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  • State Farm to shutter Tampa operations center, slash dozens of jobs

    10/04/2018 6:45:56 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | October 1, 2018 | Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to permanently close its Tampa operations center, cutting 59 jobs in the process. The insurer notified the state Department of Economic Opportunity on Sept. 27 of its plans. It will close the Tampa center and a portion of its Jacksonville operations center, according to the letter to the DEO. The Jacksonville closure will affect 100 jobs. The Tampa jobs affected include auto claims representatives, claim processors, claim service assistants and more.
  • Political dispute went from Facebook to firearms (Democrat does shooting)

    08/08/2018 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2018 | Amy Lieu
    A dispute over politics on Facebook went from virtual to physical this week when one man shot another in the thigh and buttocks, officials said. Authorities said Brian Sebring, 44, shot Alex Stephens, 46, after their political argument became too heated, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Sebring is a registered Democrat, the report said, while Stephens, a former felon, has no party affiliation, the report said, citing corrections records. "After receiving several explicit messages and threats, the defendant responded to the victim’s home to confront him in reference to the messages," a police official said, according to the Times.
  • Top 10 Trump Nicknames and Why They Stick to His Foes

    08/02/2018 6:22:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    rollcall ^ | August 2, 2018
    Derisive monikers often ‘are code words for something else,’ Dem strategist says ANALYSIS — President Donald Trump had the friendly crowd at a simmer during a campaign rally Tuesday evening in Tampa, Florida. Then the showman in chief dropped two words that sent them into a raucous boil: “Crooked Hillary.” Trump had long pivoted away from the man he was ostensibly there to boost in his no-longer-long-shot bid for the Republican nomination for governor, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis. Trump was touting Trump. Just before employing the derisive moniker that helped him vanquish his 2016 general election foe, Trump was boasting...
  • President Trump does “Acting Presidential” Riff at Huge Tampa MAGA Rally! – Video 7/31/18

    07/31/2018 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 31, 2018 | Brian
    Here is President Donald Trump speaking at a huge rally in Tampa, Florida where he did his hilarious “acting Presidential” riff during his speech! The crowd loved it! Trump said, “It’s a lot easier to act Presidential than to do what I do.” He then did his imitation of what critics thinks it means to “act Presidential.” I think it is very “Presidential” to turn the nation’s Economy around; to rebuild America’s Military; to cut the taxes of hard-working Americans . . .
  • WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Tampa, FL 7/31/18 7:00 PM EDT

    07/31/2018 2:17:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 102 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018: RSBN's Liz Willis, Tom O'Neill, Alyssa Ashe, Max Kleiber and Aaron Pangio will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a campaign style rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, FL.
  • Trump Tampa Florida rally attendees gather from 2:00AM for Trump Rally this evening.

    07/31/2018 8:27:08 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 43 replies
    About thirty Trump rally attendees gathered in Tampa, Florida State Fairgrounds at about 2:00 AM in the morning to make certain they get right up front for the massive POTUS Trump political rally, this evening starting at 7:00 PM EST. As the morning daylight Sun rose over Tampa, the early crowd swelled to between 300-500 people. Should be a "BLOCKBUSTER" Trump Rally/Lovefest this evening in Tampa. Go Trumpie, Go, DeSantis, Go, MAGA!!!
  • Two TRUMP RALLIES Just Ahead!

    07/26/2018 5:04:25 AM PDT · by caww · 47 replies
    TRUMP News 24/7 ‏ ^ | 7/26/2018 | MichaelDelauzon
    2 TRUMP RALLIES!! Tues. July 31 - Tampa, Florida Free tickets Tampa: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/tampa-fl-2018/ … Thurs, August 2 - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Free tickets Wilkes-Barre: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/wilkes-barre-pa-august-2018/ …
  • Busch Gardens parkgoer struck by celebratory gunfire, police say

    07/05/2018 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Fox 13 News Staff
    A man visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was injured by celebratory gunfire on Wednesday. According to Tampa police, 36-year-old Scott Deel of Florahome, Florida was walking inside the theme park with his wife when he felt pain in his shoulder around 10 p.m. His wife then noticed he was bleeding. Investigators said the source of the pain was a bullet, most likely a result of celebratory gunfire from outside the park, but they are unsure where. it occurred around the same times fireworks were set off at Busch Gardens. The park's security responded, and gave him first aid. Tampa firefighters...
  • Baby dies after mom was killed in alleged street race crash

    05/26/2018 9:36:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 5/25/18 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 21-month-old girl whose mother was killed while crossing a boulevard in Florida during an illegal street race has died, police said. The girl, Lillia Raubenolt, was being pushed in a stroller by her mother, Jessica Raubenolt, of Jeromesville, Ohio, across Bayshore Boulevard near West Knights Avenue in Tampa early Wednesday when they were mowed down by a black Ford Mustang that police said had been racing side by side on the roadway against a gold Nissan.Witnesses told the Tampa Bay Times the two cars reached speeds as high as 60 mph, but investigators were unable to confirm that. Other...
  • Lines Out the Door and Strong Sales at Tampa Gun Show

    02/26/2018 5:24:08 AM PST · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/25/18 | TIFFANY HSU
    The lines stretched out the door this weekend at a gun show in Tampa, Fla., as thousands of potential buyers and the merely curious waited for their turn to browse booths stocked with the latest firearms, ammunition, customizable holsters and patriotic paraphernalia. Inside, parents pushed their babies in strollers past T-shirts emblazoned with phrases like “I study triggernometry.” A nonprofit group in one booth was raffling off a rifle to raise money to battle child and animal abuse. On large signs by the entrance, the National Rifle Association was offering refunds on the $11 admission if shoppers signed up for...
  • Ben Vereen accused of sexually assaulting and harassing actresses during production of ‘Hair' (tr)

    01/05/2018 8:11:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 5, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE and NANCY DILLON
    When Ben Vereen held auditions for “Hair” at a community theatre in Florida in 2015, the Tony winner said he wanted to break new ground with the rock musical. But in a sickening twist, several young actresses cast in the show claim the Broadway legend’s sexually abusive behavior nearly broke them. The women — part of the Venice Theatre production outside of Tampa — say Vereen forced unwanted kisses, hugged them aggressively, stripped naked during an acting exercise and made degrading comments about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives.
  • Security guards shoot 2 dead at The Club in Tampa

    01/03/2018 12:39:40 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 1/2/18 | Cait McVey and Jason Lanning
    A shooting at a teen event in Tampa left two people dead, and authorities are still investigating the circumstances leading to the deaths. 25-year-old, 15-year-old killed Deputies: Security guards were shot at Security guards returned fire; have been identified Link: Go Fund Me page for Grant funeral Meanwhile, the families of the victims say things don't add up. The incident happened Monday night at The Club at 5809 North 50th St. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Jyhaad Grant, 25, and Julissa Jackson, 15, were shot and killed by two security guards. Authorities have identified the security guards as Keyon...
  • Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to testify against him, lawyer says

    12/08/2017 10:50:35 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The parents of the 24-year-old man accused of killing four people over a 51-day period of terror in Tampa say they will not testify against him even if it means they will face criminal charges.
  • Suspected Tampa Serial Killer Worked at McDonald's; Attended St. John's University

    11/29/2017 6:51:23 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 29,2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    The man suspected in the serial killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for two months worked at a McDonald's -- and on the day of his arrest, brought a loaded gun to work in a McDonald's bag. Donaldson was arrested at the McDonald's after police received a tip about the gun -- the same gun that was used in the four killings, according to authorities. The suspect, who had previously attended St. John's University in New York City, reportedly brought a loaded .40-caliber Glock to the restaurant and asked a co-worker to hold it while he was getting a payday...
  • Tampa serial killings: Suspect Howell Donaldson to be charged with murder

    11/29/2017 7:43:40 AM PST · by Strac6 · 29 replies
    The man believed to be responsible for a series of shootings deaths in Tampa, Florida was detained Tuesday and police plan to charge him with four counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Acting on a tip about someone with a gun, officers found the man, identified as Howell E. Donaldson III, 24, at a McDonald's in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood, Police Florida records indicated that Donaldson has no criminal past beyond a handful of traffic citations. He was arrested in New York City in May 2014 but details about the case were not immediately available. Donaldson graduated St. John's University...
  • Police Arrest 24-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Suspected of Being the Florida Serial Killer

    11/29/2017 5:57:24 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    People ^ | 11/29/2017 | Alexia Fernandez
    After receiving more than 5,000 tips, Tampa police have arrested a suspect in the serial killings that have left the city in fear for the last 51 days.
  • Man arrested in connection with string of murders in Tampa

    11/28/2017 8:46:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-28-2017 | JULIA JACOBO
    A man has been arrested in connection with the recent string of homicides in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood, police announced at press conference late Tuesday night. Tampa Police Department Chief Brian Dugan identified the suspect as Howell Donaldson III. "Chief Dugan credits arrest in series of Seminole Heights murders to hard work of officers, federal partners, and community members," the Tampa Police Department tweeted.
  • Serial killer may have struck for 4th time in Tampa neighborhood

    11/14/2017 3:25:35 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 14, 2017 | Tamara Lush
    TAMPA — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for gunning down four people for no apparent reason in just more than a month. [snip] Residents and police have been on edge since Oct. 9, when 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot to death. Two days later, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa, was slain. And on Oct. 19, Anthony Naiboa, 20, was killed after taking the wrong bus home from his new job. [snip] All of October's victims were either getting...
  • Possible Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa Neighborhood

    10/22/2017 3:45:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | October 21, 2017
    TAMPA (CBSMiami/WTSP) — A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the recent Seminole Heights killings. Police in Tampa have called this individual, seen on surveillance video, as a person of interest following mysterious murders in the last few weeks. (Source: Tampa Police Dept.) The reward, offered by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and ATF, comes following the identification of a third victim. The latest victim was identified Anthony Naiboa, 20. A recent high school graduate who had autism. Investigators say Naiboa had accidentally taken the wrong bus home and ended up in the Seminole...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.