County Administrator Mike Merrill issued a new Administrator Order Updating COVID-19 Limitations for Establishments & Gatherings this evening. The new order provides for the County to comply with the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of Florida, which includes Executive Order 20-68 issued earlier today. Hillsborough County’s Administrator Order also seeksContinue Reading

Case counts The Florida Department of Health announced one additional positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Thursday. The individual is a 42-year old male in Miami-Dade County. This individual is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. This is a travel related case andContinue Reading

More than fifty student activists organized by anti-abortion group Created Equal will be displaying large, graphic abortion photos and prenatal images at University of South Florida on March 4-5th, 2020. This will be just one of the stops throughout Florida on Created Equal’s Justice Ride — a week-long event drawingContinue Reading

Public computers are available for St. Pete residents to complete the 2020 Census at the following City of St. Petersburg sites: St. Petersburg Main Library (3745 9th Ave. N.) James W. Johnson Library (1059 18th Ave. S.) North Community Library (861 70th Ave. N.) South Community Library (2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.) Mirror LakeContinue Reading

In a follow-up report from Lithia, Florida, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) say they identified and arrested the student responsible for making a false claim about a gun on campus at Barrington Middle School on Tuesday, February 12. The individual, a 15-year-old student at Barrington Middle, is facing charges ofContinue Reading

City of Tampa officials remind the public to expect traffic to be heavier than normal from Saturday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 17 around the Tampa Convention Center due to the Gasparilla Volleyball Kickoff Classic. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and travel throughContinue Reading

Officials with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) report investigating a confirmed measles case in an individual with recent overseas travel. The patient, an adult male, reported travel to South America in recent weeks. Healthcare providers, including hospital emergency departments, have been asked to have a heightenedContinue Reading

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Head Start services in Pinellas County have delayed the January return to school to address possible mold concerns found in the following centers: Clearwater Center  Connie L Marmaro  Dunedin Center Friendship Center  Good Samaritan Center Gulley Center High Point Center Jordan Park Center  Los Caminos Rainbow Center Tarpon Springs Center Florida facilities are more proneContinue Reading

The Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management is providing recycling tips this Holiday to its residential customers.  Tampa residents are encouraged to be mindful of the significant increase in waste generated by the season.   The regional, #RecycleTheHolidays, social media campaign collaboration between the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County,Continue Reading

A portion of Bayshore Boulevard between W Brorein Street and W Platt Street and W Brorein Street between S Ashley Drive and Bayshore Boulevard will close daily beginning on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 for utility construction.  A utility contractor will be installing equipment on and adjacent to an existing utilityContinue Reading


The city of Tampa appealed a federal judge’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Liberty Counsel, thereby invalidating the Tampa ordinance that prohibited licensed counselors from providing voluntary talk therapy to minors seeking help to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. Liberty Counsel represents marriage andContinue Reading

The City of Tampa and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department are soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services in the development of a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan, providing direction and priorities required to meet the city’s parks and recreation needs of our residents well intoContinue Reading

Hernando County Al Nienhuis announced Wednesday that four suspects are in custody in connection with the murder of Preston Talley of Gainesville. Nienhuis identified the four as Kayla Ja’Nae Morrow, 25; Joshua Dewayne Gardner, 24; Andrew Christopher Abbott, 19; and Brandon Joe Harrelson, 24. The group lured Talley,35, into the Withlacoochee State Forrest using a dating site calledContinue Reading