Pinellas County Suggests Adding These COVID-19 Essentials To Your Hurricane PreparationsPinellas County officials tell CW44 News at 10 they are now monitoring potential tropical cyclone #9 and suspending Mahaffey Theater test site operations. They are also asking residents to turn their attention to preparedness plans. The Mahaffey Theater testing site will suspend operations Thursday at 7 p.m. and will not operate Friday or Saturday
Arrest: Board of County Commissioner Candidate, Martin GrenfellOn July 29, 2020, PCSO detectives arrested 56 year-old Martin William Grenfell, candidate for the office of Polk County Commissioner, District 1.
Carrollwood Resident Bit By Bat With RabiesA woman walking around her neighborhood at night saw a bat on the sidewalk and decided to pick it up. The bat bit her finger during the process. She brought the bat to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County and it was tested for rabies. The bat tested positive and the woman is now receiving rabies prophylaxis.
Preparing For Hurricanes: Hillsborough County Supplies Free Pet 'Go-Bag' To ResidentsNow is the time to make plans to prepare for the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane. For people with pets, that requires some extra work.
Hillsborough County EPG: Trending In Right Direction, But Long Way to GoLocal COVID-19 coronavirus data presented to the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group today showed encouraging trends in some measurements for the first time in a few weeks.
Tampa Bay Physician Discusses Return To School For Children With DisabilitiesDr. Escude, a family physician who spent most of his career focusing on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been working with his company to identify risks that are often missed in individuals with mental health disabilities. He says there are ways around deciding what’s best for your child come August.
Ft. Meade Man Arrested For 70 Counts Of Possession Of Child PornDuring the investigation, detectives seized a cell phone belonging to DeVane. There they located 70 images/videos depicting child pornography, with victims between the ages of 2 and 12 years-old being sexually abused.
Sarasota Woman Pleads For Mask Mandate To Protect Florida Seniors“I was very scared and I still am. I have pre-existing conditions. I would not survive it.” Susan Thomas lives in a small coastal town in Sarasota County who she says she’s living there afraid because she says nothing has been done to protect seniors during the pandemic.
Logic & Accuracy Test Conducted On Hillsborough County's Election EquipmentThe Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer and his team were busy Friday conducting a Logic & Accuracy test on the election equipment that will be used for the 2020 Primary Election on August 18, 2020, and early voting in Hillsborough County which is open August 3, 2020 through August 16, 2020.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Raises Issue Of Sexism On Capitol HillA tense exchange between two members of Congress has some Democrats calling out what they say is a broader culture of sexism on Capitol Hill. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says a Republican congressman from Florida used derogatory language during a confrontation on the Capitol steps. "Representative Yoho put his finger in my face. He called me disgusting. He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind."
JET ICU Flies Twins Born Premature In Utah, Home To St. PetersburgTampa-based company, JET ICU helped a Pinellas County couple bring their twins home which were prematurely born in Utah.
Jacksonville Man Indicted For Production Of Child PornographyUnited States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Richard Earl Jenkins, Jr. (43, Jacksonville) with three counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, Jenkins faces a minimum mandatory term of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison for each count.
Preparing For Hurricanes During COVID-19Preparing for hurricane looks a little different this year as COVID-19 continues to spread in the community. CW44's, Price McKeon spoke with Hillsborough County officials who help remind residents how to stay prepared for a hurricane while in the middle of a pandemic.
Tampa Murder Suspect Arrested In Georgia After Committing Additional CrimesA man suspected of a murder in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday was apprehended on Wednesday in Lakeland, Georgia for committing additional crimes, ranging from armed home invasion to the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
Hillsborough County School Board Moves First Day Of School To August 24At today's special called School Board meeting, the Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation that the first day of school for students be moved from August 10 to August 24.