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Tampa News Tuesday, April 3 Buzz, River ridge, Van ormon & more…

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  • Hernando (13-2) Up next: Tuesday vs. Fivay; Thursday vs. Weeki Wachee The buzz: The Leopards returned from spring break to win three straight last week, including victories over Cypress Creek (3-0) and Nature Coast (11-2) that wrapped up the top seed in Class 5A, District 7.
  • Alonso (11-3) Up next: Tuesday at Gaither; Thursday-Saturday at Kissimmee Klassic The buzz: To get an idea of just how tough the competition is in Class 9A, District 8 consider that all three of the Ravens losses this season are to district foes.
  • Wharton (10-3) Up next: Tuesday vs. Steinbrenner; Thursday at Freedom The buzz: The Wildcats, winners of four straight, can clinch the top seed in Class 8A, District 4 with a win over Freedom on Thursday.
  • Steinbrenner (11-4) Up next: Tuesday at Wharton; Thursday at Chamberlain The buzz: A 1-0 loss to rival Sickles prevented the Warriors from clinching the top seed in Class 8A, District 5 and getting an automatic berth in the playoffs.
  • Sickles (12-7) Up next: Wednesday vs. Plant The buzz: Though the Gryphons have lost four of their past six, they got the win they needed against Steinbrenner to force a tie with their rival at the top of the Class 8A, District 5 standings.

Tags: buzz, River Ridge, Tuesday vs, Land O’Lakes, Class 8A

  • Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said the agency was conducting an undercover operation to identify people sexually exploiting children when Van Ormon was arrested.
  • While chatting online, Van Ormon said he could cuddle with them, watch TV and have sex with them, according to authorities.
  • Van Ormon: Ill be very gentle with you and loving – – Polk County detectives arrested Van Ormon when he showed up at what he thought was the home of one of the teen girls.
  • Van Ormon was arrested and charged with enticing underage children online.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 25, through Saturday, March 31, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s detectives, along with detectives and investigators from other law enforcement agencies, conducted a week-long undercover joint investigation targeting online child predators.

Tags: Van Ormon, Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County, Polk County sting, Polk Sheriff Grady

  • A house based on Netflix’s Stranger Things will be featured in the 2018 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando announced Tuesday.
  • Stranger Things will also be featured as a house in Halloween Horror Nights events at Univesal Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore.
  • During Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Florida is filled with intricate haunted houses, zombies and monsters intent on scaring guests in good fun.
  • Halloween Horror Nights 2018 runs at Universal Orlando on select nights between Sept. 14 and Nov. 3.
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