One Hillsborough County teacher is using her “once upon a time” story to encourage her students outside of the classroom. She says she became joyfully empowered by books and wants to pass that same motivation on to students who don’t exactly have quick access.
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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.
Hillsborough County Honors Veterans At Veterans Memorial ParkOver 200 flags are standing at Veterans Memorial Park, each representing someone who has served our country.
'Get Covered': Healthcare Open Enrollment Rolls Out at USFOpen enrollment began Wednesday for those looking to switch up or enroll in healthcare plans for 2022. USF kicked off their ‘Get Covered’ health insurance event and CW44 gathered more on how you can learn about the healthcare coverage that fits you best.
Local Veterans, Former Buccaneer Hold Wheelchair Flag Football GameWWAR and the Mike Alstott Family Foundation teamed up for a game of wheelchair flag football Tuesday in Clearwater.
City Of Tampa Planning To Improve Transit OptionsCity leaders say the trolley and buses that comes through Downtown Tampa could be upgraded, with more ride options, faster transportation and more connections.
Governor DeSantis Promises To Fight Federal Vaccine Mandates“No firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jabs," said Governor DeSantis.
Nine-year-old To Host Animal Adoption Fair SundayNine-year-old Delanie Dennis has raised over $32,000 for local animal rescues. Now, she's hosting an adoption fair to help local animals find forever homes. More than 30 rescues will be on site Sunday for the big event.
Local Micro Forests Are Being Planted To Combat Climate ChangeZach Zildjian and his friend Nick Calise spent most of the week drilling holes to help build a micro forest. It’s the latest project by Suncoast Urban Reforesters to help improve environment quality and combat climate change in Sarasota.