Panic-Buying Causes Temporary Shutdown Of Several Bay Area Gas StationsOfficials say while there is not a shortage from the shutdown in Florida, some gas stations may be out of gas because people are panic-buying.
Hillsborough County Schools Approves Emergency Financial PlanThe plan includes $101 million in CARES Act money from the state.
Hillsborough County Public Schools Avoid State Takeover With COVID-19 MoneyHillsborough County Schools announced Monday afternoon that it received over $100 million from the state to help with its budget deficit.
Hillsborough County Commission Extends Local State Of EmergencyThe Hillsborough County Commission voted to extend the county’s state of emergency despite the governor’s executive order.
Tampa Bay School Districts Respond To Governor DeSantis' Executive OrderOn Tuesday, school districts in the area made announcements about whether students will be required to wear masks through the rest of the 2020-'21 school year.
Governor DeSantis Suspends All COVID-19 Restrictions In FloridaGovernor Ron DeSantis signed an emergency order that will do away with all local COVID-19 emergency orders throughout the state.
$54M Worth Of Drugs Seized In Polk, Largest Bust In County HistorySheriff Grady Judd says the operation resulted in the largest methamphetamine seizure in Polk County history.
Tampa Bay Doctors React To New CDC GuidelinesThe CDC announced Tuesday that people who are vaccinated are now allowed to participate in most outdoor activities without masks.
Pasco County School District Requires Masks Through Rest Of School YearThe superintendent says he made a mistake when he claimed that the district’s ability to require masks depended on the state's executive order.
State Threatens To Take Over Hillsborough County Schools Due To Budget ShortfallsThe take-over would happen if leaders can’t come up with a plan in the next 19 days on how to fix the district’s $107 million deficit.
Manatee County Utilities Considers Expanding Service Area Following Piney Point BreachManatee County Government is asking Manatee County Utilities to provide a report on water quality and how much it would cost to expand the area that the company services to include more homes near Piney Point.
Governor DeSantis Signs Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Into LawThe law, HB-1, is one of the strictest in the country when it comes to regulating riots.
Ad Hoc Gasparilla-Style Events Invade Tampa Bay SaturdayThe Coronavirus pandemic may have sidelined Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration, but that hasn't stopped an ad hoc celebration from unfolding this weekend in and around the bay waters of Tampa. Local bar owners gear up for a spike in customers over the weekend.
USF Doctor Talks About Possible Future For Johnson & Johnson VaccineOn Wednesday, the CDC had a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to learn more about the six women who were found to have blood clots after getting to Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC and FDA Recommend Pause On Johnson & Johnson VaccinationsThe CDC says cases of rare and severe blood clots were identified in six women shortly after they all received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.