Sarasota Teen Arrested Monday in Connection To County Fair ShootingA Sarasota teen was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting that happened at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds Saturday night. 15-year-old Ansel Acosta was taken into custody after police say he drew a firearm and shot an 18-year-old victim at the fairgrounds.
'We had to rely on each other a little bit more.' College Athletes Talk NFL Combine Amid COVID-19Six Florida State athletes are getting a chance to show off their abilities to the NFL this week. CW44 News at 10 sat down with the six chosen to head to this year’s NFL combine and how the pandemic has impacted their journey to get there.
Manatee County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Age To 55 And OlderManatee County is working to get ahead of any vaccination hold ups. If you’re 55 and older, live in Manatee County, and plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you’re officially eligible to enroll yourself in preparation.
'Things Finally Started Lightening Up': How Tampa Bay Celebrated St. Patrick's Day in 2021Known for giant tents, outdoor live bands, and green... everything, this year felt a little different for those celebrating St. Patrick's Day after a hard-hitting 2020 just as businesses were told to shut down due to COVID-19.
Tampa Shooting: New Footage Released Of 3 SuspectsNew surveillance footage was released Monday morning of three suspects allegedly involved in a Tampa shooting. Police are asking for tips in their investigation to help locate the suspects.
Manatee Co Bypasses Statewide Vaccination Registration System For FlexibilityCOVID-19 Vaccination guidelines for the state of Florida have changed this week, making more Floridians eligible. But while the standby pool has expanded, some counties are deciding to stick with their own way of making appointments.
USF Awarded For Focusing On Support Of Minority-Owned BusinessesIt’s been four years since the University of South Florida launched a program focusing local minority-owned businesses. As one of the largest economic drivers in this region USF is now being recognized nationally for their attention to detail on those businesses.
'I was a pioneer for all women', Local Civil Rights Activist Honored ThursdayA local Civil Rights Activist known for her efforts in desegregating Hillsborough County Schools was honored Thursday during her 94th birthday celebration. She recalled her history as a pioneer for women and educators across Tampa Bay.
Florida Bill Would Reduce Prison Time, Save Millions In Taxpayer DollarsLegislators recently approved a bill giving Florida prisoners incentive to scrape time off of their original sentence. That same bill is estimated to save tax payers millions of dollars in the first few years.
Tampa Bay Business Owners Celebrate International Women's DayA 110-year-old tradition was celebrated among groups all across Tampa Bay Monday. International Women’s Day was at the top of the list for hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners as these groups say they're 'choosing to challenge' themselves.
USF Students 'Hesitant' About Returning To In-Person ClassesUniversity of South Florida staff announced Wednesday they are preparing for a full return to in-person classes and student activities come Fall semester. USF students say, while they’re looking forward to being back in a social setting with friends, they’re hesitations far outweigh their excitement for that communal environment.
Pasco, First FL County To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Via WalgreensGovernor DeSantis held a press conference Wednesday addressing updates on COVID-19 vaccinations in Pasco County. Thousands of shots are now going into the arms of Floridians as distribution efforts enter the next phase across the state.
USF Epidemiologists Analyze Prevalence Of COVID-19 Variants In Bay AreaNew variants of COVID-19 are emerging across the globe and is leaving many in Florida curious about which strains have been detected locally. Additionally, will current approved vaccines have the ability to combat the evolving virus?
HCC Receives Award Money For Entrepreneurship TrainingThe Florida Department of Education announced Wednesday that $1.5 million has been awarded to Florida school districts and colleges. The plan is to expand entrepreneurship training for the state's future workforce by 2030.
Florida Toddler Accidentally Dials 9-1-1, Leads To Life-Saving ResponseDeputies believe a toddler accidentally dialed 9-1-1 as his father lay unconscious on the floor. That accidental call led to one man's life being saved in Hernando County on Tuesday.