7 Arrested In Florida Retail Theft Ring, Costing Retailers Nearly $85kDetectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with other state and local officials have developed 8 suspects statewide during an investigation that started in August of 2019. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft and illegal re-sale of high-dollar items such as baby formula, diapers, and energy drinks, resulting in felony charges of grand theft and racketeering, among other crimes.
Pinellas Man That Spent 51 Days In Coma Warns Against Holiday GatheringA Pinellas County man who spent more than 75 days in an intensive care unit fighting Coronavirus echoes local warnings to practice patience by not gathering for holidays. As the holidays draw near, local leaders are also asking people to be more careful than ever about taking COVID-19 precautions.
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Rolling Out In Pinellas County Long-Term Care FacilitiesOver the next several days, Pinellas County Health Department is working to vaccinate residents and employees at all of their long-term care facilities with the new COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
Hillsborough Code Enforcement Ramps Up Visits To Local Businesses Through HolidaysStarting this week, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Officers are going to local businesses every day to make sure everyone is following CDC guidelines. Previously officers were only responding to code violation calls every once in a while.
Winter & Hope Celebrate Anniversaries By Raising Awareness For Pet AdoptionHometown movie star dolphins, Winter and Hope celebrate their rescue anniversaries this week. Local organizations emphasize the event to celebrate not just the famous dolphins but to encourage rescuing furry land friends as well.
Florida Woman Allegedly Hid Body In Trash Can To Collect BenefitsIn order to keep collecting a man’s Social Security benefits, a Florida woman stuffed his body into a trash can after he died, according to investigators.
St. Pete Business Owner Responds To Store Being Vandalized On Black FridayTuesday, a St. Pete business owner is responding after her store was vandalized on Black Friday.
High School Teacher In Lakeland Arrested For Possession Of Child PornA Lakeland High School teacher that also serves as the soccer coach and church youth director has been arrested for possession of child pronography.
Deadly Officer Involved Shooting In St. Pete Prompts Newly Created Task ForceSt. Petersburg Police are releasing new details in an ongoing investigation involving a deadly officer-involved shooting on Wednesday that left two officers injured and the suspect dead. The Use Of Deadly Force Task Force that was recently established to provide transparency in such cases is now leading the investigation into this incident.
Florida Man Seriously Injured After Crashing Bike Into Police VehicleA Florida man is seriously injured after allegedly crashing his electric bicycle into a law enforcement vehicle late Friday evening.
Secretary Raffensperger Launches Investigation Of Florida Attorney Looking To Fraudulently Register And Vote In Georgia’s Runoff ElectionSecretary Raffensperger launches Investigation of Florida attorney looking to fraudulently register and vote in Georgia’s runoff election.
Suzette Penton Case: Driver Charged With First Degree MurderNew details are being released in a Polk County murder investigation involving four teens. Those teens are being charged after allegedly running over a woman following an ongoing dispute with her son. Police tell CW44 News At 10 the mother succumbed to her injuries Wednesday.
A Deadly Weekend Across Tampa Bay Leaves Law Enforcement On The HuntIn a deadly weekend across the Tampa Bay area, law enforcement officers are asking citizens to come forward with leads as they investigate multiple shootings over the weekend.
Eta: County Officials Share Safety Tips As Cleanup ContinuesOfficials are continuing response efforts across Tampa Bay following Tropical Storm Eta. Local government officials share tips to help keep you and your family safe during this cleanup and recovery effort.
Eta Aftermath In The Tampa Bay AreaResidents across Tampa Bay are continuing to document the impact and aftermath of tropical storm Eta. Both Pinellas and Hillsborough County officials declared local states of emergency ahead of the storm.