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Tampa Helicopter Crash Kills Passerby

Tampa Helicopter Crash Kills Passerby

The emergency landing of a Robinson R-44 helicopter near Palm River Road and South 50th Street shortly after 2:00 pm on April 4 ended in the unfortunate death of 72 year-old, Deodat Gangapersaud in the passenger’s seat of a truck driven by his 35 year-old son, Ryan Persaud, who suffered minor injuries. According to Hillsborough Sheriff Chad

USF Sends False Acceptance Letters

University of South Florida in St. Petersburg meant to send out 200 acceptance letters for their school, however many more were sent. Instead of only sending out their intended 200 acceptance letters, they sent out 430 due to “human error”. Students who had been anticipating decision day were ecstatic, only to find out that they

Ryan Fitz-Magic

“So my 9-year-old son, Tate, convinced my 11-year-old-son, Brady, to put me on his fantasy team today, I didn’t even know Brady played fantasy football. I guess it was a good decison.”-Ryan Fitzpatrick Tates faith in his fathers ability to play some good football was not displaced last sunday when Ryan Fitzpatrick had the staduim

FDA to Regulate Teen Vaping

After realizing how many teens and underage individuals use electronic cigarette products, the U.S. Government has signaled that it is prepared to take a tougher stance on this issue in order to stop this problem. Many vaping companies offer fruit flavored items, which appeal to teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration told five major e-cigarette

Drive Slower or Get Pulled Over

This week, Palmetto has been slower than usual and that’s not a joke. Palmetto High School has partnered up with the Palmetto Police Department in hopes of making the roads around the Palmetto community safer. Starting on Monday, August 27th, the PPD began handing out traffic citations for speeding down 10th street right out of

Saying Hello to the New Town: Miracle Whip, Florida

The small town of Mayo, Florida, with a resident count of only about 1,500 people has partnered with the Miracle Whip brand for an entertaining marketing strategy. The town changed their name to Miracle Whip in order to bring attention to the location and the Kraft Heinz dressing product. “We aren’t going to be boring

Starbucks: Hold The Straws

On July 9th Starbucks took a monumental step towards reducing plastic pollution. Starbucks announced that by 2020 all stores will phase out single use plastic straws. Starbucks which has always openly advertised its commitment towards sustainable solutions. Starbucks instead has replaced single use straws with a new lid that can be described as an “adult

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