Over $23,000 Raised From Betty White Challenge At Humane Society of Tampa Bay"The Betty White Challenge" encourages people all over the nation to donate $5 or more to any local or national animal shelter or rescue agency.
98 Children Drowned In 2021, Local Swim Instructors Encourage Swim Lessons For BabiesState officials say 98 children drowned in 2021, and a swim instructor at Swim Gym in Bradenton says even one child drowning is one too many.
ZooTampa Releases Manatee After One Year Of RehabilitationEmployees at ZooTampa are working to rehabilitate a record number of manatees and one was released into its native waters Wednesday morning!
Local Blood Drive Organizations In Desperate Need Of DonationsThe American Red Cross and the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies released a joint statement on Monday, stating that blood donations are reaching record-breaking lows right now.
Hillsborough County Sees High COVID-19 Testing Demand At New Testing SiteOn Monday, the county opened up a third testing site at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon location, only for it to be closed early because so many people were showing up!
Teen Retrieves Cross At Tarpon Springs Epiphany 2022This year’s cross-retriever is 16-year-old, Alexander Makris.
Hillsborough County School District Sees Over 600 Teacher AbsencesHillsborough County Schools Superintendent, Addison Davis, says there are over 1,000 teacher vacancies in the district right now.
Local Hospitals See Increase In COVID-19 PatientsAt Lakeland Regional Health in Polk County, Dr Regan, says there’s about 156 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and three are on a ventilator.
Tampa Bay Residents Waiting Up To Four Hours For COVID-19 TestThe Tampa Bay Area is seeing a surge in demand for COVID-19 tests following the holidays, and as a result, residents are having to wait up to four hours in line to get tested.
Local Expert Says Omicron Symptoms Are Slightly Different Than Delta SymptomsDr. Teng, says the COVID-19 Omicron variant is looking a little different than the new Omicron variant.
Tampa Bay COVID-19 Testing Demand Increases, Lines Wrap Around BuildingsLocal testing sites are seeing long lines and long wait times...and local pharmacies are also booked for days in advance.
Tampa Bay Sees Santa Shortage This Holiday SeasonCardello says many of Santa’s helpers are still doing all their events online, which makes those who are visiting kids in-person, much busier.
Tampa Leaders Ask People To Not Throw Beads Near Water During GasparillaOn Thursday, the mayor and several city leaders came together and explained that the beads thrown during the celebration are having negative impacts on marine wildlife.
More Than 41 People Hospitalized In Tampa Because Of Synthetic MarijuanaTwo people are now dead and at least 41 are hospitalized, and the Florida Poison Control Center says it's all because of some synthetic marijuana in the Tampa Bay Area.
Tampa Bay Area Organizations Send Help To Tornado Survivors In MidwestBoth the American Red Cross and SunCoast Blood Centers are sending food, water, supplies, and blood to the Midwest.