Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota CountyThe Community Foundation of Sarasota County has provided Children First with a $30,000 Equity and Access Grant supporting access to mental health care for Sarasota County’s most vulnerable young children and families. Children First also received a Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation in the amount of $4,963.17 to provide car seats to children in need.
Florida Sports Betting And Seminole Tribe DealSports gambling in Florida has come to a standstill just three weeks after a federal judge ruled that the originally formed compact that was forged between the state and the Seminole Tribe was in fact illegal. This comes after those in Florida were certain that now the issue of iGaming was resolved and that it would not be approved, online sports betting could finally come to the state. However, it seems now lawmen in the state studying the deal in detail have discovered holes in the legality of the deal.
Governor DeSantis Puts $12 Million Towards First Responder Mental HealthOfficials say the money will expand mental health resources and peer support for first responders in the state.
St. Petersburg Police Monitor Most Dangerous Roads For PedestriansOfficials say the number of pedestrians that have died on city streets has doubled over the last year.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Drug Lab Earns AccreditationThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office announced the agency's Drug Lab successfully earned accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) on November 19.
The City Of Tampa Appoints New Manager Of Housing And Community DevelopmentThe City of Tampa has appointed Kayon Henderson as Manager of Housing and Community Development.
Local Dentist Gives Back To The Humane Society Of Tampa BayDr. Andrew Vallo D.D.S is a Tampa Bay Dentist, and an animal lover. When he opened his business in April, he vowed to put money aside for every new patient with the goal to give back to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 
Hillsborough County Leaders Warn About Spike In Holiday ScamsOlsen says this year, shoppers may become victim to scammers more often if they aren't careful.
Two Men Arrested During A Large-Scale Organized Cargo Theft InvestigationPCSO detectives charged 45-year-old Bobby John Herrera, Jr. from West Palm Beach and 36-year-old Nicholas Nigel Howard of Opa Locka with a combined 67 felonies after they engaged in an organized cargo theft conspiracy where 5 businesses were defrauded and about $704,487 of wooden pallets and 25 semi-trailers were stolen.
Sergeant Arrested For Battery On An InmateA Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, assigned to the Department of Detention and Corrections, was arrested for battery and official misconduct. The incident occurred at the Pinellas County Jail located at 14400 49th Street North on November 19, 2021.
Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center Hosting Its 1st Fundraising EventThe Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center will be hosting their first annual fundraising event called "Kiss a Gator Gala" on February 19, 2022.