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Fifty-two years ago, an officer shot a teen in the back, and Tampa erupted
Blood trickling from his mouth, a bullet hole in his chest, the teenager leaned against a telephone pole, crying and begging for help. The cop broke down in tears, swearing he only fired to wound the man — a suspect who was running from the scene of a store burglary. Martin Chambers, 19, didn't live long afterward. But the days of rioting that followed his death seemed like they'd never end.
John Morgan pours more money into push to raise Florida’s minimum wage
Orlando attorney John Morgan continues to open his coffers to try to pass a constitutional amendment that would increase the minimum wage in Florida. The Morgan Firm PA last month contributed $812,963 to the political committee Florida For A Fair Wage, which is collecting petition signatures to put the minimum-wage amendment on the November 2020 ballot, according to a new finance report posted on the state Division of Elections website.
Was the Publix chicken tender sub invented by three hungry Florida men?
A new origin story for Publix’s beloved chicken tender sub emerged recently on social media. In late May, a Facebook user named Dave Charls offered his story for the creation of the sub on the popular “Are Publix Chicken Tender Subs on Sale?” Facebook page. After amassing a thousand or so likes on Twitter, the story begged one question: Is it true?
Bucs training camp schedule will include later practice times
The Bucs will add a wrinkle to this week’s training camp schedule, beginning most practices in the late afternoon at 4 p.m. to avoid working outside during the hottest part of the summer day. Players will report on July 25, the first practice will be on July 26 and the first practice with pads will be held at July 28. The Bucs will also hold 11 open practices, including two joint practices with the Miami Dolphins on Aug 13-14. Both of those practices will begin at 10 a.m.
What to do for Father’s Day in Tampa Bay
The amount of time dads spend parenting has tripled since 1965, according to a recent Pew research report. And with that evolving role comes more chances to make some memories this Father’s Day. This year, there are ample reasons to get Dad out of the house this weekend. And the opportunities extend beyond the cliche. Whether Dad is an artsy type, a sports fan or a geek of any stripe, check out the wide array of events we’ve compiled.