Governor DeSantis Suspends All COVID-19 Restrictions In FloridaGovernor Ron DeSantis signed an emergency order that will do away with all local COVID-19 emergency orders throughout the state.
Local Officials Warn About Possible Increase In Vacation ScamsOfficials say you may see more scams offering free vacations or vacation rentals as more people start to travel again.
$54M Worth Of Drugs Seized In Polk, Largest Bust In County HistorySheriff Grady Judd says the operation resulted in the largest methamphetamine seizure in Polk County history.
Tampa Bay Doctors React To New CDC GuidelinesThe CDC announced Tuesday that people who are vaccinated are now allowed to participate in most outdoor activities without masks.
Pasco County School District Requires Masks Through Rest Of School YearThe superintendent says he made a mistake when he claimed that the district’s ability to require masks depended on the state's executive order.
Demand for Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Sags At Tampa's FEMA SiteThe FEMA vaccination site in Tampa is seeing a huge decrease in the number of people coming to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
State Threatens To Take Over Hillsborough County Schools Due To Budget ShortfallsThe take-over would happen if leaders can’t come up with a plan in the next 19 days on how to fix the district’s $107 million deficit.
Manatee County Utilities Considers Expanding Service Area Following Piney Point BreachManatee County Government is asking Manatee County Utilities to provide a report on water quality and how much it would cost to expand the area that the company services to include more homes near Piney Point.
Governor DeSantis Signs Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Into LawThe law, HB-1, is one of the strictest in the country when it comes to regulating riots.
Ad Hoc Gasparilla-Style Events Invade Tampa Bay SaturdayThe Coronavirus pandemic may have sidelined Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration, but that hasn't stopped an ad hoc celebration from unfolding this weekend in and around the bay waters of Tampa. Local bar owners gear up for a spike in customers over the weekend.
USF Doctor Talks About Possible Future For Johnson & Johnson VaccineOn Wednesday, the CDC had a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to learn more about the six women who were found to have blood clots after getting to Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC and FDA Recommend Pause On Johnson & Johnson VaccinationsThe CDC says cases of rare and severe blood clots were identified in six women shortly after they all received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Pasco Schools May Eliminate Mask Requirement For Students By The End Of AprilThe Pasco County School district announced it might not enforce mask-wearing by the end of April 2021.
Piney Point Reservoir: Engineers Shift Focus To Cleaning Remaining WastewaterManatee County Administrator Dr. Scott Hopes says the flow of water from Piney Point has stopped and companies are preparing to clean the water that remains in the pond.
FL State Senators Consider Adding $200M Towards Piney Point CleanupState senators are currently considering a budget amendment that would cleanup and close the stacks at Piney Point in Manatee County.