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Eddie Van Halen death: Musicians pay tribute to the guitar legend

On Tuesday, the music world lost one of the greatest guitarists in Eddie Van Halen as he lost his battle with throat cancer. He was 65. Musicians came out in force to pay tribute to Van Halen on Twitter, including former band members: David Lee Roth tweeted: What a Long

HUMAN INTEREST

Huntington’s Disease: Florida Virtual Team Hope Walk Scheduled for Nov. 22

The Southeast Region of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Florida Virtual Team Hope Walk on Sunday, November 22nd at 2:00 PM. Registration will be free.  A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get to choose your own course, you can

CRIME

Convicted sex offender, Flor-Adam Brandon Cruz, arrested for having sex with minor

A Brandon man arrested during a recent Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office online chat operation is now facing additional charges after detectives discovered he was engaging in sex with a minor he met online. Flor-Adam Brandon Cruz, 24, was one of 22 men arrested during Operation Social Bust. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Tampa: Illegal distribution of opioids prompts prison sentence for Health and Pain Center owner

This week, Ernest Gonzalez (68, Tampa), the president and owner of Health and Pain Center (HPC), a pain management clinic, was sentenced to  46 months in federal prison and Rosa Colon (30, Tampa) to 24 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances for no legitimate

Arizona border patrol break up illegal immigrant ring, smuggling people in car trucks

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered two illegal immigrants locked in a vehicle’s trunk during an immigration inspection stop near Lukeville, Arizona, Monday night. Around 6:30 p.m., Tucson Sector agents with a Border Patrol canine conducted a stop on a Dodge Challenger driving north on State Route 85. Following the canine’s

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

Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches over in the US and Canada

Health officials in the United States and Canada both announced the end of the Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches this week. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday it appears the outbreak is over after a total of 101 people infected with the outbreak

Politics

Voter Protection Corps: Stop Doom-Scrolling, Do a #BallotCheck

The Voter Protection Corps today issued the #BallotCheck challenge to voters – every time they start doom-scrolling on Twitter, they should instead check the status of their mail-in ballot online to be sure every vote counts in this election.   The challenge is intended to encourage voters to monitor the status

World News

Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches over in the US and Canada

Health officials in the United States and Canada both announced the end of the Salmonella outbreak linked to peaches this week. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday it appears the outbreak is over after a total of 101 people infected with the outbreak

OPINION/ANALYSIS/REVIEWS

  • Interview with Spike Cohen, Libertarian Party VP candidate

    Back in early July, I had the opportunity to talk with the Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, Dr Jo Jorgensen (you can check out that podcast here). On today’s show, Dr Jorgensen’s running mate, Spike Cohen, joined me to discuss a variety of issues. Cohen talked about how the Jorgensen/Cohen ticket

  • Who are the Tampa protesters and what to they want?

    This is Black Lives Matter the slogan and Black Lives Matter the organization. “Black Lives Matter” as a message is NOT something anyone disagrees with. Injustice is evil and, while there are flaws in the justice system, by and large, millions of police interactions are just, non-violent and protect the

  • FACT CHECKING: Dr Kent Sepkowitz lies in CNN op-ed, COVID claims death are ‘steady’

    Dr. Kent Sepkowitz’s new op-ed at CNN proves again that facts do not matter if they do not align with the agenda. Yes, agenda. Bias may be inherent in humans; therefore, influential in all forms of media and commentary. What has become  clear is the anti-Trump, anti-Republican agenda. At CNN,

  • ‘High Plains Drifter’ brings a dark protagonist to the spaghetti western genre

    Clint Eastwood‘s High Plains Drifter feel like Blumhouse made a Sergio Leone spaghetti western, adding elements of horror to the classic western genre. Similar to the “Man with No Name” role in Sergio Leone’s Dollar Trilogy, Eastwood rides into remote mining town as cigar chewing gunslinger. The Stranger is quickly confronted by

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