10 Days Of Burger Specials $10 And Under Brought On By Creative Loafing, Feeding Tampa Bay, And Restaurants Located In Tampa Bay AreaJoin Creative Loafing, Feeding Tampa Bay, and local Tampa Bay area restaurants for Tampa Bay Burger Week, featuring exclusively-priced takeout and dine-in specials on burgers, beer, and more from Thurs., Nov. 4th, through Sun., Nov. 14th. 
Northbound Lanes On Florida Avenue Will Be Closed Wednesday NightBeginning, October 13, 2021, at 9pm tonight, all northbound lanes on North Florida Avenue will close between East Bird Street and East Waters Avenue while the Tampa Water Department conducts scheduled maintenance on the water distribution system.
Local Businesses Are Being Investigated For Possible Vaccine Passport Law ViolationsThe state is investigating local Tampa Bay businesses for possibly violating the vaccine passport law.
Local Doctor Recommends COVID-19 Precautions For HalloweenShe says it’s important to still social distance, but keeping your hands clean is the most critical part.
State Board of Education Decides Not To Penalize Hillsborough County Schools For New Mask PolicyBoth Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties were removed from that list because they adjusted their mask policies.
HCPS Launches Quarantine Tutoring Program for StudentsThe Hillsborough County School District launched a new virtual program to help alleviate pressure from both students and teachers when a student must quarantine after being exposed to- or contracting Covid-19.
Hillsborough County Schools Changes Mask PolicyThe board voted to remove the medical opt-out requirement, and now all parents have to do is fill out a form saying their child does not have to wear a mask at school.
Local Organizations Talk About Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and following the Gabby Petito case, the issue is coming to light more than ever.
9th Annual Fantasma Fest Happening In Downtown YborKickstart this year’s Halloween festivities with the 9th Annual Fantasma Fest presented by the Ybor Merchant’s Association. This festival will take place on the historic 7th Avenue of downtown Ybor. Fantasma Fest 2021 is a free event to the public, fun for any age, and takes place on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Man Indicted For Producing And Possessing Child Sex Abuse Materials And Engaging In Child Sex TourismA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Hugo Espinosa Chavez (58, Tampa) with the production and possession of child sex abuse materials as well as foreign travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor child.
Parkland Man Guilty Of Conspiracy To Commit Health Care FraudPatsy Truglia (53, Parkland) has pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of making a false statement in a matter involving a health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Season Kicks Off With NHL Face-Off ConcertThe National Hockey League (NHL), in association with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, will open the 2021-22 season with the 2021 NHL Face-Off Concert featuring multi-platinum band All Time Low and a special appearance by the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in downtown Tampa before the Tampa Bay Lightning raise their third Stanley Cup championship banner inside AMALIE Arena. 
Lakeland Man Sentenced For Theft Of Public Money And Identity TheftU.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Julio Gonzales (45, Lakeland) to 2 years and 10 months in federal prison for theft of public money and aggravated identity theft.
Clearwater Man Guilty To Passport Fraud, Identity Theft, And Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted FelonDouglas Edward Bennett (77, Clearwater) has pleaded guilty to passport fraud, aggravated identity theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces a maximum penalty of 22 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Shooting Investigation In TampaThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened on October 4, 2021, just before 5:00 a.m. in Tampa.