Local Hospitals See Spike In Child Hospitalizations From COVID-19Local hospitals are seeing a spike in child hospitalizations from COVID-19 and a record number of patients testing positive.
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.
Women’s Resource Center Announces Two New ProgramsThe Women’s Resource Center announces two new programs that focus on life enrichment. “Trust in Transformation,” a weekly support group led by Dr. Judy Sedgeman, an educational psychologist, starts January 11 via Zoom and is ongoing. “You Are Worthy” is an eight-week series moderated by Chris Florand and Denise Whalin.
Dump Confusion: Tips On Holiday Waste and RecyclingThe holidays are in full swing, which means gift wrapping, cooking and lots of hosting. But with an abundance of presents and food packaging comes lots of waste and knowing what to do with all of it.
Demand for Covid-19 Testing Jumps in Hillsborough CountyAs the Omicron variant spreads, new concerns arise on whether people should be gathering for holiday celebrations for a second year during the pandemic. The strain also has many wondering if you’re protected at all after getting vaccinated.
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.
International Travelers Face New COVID-19 RequirementsThe new rule from the Biden administration requires all travelers coming into the U.S. to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of their flight.