Tampa Bay Business Owner Defies Odds, Opens Business Amid PandemicFilled with passion and drive, Leah Chavie says it might be a difficult time to chase a dream but not even that could stop her.
July 4th Beach Plans In Pinellas CountyPinellas County officials discuss beach plans ahead of July 4th weekend. “We’ve been receiving a lot of emails asking us to close the beaches,”
Former FSU C.A.R.E Students And Former UF Football Player Indicted For ConspiracyA federal grand jury returned an indictment charging seven defendants with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, 17 counts of bank fraud, and 8 counts of aggravated identity theft. The indictment was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
UPDATE: University Of South Florida Consolidation Takes Effect July 1, 2020Consolidation provides a wide range of new opportunities for students and faculty and ensures that every student has an opportunity to earn their degree from a Preeminent State Research University.
Tropicana Field COVID-19 Testing Site At Capacity, Again Turns Away ResidentsHealth officials say 357 people were tested before they made the announcement to shut the site down. Testing materials had run out.
Paramedic Arrested For Domestic Violence, Reveals Further Bizarre EventsPolk County paramedic arrested for domestic violence battery. During the interview with the victim, the detective was told about a separate incident, where she had passed out after drinking too much. When she awoke, she found an IV in her arm, and what appeared to be blood being drawn out.
Middle School Teacher Arrested For Performing Oral Sex On JuvenileShe and the boy walked away from the crowd together and she attempted to smoke marijuana, but was so drunk that she couldn't get it lit. At that point she began performing oral sex on the victim.
Hillsborough Cty. Mask Mandate Results In More Threatening/Racist EmailsHillsborough County's Emergency Policy Group met on Thursday for the first time since approving a controversial mandate to wear a mask. The racially-charged reaction to the mandate became the hot topic of meeting.
HCSO Needs Help Identifying Suspects In Vehicle Theft/Burglary Spree“Knowing that guns have been stolen from some of these vehicles, identifying and locating these suspects is even more urgent. We do not want to see these weapons contributing to crime in our communities,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Please, help us help you by locking your doors, taking valuable items inside or concealing them if you must leave them in your vehicle.”
New COVID-19 Discoveries Made By Tampa Bay Area Scientists“This thing comes from your mouth and nose to another person’s vice versa. We have a choice, we can put space between us to deny it host or we can put material between us to deny it host.”
Can Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19As the Southern US enters peak mosquito season, many are asking if mosquitoes can spread COVID-19. Science shows mosquitoes can spread some viruses to humans, but can it spread the novel Coronavirus that's created a worldwide pandemic.
USDA And FDA: No Evidence COVID-19 Is Contracted From Food, Packaging“There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The U.S. food safety system, overseen by our agencies, is the global leader in ensuring the safety of our food products, including product for export.”
Tampa Bay Area Lawyer Discusses Newly Mandated Face CoveringsFor the nearly 3 million people living in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, getting used to face masks in a day or two won’t come easily. But now that it’s a requirement with enforcement intact, there isn’t much room for error either.
Sheriff Gualtieri On Mandatory Face Coverings: 'It has a lot of reasonable exceptions. Just do the right thing with it.'Pinellas County Commission passes emergency ordinance requiring face coverings and other safety measures for citizens. There are, however, some exceptions to the new rules.
Historic Pay Raise For Florida Teachers Signed Into LawLieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “I am proud to support this historic pay increase, which recognizes the value of investing in our teachers.”