UPDATE: Lightning Strike At Clearwater Beach Sends 2 To HospitalClearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue are on scene of a lightning strike with two victims on the North part of Clearwater Beach. The call came in at about 2:15 p.m. as a line of storms moved onshore from the Gulf of Mexico.
Friendly Reminder: Tax Filing Deadline Is July 15thPenalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of July 16, 2020. You will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the taxes paid by July 15.
Disturbing Increase In Sudden, Unexplained Elephant DeathsSome wildlife officials are reporting strange behavior such as the elephants running in circles and dragging their legs just prior to death. They sudden and unnerving symptoms suggest poisoning. Samples of elephant remains have been collected and sent them to laboratories for further testing.
LEGO® Introduces Pop Culture LEGO ART SetsLEGO meets pop culture icons on September 1, 2020. If borrowing your kid's lego set isn't getting the job done for you, adult lego sets are on the way! The first four sets introduced will be The Beatles, Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, Marvel Studios Iron Man and Star Wars™ The Sith™.
ARREST: Church Employee Suspected Of Stealing Over $750K From Church AccountsIn 2008, Bradley was hired as the finance secretary by Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) located at 2101 Overlook Drive SE in Winter Haven. In late 2019, the head deacon requested copies of the church bank statements based on a digital image seen by church staff that showed an active $225,000 line of credit, connected to another bank account that did not belong to CBC.
ARREST: Thomas Jefferson & Javier Vargas Caught Climbing Construction CraneSeveral officers with the Sarasota Police Department responded after a security operator called to report the two men were on the ladder of the crane. The security operator had issued multiple trespass warnings to both the men over the PA system with negative results. The construction site has clearly marked signs around the property stating no trespassing.
July 4th Weekend: What To Expect On Pinellas BeachesIf you’re worried about overcrowding, pay attention to parking. One of the ways the city regulates beach population is through parking space capacity, which also matches up closely with those distancing protocols.
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.
Watch: Mike Merrill's Final Interview As Hillsborough County AdministratorMike Merrill commits his final on-camera interview as Hillsborough County's Administrator to CW44 News News At 10. He's spent the last 10 years in Hillsborough's top job, and more than three decades working for the county.
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,”
WANTED: David Laycock, In Connection With Fatal Homeless-Camp ShootingAfter further investigation detectives learned that David Laycock, the victim’s nephew fired more than one round into a wooded area, one of which struck Robert in the head.
St. Pete Pier Grand Opening: Protocols You Need To KnowThe wait is over. It's time to exPIERience the new St. Pete Pier. The new St. Pete Pier and Pier District will open on Monday, July 6 at 5:00 P.M.
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.
Meet Allison Crume: USF's New Associated VP And Dean Of Undergraduate StudiesThe University of South Florida announced today the appointment of Allison Crume as Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Crume, an experienced higher education leader, will provide strategic direction and leadership to a unit that will continue to drive the innovative policies, programs and practices that established USF as a national model for student success.