The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) released the photo of murder suspect, 38-year-old McKinsie Alexander Lyons Monday. Lyons, known to frequent Ruskin and Wimauma, is wanted for the murder of Juanita Donna Solorzano, Alexis Martinez and Solorzano’s unborn child last month. On January 24, 2018, at approximately 11 am, deputies responded to 2611Continue Reading

Behind a message of “Fight with Courage,” Tampa resident Valarie Schlosser will be one of the 25 people featured in a new PSA rotating in Times Square this March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Schlosser was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 49 and has become an ambassador for the country’sContinue Reading

The Patel Conservatory will present the adorable Disney classic The Aristocats KIDS, on February 15-18 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater. Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades two through four and based on the beloved Disney film, is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twistsContinue Reading

The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) online master of public health program has been ranked number one on the list of the top 50 best online MPH programs across the country, according to the Master’s Programs Guide. With no less than seven distinct online MPH degree specializations available through the USF College of PublicContinue Reading

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Doctors are encouraging parents to better understand the mental health risks associated with children and adolescents diagnosed with scoliosis. In addition to physical pain and discomfort, having an abnormality like scoliosis at a sensitive age can take an emotional toll. Some effects of scoliosis include relationship issues, low self-esteem andContinue Reading

Department of Veterans Affairs employee Sheila Mott will have her two-grade demotion reviewed by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) after her case was remanded back to the Board by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit January 26, 2018. Sheila was initially removed from her positionContinue Reading

Stem cell transplants can cure patients with high-risk leukemia or lymphoma.  Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a potentially life-threatening side effect that occurs when the donor’s immune cells attack the recipient’s normal tissues. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD. Their new study, publishedContinue Reading

A man and a woman killed from a car accident in Lakeland Friday have been identified as Juanita Paulino, of Tampa, who died at the scene, and Samuel T. Thomas, of Lakeland. Friday morning, around 10:20 a.m. a Freightliner tractor pulling a trailer, driven by Tywaun Jamel Blake Burgess, 30, of Orlando, wasContinue Reading

Hillsborough County Deputies say a  husband and wife are dead in Apollo Beach after an argument lead to a murder-suicide. Police identified the couple, explaining that Miroslaw Rosa shot and killed his wife, Beata Rosa and then shot and killed himself. Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1000 block ofContinue Reading

It demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DOH-Pinellas joins a cohort of more than 450 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for excellenceContinue Reading

Discounted admission and ride tickets for the 2017 Florida State Fair now are available at all area Walgreens through February 8, as well as online at FloridaStateFair.com. Individuals and families can save up to 30 percent off the price at the gate by buying in advance. The 113th Florida StateContinue Reading

Children in grades three through seven will get the chance to play street hockey with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players at the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC)’s free Tampa Bay Lightning Street Hockey Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Children will participate in street hockeyContinue Reading