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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Cops called on librarians Books are being challenged in schools across Florida. Members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty have even called the police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle.   Cease-fire resolution rejected The...
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Members of right-wing group ‘Moms for Liberty’ call police on Florida librarians over young adult novel

Listen: Among the rise of book challenges in Florida,  members of the right-wing group Moms for Liberty called police on librarians in Florida’s panhandle. Judd Legum is the author and founder of the Popular Information...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., November 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police seek witnesses Tampa Police released a video that shows several people they say may have been involved in the mass shooting in Ybor City. Police have charged one suspect. You can submit tips at...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 13, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Local connection to missing Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency yesterday in response to the war between Israel and Hamas, allowing the Florida Division of Emergency Management to “bring Floridians home and transport...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Jacksonville police beat man Last Friday, Le’Keian Woods was brutally beaten by Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers. His family joined his attorneys for a news conference this week.   DeSantis campaigns in Tampa Governor Ron DeSantis campaigned...

Criminal Justice and Human Trafficking

The community will have two opportunities to have a public discussion on two very important subjects affecting humanity. First, Michelle Walker, Executive Director of Miracles Outreach, talks about a panel discussion planned for October 12...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ending youth homelessness Hillsborough County announced that it has received an award of $4.6 million in federal funding towards ending youth homelessness.   Capital sexual battery Detectives have made an arrest in the case of...

The Tampa 5 USF Protesters

Two young USF activists, former employee Chrisley Carpio and student Gia Davila, along with 3 other student activists associated with Tampa Students for a Democratic Society, are now facing serious felony charges for protesting Gov....
Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia talks about his reporting on local police departments

We talk about police issues with Justin Garcia, who is the Tampa Bay Times’ state and local accountability reporter.

Activist groups speak out after USF police arrests protestors

Four demonstrators were arrested and charged by USF police while protesting at the school. They spoke out at a press conference today.

Florida Commission on Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues Its Interim Report

Florida Commission on Mental Health issued its interim report calling for major changes in the accessibility and delivery of mental health services and changes to legislation affecting the criminal justice system's response to arrestees with...

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