • Food fight: Rising income disparity and the struggle for higher wages

    05/15/2014 7:42:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | JACQUELINE NELSON
    Steven Wilkerson spends long hours working alone at three restaurants in a Hess gas station in Tampa – a Dunkin’ Donuts, a Quiznos and a Godfathers Pizza – all for just $8.50 (U.S.) per hour. Three years ago he made just $7.50. The 28-year-old former U.S. Marine tried to find a role in communications, and later security, after his tour of duty in Iraq. He went to more than 30 interviews, but was told repeatedly that he didn’t have enough experience for jobs he wanted. “You know, everybody tells you when you’re in the military you’ll get any job you...