In this news brief: Webber International University adopts Polk County’s Sheriff Sentinel program; a man is rescued from the Little Manatee River; the Tampa City Council discussed challenges with homeless populations; it looks like today will mark weather hit the bay area early and we’re loving it.
In this news brief: the Polk County Sheriff’s office makes 17 arrests in a heroin bust; St. Petersburg officials break ground on development for new police headquarters; new data released today by Zillow shows that Tampa Bay home values are rising; Bayshore Boulevard will be undergoing road improvements.
In this news brief: a Riverview teen is charged with the murder of his mother; an undercover investigation leads to over 100 arrests; a man is sentenced to seven years in federal prison for scheming to sell Social Security checks; a new grocery service delivers Costco groceries without a membership.
In this news brief: a bomb threat in Brooksville forces the evacuation of several businesses and a daycare; a Polk County woman dies in an early morning house fire; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office releases new surveillance video of a car burglar; the 29th annual Black History celebration is at the Tampa Convention Center; over 500 sailors are racing from St. Pete to Cuba.
This week on Florida Focus: A St. Petersburg mother is arrested for child abuse, a Polk County crossing guard is hit by a car, Florida Prepaid’s plan prices are halved, and the Historic Tampa Theatre turns 88.
In this episode of Florida Focus: a total lunar eclipse resulted in a blood moon; a Polk County girl was sent to Tampa General Hospital with the enterovirus; a Wesley Chapel movie theater will recreate a crime scene; local law enforcement escorted kids on International Walk to School Day.