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ENTERTAINMENT

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Plan to Vacation Close to Home This Summer: Survey

More than half (54 percent) of U.S. adults are likely to vacation close to home this summer given the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. Local park and recreation professionals and their agencies provide a variety of safe and affordable nearby activities for everyone

HUMAN INTEREST

How much home does $250,000 buy in Florida? Jacksonville is the most affordable city

According to a new Property Shark study, they look at how much space $250,000 buys in the top 100 largest US cities, including a number of Florida cities. Some of the highlights of the study include: In the top 10 cities with the most affordable square footage on our list,

CRIME

Iralee Baker arrested for burglarizing Tampa Church

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office officials announced the arrest of 49-year-old Iralee Baker for the burglary of a Tampa church. Baker was seen on surveillance video burglarizing the ALTAR Church located at 6830 Habana Avenue North in Tampa at approximately 1:30 a.m. on July 25, 2020. Baker stole a safe and

Riverview: Jordan Jaime Silver arrested for shootings at music video filming

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of 20-year-old Jordan Jaime Silver for a double shooting in Riverview Monday morning. According to law enforcement, detectives learned that Silver intentionally shot and killed an adult female victim with a handgun on the 13000 block of Clement Pride Boulevard in

TJ Wiggins is ‘A thug. He’s pure evil in the flesh. He’s wild and he’s out of control’: Grady Judd

In a follow-up on the triple murder in Frostproof, Florida, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of three suspects–26-year-old Tony “TJ” Wiggins and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whittemore; Tony’s brother, 21-year-old William “Robert” Wiggins. According to the PCSO, during a search of the crime scene, detectives found a

SPORTS

NBA approves social justice messages for players’ jerseys

NBA players’ last names can be replaced with a social justice message, word or phrase from an approved list during the games when play resumes. According to ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Player’s Association, the league’s player union, agreed to 29 words and phrases that can be displayed on a

National News

Supreme Court allows COVID restrictions on churches, 3 Justices write dissents

The Supreme Court on Friday night turned down a request by a Nevada church for permission to hold services on the same terms that other facilities in the state, including casinos, are allowed to hold gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in denying the

Politics

Pandemic Pay-For Act introduced by Rand Paul

On Thursday, U.S. Senator and Senate Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee chairman Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 4487, the Pandemic Pay-For Act, as he continued his efforts to make the federal government a more responsible steward of the American people’s money. “If the federal government truly wants

World News

Philippines Business and Investments with Grace Tolentino, Chairman, Boracay Beach

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI)  and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:

OPINION/ANALYSIS/REVIEWS

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