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Recent articles by Lila:

Busch Gardens Bier Fest pays tribute to hometown brews

Round two of Bier Fest pours out at Busch Gardens starting this weekend. → Read More

Florida woman allegedly threw Chihuahua over animal shelter’s fence

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) – A woman is being charged with aggravated animal abuse after tossing a small dog over a fence into an animal shelter, deputies said. Authorities said Danielle Carreon called the Lake County Communications Center to say she was homeless and had a dog that she could not take care of. Carreon […] → Read More

Man accused of beating friend, trashing Pasco home claims he was just chasing his kitten

A Pasco County man accused of severely beating his friend and trashing his own home over the weekend claimed he was just trying to chase his kitten, deputies say. → Read More

Speed Academy Summer Camp keeps kids fast on their feet

A program at a local high school keeps kids fit during the off season. → Read More

‘Dining of the Decades’ takes your taste buds through history

This unique dining experience will take your taste buds back in time with special menus items from the 1920s to the 2000s. → Read More

Florida convict flees courthouse during jury deliberations

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) – Authorities in Volusia County are searching for a man who reportedly fled a courthouse before a jury rendered a guilty verdict against him in a robbery case. Antonio Gearing, 29, was convicted Wednesday of robbing a grocery store in Daytona Beach, but when the jury returned their verdict after 90 […] → Read More

Straz summer ballet program keeps dancers on their toes

More than 200 dance students from all across the United States and even Hong Kong will come together to perform in Tampa. → Read More

Fake cop pulls over real cop on I-4, gets arrested

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man who was pretending to be an officer was arrested Thursday after he pulled over an off-duty cop on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County, authorities said. According to the sheriff’s office, Barry Lee Hastings Jr., 35, turned on some white and amber lights that were installed on his black […] → Read More

Subway testing new low-calorie Halo Top milkshakes at select locations

(CNN) — Call it a healthy-choice combo: A sandwich with fresh ingredients and a low-calorie shake for dessert. That seems to be the idea behind the promotional partnership between Subway and light dessert company Halo Top Creamery. The sandwich chain announced the partnership Monday. For a limited time, you’ll be able to get halo top […] → Read More

Cops ask public to stop making fun of Florida drug suspect’s mugshot

A sheriff’s office has come to the defense of a suspected drug dealer from Florida after his mugshot was posted on their Facebook page. Orlando Lopez, 43, of Palm Coast was pulled over in Robeson County, in North Carolina just north of the South Carolina border. A search of his vehicle turned up 98 grams […] → Read More

Woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria on Anna Maria Island, family says

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An Ellenton woman died last month after she reportedly contracted a flesh-eating bacteria on Anna Maria Island, her family tells News Channel 8. Lynn Fleming’s son, Wade Fleming says his mother stumbled and cut her shin when their family visited Coquina Beach on June 10th. The cut was only about […] → Read More

Talk show host Steve Harvey to cover students’ college costs

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio. Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University to provide scholarships of […] → Read More

Here's a first look at Universal Orlando's thrilling new Hagrid roller coaster

In a new epic roller coaster, folks are setting soar into one of the most mysterious places in the Wizarding World, the Forbidden Forest. → Read More

Touch jellies at Florida Aquarium's new Moon Bay exhibit

A new interactive experience, called "Moon Bay," is opening at The Florida Aquarium on World Oceans Day. → Read More

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival to have 60 unique drinks, live entertainment

The Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival is Florida's largest celebration of margaritas. → Read More

It's a fiesta! Get FREE 'Capital Tacos' for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo weekend is upon us and Capital Tacos is doing the traditional holiday up big! → Read More

Sip on coffee from around world at 'Blind Tiger'

Coffee drinkers don't have to go very far to taste beans from all over the world. At the Blind Tiger, baristas are brewing cups of joe from six different countries. → Read More

Shuffleboard slides back into popularity at St. Pete club

A 100-year-old tradition in Tampa Bay is coming back to life as a trendy activity for the whole family. → Read More

Hot air balloon takes passengers on new tour of Tampa Bay

You can see Tampa Bay in a whole new light as the Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures takes you up, up and away on a tour around town. → Read More

Tallest coaster in Florida 'Tigris' launches at Busch Gardens

The wait over for thrill seekers! Florida's tallest launch coaster, Tigris, is officially taking off at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. → Read More