Local News

Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?The supply chain is the series of steps that brings a product to a customer, but bottlenecks across the entire network are creating shortages, delays and higher prices.
Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?COVID is still affecting the economic recovery for millions of Americans. Would a fourth stimulus check help?
Joe And Son's Olive Oils Celebrate 10 Years In South TampaOn Monday, December 6th from 5 PM to 6 PM ET, Joe and Son’s Olive Oils is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a specialty food store in South Tampa! The celebration will include the unveiling of a new mural of Giuseppe (Joe) and Maria Favata, a ribbon-cutting event with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 PM ET, and a donation of 10 percent of all sales to Feeding Tampa Bay. The public is invited to join in “olive” the festivities at the flagship location at 3204 West Bay to Bay Boulevard.
Oak Hill Hospital Named Designated Lung Cancer Screening CenterOak Hill Hospital is excited to announce during Lung Cancer Awareness Month that it is now a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
Suspect Arrested In The Shooting Of A 13-Year-Old BoyThe Tampa Police Department are arrestng and charging the suspect after shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy. 
Medical Biller Guilty Of Healthcare FraudJoshua Maywalt (40, Tampa) has pleaded guilty to four counts of healthcare fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of filing a false federal income tax return, and two counts of failing to file federal income tax returns.
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.
Some Parents Not Pleased As Kids Are Required To Wear Masks During Outdoor Recess At Jonathan Burr Elementary School In Wicker ParkA masking controversy is bubbling up at an elementary school in Wicker Park – with regard to whether kids need to be masked during outdoor recess as a mitigation against COVID-19.
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.

CBS News

Jussie Smollett takes the stand in disorderly conduct trialFormer "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett took the stand Monday, defending himself from allegations that he staged an attack on himself in 2019. CBS Chicago's Charlie De Mar reports on what has happened so far. Then, political contributor Kimberley Egonmwan joins De Mar to discuss.
CEO fires 900 employees on pre-holiday Zoom callThe firings are sparking outrage, with some sources noting the company had received $750M in funding days before the layoffs.
The rollback of free market policies in ChinaIn the last 40 years, China has become the only global economy to rival the U.S. But President Xi Jinping is cracking down on some of the private sectors, companies, and individuals that led to the country's prosperity.
Is President Xi Jinping undoing capitalism in China?In the last 40 years, China has become the only global economy to rival the U.S. But President Xi Jinping is cracking down on some of the private sectors, companies, and individuals that led to the country’s prosperity. Lesley Stahl reports.
New U.S. international travel restrictions for COVID-19 go into effectTravelers coming to the U.S., including U.S. citizens, must now take a COVID test within one day of their departure, regardless of vaccination status. Insider business news and travel reporter Thomas Pallini joins CBSN AM to discuss the new rules and about how the travel industry is reacting.
Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect have been chargedJames and Jennifer Crumbley were each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter on Friday.


Masterful dubbing of foreign TV shows into English is creating hits like "Squid Game"The art of carefully dubbing foreign TV shows, like "Squid Game," into English is creating huge hits with American audiences. Carter Evans learned first-hand how bad lip syncs are a thing of the past, as talented teams of directors and voice actors ignite a new era of worldwide entertainment.
Kennedy Center Honors celebrates cultural icons after ceremony limited by COVID-19 last yearThe 44th Kennedy Center Honors celebrated the careers of opera singer Justino Diaz, "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, folk songwriter and singer Joni Mitchell, actress and singer Bette Midler and Motown founder Berry Gordy. The event will air December 22 on CBS. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Wife, mom and truck driver working to bring more women into the industry with viral TikTok videosClarissa Rankin is a wife, mother of two and a truck driver who has 1.5 million followers on TikTok. Now she wants to use that fan base to encourage more women to pursue trucking as a career. CBS News' Errol Barnett took to the road with her.
Jussie Smollett takes the stand at trial over allegedly staged attackSmollett told jurors his side of the alleged attack that he's been accused of faking for attention.
Why we still love Lucy"Sunday Morning" looks back at the creation of a TV classic, and the powerful hold that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz still have on the popular imagination 70 years later.
Best shows to watch on Netflix right now – December 2021One of these shows could be your next binge obsession.