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

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

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, Hillsborough County deputies arrested 30-year-old Jermaine Bass for shooting two of his children, killing one. Bass is charged with Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge Multiple Wounds Causing Death, Attempted Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge, andContinue Reading

The Tampa Bay region consists of six counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas. Through August 1, 37 monkeypox cases have been reported in the area–Pinellas County (20), Hillsborough County (16) and Pasco County (1). Statewide, the Florida Department of Health has reported 480 total cases, fifth most inContinue 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

Florida’s premier and fastest-growing provider of superior and convenient healthcare services, MD Now Urgent Care, is opening its third state-of-the-art clinic of 2022. The newest clinic in Brandon is the first clinic to open in Hillsborough County and will serve the surrounding communities. Providing a variety of urgent healthcare services,Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a principal with the Hillsborough County School District on multiple charges after he sent sexually explicit texts to an undercover detective he assumed was a juvenile. From January 19 to January 27, 2022, undercover detectives were portraying themselves as a 15-year-old boy during a chat operation toContinue Reading

The two suspects from the Brandon shooting late Monday afternoon were identified after details from the undercover police gun purchase made headlines. One man, Jordan Gracia, has been arrested, while the other, Jaycob Riley, is being sought by police. Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski said one of their undercover deputies wasContinue Reading

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CareerSource Tampa Bay will host a job fair with multiple employers on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at CSTB’s Tampa Center at 9215 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, Fl 33612. Job Seekers interested in participating can register by going to the following website: http://www.careersoucetampabay.com/jobfair To help withContinue Reading

Tampa’s Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade are back!  Tampa is kicking off the holiday season with the City of Tampa’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony, 40th Annual Santa Fest and Christmas Parade all on Saturday, December 4! Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. as the Christmas Parade rolls through Downtown Tampa.  Colorful floats, three marching bandsContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Terrance Lee Hester Jr. (21, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for damaging or destroying by fire a building used in interstate commerce. The court also ordered Hester to pay restitution and to serve three years of supervised release following completion ofContinue Reading

Kimberly Fleer (27, Seffner) has pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl to an individual, causing that individual’s death. Fleer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. According to the plea agreement, on November 2, 2019,Continue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that former Hillsborough County Sheriff, Cal Henderson had died. He was 77. Sheriff Henderson began his law enforcement career in 1965 with the Tampa Police Department, in 1967 joined the United States Border Patrol, and then served with the Central Intelligence Agency inContinue Reading

On Friday, Director of the Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough), Dr. Douglas Holt said concerning the rise of COVID-19 cases–“By now we should have more people vaccinated and it’s very concerning that so many people have chosen to not get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe, effective and widelyContinue Reading

The suspect in a shooting that critically injured a man in Gibsonton over the weekend has been arrested, deputies said. Angel Hernandez-Tellez, 29, was arrested without incident by the Hale County Sheriff’s Office in Greensboro, Ala., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The police press release issued Tuesday confirmedContinue Reading