With the healthcare system focused on reducing viruses found on high-touch areas, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is partnering with Tampa-based Clean Remote LLC to offer a cleaner, easier-to-sanitize TV remote control for healthcare facilities. This program provides a free, Clean Remote to every healthcare facility in the United States, when they purchase aContinue Reading

On Friday, Tampa Police arrested a 11-year-old student at Monroe Middle School in South Tampa for having a loaded handgun on school property. According to the Tampa Police Department (TPD), another student told school administrators that the had a gun in his backpack. The Tampa Police Department School Resource OfficerContinue Reading

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Tampa and its surrounding areas Monday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 3, to measure naturally occurring background radiation in preparation for Super Bowl LV, which is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7. NNSA’s NuclearContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of a New York City teacher who traveled to Tampa to have sexual intercourse with a minor he met online. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Zeshaan Naqvi, 31, picked the victim up at their Tampa residence andContinue Reading

With the disturbing chaos going on at the US Capitol today, many attribute to outgoing President Trump, several Tampa Bay area politicians responded. Representative Kathy Castor, serving her seventh term representing Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County, said via social media: “It’s entirely outrageousContinue Reading

Hillsborough County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, will begin vaccinating residents age 65 and older on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Hillsborough has allocated an initial 4,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to front line health care workers and the vulnerable population ofContinue Reading

On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee announced a strategic partnership with Tampa General Hospital to be the Super Bowl Host Committee’s exclusive medical provider. Tampa General Hospital will also be the exclusive sponsor of the first aid stations at Super Bowl Experience, presented by Lowe’s. “It’sContinue Reading

At least 70 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors say they want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 “at the earliest opportunity” or soon after seeing others “safely benefiting”, according to an eight-city survey announced today by ChenMed, one of the nation’s leading primary care providers. More than 1,500 at-risk elderly in Cincinnati,Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of 45-year-old Chad Johnson of Tampa for defrauding a 96-year-old victim out of tens of thousands of dollars in recent months. Johnson became the victim’s caretaker earlier this year. From September to November, Johnson cashed checks he wrote for himself usingContinue Reading

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) announced the opening of the new Taneja Family Global Emerging Diseases Institute. The stand alone facility, which will be run by TGH’s chief epidemiologist and chair of Internal Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Dr. John Sinnott, will provide world-class care for patients battlingContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reports an increase in COVID-19 cases in the Tampa Bay area, some attributed to spread among household contacts, individuals going to congregate settings (i.e. weddings, places of worship, parties, etc.) and people who are traveling. DOH is urging members of the public to followContinue Reading

With limited capacity, Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open tonight, Dec. 1, for the homeless and for those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County Tuesday night. Important changesContinue Reading

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

This week, Ernest Gonzalez (68, Tampa), the president and owner of Health and Pain Center (HPC), a pain management clinic, was sentenced to  46 months in federal prison and Rosa Colon (30, Tampa) to 24 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances for no legitimateContinue Reading