Driver hits tree in Manatee, dies – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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MANATEE – A 24-year-old woman was killed early Sunday after losing control of her vehicle and striking a tree in Manatee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Around 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, Andrea Faith Rivas Lopez of Bradenton was driving a 1995 Mazda Protege with passenger Candida Lagos, 34, of Bradenton, at U.S. 301 and Manatee Road.Lopez was going south on Manatee Road when she went onto the grass shoulder, according to FHP. She swerved […]

Sheriff: Missouri man kidnapped Polk Co. girl – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Sheriff: Missouri man kidnapped Polk Co. girlMarisela Burgos10:04 PM, May 29, 201511:19 PM, May 29, 2015 Autoplay: WFTSSHOW CAPTIONWhen a camera recorded a Honda Accord leaving a Polk County neighborhood Thursday, authorities said it captured the moments John Rush drove away with a 16-year-old girl. “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s frightening,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. The 46-year-old Dairy Queen manager had driven from Missouri and was headed back with the teen, whom Judd called Lauren, which isn’t her […]

Driver killed in Clearwater crash ID’d – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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The crash was around 11 p.m. FridayCamille Spencer11:44 AM, May 30, 2015 Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.CLEARWATER – The driver killed in an accident last night in Clearwater was identified by the Clearwater Police Department today.Luis Manual Sanchez, 44, of 2225 Nursery Road, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic southbound on U.S. 19 at a high rate of speed around 11 p.m. […]

Man hospitalized after Clearwater shooting – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Officers responded to a location on Overlea Street just west of Highland at 11 a.m.According to witnesses, two masked man committed a home invasion.  The witnesses told ABC Action News two men inside a home were injured.Family members identified one of the men as 38-year-old Justin Austin.  Austin’s family members say he was shot twice, once in the neck and once in the back. He was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical center where he […]

FFC Rules to Elminate Vanity Call Sign Fee and GMRS License Fee – Page 3

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FFC Rules to Elminate Vanity Call Sign Fee and GMRS License FeeI note that the FCC is eliminating the fees for amateur radio license vanity calls signs. In addition, the commission is also eliminating the license fee for GMRS. The reason? Pure economics. Apparently, it costs more to process the fees (both granting licenses and vanity calls and refunding unsuccessful application fees) than the fees bring in. Wow…a government decision that actually makes sense!http://www.arrl.org/news/view/fcc-el…regulatory-feeHere’s the […]

Polk County Sheriff deputies searching for carjacking suspect – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Polk County deputies tell ABC Action News that 42-year-old Sloan Maybeck is on the run after stealing a car from a mother and her children. Source: Polk County Sheriff deputies searching for carjacking suspect – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. Source: Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

Polk deputy charged with indecent exposure – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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A Polk County sheriff’s lieutenant is accused of exposing himself at work and trying to convince a female employee not to incriminate him. Dexter Jerome Hill, 44, of Lakeland is charged with indecent exposure and tampering in a misdemeanor proceeding. Jerome, who has resigned, worked as a supervisor in the South County Jail.  Hill is accused of exposing himself at work in front of a female employee at the jail, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. During […]

Radio hams invited to test APRS on Duchifat-1

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Radio hams invited to test APRS on Duchifat-1Duchifat-1, the Israeli high school students 1U CubeSat launched June 19, 2014, is ready for its first public tests. People with the ability to send Compressed APRS location packets are invited to join the tests.The satellite will collect these packets worldwide along its flight at 620 km high orbit, and will downlink them from time to time over our ground station in Herzliya/Israel.Participants are kindly requested to register […]