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MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to(…)

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Can-Do Lawsuit

  By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale area residents are both relieved and revitalized following a recent court hearing in connection with their continued effort to halt the development of the now famous Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood. It took two weeks for circuit judge William P. Levens to deny the County(…)

Fire Units Respond To 2nd Alarm Fire In Summerfield Shoppes Plaza In Riverview

Fire Units Respond To 2nd Alarm Fire In Summerfield Shoppes Plaza In Riverview

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) units responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire this morning (Tuesday, April 8) at Big Bend Rd. and Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. According to HCFR spokesperson Ronnie Rivera about 17 units rushed to Mulligans Pub located inside the Summerfield Shoppes Plaza at 11375 Big Bend Rd. finding(…)

Five Local Gang Members Arrested After RICO Investigation

Five Local Gang Members Arrested After RICO Investigation

  By Tamas Mondovics A recent investigation initiated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), which became known as Operation SURender, resulted in the arrest of five Sur 13 gang members adding new charges to two previously arrested members. According to HCSO spokesperson Cristal Bemudez, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) investigation was launched(…)

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Regional PIO Meeting

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Regional PIO Meeting

By Tamas Mondovics For most people, getting important news about the community, traffic crashes, public safety, crime updates and alerts is just part of everyday life. While that is true, getting the right information quickly—often within a matter of minutes of a news event—does not come about on its own, or without cooperation and commitment(…)

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

  By Tamas Mondovics Getting acquainted with some of the local law enforcement special units that patrol the communities is never a bad idea. Riverview, Progress Village and Palm River area residents had a chance to do just that last month as they had a chance to get up close and personal with the Hillsborough(…)

The Blue Angels

Senior Chief Bill Rhodes, a 20 year Navy veteran is currently assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, and works as an Aviation Electronics Technicians (AT) troubleshooting and repairing digital computers; fiber optics; infrared detection; radar systems; electricity generation systems; laser electronics; navigation systems; communications equipment; electrical power distribution; pressure indication systems; electric(…)

Fire Rescue Responds to Elementary School Fire

Fire Rescue Responds to Elementary School Fire

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Firefighters responded to E.L. Bing Elementary School in Palm River for a reported fire on the roof earlier today. Officials said unknown construction was being performed on the roof of the cafeteria when the fire occurred.  The fire is now out. All students are safe and are currently being taken(…)

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

By Tamas Mondovics  Bloomingdale area residents  hoping to halt the development of the now infamous, Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood are anxiously awaiting an answer following a court hearing last month. The topic is the Bloomingdale MUD ( Mixed Use Development), which was approved by the County and proposed by(…)

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man that robbed the PNC Bank on Bloomingdale Ave. on Wednesday, March 18, claiming to have a bomb. According to detectives the suspect is a male, 26 – 35 years of age, 5’1″ – 6’1″, brown hair with bleached(…)