Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with healthcare providers, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla (YMKG) and EventFest have announced that they will postpone Tampa’s signature Gasparilla Parades to a later date this spring. The decision resulted from an ongoing dialogue between event organizers, city leaders, and healthcareContinue Reading

Freddie Figgers is an inventor, engineer and business owner. But he is also a philanthropist with a heart for persons in need. An inspiring hero who rose from humble beginnings, Mr. Figgers, through his Figgers Foundation, is doing his part to serve the Florida community by providing funds, food, food assistanceContinue Reading

Legislators from California seemingly ignored the strict travel advisory during the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases surge nationwide and travelled to Maui for the Independent Voter Project’s annual policy conference. More than half a dozen California lawmakers are among the 50 people attending a policy conference at the Fairmont Kea LaniContinue Reading

Governor Ron DeSantis enacted into law HB1135 on September 18, 2020, which authorized the creation of a specialty license plate to promote the need for lifesaving organ and tissue donors. The Donate Life Florida specialty plate was requested by Donate Life Florida, the non-profit coalition of Florida’s organ, eye andContinue Reading

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered two illegal immigrants locked in a vehicle’s trunk during an immigration inspection stop near Lukeville, Arizona, Monday night. Around 6:30 p.m., Tucson Sector agents with a Border Patrol canine conducted a stop on a Dodge Challenger driving north on State Route 85. Following the canine’sContinue Reading

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station rescued a Mexican juvenile who attempted to cross the Rio Grande, Oct. 5. Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican juvenile after he and a group of illegal aliens attempted to cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio. Border Patrol agents performing line watchContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced today that they will cautiously resume offering in-person visitation to families and friends of inmates beginning in October. Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, HCSO will resume non-contact visitations at the Falkenburg Road Jail Video Visitation Center. Along with allowing loved ones of inmatesContinue Reading

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