Local News

Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly PaymentsWhile the next Child Tax Credit payment is due August 13, the deadline to opt out of advance payments is August 2. Here's how to do it.
Delta Variant Presents Challenges To Metro Atlanta SchoolsGeorgia could offer a glimpse at what back-to-school will look like for a country reeling from a summer surge of COVID-19 spurred by the highly transmissible Delta variant.
Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival Returns To Piedmont Park August 6-8After skipping a year because of the pandemic, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival returns August 6, 2021.
Tampa Pharmacy Starts Vaccinating People At Their HomesDeliveRxd Pharamcy employees are driving to people’s homes to vaccinate them!
Local Businesses Debate Whether Or Not To Require Masks AgainThe Pinellas County Health Department says the COVID-19 positivity rate is up to 14% right now!
Local Organization Spreads Awareness About Dangers Of Red TideAs red tide continues to impact the Tampa Bay Area, one local organization called Tampa Bay Waterkeeper is trying to help with the issue.
Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31?The CDC's eviction moratorium ends on July 31, which leaves renters uncertain about their future in an economy still recovering from COVID.
Fourth Stimulus Check: Will Another Another Relief Payment Come This Year?While the COVID pandemic seems to be waning and the economy is improving, many Americans could still benefit from a fourth stimulus check.
UPDATED: Retailers Review Mask Policies In Wake Of New CDC GuidanceRetailers around Georgia are re-evaluating their mask policies after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance Tuesday to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission of COVID-19, which includes nearly two-thirds of all U.S. counties.
Drew Charter School Students In Quarantine After Two Staffers And A Student Test Positive For COVIDMore than 100 students at Drew Charter School in Atlanta's the East Lake neighborhood have been asked to quarantine after two staff members and a student tested positive for COVID-19.
St. Pete Pier Hosts 1 Year Anniversary Event With Drone Light ShowLocals and tourists alike are gearing up to celebrate the one year anniversary of the St. Petersburg Pier. The celebration this Saturday will include a unique drone light show.
Alpharetta Man To Sue Police Over K-9 Attack, Alleged 'Misuse Of Force'An Alpharetta man wants justice after he says police let a K-9 attack him while he was handcuffed and on the ground.

Entertainment

Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosisGriffin, 60, made the announcement Monday on social media in a note to her fans.
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco on new arena tour and performing in front of audiences againComedian Sebastian Maniscalco joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new "Nobody Does This Tour" and what it's like performing in front of audiences again after more than a year.
Some Broadway plays resume with COVID protocolsThis week, the curtain goes up on Broadway’s first play since the pandemic shut down all productions nearly 17 months ago. Jerick Duncan has the details.
The artist Wyland and his "whaling walls"The artist known as Wyland has painted more than 100 murals around the globe featuring life-sized depictions of whales and other sea life. Correspondent Tracy Smith joined Wyland as he touched up a mural in Seattle, to discuss his creation of what has come to be a worldwide aquatic gallery — each artwork a public love letter to the ocean and its inhabitants.
Jennifer Hudson brings "Respect"Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress Jennifer Hudson received "marching orders" from the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who hand-picked the "Dreamgirls" star for her true dream role. Hudson talks with contributor Kelefa Sanneh about paying tribute to the Queen of Soul with her performance in the new biopic, "Respect."
MTV turns 40 years oldSerena Altschul discusses the birth in 1981 of the cable channel devoted to music videos, that became a broadcast pioneer of pop culture, news and reality TV. This is no longer your grandmother's MTV!