Day One Of Early Voting In Hillsborough County - Over 13,000Brisk - that’s the word being used to describe day one of early voting in Hillsborough County. While vote-by-mail has been breaking records across the county, it's not the only option. For voters who prefer to vote in person, early voting polls opened up Monday in Hillsborough County and those numbers are already trailing 2016’s total numbers.
22 Arrested For Seeking Sex With Minors, 2 Were Previous Sex OffendersAn online chat investigation known as “Operation Social Bust” resulted in the arrest of 22 men who sought out sex with minors in the Tampa Bay area.
Howl-O-Scream Is Back, But By Reservation This YearIt's one of the creepiest and yet most sought after nights during the Halloween season in Tampa Bay. Howl-O-Scream has been around for 21 years. Obviously, it's changed throughout the years and there's been a lot of evolution. So with the scare of a pandemic now being part of our reality, rather than canceling Howl-O-Scream this year, Busch Gardens officials made some big adjustments.
'Pedestrian Crosswalk Provisions A Must' After 3 Fatalities Over WeekendIt was a deadly weekend across Tampa Bay as several traffic accidents led to fatalities at intersections known to be dangerous for pedestrian crossings. Over the weekend, three deaths were the result of separate pedestrian versus vehicle accidents across Tampa Bay. CW44’a Andrea Alvarez spoke with an local advocate for pedestrian safety who says crosswalk provisions are long overdue.
Meet Beep, The Autonomous Shuttles Soon To Share Tampa Bay RoadwaysA few routes in Tampa Bay are soon to see some autonomous shuttle traffic.
Virtual Job Fair To Fill 700+ Positions In Hillsborough: Sept. 30, 9amCareerSource Tampa Bay Hosting a Virtual Job Fair ~Looking to fill more than 700 positions~
Florida Teacher Arrested, Allegedly Sent Explicit Messages To MinorsThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a school teacher for inappropriate communication with a male student.
9/11: HCSO Employees Share Their Stories As First Responders That DayThere were ceremonies and moments of silence across Tampa Bay Friday as many paid respects, remembering 9/11. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department paid tribute to those who lost their lives on that day and to people in our own community who saved countless others.
Local Musicians Team Up To Produce A Music Video To Bolster Voting In 2020With the 2020 election less than two months away, it's sure to nothing short of historic. A group of local musicians and artists lended their talents to a locally produced music video to inspire the battleground state of Florida to vote.
20 Years Later: DNA Leads To Man's Arrest For Armed Rape & BurglaryThe Tampa Police Department have identified and arrested the suspect in a rape and burglary "cold case" that occurred nearly two decades ago.
Hillsborough School Board Discusses Child Trauma/Mental Health IssuesThe Hillsborough County School Board met on Tuesday to discuss multiple topics including student trauma and mental health issues and possibly focusing tax dollars toward these issues.
2020 Election: New Early Voting Site Opens In Hillsborough CountyThere will be a little more space for early voting in Tampa this year. Hillsborough County residents will be able to cast their early ballots for the 2020 general election in the Amalie Arena.
Innocent Man Released From Prison After 37 Years For Crime He Didn't CommitHillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed a motion today to free a man wrongfully convicted of a 1983 murder and attempted rape in Tampa. In August 2020, rape kit samples were located that were not used during the trial, still intact, at the Hillsborough Medical Examiner’s Office.
2020 Census: Officials Urge Residents To Respond SoonThe urgency for all residents to respond quickly recently increased with the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement that it is ending the nationwide population count a month earlier than previously expected on Sept. 30, 2020.
West Wing Hotel Converted Into COVID-19 Care Site In Hillsborough CountyCOVID-19 positive patients in Hillsborough County, Florida can now go from the hospital to a hotel for continuing medical care.