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Governor DeSantis sends National Guard to Gasparilla

By Luke McDermott | January 26, 2023

This morning, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered The National Guard to the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa, citing that the foreign invaders pose a national security risk. “We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” DeSantis said while ordering the National Guard to dig a moat around the Governors Mansion. Although critics of the DeSantis Administration were quick to…

Breaking News

South Tampa woman gets service animal

Bethany Britney of South Tampa is the new recipient of a service animal for day-to-day tasks, thanks to her father, a retired coal miner in…


TNF Investigative Report: The Santos Connection

Sometimes you don’t have to go very far to find a scandal. As more and more information comes out regarding Long Island (NY) Rep.-elect and…


Fast food marquee is speechless

By Clark Brooks | January 22, 2023

The Krystal at 2625 West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa is reacting to recent events with shocked silence from the hamburger restaurant’s marquee. “I mean, what can you say? What can anyone say?” said Krystal manager Culver McButterburger, referring to any number of existential horror stories taking place at every waking moment. “It’s all so… just……


Bucs win 2022 NFC South

Bucs are “champions” of the NFC South!

Following a 30-24 defeat of the Carolina Panthers today at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the NFC South Division…


“Antonio Brown is a class act” claims Bucs fan who has never met Antonio Brown

Gary Sfingester of Clearwater, a self-described life-long die-hard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan might possibly be the only such fan who still roots for former wide…

Football experts all somehow get predictions wrong

By Clark Brooks | January 16, 2023

Somehow, inexplicably, a group of football scientists all got their predictions regarding Monday night’s NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers incorrect. The expensive and highly-scientific poll was conducted prior to the game by local TV station WFTS (Channel 28) which is located directly across Himes Avenue from Raymond James…

Arts and Entertainment


Woman reads Voyage Tampa magazine, in spite of absence of anything to do with her

Diana Mauser of Tampa made a point of picking up and reading an entire issue of Voyage Tampa magazine, even though she is not mentioned…


6 Ways white people can get away with saying the N-word

Play a character Leonardo Dicaprio, Edward Norton, Daniel Radcliffe, and many more of our most beloved white actors have gotten away with saying the N-word…

Monster Truck

Woke liberal falls asleep at the wheel, kills 400

By John Jacobs | January 21, 2023

A self-proclaimed “ultra-woke liberal” man fell asleep while driving his monster truck during a monster truck show and accidentally drove into the stands, running over thousands of people, killing 400. Known as “The Woke Bloke,” the British-born monster truck driver, moved to the States as a child and become a bleeding-liberal, constantly championing whatever the…



DeSantis bans February

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced early this morning that effective immediately the month of February is illegal throughout the state. “The month of January will…

Fugitive who destroyed US currency apprehended in Clearwater

Brad Rimshaw, 42 of Clearwater, a man who committed a federal crime 34 years ago surrendered peacefully to authorities yesterday. “Okay, okay, you got me!…


Agency you’ve probably never heard of that never did anything calls it quits

By Clark Brooks | January 25, 2023

The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA), the transit authority that oversees regional transportation needs in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties has voted unanimously to dissolve the organization. “Fuck it,” said TBARTA Chairman Cliff Manuel Jr. “We out.” The agency, started by the state in 2007 but not having received funding from…

Local and Community


Dunedin bails on the whole ‘Scotland’ thing

Following a 4-1 vote by the Dunedin City Commission last night, the city has decided to discontinue their long association with Scotland. “That’s enough already,”…


Tampa man forgets how to read

Keith Stumpler of Tampa has forgotten how to read. “I was someplace and a show was on TV in the bar. It was too loud…


St. Pete man glad that grooming is now frowned upon

By Clark Brooks | January 24, 2023

Rich Glombcroft of St. Petersburg is relieved that most people take a dim view of grooming now days. “I’ve been telling people for years that brushing your teeth, clipping your toenails and washing your hair as well as your whole body is not only a waste of time but a crime against nature,” said Glombcroft…

Tampa News Force Featured on 83 Degrees Media

By Josh Santos | August 7, 2018

83 Degree’s Dyllan Furness Features Tampa News Force’s John Jacobs Creative City: Tech, architecture, design firms spur Ybor renaissance John Jacobs, a local comic and “correspondent” for the satirical Tampa News Force, who’s been doing stand up for over a decade, lives near Ybor and recognizes the district’s appeal in its cast of characters. “Ybor…


By Josh Santos | August 2, 2018

Tragically, on August 2, 2018, a woman drowned her child in the Hillsborough river. Tampa News Force happened to be on scene within moments of the incident.

Randy Holton for Governor and or Senator of Florida

By Josh Santos | July 29, 2018

Randy Holton is still deciding if he wants to run for Senator or Governor of Florida in the 2020 election. These videos are to inform potential voters about the issues Randy personally feels strongly about. Randy has no formal campaign set up so no donations are being accepted at this time.


By Josh Santos | July 29, 2018

Check out our exclusive footage of the Bucs open practice, the Heineken Light boat coming to Ricks on the River, and a TNF weather report with our new intern Matty Bill$

Tampa Bay Times: Features John Jacobs and Tampa Bay Comedy

By Josh Santos | July 29, 2018

John Jacobs of Tampa News Force was recently featured on Tampa Bay Times for their coverage of the comedy open mic held every Tuesday at the Iberian Rooster in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. “There’s nothing like an audience to humble you,” says John Jacobs, 28, who co-hosts the SubCentral open mic, and who starred on…


By Josh Santos | July 25, 2018

FUCKPA!N performing one of their new songs in concert.

Living the Dream

By Josh Santos | July 23, 2018

Short film about the life of a struggling stand-up comedian trying to remain positive. Starring: John Jacobs Filmed by: Elijah Hernandez @MaybachDiamonds


By Josh Santos | July 22, 2018

Check out our exclusive coverage of Metrocon 2018!

Anti-Bullying PSA

By Josh Santos | July 19, 2018

Don’t bully

The Doctor

By Josh Santos | July 10, 2018

A man goes to the doctor because of arm pains but gets more than he bargained for with this visit