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95 year-old WWII veteran Joe Perricone will walk at Hillsborough High School's graduation Saturday to finally receive his diploma in person.
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World War II Veteran Will Walk In Hillsborough High School Graduation After Missing His Own In 1943

A 95 year-old World War II veteran will walk across the stage Saturday at Hillsborough High School's graduation ceremony to finally receive his diploma in person.

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Presenters at the Cafe Con Tampa event support improving Hillsborough County's bus system, but are opposed to rail.
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Presenters at a Café Con Tampa event Friday talked about how they want Hillsborough County to spend transportation funds, particularly future revenue from the higher sales tax voters passed last fall.

Most of the time they talked about not wanting any rail service.

New Florida Law Bans Release Of Mass Shooting Recordings

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that prohibits Florida's government agencies from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence.

Visit Florida Slashes Staff

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Visit Florida cut one-third of its staff Thursday, slashing its payroll after the state Legislature cut funding for the tourism agency by 34 percent. 

Similar debates have played out elsewhere, as sports stadiums that were originally built as memorials to veterans take on new corporate names.

More Mental-Health Treatment Sought For Children

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Florida has an estimated 400,000 children who need behavioral-health services, but 55 percent of them don’t get any treatment, members of a health-care panel were told Thursday. 

Congress On Cusp Of Delivering Long-Overdue Disaster Aid

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The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

95 year-old WWII veteran Joe Perricone will walk at Hillsborough High School's graduation Saturday to finally receive his diploma in person.
Stephanie Colombini / WUSF Public Media

A 95 year-old World War II veteran will walk across the stage Saturday at Hillsborough High School's graduation ceremony to finally receive his diploma in person.


An American flag blows in the wind.
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Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect and relax. There are many events happening across Florida and the United States in honor of  the holiday. Below you will find plenty of parades, concerts, and commemorative events to fill your weekend.

Everglades
National Park Service

It was a mixed bag for environmentalists in the wake of this year's legislative session in Tallahassee. Lawmakers allocated more money than Governor Ron DeSantis asked for on Everglades restoration and fighting red tide and blue-green algae.

But there were some drawbacks, including a bill to build three new toll roads and getting a fraction of the money the governor proposed to buy environmentally sensitive lands.

WUSF's Steve Newborn talks with Jennifer Rubiello, state director for Environment Florida - starting with the good that happened.

Serial Killer Who Took 10 Women's Lives Executed In Florida

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Mug shot of convicted serial killer Bobby Joe Long
Florida Department of Corrections

A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.

Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said. Long had no last words, simply closing his eyes as the procedure began, witnesses said.

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