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Gov. Scott Wants VA Secretary Shinseki To Resign

Gov. Scott is calling on VA Secretary Shinseki to resign after a newspaper reported that a veteran died of bladder cancer that was misdiagnosed.

05/25/2014

A Florida man allegedly went postal on a postal worker because he received no mail. (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

South Florida Officer Seeks Bond In Cocaine Case

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy is seeking release on bail before his trial. A hearing is set Monday for Miami-Dade Police Lt. Ralph Mata. The […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

Independent Senate Candidate Charlie Crist Attends Election Night Gathering

Crist To Address West Palm Beach Crowd

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is due to speak before a large crowd in South Florida as he fights to reclaim his former office. Crist addresses the Forum Club of […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

File photo of the Florida House of Representatives. (photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Legislature Shuts Down For Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature won’t be getting much work done in the next week. State legislators are taking off the seventh week of the 2014 session because it conflicts with Passover and […]

04/14/2014

Florida had the nation's second-highest rate of residents without health insurance with almost 1 out of 4 Floridians lacking it, according to new U.S. Census figures released Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Plan Would Change Payments For Mental Health Care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

Florida Senate  (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Ballot Measure On Court Appointments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This year’s gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Supreme Court appointments is also approved. The Senate voted 26-14 on Thursday to place a question […]

04/03/2014

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The Current’s Special Edition: Former CFO Alex Sink, State Rep. James Grant, NYT-Bestselling Author Scott Turow, CBS Tampa Bay Cares

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (November 10th) special FINAL edition of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current with Franco Ripple as host? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the whole program […]

11/11/2013

Lakeland and Polk County low-income seniors can get fresh, healthy food at ElderPoint Ministries' Portable Pantry food pantry (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, Big Brothers Big Sisters, New Energy Bill Scam, Lakeland Food Pantry

First half-hour: Second-half hour: Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (October 6th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the episode’s first and second half-hours featuring: […]

CBS Tampa–10/08/2013

Carol Erkes leads her dancers in rehearsal at Lakeland's Florida Dance Theatre (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, WEDU’s Human Trafficking Film, Florida Dance Theatre and a Controversial New Photo Exhibit

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 22nd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione on Tampa’s […]

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

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