Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Participate In Florida Association Of Police Explorers State CompetitionThe Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 participated in the 2021 Florida Association of Police Explorers State Competition and the 2021 Public Safety Cadets National Competition.
CDC Recommends Everyone Wear A Mask In Public PlacesOfficials announced Tuesday afternoon that people who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated need to start wearing masks in public indoor settings again.
Hillsborough County Schools Faces Bus Driver ShortageHillsborough County School officials say the district is facing the largest bus driver shortage it’s ever seen.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Searching For Suspect In MurderAn Auburndale woman was found dead in her home on Monday morning, July 26, 2021, just after 9:00 AM, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking her boyfriend of more than 20-years for her murder.
Polk County Has It's Second Rabies Case Of The YearA fox that was being aggressive and trying to attack six barn cats, four horses, and two cows at a Polk City property has been confirmed to have been infected with rabies.
Investigation Underway After Death Of An InmateThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation surrounding the death of an inmate housed at the Falkenburg Road Jail.
Sarasota Man Arrested And Facing Charges Of Sexual Battery On A Victim Under 12John M. Smith, 47, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery on a victim under 12 by an offender over 18.  Smith is being held in the Sarasota County Jail.  Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to call Detective Maria Llovio.
Bond Denied For Alleged 77th Street Gang MemberReversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Three Men Sentenced For The Robbery Of A Cellphone StoreThree men have been sentenced to federal prison for aiding and abetting the robbery of a cellphone store and aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm during a robbery. 
Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Firearms And AmmunitionU.S. District Judge William Jung has sentenced Christopher Calkins (29, St. Petersburg) to five years in federal prison for possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Calkins to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense. 
Florida Man Sentenced to Eleven Years For Child PornographyOn Thursday afternoon, David E. Merry, 60, of Pensacola, was sentenced to eleven years in prison on federal charges related to his receipt of child pornography. The sentence, which followed his guilty plea, was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.