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

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

Tampa police detailed the arrest of seven protesters who blocked Dale Mabry yesterday as two vehicles were damaged. Police also issued Notices to Appear to two other demonstrators. Police officials said the protest had grown from 40 to nearly 100 and had blocked traffic for nearly an hour. The protestersContinue 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

Many in Tampa may be joining a new protest set for today: the #BoycottThe4th protest. Co-owner of Tampa restaurant Vegg’d Out Vegan Kitchen, Yourhighness Tafari spoke with WFLA spoke about Independence Day protests, attempting to explain the sentiment. “This is something that publicly stands as a holiday of freedom, independence.Continue Reading

As the education system continues to evolve in the post-pandemic world, iCode will bring their specialized computer science and coding platform to Tampa, seeking for franchisees. Coding and computer science ed gives students not only the technical abilities to succeed in jobs down the line, but also develops cognitive flexibilityContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis approved $800,000 in funding for the Bitner Plante ALS Initiative of Florida in the 2020-2021 budget released yesterday. The Initiative provides support for ALS patients seeking treatment at the multidisciplinary clinics located at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville; University of South Florida, Tampa; University of Miami, Miami; and UFContinue Reading

A Tampa man, Muhammad Al-Azhari, is being indicted for assisting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and violating the U.S. firearm laws. Al-Azhari, 23, charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Islamic State, and violating the National Firearms Act, a ccordingContinue 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

Many Floridians throughout the state have found themselves unemployed due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. If you are among the Floridians who is currently unemployed please save Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 on your calendar, for it is when Senator Janet Cruz will be hosting her free annual Job Fair. Senator Janet Cruz’s jobContinue 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

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor held a news conference Friday morning on policy changes to the police department. Watch the video clip below. “It’s clear from the days of protest, unrest, grief and rage that it is an important time in our history and for law enforcement,” Castor said. “The TampaContinue 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