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Florida lawmakers react to Trump attack on Saturday

Florida lawmakers are speaking out against the attack on the former President on Saturday when a gunman took aim at Trump and pierced his right ear, leaving one person dead and two seriously wounded.  Democratic...

The Scoop: Thurs. June 27th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

DeSantis appoints Christine Miller to Hillsborough Commission Ron DeSantis appointed Christine Miller to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to replace Michael Owen who recently resigned to run for State House. Suzy Lopez expands...

Hillsborough state attorney’s gun violence unit expanded amid surge of gun crimes

Listen: After a noticeable increase in gun violence in Tampa, State Attorney Suzy Lopez has expanded the county’s gun violence unit. She’s putting a renewed focus on an issue the U-S Surgeon General is calling...
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With Tampa gun violence on the rise, survivors sound alarm, officials seek solutions

While violent crime is down nationally, a recent spate of fatal shootings in Tampa has people on edge and wondering what can be done. Fatal shootings in neighborhoods like Hyde Park  and New Tampa, where...

The Scoop: Fri. June 21st, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

In the past decade, there have been more than 200 unintentional drowning deaths in Hillsborough County.  WMNF’s Chris Young reports that four Tampa pools took part in the 15th annual World’s Largest Swim lesson in...
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Tampa leaders seek community’s help in curbing gun violence

On Monday, a New Tampa man was gunned down and another was found dead from a gunshot wound in Tampa.  On Tuesday, a woman was shot and killed in her apartment hallway in St. Petersburg. ...

The Scoop: Weds. June 5th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Manatee Memorial Hospital cuts funding for uninsured and low-income surgical patients We Care Manatee is a nonprofit organization that connects patients with financial needs to healthcare providers. The hospital recently cut ties with Good County...

The Scoop: Thur. May 16th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Tampa community has been addressing concerns of gun violence, handling lawsuits, that address racial allegations and Israeli bonds.

The Scoop: Mon., April 22, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Black History Museum location is down to three Members of the Black History Museum Task Force met Friday to narrow down possible locations for the future Black History Museum in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young...
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VP Kamala Harris will discuss gun violence in Parkland, Florida

Vice President Kamala Harris will appear March 23 in Parkland to discuss gun violence and visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,
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The Scoop: Thurs., November 9, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Mother of gun violence victim The funeral for 20-year-old Harrison Boonstoppel will take place tonight. 14 yr. old Elijah Wilson also died in the gunfire on Oct. 29th. In response to the shooting, Tampa Mayor...

Anti-Gun Violence with Survivors and Advocates

Anti-gun violence survivors and advocates discuss the pervasiveness of gun violence, what is the current state of the laws, and what we can hope to do to curb the tragedies experienced by gun violence survivors....

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