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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

Maria Ruhl Wins 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Election

Maria Ruhl, a local attorney in Bradenton, has won the election for judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court against current sitting Judge Brian Iten, who was appointed to his position in December of 2015 by Governor Rick Scott. Ruhl is the first to run against  a sitting 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge in 12

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

March for Our Lives: Road to Change

Four months have passed since the deadly massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School occurred. Students and supporters across the country are holding strong to the movement being led by strong willed and determined activists Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. On June 15th the revolutionary movement changes grounds in further efforts to inform the younger generation

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