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  1. For former New York fire dispatcher, memories of 9/11 are etched forever

    Humaninterest

    BROOKSVILLE John Lightsey reported for duty at central dispatch for the New York City Fire Department at 7 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. He didn't go home for four days. …

    Lightsey, an inventory officer for Hernando County Fire Rescue, displays his Hispanic Medal of Honor Society Award.
  2. Justice Department to dispatch team to Turkey for cleric inquiry

    World

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department will dispatch a team to Turkey in coming days to pursue allegations by the Turkish government of criminal activity by Fethullah Gulen, an Obama administration official said Friday. …

    Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen denies a role in the coup attempt.
  3. Before battling Charlie Crist, Rep. David Jolly must first dispatch Mark Bircher in GOP primary

    Stateroundup

    U.S. Rep. David Jolly will almost certainly battle former Gov. Charlie Crist this fall in the 13th Congressional District in what will be a nationally scrutinized race. …

    Republican Rep. David Jolly is seeking re-election in the 13th Congressional District. [Miami Herald (2015)] 
  4. Pasco doubles up on deputy dispatches; cost to neighborhoods rises

    Publicsafety

    After shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco is mandating his deputies work in pairs when they answer calls for service. …

    Sheriff Chris Nocco made the decision in response to killings of police officers.
  5. Dispatches from budding rap star G-Eazy's tour bus in Tampa

    Music

    TAMPA — G-Eazy hunches on his tour bus, elbows on thighs, mouthing lyrics he just wrote on his iPhone, as a woman's voice pops through a black Marshall speaker. "I don't charge Bebe for this verse, right?" the rapper asks his crew. …

    Rapper G-Eazy records a verse in the bedroom of his tour bus for a song on Bebe Rexha's upcoming album before his show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, June 17, 2016. G-Eazy wrote the verse on his phone during the preceding hour. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  6. Orlando nightclub shooter told 911 dispatcher: 'I did the shootings'

    Crime

    The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando last Sunday called 911 and admitted to a dispatcher that he "did the shootings," according to a transcript released Monday by the FBI. …

    People hold candles at Sunday's candlelight vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub as they gather at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. [Associated Press]
  7. 911 caller from inside Pulse nightclub: 'He's gonna kill us'

    Publicsafety

    ORLANDO — With so many calls flooding into emergency dispatchers during the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting, 911 operators had no choice that morning but to disconnect with victims still inside the club as the three-hour ordeal unfolded so they could answer other calls. …

    Orlando police officers direct family members away from a fatal shooting at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday. [Associated Press]
  8. St. Petersburg fire injures firefighter, woman

    Fire

    ST. PETERSBURG Woman, firefighter injured in house fire A firefighter and a resident were taken to a hospital Monday after being injured in a fire at a single-story home, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. …

  9. Newly released files show flood of Pulse calls to 911 operators

    Nation

    ORLANDO — The city of Orlando on Wednesday released another small batch of 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting that show how emergency dispatchers juggled hundreds of panicked calls, more than three months after gunman Omar Mateen left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured. …

    Omar Mateen opened fire inside the crowded Pulse nightclub, killing 49 people.
  10. Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges

    Crime

    PLANT CITY — The first fire at the house on Howard Street erupted the day after Christmas, at 2:42 a.m. Someone had poured gasoline and lit a flame. Three adults and an infant were sleeping inside. …

    The Fish and Wildlife agency fired Ryan Elliott Butler, 29.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  11. Pinellas County 911 calls rerouted to St. Petersburg Police dispatchers following outage

    Publicsafety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County's 911 system went down about 10 a.m. Wednesday, but the call load was quickly transferred to the St. Petersburg Police Department so emergency callers were not affected, a county spokeswoman said. …

  12. $14 million donation accelerates Miami's plans for indoor football facility

    College

    Miami announced plans for an indoor football practice facility, thanks in large part to the single biggest gift in the history of the school's athletic department. …

  13. Volleyball: Berkeley Prep dispatches rival in straight sets

    Volleyballpreps

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep kicked off the season in style, easily dispatching visiting Tampa Prep 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in both team's season opener on Thursday. …

  14. Orlando releases nine out of the hundreds of 911 Pulse calls

    Nation

    ORLANDO — The city of Orlando on Thursday released a tiny fraction of the hundreds of calls that were made to 911 dispatchers during the Pulse nightclub massacre, including calls made by a father whose daughter was hiding in a bathroom after being shot twice and the girlfriend of a dancer who was sheltering from the gunman in a dressing room.  …

  15. Region softball: Boca Ciega dispatches Robinson

    Softballpreps

    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega scored three runs in the fifth inning Thursday and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Caylie VanAuken to earn a 6-2 win over Robinson in the Class 5A region semifinal. Boca Ciega will host Lemon Bay today at 4 p.m. …

    Boca Ciega’s Caylie VanAuken turns in another solid start on the mound, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the Pirates’ 6-2 win.
  16. Albuquerque 911 dispatcher who hung up on caller quits

    Nation

    An Albuquerque, N.M., 911 dispatcher who in June hung up on a teenage girl seeking help after her friend was fatally shot resigned on Tuesday after audio of the incident was released. …

  17. Transcripts of 911 calls reveal what Pulse shooter told negotiator

    Publicsafety

    ORLANDO — "You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people," Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen tells a crisis negotiator in transcripts of 911 calls released Friday. …

    Eric Sorenson pays his respects as visitors continue to flock to the roadside memorial at the Pulse nightclub on Wednesday  in Orlando. Calls to 911 from the June massacre are being released. [Orlando Sentinel (TNS)]
  18. Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

    Nation

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."  …

    Tyre King, 13, was shot after pulling out a BB gun that police say looked like a real weapon.
  19. Gov. Scott defends environmental agency's handling of sinkhole water spill

    Environment

    TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday came to the defense of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over its handling of a spill of 215 million gallons of contaminated water into a sinkhole below a Mosaic phosphate plant in Mulberry. …

    Mosaic officials say water in the Floridan Aquifer beneath its New Wales phosphate plant is moving westerly at 1,000 feet per month. It has installed a pump into a backup well west of the sinkhole to draw contaminated water back to the surface.
  20. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole

    Preps

    SEMINOLE— Seminole brought the energy looking for an upset, but failed to maintain the intensity in overtime. …

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