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

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

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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

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s June 2022 data indicates that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent, despite national economic conditions. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has declined or held steady for 23 consecutive months through June 2022. The national unemployment rate remains unchanged over the month atContinue Reading

The Clay School Board muted the microphone of a concerned parent attempting to read pornographic book available to students in the district’s library, according to video footage of a school board meeting as the district’s attorney berated and humiliated the concerned parent. James Bruce Bickner, aka J. Bruce Bickner, isContinue Reading

While the “newspaper” may attempt to pretend to be objective and it’s noted that the article is under the “Opinion” section: the Tampa Bay Times has released a Charlie Crist attack piece against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Crist, who previously served as governor of the Sunshine State, is running againstContinue 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

The City of Tampa’s Emergency Management teams continue to monitor Potential Tropical Cyclone One, which is currently located Near the Yucatan Peninsula and Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, the City of Tampa is activating it’s Citizen Information Call Center and three sandbag distribution sites beginning today. CITY OF TAMPA SANDBAG LOCATIONSContinue Reading

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) want residents,Continue Reading

U.S. Special Operations Command will host a capabilities demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.  A rehearsal will take place on Tuesday May 17, 2022. The simulation is part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and includes more than 175 SOCOM andContinue Reading

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, also known as “the Monkey Whisperer” (57, Parrish), today pleaded guilty to having violated the Endangered Species Act and Lacy Act in connection with a conspiracy to sell a protected primate to a celebrity client in California. Hammonds facesContinue Reading

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

Galen College of Nursing and HCA Florida Healthcare, both part of HCA Healthcare, continued their mission to expand access to quality nursing education with today’s announcement of new campuses in Sarasota and Gainesville. With existing Florida campus locations in Tampa Bay and Miami, Galen, one of the largest educators ofContinue Reading

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit will decide all qualified lawsuits challenging the Biden administration’s private employer vaccine mandate issued via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as determined by a random lottery required by federal law that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation held Tuesday.Continue Reading

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is now challenging Ron DeSantis in 2022 and is making headlines for her stance and statements against oil drilling. This week Fried wrote to leaders of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service (NPS) urging rejection of TrendContinue Reading