'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.
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.
Researchers Launch 'Rapid-Response Team' To Track Environmental Impacts Of Piney Point LeakLast week, Ocean Conservancy called on Environmental Protection for a solution to the Piney Point leak. Now they’re working with researchers to launch a rapid response team to track those impacts themselves.
New Healthcare Initiative Supports Permanent Telehealth Services in FloridaFriday, local advocates for Florida’s legislative policies launched a new initiative to highlight the growing grassroots support for permanent telehealth services across the state.
HCPS To Cut More Than 1,000 Positions Due To Ongoing Funding IssuesHillsborough County Superintendent Addison Davis addressed the future of the district and job cuts due to financial setbacks. After highlighting a one hundred million dollar deficit, among other ongoing funding issues, district officials are looking to cut more than a thousand positions.
USF Researchers Lead First Cruise To Study Piney Point Wastewater LeakA team of USF scientists is working to find out more on the Piney Point wastewater leak. Researchers boarded the first research cruise dedicated to studying the environmental impacts of that water breach in Manatee County on Wednesday.
St. Petersburg Mother Of Two Killed In Shooting On Easter SundayA St. Petersburg neighborhood is left shaken after a mother of two was shot and killed and two two others were left injured on Easter Sunday.
Tampa Bay Area Biker Event Expected To Cultivate Economic GrowthFollowing a successful event last summer, renowned bikers are returning to Tampa Bay and expected to make a much-needed economic impact for Hillsborough County.
Manatee County Notices Uptick In COVID-19 Cases During Spring BreakManatee County officials tell CW44 News they’ve noticed an uptick in COVID-19 cases. They’re now asking for your help to get those numbers back down.
Florida-Based Company Developing Intranasal COVID-19 VaccineGov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday all adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April. Now with the need for more vaccines in the sunshine state the only Florida based company working on a vaccine just entered stage two of vaccine development.
Tampa Bay Students Adjust Career Paths Based On COVID-19 ImpactLocal educators are hinting at the future of what the Tampa Bay workforce could look like and how students are now choosing to adjust their career paths based the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sarasota Teen Arrested Monday in Connection To County Fair ShootingA Sarasota teen was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting that happened at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds Saturday night. 15-year-old Ansel Acosta was taken into custody after police say he drew a firearm and shot an 18-year-old victim at the fairgrounds.
'We had to rely on each other a little bit more.' College Athletes Talk NFL Combine Amid COVID-19Six Florida State athletes are getting a chance to show off their abilities to the NFL this week. CW44 News at 10 sat down with the six chosen to head to this year’s NFL combine and how the pandemic has impacted their journey to get there.
Manatee County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Age To 55 And OlderManatee County is working to get ahead of any vaccination hold ups. If you’re 55 and older, live in Manatee County, and plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine, you’re officially eligible to enroll yourself in preparation.
'Things Finally Started Lightening Up': How Tampa Bay Celebrated St. Patrick's Day in 2021Known for giant tents, outdoor live bands, and green... everything, this year felt a little different for those celebrating St. Patrick's Day after a hard-hitting 2020 just as businesses were told to shut down due to COVID-19.