The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is reporting a confirmed case of Strangles in a horse at a boarding facility in Broward County. Eleven other animals were exposed. The premise has been placed under official quarantine. The highly contagious upper respiratory disease of equids, known as Strangles, isContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers served by Waste Connections will temporarily receive residential recycling collection service every other week, beginning Monday, July 13. On June 24, Waste Connections temporarily suspend recycling collection because many of the company’s truck drivers were unavailable to work due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The amendedContinue Reading

Today, Florida state health officials reported an additional 10,360 new positive COVID-19 cases, out of 87,000 people tested. This put the state’s case tally to 254,511 cases, the third most of US states. Another 95 deaths were recorded in 32 counties. Florida has now seen 4,197 deaths related to COVID-19,Continue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Jonathan Michael Rouffe (47, Boca Raton) 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, in 2018,Continue Reading

As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts, scientists worldwide continue their push to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the highly contagious respiratory virus. University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists recently worked with colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to identifyContinue 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

Governor DeSantis

On Wednesday, Florida Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 1189 – Genetic Information for Insurance Purposes, making Florida the first state to guarantee DNA privacy for customers’ life, disability, and long-term care insurance. According to the bill: The bill provides that life insurers and long-term care insurers may not cancel,Continue Reading

One Florida politician is saying the quiet part outloud: coronavirus cases have soared in Florida and across the nation in large part because of the protets and rallies. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told CBS News on Sunday that the recent series of protests in the area “had a lot toContinue 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

Faour Glass Technologies will open its newest SLIMPACT® showroom in Downtown Naples, FL at The Collective this fall.  The Collective is a one-of-a-kind design hub and catalyst for inspiration, showcasing a variety of interior and exterior luxury products and services. The Collective embodies the complete home design cycle – from architectureContinue Reading

Hillsborough County health officials have confirmed a case of Naegleria fowleri, aka the brain-eating amoeba. Health officials did not release any information about the patient. Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba isContinue Reading