On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.5 percent in December 2022, a historic low last reached in 2006, demonstrating that Florida has continued to grow and recover after enduring two hurricanes in late 2022. Florida’s private sector employment increased by 425,800 jobs overContinue Reading

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

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

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 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

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

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

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In the temporary restraining order granted in the U. S. District Court of Florida in Tampa this week, federal Judge Steven Merryday acknowledged the Department of Defense’s unlawful discriminatory actions by allowing medical exemptions while denying religious exemptions. Judge Merryday granted a temporary restraining order for two service members pending a hearingContinue 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

U.S. District Judge James Moody has sentenced Mary Kathryn Marr (42, Miami) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Court also ordered Marr to forfeit various assets, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense and, as part of her sentence, entered a moneyContinue Reading