With the start of the school year around the corner, it doesn’t appear that Bay Area districts will make changes to their mask policies, despite new guidance and as COVID-19 surges across the state.
While swimming at a southwest Florida beach, an aunt and her niece were struck by lightning. Officials say they are expected to be OK.
Terrance Hester, Jr. is expected to be sentenced in federal court in Tampa. Hester pleaded guilty earlier this year to setting a Champs Sports store on fire during riots in May 2020.
A male seahorse was brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for buoyancy issues and a few days later gave birth to hundreds of babies.
Ronnie Blair, now 12 years old and adopted by a Hillsborough detective's family after his own father tried to kill him, says he doesn't want to be defined by the night he nearly died. He loves science, his new siblings, and parents. When he grows up, he wants to become an actor.
A failed mission to the International Space Station in 2019 created a lot of disappointment for Boeing. Almost two years later, their Starliner space capsule is getting ready for a do-over in space for their un-crewed mission this Friday.
The funeral services for former Hillsborough County Sheriff Cal Henderson will begin Wednesday morning in Riverview.
The presidents of Florida’s 12 state universities are asking students returning to campus for the fall semester to get vaccinated against COVID-19. An open letter to students published Tuesday by the university system’s Board of Governors “strongly” recommended students get vaccinated before coming back to school. '
For elite athletes like Biles, there is intense scrutiny and pressure to perform well. Bay Area experts say Biles’ decision to put mental health before Olympic medals is another step towards breaking the stigma.
USF Health virologist Dr. Michael Teng said sometimes it's necessary to change health recommendations, but explaining the change to the public is crucial.
Booze, exotic dancers, and lap dances during an undercover operation were at the center of a Tampa Police Department Citizens Review Board hearing Tuesday night.
School boards in Pinellas and Manatee counties heard passionate debates Tuesday from parents and the public over whether students will be required to wear masks this coming school year as the COVID-19 pandemic again infects thousands daily in Florida.
The debate over masks in schools heated up at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting Tuesday, as COVID-19 surges across the country, but Superintendent Addison Davis indicated, due to the governor's threat, he does not plan to change the current plan to make masks optional during the upcoming school year.
The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is tearing through the Tampa Bay area and leaders on both sides of the bay are concerned about whether hospitals can keep up.
The man accused of the deadly Atlanta-area spa shootings will serve life without parole after pleading guilty to multiple murders in Cherokee County. He still faces the death penalty in Fulton County.
Gas Worx will be 50 acres of new apartments, office and retail space. The land on the edge of Ybor City includes land once proposed as the site of a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, but so far, there’s no stadium in the Gas Worx plan.
A Prince George’s County man is facing federal charges after he allegedly sent a series of violent – and often anti-Semitic – emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci.
A Tampa man is pleading guilty to making online threats toward Blacks Lives Matter demonstrators. He faced up to 15 years in prison, but will only serve 60 days in county jail, under the plea deal.
The University Area CDC, Well Fed Community in partnership with Refugee and Migrant Women Initiative and the University of South Florida are hosting a free recipe showcase Friday, featuring recipes of refugee women in our area.
Under the dock at Pelican Alley in Nokomis, artificial reefs are starting to do their job. Installed just days ago the reefs are already forming. Their job will include filtering red tide out of the water.