Tampa Bay Physician Discusses Return To School For Children With DisabilitiesDr. Escude, a family physician who spent most of his career focusing on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been working with his company to identify risks that are often missed in individuals with mental health disabilities. He says there are ways around deciding what’s best for your child come August. 
Sarasota Woman Pleads For Mask Mandate To Protect Florida Seniors“I was very scared and I still am. I have pre-existing conditions. I would not survive it.” Susan Thomas lives in a small coastal town in Sarasota County who she says she’s living there afraid because she says nothing has been done to protect seniors during the pandemic.
UPDATE: Frostproof Triple Murder Massacre Of 3 Friends FishingThree young men in Frostproof, Florida were brutally beaten and shot to death while night-fishing near Lake Streety Rd. on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The Polk County Sheriff's Department is not releasing a lot of information as the investigation is ongoing. 
UPDATE: Frostproof Triple Murder Massacre Of 3 Friends FishingThree young men in Frostproof, Florida were brutally beaten and shot to death while night-fishing near Lake Streety Rd. on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The Polk County Sheriff's Department is not releasing a lot of information as the investigation is ongoing. 
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate. 
Pinellas Cty. EMS Medical Director: 'Your Healthcare Workers Are Exhausted'Pinellas County is facing supply shortages related to COVID-19, leading to a boiling point on Thursday's Board of Commissioners call.
Hillsborough County Public Schools Considers Delaying Start Date By 2 WeeksUPDATE: CW44 News at 10 received an update from Hillsborough County schools hours after the meeting took place. Superintendent Addison Davis plans to recommend to the school board to delay the start of the 2020 - 2021 school year by two weeks beginning August 24th, 2020.
Manatee & Pinellas Cty. Beaches Undergo $17M In Shoreline RestorationThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leading a $17 million shore protection project along the coastline in Manatee County. With federal and state funding, they’re working with the county to help preserve and maintain the coastal environment prior to potential hurricane damage.
Tampa Bay Crisis Center Reports Thousands Of Calls Due To COVID-19Local experts are giving an update on mental and emotional health statistics that have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. They report receiving thousands of calls regarding the newly mandated regulations and adapting to those limitations. 
Florida Hospital Group To Resume Stricter Visitation Rules and Delaying Some ProceduresSome Tampa Bay region hospitals are choosing to resume stricter visitation rules amid the large spike in COVID-19 cases. One hospital group that we spoke to is HCA Healthcare Centers across the state of Florida, which have begun delaying certain in-patient surgeries and procedures in an attempt to increase bed capacity. 
July 4th Weekend: What To Expect On Pinellas BeachesIf you’re worried about overcrowding, pay attention to parking. One of the ways the city regulates beach population is through parking space capacity, which also matches up closely with those distancing protocols.