Channelside’s Surf Down Under stays open for business

Surf Down Under is a local surf clothing shop located in the heart of Channelside. The store has dealt with a lot of economic hardship when the recession hit but has continued to keep their doors open for a little over eight years now. “It started out pretty good than after the first year the…

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Statewide search for hit and run driver

Florida Focus 04-10-2014 In this episode of Florida Focus: a statewide search is on for a man involved in a deadly hit and run; another student is hit by a car on Hillsborough Ave; this year’s orange crop is down by over twenty three million boxes; March madness may be over but you can be…

Freedom baseball team wins back coach

TAMPA, Fla.- Jay Recher returned as coach to the Freedom High School baseball team after taking a year off to pursue a career in New York. “I went up there to do sports broadcasting,” Recher said. “It’s a lot harder to get a job up there than it is down here.” Now that Coach Recher is…

Tampa semipro hoops team ready for title run

Move over, USF. There’s another basketball option in Tampa. Playing all of their games at nearby Freedom High School, the semi-pro Tampa Bay Rebels basketball team is gearing up for another championship run. Led by coach Fernando Rojas, the Rebels are 22-4 since joining the Florida Basketball Association (FBA) in 2012. “The Tampa Bay Rebels…

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Tampa polytrauma center for veterans

Florida Focus Military Brief 04-09-2014 In this Florida Focus Military Brief: Tampa is opening a polytrauma center for veterans; thrift store helping homeless veterans; University of South Florida offers support for soldiers returning from deployment.

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No more security updates for Windows XP

Florida Focus 04-08-2014 In this edition of Florida Focus: Microsoft change may be putting your money at risk; I-75 in Pasco County is widening; anti-smoking bill to ban e-cigarettes; vacant home burned down in Plant City; Kevin Bacon comes to University of South Florida.

IndyCar offers experience of a lifetime

IndyCar drivers and passengers gathered at 8 a.m. outside the race track at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 30. Drivers and passengers geared up for a ride around the track. A select few were chosen to experience the thrill of riding in an IndyCar. Former driver and now race car owner…

Young drivers aspire to Indy Car

St. Petersburg – The 2014 Indy Car Series starts this weekend. For the drivers who aspire to race Indy Cars, it takes more than a driver’s license to get there. Drivers progress their way through three different race series: the USF 2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights. If they win a season in Indy Lights,…