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Brandon HS athlete dies, coach says he was healthy

Tampa, Florida-- Many friends and teammates have been speculating about how an 18-year-old high school basketball player died the day after basketball drills.

Milo Meeks would have been one of Brandon High School's starting forwards this season. His coach, Jamie Turner, said he performed at 110 percent on Friday during a normal 30 minute basketball drill.

See also: Friends remember Brandon High basketball player, Milo Meeks 

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Fire rescue mourns one of its own in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is mourning the loss of one of their own. 

Firefighter Iran Rivers passed away Sunday morning in his sleep at the fire station. A medical examiner is trying to determine exactly how he died.

Funeral arrangements are being made right now and 10 News will provide updates as soon as they are available.

School Board workshop to deal with student residency

Tampa, Florida -- The Hillsborough School Board has a busy day during its workshop starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center second floor staff conference room.

Among the issues the board will take up include an Athletic Appeal  Hearing. That is scheduled at 1:40 p.m., and then at 2 p.m. it will discuss student residency which has been at the center of a recent controversy when a board member interceded in behalf of a student athlete who was denied eligibility.

How to get rid of unwanted garbage cans in Hillsborough

If you live in Hillsborough County and want to get rid of your old garbage can, make sure you take it to the curb.

The county will begin using their new garbage and recycling carts next Monday.

If you can, leave them out all this week with a note to your service provider.

You can also place them in the new gray roll-cart once the automated collection starts, or you can bring the unwanted cans to one of Hillsborough's community collection centers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deadline approaching to apply for Hillsborough Advisory Boards

Deadline approaching to apply for Hillsborough Advisory Boards

Tampa, Florida-- If you are interested in helping shape your local government, you have an upcoming opportunity to do so.

Hillsborough Commissioners are looking for volunteers to serve on several County Advisory Boards

Basketball player dies after collapsing during practice

TAMPA, Florida -- A Brandon High School basketball player has died after collapsing during conditioning drills on Friday, Sept. 20.

Milo Meeks, 18, was a senior who transferred to Brandon this year after three years at Armwood High School in Seffner, according to TBO.com.

Friends remember Brandon High basketball player

BRANDON, Florida -- The 18-year-old with a size 17 shoe, Brandon High School's Milo Meeks gave 110 percent on the court every day.

"I will always remember him being unstoppable at every practice and every game," said his friend and former teammate, 17-year-old Scott Sollazzo. 

Meeks collapsed on Friday after basketball conditioning drills, something he has been doing since he was in 7th grade. He was rushed to Brandon Regional Hospital where he died on Saturday.