Tampa Bar Owners Prepare For Super Bowl WeekendBar owners across the Tampa Bay area are preparing for Super Bowl weekend and the festivities that come with it. The financial impact of the pandemic is top of mind for some owners who say their focus for the weekend is protecting patrons from getting the Coronavirus by enforcing social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitizing.
Tampa Shooting: Occupants Of Multiple Vehicles Fired Guns From Cars Before FleeingAn early morning shooting from multiple suspects in multiple cars at the Truth Lounge in Tampa results in auto accidents on the Interstate.
Hillsborough County Brings COVID-19 Vaccine To Seniors Where They LiveToday Hillsborough County began an aggressive new initiative to expand vaccination distribution to residents, full and part time, beyond those currently being administered at County run distribution sites. The Targeted Vaccine Area (TVA) initiative is a joint outreach effort to vaccinate seniors age 65 and older at senior homes and independent living communities throughout the county.
UPDATE 3: Tampa Bomb Squad Deployed To Apartment Explosion In St. PeteSt. Petersburg police say they've responded to an apartment explosion this afternoon and deployed the Tampa Bomb Squad to the scene.
Florida Nurse Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Patient On Multiple OccasionsA nurse in Citrus County has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a patient multiple times.
Nearly All Available Covid Vaccines Spoken For In Tampa Bay, Anxiously Awaiting Next ShipmentAs health officials in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties wrap up week one of COVID-19 vaccine distributions to residents 65 and older, local government officials are honing in on the issues that still need major work before moving forward.
UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested In 2019 Double Murder CaseOn the two year anniversary of the murder of two people, Tampa Police have arrested one of the suspects and charged him with two counts of murder.
Serial Stalker Sentenced For Harassment, Mailing Dead RatA U.S. District Judge sentenced Romney Christopher Ellis to almost 5 years for threats and stalking.
Meeting Covid Vaccine Demand, Hillsborough Increases Call Center Hours, Agent StaffingAppointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are still available to residents age 65 and older this week in Hillsborough County. The County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, expanded the operational hours of its vaccine call center and will triple the number of call agents Tuesday to help residents in this category secure needed appointments.
Federal Authorities Searching For Tampa Bay Area Man Wanted For Bank FraudAuthorities are searching for a Tampa Bay area man that is wanted for multiple federal indictments related to bank fraud. Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to his arrest.
Covid Vaccine Websites Crash Monday As Tampa Bay Residents Rush To RegisterIf you were one of those across Tampa Bay who tried signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday afternoon but were shut out, you’re not alone. Health officials say tech issues caused the site to crash.
The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine And What To Expect, According To A Tampa Doctor That Received ItCOVID-19 vaccines have begun the long road of distribution across the globe. A doctor at Tampa General Hospital discusses his experience receiving the vaccine and what to consider when it's your turn to get vaccinated.
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.
Cleanup Continues In Aftermath Of Tornado That Ripped Through Tampa BayCleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of that tornado that ripped through multiple counties in Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon. CW44's Andrea Alvarez spoke with residents about what they went through during the frightening moments when the tornado touched down.
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.