“I’m running off of five hours of sleep because it’s first day of school, I’m excited to see the everybody, the people, the new people, the teachers, basically being acquainted with everyone again,” said Jireh Katende, a Senior at St. Petersburg High School. Katende was one of the tens of thousands of Pinellas County students heading back to class Wednesday, whether virtually or in-person.
Body Found In Pasco County Identified As Kathleen MooreInvestigators found Moore’s body along Carmel Avenue in the wooded area near the home of her boyfriend, Collin Knapp.
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.
Governor DeSantis Puts $12 Million Towards First Responder Mental HealthOfficials say the money will expand mental health resources and peer support for first responders in the state.
St. Petersburg Police Monitor Most Dangerous Roads For PedestriansOfficials say the number of pedestrians that have died on city streets has doubled over the last year.
Hillsborough County Leaders Warn About Spike In Holiday ScamsOlsen says this year, shoppers may become victim to scammers more often if they aren't careful.
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Local Expert Gives COVID-19 Safety Tips For ThanksgivingDr. Thomas Unnasch, a public health professor at the University of South Florida, says “You really need to consider your own situation.”
FBI Tampa Shares Tips For Online Shoppers During HolidaysEvery year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of money and personal info. CW44 spoke with local FBI agents in Tampa who are urging you to stay vigilant.
Local Family Being Fined For Having Christmas Lights Up EarlyThe Westchase Community Association states between November 7 and Thanksgiving Day, families are not allowed to have holiday decor on their homes.
Local Business Owners Celebrate Natl. Women’s Entrepreneurship DayFriday, November 19th is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Sweet, a proud local entrepreneur, recalled that one of her greatest weaknesses would someday become her driving force.
Tampa Bay Animal Shelters Overwhelmed With Rabbits And CatsTampa Bay Area animal shelters are seeing an influx in pandemic puppies, kittens, and even some hoppier furry friends.
Tampa Bay Business Owners React to Inflation Costs Ahead of HolidaysWith shipping ports backed up and a record-high inflation rate last month, everything from your bills to Christmas decor is getting more expensive. And local business owners are trying to find ways to stay afloat without chasing the customer away.
Hillsborough County Investigators Says Carole Baskin Denied Interview Requests About Disappearance of Don LewisOfficials are naming Carole Baskin, a Netflix star from the show Tiger King, as a high profile suspect in the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis.
Officials Urge Cautious Travel After Accident Involving DeputyOfficials are investigating a crash that resulted in a deputy’s vehicle flipping over. Meanwhile, they're are highlighting the incident in their most recent message to drivers.
More Tampa Bay Residents Are Shopping At Thrift Stores This HolidayThe United States Department of Commerce states retail prices have increased significantly over the last year, and may be driving shoppers to choose other store options.
Tampa Airport Workers Protest for Wage, Benefit ChangesTampa airport workers gathered at the main terminal Tuesday morning to protest poverty wages many workers say they’re living with.
Tampa Bay Area Seeing Record-Breaking Holiday ShoppingMall marketing director, Lindsay Grinstead, says November is showing record-breaking shopping compared to 2019.
Part 2 of 2: Pinellas Co. Dance Team to Perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeLast week, CW44 gave you the big news for the Tutterow Dance Academy who was recently asked to perform at the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Now, here's a sneak peak of what you’ll see on the big day.
Lawmakers Consider Ways To Protect Floridians From Vaccine MandatesThis would include President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses.
Part 1 of 2: Pinellas Co. Dance Team to Perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOne local dance team just got the chance of a lifetime. The Tutterow Dance Academy was asked to perform during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. In a two part series, CW44’s Andrea Alvarez takes us inside the team’s reactions and routine before heading off to the Big Apple.
Tampa Bay Area Remembers Winter The DolphinStaff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium say they are grieving the loss of Winter right now and the community is dropping off items like flowers and drawings all in memory of the incredible dolphin.
Tampa Bay veteran recalls military service, emphasizes PTSDA local military veteran recalls his forefathers' military services and emphasizes the importance of addressing PTSD.