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“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies have stepped up their efforts reminding residents and motorists of an important but if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law, which is often unheeded, forgotten or simply claimed unknown by many. Florida’s “Slow Down and Move Over” law states that as “motorists approach and pass all emergency vehicles(…)

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

Nine-Year-Old Elementary Student Brings Loaded .22 cal Gun To School

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 9 year old male student this morning for possession of a loaded gun on his way to school. According to HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon the Ippolito Elementary School student was arrested after a Hillsborough County school bus driver witnessed him putting a gun in(…)

Tampa Bay Water Pays $21M, Ends Court Case of C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water Pays $21M, Ends Court Case of C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir

By Tamas Mondovics After a nearly eight-year battle, half of which has been unfolding as a court-room drama, the case of the cracked soil-cement at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Lithia has come to an end with Tampa Bay Water deciding it was time to call it quits, accept defeat and refocus its(…)

District 4 Deputies Seriously Injured during Traffic Stop

Two Hillsborough County District 4 deputies were seriously injured during a routine traffic stop Friday  morning (Oct. 25). According to HCSO preliminary information 31-year veteran, Captain Steve Launikitis, 53, conducted a traffic stop involving a motorcyclist who was traveling southbound on I 75 just north of the Sun City exit. Master Deputy Chris Davis, 49,(…)

Newsome To Host Marching Band Festival

Newsome To Host Marching Band Festival

Press Release The four-time Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) finalist Newsome High School Wolfpack Marching Band will proudly host their annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 26. This event comes a week after  Newsome placed 3rd in their class and 5th overall out of 27 area bands at the FMBC competition hosted by Tarpon(…)

Honor Flight To Welcome Home WWII Veterans

Honor Flight To Welcome Home WWII Veterans

Press Release Honor Flight of West Central Florida is taking 80 World War II veterans to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 29 for the day to visit the memorials that honor them and their service to our country. Please join local  active military, veterans, family and friends for a hero’s welcome home as our veterans(…)

CrossFit Apogee to Open in Riverview in November

CrossFit Apogee to Open in Riverview in November

By Suzy Wiesenhart CrossFit Apogee, located at 7130 Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton will be opening on November 15.  Owners, Don and Tracy Moss said, “At CrossFit Apogee, we scale workouts to ANY fitness capacity.  The goal of our program is to teach you proper form and then challenge you with workouts that will leave(…)

Zach Tucker Memorial 5K Racing To Help Families In Need

Zach Tucker Memorial 5K Racing To Help Families In Need

By Allena Smith There are a few moments in life one may look back upon and realize that in that instant, everything changed.  While I did not fully grasp this concept at the time, May 9, 2006 was one of those moments. It was on this day that I watched my best friend’s life as(…)

Providence Lakes To Hold Community-Wide Garage Sale

Providence Lakes To Hold Community-Wide Garage Sale

Press Release Providence Lakes, located on the east side of Providence Road between West Lumsden Rd and Bloomingdale Ave will hold a community-wide garage,yard sale on Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. until noon. Area residents are invited to come and see what bargains to be held.  The Providence Lakes Homeowners Association asks that attendees please be cautious and(…)

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

By Brandon Moore Tampa Bay Water is currently accepting applications for $20,000 in mini-grants to fund future projects and educational events hosted by local community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that strive to protect and promote the safety of the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water sources. The deadline to apply for a grant is Thursday,(…)