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Economic analysis says “The Infiltrator” brought in nearly $1 million to Hillsborough

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While the Florida Legislature once again opted not pass a bill that would replenish the state’s depleted film tax incentive package earlier this year, an investment made by the Hillsborough County Commission to help lure Bryan Cranston’s newest film has apparently provide a solid return of investment to the region. The Infiltrator is the adaptation of Tampa resident Robert Mazur’s 2009 autobiography of the same name, which details his mission to try to bring down famed Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar. British…

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Safe found in debris of mansion once owned by Pablo Escobar

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A locked safe has been found in the debris of a Miami Beach mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Demolition began last week on the waterfront property now owned by Chicken Kitchen founder Christian de Berdouare. On Monday, excavators found the metal safe as they knocked down the last walls. Excavator operator Miguel Mato tells El Nuevo Herald that the 2-foot-by-2-foot safe weighs up to 700 pounds. Mato says he noticed it when the floor sank beneath some…

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Demolition begins on Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar

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A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling in the 1980s is being razed, with its new owners anxiously sifting through the wreckage for any last traces of the reign of Pablo Escobar. Demolition began Tuesday on a pink waterfront mansion in Miami Beach that the Colombian drug lord owned before the U.S. government seized it in 1987. Escobar died in a shootout with Colombian National Police in 1993. “I’m very excited to see…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.11.16 — R.I.P., David Bowie

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Good morning, everyone. What a weekend it’s been. On Saturday, I saw “The Revenant,” the quasi-true story of Mountain Man Hugh Glass, who was part of an expedition attacked by Indians in 1823. He was nearly torn to pieces by a bear near present-day Lemmon, S.D., and left for dead by two companions. Then there was the “The Revenant: The football game,” on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks battled the Minnesota Viking in subzero temperatures. We also had the release…

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