While an Florida bill bill (HB 5/SB 146), banning many abortions, is being fast-tracked in the Florida State Legislature, Plan C has partnered with the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund to launch a mobile campaign to bring the latest pro-abortion efforts to Floridians: abortion pills, particularly the “missed period pills.” DETAILSContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge James Moody has sentenced Mary Kathryn Marr (42, Miami) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Court also ordered Marr to forfeit various assets, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense and, as part of her sentence, entered a moneyContinue Reading

Just a week into the new year, the Tampa Convention Center is excited to announce it will co-host the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and National Congress and Trade Show. The annual national event will take place August 18-21, 2022, with Amalie Arena hosting the artistic gymnastics championships, which will determineContinue Reading

Presented by NewSong Ministries with Premier Productions, Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest multi-artist tour, is back for 2022 with headliners Skillet and Tauren Wells and a solid lineup of acts. Sponsored by Compassion International and coupled with a $10 at the door donation, Winter Jam welcomes everyone to the “AllContinue Reading

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CareerSource Tampa Bay will host a job fair with multiple employers on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at CSTB’s Tampa Center at 9215 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, Fl 33612. Job Seekers interested in participating can register by going to the following website: http://www.careersoucetampabay.com/jobfair To help withContinue Reading

The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa has reported the first COVID-19 Omicron variant in the state of Florida. According to a hospital spokesperson, “The patient is experiencing mild symptoms and had recently returned from international travel.” In addition, hospital officials said: Our providers were able to quickly detect,Continue Reading

53-year-old Patrice Eileen Wilowski-Mevorah of Tampa was sentenced Friday to five years and three months in federal prison for her involvement in a money laundering conspiracy in connection with an international enterprise that was based in Florida and which operated subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. Wilowski-Mevorah had pleaded guiltyContinue Reading

Tampa’s Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade are back!  Tampa is kicking off the holiday season with the City of Tampa’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony, 40th Annual Santa Fest and Christmas Parade all on Saturday, December 4! Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. as the Christmas Parade rolls through Downtown Tampa.  Colorful floats, three marching bandsContinue Reading

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area gained the most private sector jobs of all metro areas in the state adding 84,600 new private-sector jobs over the year, a 7.2% increase. Tampa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.9% in September, down from 6.0% reported in September 2020. TheContinue Reading

The U.S. Attorney’s Office with the Middle District of Florida reports 50-year-old Tampa accountant, DeAnna Marie Stinson has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with soliciting a crime of violence and murder-for-hire. If convicted on all counts, Stinson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. According toContinue Reading

Edgar Hurtado-Ramirez (52, Mexico) today pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder monetary instruments and engage in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Hurtado-Ramirez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Hurtado-RamirezContinue Reading

Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the extradition of Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev (28, Chernivtsi, Ukraine) in connection with charges of conspiracy, trafficking in unauthorized access devices, and trafficking in computer passwords. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of 17 years in federal prison. The indictmentContinue Reading