Several Pasco County Teachers: 'We Are Not In A Position To Open!'With the new school year rapidly approaching, teachers and parents in Pasco County, Florida are pleading to Pasco County School Board Members to reconsider original reopening plans. The School Board as responded with a list of detailed safety measures.
Florida Businesses Struggling With Increase In Chargeback FraudFlorida is ranked among the highest in the nation when it comes to reported cases of fraud. Experts are speaking up about scams which have led to chargebacks, ultimately hurting some Tampa Bay businesses.
Local Entrepreneurs Utilize Pandemic To Disrupt Healthcare Tech IndustryLocal and national healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs, better known as disruptors in this case, are using the COVID-19 pandemic to get ahead in technology and medicine. Their plan: Disrupt The Bay.
Pinellas County Officials Prepare For Impact Of Hurricane IsaiasPinellas County’s Emergency Management team gave county board members insight on their plans as Floridians prepare for tropical storm Isaias.
UPDATE: Missing Mother & Daughter Found In Omaha, Mother Died From Medical EpisodeSPPD is continuing its search for Angela Jolley, age 46, and her daughter Alexis Jolley, age 19, after finding that they most likely left Florida safely with their two dogs.
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
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Frostproof Triple Murder Massacre Of 3 Friends FishingThree young men in Frostproof, Florida were brutally beaten and shot to death while night-fishing near Lake Streety Rd. on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The Polk County Sheriff's Department is not releasing a lot of information as the investigation is ongoing.
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate.
Pinellas Cty. EMS Medical Director: 'Your Healthcare Workers Are Exhausted'Pinellas County is facing supply shortages related to COVID-19, leading to a boiling point on Thursday's Board of Commissioners call.
Scalloping Season Now Open Through July 26 In Pasco CountyScalloping Season in Pasco County officially opened on Friday and will remain open through July 26, 2020 (10 days).
Hillsborough County Public Schools Considers Delaying Start Date By 2 WeeksUPDATE: CW44 News at 10 received an update from Hillsborough County schools hours after the meeting took place. Superintendent Addison Davis plans to recommend to the school board to delay the start of the 2020 - 2021 school year by two weeks beginning August 24th, 2020.
Manatee & Pinellas Cty. Beaches Undergo $17M In Shoreline RestorationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading a $17 million shore protection project along the coastline in Manatee County. With federal and state funding, they’re working with the county to help preserve and maintain the coastal environment prior to potential hurricane damage.