The first infusion of an investigational drug that aims to delay or help to prevent the earliest memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease took place in September at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., researchers announced.   Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Eisai Inc., a US subsidiaryContinue Reading

U.S. Marshals announced the rescue of 8 “highly endangered” missing children in Indiana over the weekend, bringing their total children rescued in Operation Homecoming to 72. “From August 31- September 4, federal investigators coordinated with IMPD and NCMEC to recover eight highly endangered missing children resulting in one arrest ofContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sheriff Bob Gualtieri tested positive for COVID-19 Friday afternoon. Sheriff Gualtieri’s symptoms are mild and began with a loss of taste and smell. He has no fever or respiratory issues. Sheriff Gualtieri will follow direction provided by the Department of Health and remain home forContinue Reading

More than half (54 percent) of U.S. adults are likely to vacation close to home this summer given the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. Local park and recreation professionals and their agencies provide a variety of safe and affordable nearby activities for everyoneContinue Reading

The Supreme Court on Friday night turned down a request by a Nevada church for permission to hold services on the same terms that other facilities in the state, including casinos, are allowed to hold gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in denying theContinue Reading

According to St. Pete Police Department, a skull found by a jogger in St. Petersburg has been confirmed to be decomposed human remains, too advanced in decomposition to visually identify age, gender or ethnicity at this time. Investigators have been searching the immediate area for further remains; however no otherContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Samuel Friedman (47, Pasco County) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Friedman owned andContinue Reading

To protect the health and safety of community members and staff, University Area CDC facilities and properties will be closed through August 9. This includes the University Area Community Center Complex, Computer Lab, Mort Park and Harvest Hope Park. All programming, including Dreamcatchers summer camps, has been suspended through thisContinue Reading

The Colorado State attorney general attempted to ban Andrew Wommack Ministries from holding in-person gatherings of more than 175 people in accordance with the governor’s draconian orders, while permitting mass protests with no social distancing or other health precautions. AG Kuhn sent a cease and desist letter to the ministry in anContinue Reading

Lakeland Hospitality Group, McKibbon Hospitality, and local officials gathered for the grand opening of Lakeland’s newest and cleanest hotel, SpringHill Suites Lakeland. Located next door to the RP Funding Center, the hotel suites are within walking distance to not only the convention center, but to many local eateries, shops, andContinue Reading

A recent open letter signed by hundreds of past and current Planned Parenthood of Greater New York employees joined others to allege that the organization has current issues with “white supremacy.” “The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, Laura McQuade, has proven to be a toxic leader and autocrat, and we,Continue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1061, expanding Florida’s new aquatic preserve about 800 square miles along the Gulf Coast, its first new aquatic preserve in over 30 years. This bill creates the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which will protect approximately 400,000 acres of aquatic habitat stretching from Pinellas CountyContinue Reading

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,  the Brickyard 400. Johnson 44, is the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus and will be quarantined until testing negative. He was tested earlier Friday after his wife, Chani,Continue Reading

Black Lives Matter activists in Los Angeles may have shocked the liberal leaders as co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah says the city is filled with “liberal white supremacists” and “F- Eric Garcetti.” “So it’s important as we say things — like I see your sign ‘f**k Donald Trump,’ yeah ‘f**k DonaldContinue Reading

Once again proving their lasting durability, iconic rock band Stryper returns September 4th with their 13th studio album, “Even the Devil Believes” (Frontiers Music Srl). Earlier today, the band announced the album’s first single, “Blood From Above.” Watch the official lyric video here: https://youtu.be/1DkLHDWGkV0 Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, theContinue Reading