On Tuesday, school districts in the area made announcements about whether students will be required to wear masks through the rest of the school year.

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At Least Three Students Arrested For New TikTok Challenge In Tampa Bay AreaLocal school districts are asking students to not participate in a new TikTok trend, called “Devious Licks,” in which students vandalize parts of schools and post it online.
Hillsborough County Schools Sees Massive Bus Driver ShortageOfficials say they need about 150 bus drivers to cover all the routes and COVID-19 related absences.
Parents And Teachers React To Governor DeSantis Getting Rid Of FSAThe test determines if a student has mastered the necessary skills to move to the next grade level.
Tampa Program Aims To Fix Roads Issues Within 72 Hours Of Being ReportedTampa Mayor Jane Castor is launching a brand new initiative called Fix It Fast.
Local Restaurant Sends Fifth Truck Full Of Donations To Ida VictimsThe Salty Shamrock in Apollo Beach sent four trucks last week and one Monday morning.
'This is an issue': USF Unveils New Human Trafficking Research LabThe University of South Florida just opened a new lab devoted to studying human trafficking research in the state. The research lab aims to transform Tampa Bay into a region that’s resilient to human trafficking.
Bucs, Cowboys Fans Share Message Before KickoffFootball season just kicked off here in Tampa Bay. CW44 News visited the 2021 NFL Kickoff Experience at Julian B. Lane Park Thursday ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium under the lights.
Local Military Veteran Turns DIY Idea Into Sports HobbyWhatever you decide to call it, just don’t call it a job. After being diagnosed with cancer, one local military veteran is using woodworking as a hobby to help find peace and support his local teams.
Pasco County Parents Protest: 'We Need Masks To Be Required'Pasco County parents protested about masks Tuesday morning ahead of the school board meeting. The board is asking parents for patience.
Hernando County Sheriff's Office Mourns Deputy Who Died From COVID-19According to the Fraternal Order of Police, 622 officers have died from COVID-19 across the country, with 56 of those being right here in Florida.
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - North Socrum Loop Road Murders Press ConferenceSeptember 5, 2021 - Sheriff Grady Judd's press conference detailing the murders on North Socrum Loop Road in Polk County, Florida.
Investigators Sift Through Evidence In Polk County Shooting of 4Investigators continued to sift through evidence in the garage of that home where the quadruple homicide happened and could be seen moving around the crime scene all afternoon.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Keith McCants Found DeadA former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was found dead in a St. Petersburg home Thursday due to a possible drug overdose, police say. As more details are released, CW44 is taking a look back at the legacy he left behind.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Sees Increase In Child COVID-19 PatientsAt Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, 34 children are hospitalized.
Governor DeSantis Proclaims September as Florida Preparedness MonthAs recovery efforts continue for hurricane Ida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation Thursday in an effort to prepare as Florida enters the peak of hurricane season.
Raymond James Stadium Unveils New Lounges, Food OptionsSeptember 9th kicks off the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and officials plan to make that game day experience a win for everyone. So, they’ve added new options based on feedback from fans.
Raymond James Stadium Unveils New Lounges, Food OptionsSeptember 9th kicks off the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and officials plan to make that game day experience a win for everyone. So, they’ve added new options based on feedback from fans.
Local Restaurant Collects Donations And Money For Hurricane Ida SurvivorsThe employees at The Salty Shamrock and the Fran Haasch Law Group are teaming up and working to fill a truck up with items for those in need.
St. Petersburg Community Mourns Loss Of Police Officer To COVID-19Officer Michael Weiskopf died from COVID-19 last Friday.
USF Students Explain First Week Back On CampusIt’s been one week since local college students returned to campus at USF for the fall semester. We caught up with one student who gave feedback on what it's like there.
Polk County Mourns The Loss Of An Officer Who Died From COVID-19Polk County Deputy Christopher Broadhead died on Monday, August 23, 2021.
Pasco Co. Parent is ‘Super Frustrated’ With School DistrictA Pasco County mom is speaking out after she says a lack of transparency from the school district is putting students at risk of Covid-19. School officials issued a response stating they’re working diligently to catch up.
Patient Thanks Largo Medical Center Doctors For Saving His Life From COVID-19He was given life-saving COVID-19 treatment at Largo Medical Center and on Friday he thanked the doctors who took care of him.
Tampa Police Search For Person Who Killed Four-Year-Old GirlAn investigation continues to find the person responsible for killing a local four-year-old girl named Suni Bell.

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