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

Hillsborough County officials announced this week they will soon open another COVID-19 coronavirus public testing site, this one in Town ‘N Country. Emergency Management Director Tim Dudley told Emergency Policy Group (EPG) members that the County will partner with Tampa Family Health Centers to open the location, expanding testing coverageContinue Reading

Tampa Bay Technical High School coach Reginald Lawrence will now face more charges of Battery and Exposure of Sexual Organ as new victims have come forward after the man’s initial arrest, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated. Lawrence, 48, a girls’ varsity basketball coach at Tampa Bay Tech was arrested Tuesday andContinue Reading

Tampa General Hospital in partnership with the University of Florida’s IFAS extension program in Hillsborough County, will be offering a 14-session series entitled Healthy Eating Virtual Workshop. In the series,  you’ll learn step-by-step information on how simple changes to your eating habits can make a big difference. The experts willContinue 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

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have arrested and charged Terry Knott with grand theft, burglary, and inciting a riot in connection to the attack on Shalimar Jewelers during a George Floyd riot. Knott, 41, was identified when someone recognized his photo from the sheriff’s initial social media post. The burglary happenedContinue Reading

COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported a one-day record of 3,822 new positive COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths, bringing the state total to 89,748 cases and 3104 deaths. In Hillsborough County, health officials report nearly 5,000 total cases., which include 564 hospitalizations (11% of all cases) and 109 deathsContinue Reading

State Attorney Andrew Warren announced that many protesters were not going to be prosecuted for low level crimes stemming from blocking traffic and assembly violations. Ahead of the November election, Warren’s opposition, Mike Perotti spoke out against the move, criticizing Warren’s “misguided but well-intended policies” as part of the problem.Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said people armed with hammers and other blunt objects smashed their way into the Tampa Walmart on East Fletcher Avenue after 9 p.m. May 30 during a George Floyd protest. Detectives believe approximately 200 people entered the store and said most began looting the electronicsContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested multiple teenagers seen on video engaging in a shootout on Monday morning in Tampa. At 10:54 a.m. on Monday, June 8, Marqueas Williams, 16, and Gregory Turner, 16, were seen riding a bicycle and a scooter past a group of eight other juvenilesContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Republican Party Chair Jim Waurishuk has used inflammatory language to speak out against George Floyd protesters, claiming they are “violent hard core radical political left extremists” warning Trump supporters, conservatives that they ‘will be murdered.” Waurishuk shared an article about former PresidentBarack Obama’s statements on the protests calling them “aContinue Reading

A protester in Plant City, Osvaldo “Ozzy” Banda, surrendered to police after throwing bottles at police during Tuesday’s George Floyd rally. Banda, 21, hid from police in the crowd of peaceful protesters at the gathering held at the RaceTrac gas station on James L. Redman Parkway. It was noted thatContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Steinbrenner High School band director, Jason Phillip Allgair, for engaging in sex acts with the students both on and off-campus between October 2017 and May 2018. Allgair, 35, was arrested after officers interviewed the female student, who provided evidence of a relationship withContinue Reading