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...

Tampa’s nearly decade-old police review board will be axed in July

Listen: Starting July 1st, a new Florida law will effectively wipe out all citizen-led review boards for police departments. Here’s what that means for Tampa’s almost 10-year-old board. In April, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a...

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...
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Activists demand police accountability after charges dropped for beaten Lakeland man

Listen: The state attorney’s office has dropped all charges against a Lakeland man who was beaten while he was being arrested, but activists want the police who were involved to be arrested. Antwan Glover was...

Police state? Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a heightened police presence on university campuses during graduations

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a heightened police presence on state university campuses during graduation ceremonies last week.

DeSantis Wants to “Protect” the Cops…..from Accountability?

Gov. DeSantis signed into law a measure to limit the reach of Civilian Review Boards that seek greater transparency and accountability for police misconduct. Does the law really do that, or is it moot as...

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...
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The Winter Haven Police Department is giving away gun locks

The Winter Haven Police Department will begin a giveaway of gun locks to ensure citizens have the proper security for their guns at home.
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Ron DeSantis gets a bill that would eliminate citizen boards to review police misconduct in Florida

A controversial bill to prevent investigations of local law enforcement by civilian review boards was sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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The Scoop: Tues. February 27, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Sarasota Police The Sarasota Police Department is actively investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday morning near the Ringling Museum. Measles in Polk County Measles confirmed in Polk County, first adult case in Florida this...
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A Florida Panhandle sheriff’s deputy fired shots toward a handcuffed suspect after mistaking an acorn landing for gunfire

The incident was triggered not by an actual threat, but rather by the sound of an acorn hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s patrol car.
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Senate bill banning police review boards moves forward

Listen:   A bill to dismantle police citizen review boards moved forward in the state senate on Wednesday, but critics say the bill would end a program that builds trust between police and the community....

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