SCF Celebrating 100 Years Of JazzThe State College of Florida's (SCF) Big Band and Jazz Combo are celebrating 100 years of jazz at the "Century of Swing" concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
Sandy Claws Beach Run Returns On Siesta BeachKick off the holiday season by participating in the 45th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta Beach, Saturday, Dec. 11.
Annual Ybor City Tree Lighting Ceremony Happening November 17The Ybor Chamber of Commerce is excited to start the season of celebration with the 11th Annual Ybor City Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 6 to 8pm at Centro Ybor on 1600 E. 7th Avenue.
International Money Launderer And Cocaine Trafficker Is SentencedU.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Diego Fernando Cardona Lozano (46, Cali, Colombia), also known as “El Doctor” and “Pomada,” to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and conspiring to commit international money laundering. The court also ordered Cardona Lozano to forfeit approximately $1.4 million, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense.
Woman Who Threatened PCSO Sergeant Had An Extensive Criminal HistoryThe woman who threatened a Polk County Sheriff's Office patrol sergeant, November 11, and who was shot and killed as she advanced at the sergeant with a shovel, was 24-year-old Jessiram Hweih Rivera of Winter Haven. Rivera had an extensive arrest criminal history, including violent felonies, and including a previous battery on a law enforcement officer.
Winter the Dolphin Dies In Caregivers Arms At Clearwater AquariumOfficials say she died at about 8 p.m. after several animal care experts from across the country tried to treat a gastrointestinal abnormality.
Hillsborough County Honors Veterans At Veterans Memorial ParkOver 200 flags are standing at Veterans Memorial Park, each representing someone who has served our country.
City Of Tampa Planning To Improve Transit OptionsCity leaders say the trolley and buses that comes through Downtown Tampa could be upgraded, with more ride options, faster transportation and more connections.
Governor DeSantis Promises To Fight Federal Vaccine Mandates“No firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jabs," said Governor DeSantis.
Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Distributing Opioids At His Pain Management ClinicA Florida man pleaded guilty to unlawfully distributing opioids at his pain management clinic in Miami, Florida.
Venice Man Pleads Guilty For Making Threatening Calls To Members Of CongressA federal jury has found Frank Anthony Pezzuto (73, Venice) guilty of transmitting in interstate commerce three separate threatening communications to injure certain members of Congress. Pezzuto faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Man Pleads Guilty To Wire FraudJuan Carlos Arteaga (58, Conroe, TX) today pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Arteaga has agreed to pay at least $779,687 in restitution to the victims of his offenses. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Winter Haven Man Arrested For Felony Petit TheftWinter Haven man charged by Polk County Sheriff's detectives with felony petit theft after his Polk County retail theft crime spree at different Lowes stores.
Two Arrested After Fleeing From DeputiesThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after they fled from deputies responding to a retail theft at Home Depot in Sarasota
Miami Man Sentenced For Laundering Tax And Computer Scam MoneyFifty-one-year-old Kevin Dewayne Kirby was sentenced yesterday in federal district court in Ft. Lauderdale to 57 months in federal prison for laundering over $500,000 connected to two wire fraud scams.