Amendment 2 Passes In Florida, Reactions From Both SidesAmendment 2 has passed in Florida which will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the course of the next few years. Some Floridians have been celebrating the victory while others are more apprehensive.
Tampa Gift Card King Scam Generates Over $10M In Proceeds Before BustA Tampa man was ordered to cough up more than $690,000 and his Escalade for his role in the Tampa Gift Card King (GCK) scam. His co-conspirator must surrender just over $25,000.
Florida Man Allegedly Breaks Into Home, Exposes Himself, LeavesA Florida man has been arrested after breaking into a Citrus County home, exposed his sexual organs to the juvenile occupant and left.
Convicted Rapist Skips Prison, Found Living In Clearwater For DecadesA man convicted of rape in Connecticut skipped prison, assumed the identity of a deceased 5-year-old boy and lived freely for decades in Clearwater - until he attempted to renew his passport.
Florida Child Reports Sexual Abuse, Reveals 3 More Juvenile VictimsA Florida juvenile approached law enforcement about sexual abuse they had been subjected to from an adult. Further investigation revealed 3 additional young victims, ultimately putting their abuser behind bars until 2060.
Suspect Charged In Double Homicide At Rose Motel In Winter HavenA Winter Haven man has been charged in the double homicide at the Rose Motel on October 13, 2020. Authorities located the suspect in Polk County Jail on unrelated charges.
Former Correctional Officer Gets Life For Sexual Battery On Young GirlA former Florida correctional officer is sentenced to life in prison for years of sexual battery. His victim was 9 years old when the abuse began.
Clearwater Man Arrested After Threatening Lives Of Florida PoliticiansA Clearwater man was arrested Wednesday after police say he threatened to kill Florida state government officials and President Donald Trump’s supporters. Detectives are speaking about the arrest telling CW44 News at 10 they have zero-tolerance for threats in their community.
Eta: Southeast Florida Coast Told To Expect 5 to 10 Inches Of RainAfter Hurricane Eta barreled through Central America, the storm is heading toward Florida and expected to strengthen into a tropical storm, possibly dumping 5 to 10 inches of rain on the southeastern coast of Florida. The area is under a flood watch from Friday evening through Tuesday evening.
Safety Harbor Man Seeking Sex With Minor Unknowingly Solicited Undercover DetectiveAuthorities say a 62-year-old Safety Harbor man seeking a sexual encounter with a child on social media discovers he was soliciting an undercover detective in Virginia.
This Election, 'One For The Ages', Says Pasco Supervisor Of ElectionsWe brought you a voter reaction here in Tampa Bay on election night. Now that those ballots are in, we're breaking down which counties lien blue and which went red for the presidential race and seem to be pretty close. CW44's Andrea Alvarez tracks the data and speaks with election leaders.
Elder Abuse: Woman Steals Over $100k In Valuables From Tampa Assisted Living FacilityAuthorities seeking more victims following the arrest of a 30-year-old Florida woman that admittedly stole more than $100,000 of items from the elderly at an assisted living facility in Tampa.
COVID Relief Scam: Florida Man Collects $1.9M, Buys Benz, Ford & Kept $100k Cash, Says OfficialsA Dade City man collected more than $1.9 million in Coronavirus relief funds to cover payroll expenses for 60 employees in his scrap metal business. Instead, he allegedly bought a 2020 Mercedes, 2020 Ford truck, withdrew over $100k in cash and wired the rest to a property management company in South Florida. His employees wages? Not a dime was used for payroll.
Recently Released Florida Man Indicted For Third Federal Drug ChargeA Florida man may soon be heading back to prison after being released in February.
Amendment 2 Advocate Speaks In Support Of Fight For $15 In FloridaWe come in contact with these workers nearly every single day while stopping for food picking up groceries. Some of us are these workers. Local advocates for raising the minimum wage across the state are speaking out about their struggle and why Amendment 2 on the ballot is vital.