The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about several people who burglarized a jewelry store in Tampa during the George Floyd protests on May 31. The burglary happened at International Diamond Center at 10330 N. Dale Mabry Highway, in Tampa, around 2:30 a.m., officials said. Surveillance video (as seenContinue Reading

During the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group meeting Thursday afternoon, Hillsborough Commissioner Sandy Murman discussed the recent in coronavirus cases as testing has risen during recent weeks. Murman warned that the George Floyd rallies and protests could further the spike, stating they “are like incubators for the virus.’’ “I’m pretty concerned,’’Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about several people who burglarized a jewelry store during the George Lloyd protests in Tampa last week, stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise. Check out the photo supplied by authorities below. Among the four images capture, one shows a suspect without aContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a group of women who allegedly broke into a liquor store and stole thousand’s of dollars worth of alcohol under the guise of the George Floyd protests. Lawrencia Dixon, 19, was been identified from the surveillance video from inside the store, thenContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Clerk of Court’s office is now offering certified court documents online as part of their efforts to reduce the possible spread of the Chinese coronoavirus. Clerk Pat Frank says the move toward accommodating the digital age during the last decade proved to be another opportunity for constituents toContinue Reading

Hillsborough County officials announced more parks and trails will be opening for residents to utilize at a time when more exercise is being encouraged. In early May, officials opened most nature preserves. Neighborhood parks reopened early this week. On May 26, the following conservation parks, trails and boat ramps willContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Clerks Office says more than 180 filings have been set aside as foreclosures and evictions are being extended and delayed. Hillsborough County Judge Michael Baggé Hernandez told Fox that he had up to 10 eviction filings a day before the outbreak. “There has been a lot ofContinue Reading

Hillsborough County is canceling its Parks & Recreation summer camps due to coronavirus concerns. The county claims the decision was made to protect the safety of the children, the families and those who teach and lead the camps. The closures also align with the with Hillsborough County Public Schools toContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former school bus driver named Hector Cabrera after he planned to meet with a young girl. Cabrera, 32, attempted to have sex with a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, exchanging messages and agreed to meet at 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. When CabreraContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Superintendent Addison Davis outlined a plan Tuesday to reduce management positions and centralize authority, eliminating 129 district jobs and trimming $7.5 million in payroll. Davis said he would create a “Transformational Network” to focus on improving 29 D and F-rated schools. The new grouping would replace the district’sContinue Reading

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The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group met yesterday as salons and barbershops reopened around the state and Hillsborough Commission Chairman Les Miller visited a grocery store and was “utterly shocked” at the lack of people wearing masks. “I was utterly shocked. I was probably among the 10 percent wearing masks, otherContinue Reading

The Florida Aquarium opened today after nearly two months, welcoming a smaller crowd of guests with a smaller staff of masked employees, with a message: “Welcome back, the animals missed you.” Reopening the aquarium is one of the first large attractions in the Sunshine State as the ‘Safer-at-home’ ordered endedContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County commission voted on spending the $257 million received from the federal government in Cares Act coronavirus aid. Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay and Career Source Tampa Bay top a list of wide-ranging assistance programs which will see money to help in the months ahead. Ron Barton, assistantContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) puts the total coronavirus disease, or COVID-19 cases at 33,193 (32,318 in residents) and 1,218 deaths, according to the latest DOH data. Counties reporting more than 1,000 cases include Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, Hillsborough, Duval and Lee. To date, 411 long-term care facilitiesContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in an update this morning report that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has topped the 20,000 mark after reporting an additional 706 cases, for a total of 20,601. In addition, nine people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Brevard, LeeContinue Reading

Florida state health officials reported this evening that the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 case count has eclipsed the 1,000 mark. According to the latest published data, Florida has reported 1,007 total cases through Mar. 22–937 cases in residents and  70 in non-Florida residents. The total positives are out ofContinue Reading

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CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will be hosting a series of Summer Job Connection Employer Table Talks for Hillsborough County businesses. The table talks will give employers information on how to participate in the Summer Job Connection 2020 program which will begin accepting applications on January 6, 2020. Table Talks willContinue Reading