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Game-winning FG kicks Armwood to state final

Game-winning FG kicks Armwood to state final

Seffner, Fla. -- Ash Dudney will forever be part of Armwood football's storied history. The senior kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Armwood a 22-20 victory over Dwyer in a 4A state semifinal.

Dwyer took a 20-19 lead with just 19 seconds remaining when quarterback Jacoby Brissett connected with Tommy Lee Lewis for a 13-yard score.  After a failed two-point conversion, Armwood had one last chance.

Hawks quarterback Josh Grady saved his best for the end.  The senior connected on two long passes to get Dudney in field goal range.

It capped a superb night for Grady.  He finished 8-of-12 passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns.

First was a 71-yard touchdown to running back Matt Jones.  Then Grady hooked up with Ronnie Thomas for scores of 62 and 60 yards.

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Fire Investigator demoted after gun stolen multiple times

Fire Investigator demoted after gun stolen multiple times

Tampa, Florida -- The target of a series of 10 News investigations is being demoted following an Internal Affairs investigation.

Milton Jenkins, who had been a Tampa Fire Department Fire Investigator, got into trouble because his police issued gun was stolen and fired in a home invasion.  Police say Jenkins's son not only stole the gun, but also his car in the home invasion.

(PDF) Disciplinary Action Report

(PDF) Internal Affairs Investigation Report

While Milton Jenkins didn't have much to say when we first questioned him, he is in big trouble because this is the second time his gun has been stolen.  We asked Jenkins how he could have two police issued guns stolen and he told us he didn't want to say anything.

Officials: Woman, son pushed off balcony in Tampa

Officials: Woman, son pushed off balcony in Tampa

TAMPA, Florida -- Tampa Police are investigating after a woman and her adult son fell off the balcony of a second floor apartment.

Both 53-year-old Mary Taylor and 25-year-old Aleto Vickers were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities say the woman and her boyfriend, 45-year-old John Prince, were arguing on the balcony when the boyfriend pushed her and her adult son. Investigators say the railing broke and they both fell onto the concrete slab below. The woman then rolled another 10 feet down a grassy embankment to the sidewalk.

Prince is being interviewed by authorities. Charges are expected.

 

Scott talks big education changes, high speed rail

Tampa, Florida -- The Governor-elect is on his second sweep through the Tampa Bay area in as many days.

He's nearing the end of a ten-city tour. At each stop, he talks to folks in a different sector of the economy about creating jobs. And in Tampa, where the focus was education, he shared some bold ideas.

A supercharged science fair greeted Florida's next governor Friday morning.

At USF Connect, inside the University of South Florida's Research Park, research projects are nursed into full-fledged companies that create jobs and power the economy.

"We need to team our universities up more with the private sector. You see it happening here. We can do more of it," Governor-elect Rick Scott told a town hall meeting that followed the tour.

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Inaugural Art in the Park to showcase Ybor artists

Inaugural Art in the Park to showcase Ybor artists

Ybor City, FL - This Saturday, more than 25 artists will gather in Ybor City’s Centennial Park for the inaugural Ybor City Art in the Park event. This celebration of art, music and the holidays will include the works of talented local, regional and national artists, all competing for cash prizes—including awards for first, second, third place and Best in Show.  This juried art show will showcase hundreds of pieces of art from various mediums.

Why do they call it that? Los Cien and Lake June-in-Winter

It's the 100th place in our "Why do they call it that?" series. So, where better than a neighborhood whose name means "The Hundred?" But first, a lake with name that's torn between two seasons.

Why do they call it Lake June-in-Winter?

This beautiful Highlands County hideaway was first called Lake Stearns.

Then, a new guy bought up land along the lake. It was Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System for organizing library books.

He was building his new Lake Placid resort here and he wanted to lure New Yorkers south during the coldest months.

So he called this place Lake June-in-Winter, to tell tourists that here -- even during the winter -- the weather feels like June.

Hillsborough man found guilty of 2nd degree murder

Hillsborough man found guilty of 2nd degree murder

Tampa, Florida -- A Hillsborough County man has been convicted of second degree murder in a double shooting that killed one man and brought Plant City to a stand-still.

Francisco Rangel was arrested in December 2008 after a six hour manhunt and a shootout with police that left an innocent bystander dead.

Rangel's lawyers had argued that the 27-year-old originally fired in self defense when two men came to collect money from him at gunpoint.

Rangel still faces a separate trial on a long list of charges stemming from the following day's chase and police shootout.
He'll be sentenced on today's conviction on December 21st.