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Florida startup recycles AC water for cannabis growers and homeowners

One of the biggest stars at Tampa's Kush Con — amongcheesecake-flavored gummies, a stage surrounded by weed plants and vapes claiming to make you better at sex — was an air conditioning tech company. Driving the news: Miami-based FutureAC Water System debuted its patent-pending water recycling product at the cannabis trade show last weekend.The system can convert air conditioning units in homes or businesses into atmospheric water generators for drinking and growing plants.The pitch: Each home AC produces 5-25 gallons of water a day, meaning that Florida is wasting millions of gallons. That water could be put to use,...
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Disney World is not the most expensive Florida theme park: This one is, study says

ORLANDO, Fla. - Theme park tickets in Florida don't come cheap, but a new study breaks down which one is the most expensive – and it's NOT Walt Disney World. The Family Vacation Guide recently ranked the top 10 most expensive theme parks when it comes to admission prices in 2022. While Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida came in high on the list, one other Florida theme park took the No. 1 spot: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

SUV lands in pool at country club in Lakeland

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Wednesday morning crash ended with a car in a swimming pool at a Lakeland country club. Police were called around 7:43 a.m. to the pool on Grouse Drive, where Sandpipers Golf & Country Club is located. Crews are now working to remove the submerged white...

How Much Salary Do You Need to Buy a Home in Florida Cities With Hot Housing Markets?

It's no secret that home prices in Florida have risen substantially over the last couple of years. However, some markets have increased more sharply than others. For example, according to the S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Index released in June of 2022, Tampa saw home price increases of about 34% over the course of a year, while Miami saw increases of around 32%. (The Florida housing market in general rose about 21% over one year's time, according to data from March of 2022.) Although there may be signs that the market is cooling in some areas, prices also remain high in hot markets.

Buccaneers Wide Receiver Leaves Practice With Apparent Injury

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage left today's joint practice with the Dolphins early with an apparent leg injury. According to reporters on the scene, Gage was running a route in 1-on-1's when he pulled up lame. The positive news is he was able to make it off the field under his own power.

Florida massage therapist accused of groping client

A massage therapist was arrested in St. Petersburg after he was accused of battering a woman, according to an arrest affidavit. The St. Petersburg Police Department said Leonard Manuel Lopez De La Torre, 51, worked for a Massage Envy location. While with a woman on Aug. 2, Lopez De La...

Second suspect charged for murder at Tampa's IQ Apartments

TAMPA, Fla. - A second suspect has been charged with first-degree murder in a deadly shooting at a Tampa apartment complex last month. Deputies were called on the afternoon of Friday, July 22 after someone reported a man had been shot in the parking lot of IQ Apartments on Bruce B Downs Boulevard.

NFL World Reacts To The Julio Jones' Practice Highlight

Tom Brady's connection with Julio Jones appears to be in mid-season form. During a joint practice between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins this Wednesday, Jones made a jaw-dropping reception down the left sideline. Jones had a disappointing 2021 season due to injuries, there's no denying it. However, it...

For Florida tenants, fighting eviction comes at a price

A life-long renter in a Tampa neighborhood may spark an overhaul of Florida’s eviction law, if she wins in court. Elizabeth Dorado has lived in the same house for 30 years. She raised her two children there. So when her landlord filed to evict her in December 2019, she chose to fight it. In order to prove that she had always paid her rent on time and kept the property in good shape, Dorado, 64, first had to pay $3,000.

Former Buccaneers with the best chance of returning to Tampa

The Buccaneers don’t have many more free agent signings in them, but they could start to look at a few guys that have already been in town before. The Buccaneers have dramatically improved their offseason by going after several big-name free agents to bolster their roster. The loss of...