The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) advises residents and visitors that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in northwestern Hillsborough County. Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in two horses, heightening the risk of transmission to humans. Hillsborough County Mosquito Control and DOH-Hillsborough continueContinue Reading

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People have many expectations of pastors of Christian churches. One of those expectations is that pastors possess a philosophy of life that largely reflects biblical principles, a perspective commonly called a biblical worldview. But a new nationwide survey among a representative sample of America’s Christian pastors shows that a largeContinue Reading

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announces that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in the state of Florida. Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. JustContinue Reading

Researchers in the Netherlands have shown that restricting flights from countries where new COVID-19 variants were emerging did little to stop their spread, according to a study published today in eLife. As countries start to scale down their SARS-CoV-2 surveillance efforts, the results highlight the importance of continuing robust surveillanceContinue Reading

Continuing its expansion into the Orlando area, Florida’s premier urgent care services provider, MD Now Urgent Care, has opened its newest clinic in Altamonte Springs. This is MD Now’s second clinic in Seminole County and 65th clinic in Florida. MD Now is dedicated to providing convenient, superior healthcare services to communitiesContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of the Deputy Chief of Police Administration for Cartersville Police Department in Cartersville, Georgia last week. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., PCSO detectives arrested Jason DiPrima of Kingston, Georgia for Soliciting a Prostitute. DiPrima was in OrlandoContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested 29-year-old Robert Luth for multiple counts of possession of child pornography. On August 17, 2022, detectives began an investigation after Luth admitted to viewing child pornography in a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office pre-employment polygraph. Detectives obtained a search warrantContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office officials announced the arrest of 28-yewar-old Aston Simmons of Apollo Beach after a young child found a firearm and was shot accidentally. On September 1, 2022, at 8:10 a.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a 5-year-old child accidentally shot themselves. Simultaneously, SimmonsContinue Reading

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The rate that emerging wildlife diseases infect humans has steadily increased over the last three decades. Viruses, such as the global coronavirus pandemic and recent monkeypox outbreak, have heightened the urgent need for disease ecology tools to forecast when and where disease outbreaks are likely. A University of South Florida assistantContinue Reading

The Republican leader in the primary race for Florida’s 14th Congressional District was endorsed Tuesday by Roger Stone, the legendary Republican strategist and friend of former President Donald Trump. Stone is a Republican consultant and strategist, described as the man who “made Donald Trump a political figure.” He was an advisorContinue Reading

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the thrilling blockbuster battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by a young man named Sam (Shia LaBeouf). TeamingContinue Reading

A brand-new, swashbuckling quest awaits families visiting LEGOLAND® Florida when the Pirate River Quest opens on November 2, 2022. This November, board a family-friendly boat ride to search for Captain Redbeard’s lost treasure through an all-new hilarious adventure. The quest to uncover the lost treasure unfolds brick by brick as familiesContinue Reading

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or riskContinue Reading

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) fined a Wyoming County couple for unlawfully possessing a raccoon as a pet. Earlier this month, an officer received an urgent call from the Erie County Department of Health requesting assistance locating a potentially rabid raccoon. Raccoons are a rabies vector speciesContinue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that a long-standing New York concealed carry law violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the High Court heard arguments over the law’s requirement to demonstrate a “proper cause” for obtaining a license to carryContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County issued a rabies alert for the area surrounding Nobb Oak Ave. This is in response to cat that tested positive on 6/13/2022 (Description: Domestic Shorthaired Brown Tabby & White). All residents and visitors in Hillsborough County should be aware that rabies isContinue Reading

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today in a news release that NIAID Director and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. They report that Fauci is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice.Continue Reading

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reestablishment of the Florida State Guard and introduced the new director of this emergency-focused civilian volunteer force, retired Marine Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Graham. By bringing back the Florida State Guard, Florida now joins 22 other states and territories with state-level defense forces, andContinue Reading