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Tampa Police Chief Retires After 31 Years Of Service

CHIEF BRIAN DUGAN … Retires after 31 years of service   RUBEN DELGADO … Named Interim Chief   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   For the past 31 years, Chief Brian Dugan has been a fixture at the Tampa Police Department. But on Monday, Chief Duganannounced his retirement. He joined in 1990 and…

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MS Gabby Thomas Race Schedule

Gabby Thomas Olympic Race Schedule

Gabby Thomas has a lot of support in Tampa Bay. For those wanting to ensure they see  Gabby’s Olympic run, here is the schedule.  All times are Eastern Standard Time: August 1, 2021 200 first round: 9:30 p.m. August 2, 2021 200 semifinal: 6:25 a.m. August 3, 2021 200 final: 8:50 a.m. a.m. August 4,…

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Kenyatta Barron

Convicted Murder Suspect Gets 3 Life Sentences

KENYATTA BARRON   RONNIE O’NEAL, III               Last week, a Hillsborough County judge sentenced a Tampa man to life in prison. He was convicted of killing his former girlfriend and attacking their children. Ronnie O’Neal, III, was sentenced by Hillsborough County Judge Michelle Sisco. He was given 3 life sentences plus an additional 60…

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Sherisha Hills

City Council Approves New Parks And Recreation Director

SHERISHA HILLS New City Of Tampa Director of Parks and Recreation     BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Last week, the Tampa City Council approved Ms. Sherisha Hills to serve as the new Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Tampa. Last year, Mayor Jane Castor appointed Ms. Hills to…

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Rashad Arnold INTEGRITY

Grieving Mom: ‘Nothing Being Done About Murders’

RASHAD D. ARNOLD 6/11/1988 — 7/7/2021   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Mrs. Julie Benton is grieving as she makes arrangements to bury her son, 33-year-old Rashad D. Arnold. Rashad died on July 7th, after being shot several times while seated in a car. Mrs. Benton is not only grieving for her…

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Frank Wiley - Channel 10

TV News Anchor Settling In Tampa Bay Area

FRANK WILEY …Early morning news anchor on WTSP, Channel 10   BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor               The Tampa Bay area is welcoming a new TV news anchor. Frank Wiley joined WTSP Channel 10 in early spring, coming to the area from Cleveland, Ohio. The 15-year journalist anchors the early morning newscast, Brightside, 4:30…

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HCSO & AMIkids

HCSO And AMIkids Breaking Barriers Community Forum 

Several members of the community took part in the Breaking Barriers Community Forum.     Last Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and AMIkids Tampa held the first of three Breaking Barriers Community Forums. Entitled, “Assumptions: Breaking Down Our Perceptions and Understanding Where They Come From,” it was held at Bill Currie Ford on N….

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Thomas Brown

Tampa Crossroads Helps Identify Veterans For Utility Bill Program

THOMAS BROWN S. Army Disabled Veteran, and Tampa Crossroads’ Veteran Outreach Coordinator   The Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Electric are partnering for the second year in the Share Program, which will pay the utility bills for 31 local veterans during the month of July. Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit organization serving the Tampa Bay community…

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Det. Joe Conteh

Tampa Detective Featured On ‘Before The Badge’

DETECTIVE JOE CONTEH   BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor   Several weeks ago, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office launched a program that focuses on the lives of some of its personnel. The program is called “Before The Badge” and highlights some events that have taken place in the livIbh Det. Joe Conteh 7-9-21es…

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