Tampa Leaders Ask People To Not Throw Beads Near Water During GasparillaOn Thursday, the mayor and several city leaders came together and explained that the beads thrown during the celebration are having negative impacts on marine wildlife.
Governor DeSantis Aiming to Create ‘Best State for Workforce Education’More efforts are being made by the Florida Department of Education and Governor Ron DeSantis’ office to make Florida the best state in the country for workforce education by the year 2030.
Hundreds of Sexual Abuse Investigations Trace to Social MediaAfter hundreds of sexual abuse cases against children were investigated, police are fighting back against cybercriminals.
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.
School Security Officers Donate to High-Needs Community SchoolsThousands of students in distressed communities across Hillsborough County will walk away with at least one Christmas gift this week.
Tampa Bay Area Organizations Send Help To Tornado Survivors In MidwestBoth the American Red Cross and SunCoast Blood Centers are sending food, water, supplies, and blood to the Midwest.
Local Non-Profits Need More Toy Donations For ChristmasTheir goal is to make sure every child in the Tampa Bay Area has a gift under the Christmas tree this year.
Tampa Bay Is Seeing A Christmas Tree Shortage And Shops Are Closing EarlyAt Gallio Family Christmas Trees, what you see there is all they have left: about 100 trees. They received their last shipment on Sunday.
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.”
Tampa International Airport Seeing Record TravelersTampa International Airport is seeing a record number of flyers compared to 2019 and 2020!
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.

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