University Area residents say their water is toxic
Many people here have complained for years of having to use dirty and potentially unsafe drinking water.
Why would Tocobaga spirits want to protect Tampa Bay residents from hurricanes anyway? | Column
Hurricane Ian’s last-minute move to the east last year spared Tampa Bay the destruction unleashed on Fort Myers. It also gave renewed life to a legend that Tampa Bay was protected by the benevolent spirits of the Tocobaga, a Native people of the region. Residents of Tampa Bay should disabuse themselves from this notion.
Blue Bell introduces new ice cream flavor
If you are a coffee lover, you are in luck. Blue Bell is introducing a new ice cream flavor inspired by your morning cup of joe.
Caribbean Heritage Festival returns to Tampa on Saturday
This cultural festival is organized by Tampa nonprofit Cando Inc.
Hillsborough Sheriff’s office undercover operation rescues 2 from human trafficking
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation, rescuing two survivors from human trafficking. One victim, barely 20, suffered months of abuse at the hands of Roannil Fentress, who lured her through a dating app, exploiting her vulnerabilities. The other survivor endured 15 years of violence and control....
Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s North Tampa Office To Temporarily Close For Expansion
TAMPA, Fla – Hillsborough County Tax Collector Nancy C. Millan will be temporarily closing...
City of St. Petersburg employees aren’t using rent assistance program
ST. PETERSBURG — A rental assistance program created to help certain city employees who are required to live in the city but struggle to afford it has only helped 23 employees. After the City Council approved the program last summer, it launched in October with a $1.47 million budget....
Could this Tampa Publix be a blueprint for future stores?
With the rise of specialty grocers like Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, hometown favorite Publix Supermarkets has spent nearly a decade trying to build brand awareness around its own organic chain known as GreenWise Markets. But now the Florida grocer is abandoning that route and instead will...
Tampa Bay area at risk of higher Mpox outbreak this summer: CDC
TAMPA, Florida — Mpox outbreaks are disproportionately affecting gays, bisexuals and men who have sex with men (MSM), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says more than 30,000 cases have been diagnosed in the U.S. since May 2022, mostly among LGBTQ+ communities. Although in...
'He's everlasting': Family honors Brandon man killed in Polk County crash
TAMPA, Fla. — A Brandon family is in mourning after the tragic loss of their loving son and brother. Aryan "Yanny" Afdjinia was killed at just 22 years old one week ago. His family saw him for the last time Wednesday hours before they held a service to honor his life at Velvet Gypsy.
New YMCA development coming to downtown Tampa
A revamp is in the works in downtown Tampa, and it is expected to bring the community together. A new YMCA hotel, apartments and retail space will soon become a reality.
Help Find Mama: Tampa Police Seeking Identity of Parrot Thief
Tampa Police Detectives are seeking the identity of a woman seen in a video who sold a stolen Blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Tito to a pet store. Tito has been returned to his family, but Mama, the other stolen parrot, is still missing.
Hillsborough County dog kennels at ‘critical capacity’
Dog kennels at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center are at capacity, according to a post on the center's Facebook page.
Ladies R&B Kickback Concert in Tampa, FL Oct 7th, 2023 – presale code
The Ladies R&B Kickback Concert pre-sale code has been listed. Members with this pre-sale information will have the chance to buy sweet seats ahead of the general public!!!. You won’t want to miss Ladies R&B Kickback Concert’s show in Tampa do you? We believe that tickets will sell out fast quickly when they go on sale: during the presale you can get your tickets ahead of they get released to the public.
Odometer rollback fraud on the rise: A warning for Florida used car buyers
Used car buyers, beware: odometer rollback fraud is on the rise. More than 2 million vehicles on the road have an odometer that's been tampered with, according to new data from Carfax.
Disc Golf Palooza – This Saturday at Riverview Park
There is a Disc Golf Tournament happening this weekend at Riverview Park. This tournament, Disc Golf Palooza is being put on by a local Disc Golf organization, that started as a college project. That is Kurt Conrad who is overseeing the tournament this weekend. There are some opportunities to win...
Florida high school grad breaks barriers on wrestling mat, and sets record with incredible 11.3 GPA
TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida high school student is graduating this month with a mind-boggling high grade point average, while also breaking barriers outside the classroom. Bhavya Bansal posted an incredible 11.3 GPA to become Valedictorian at Middleton High School in Tampa for 2023. Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez’s public...
Circle K launches free program for 25 cents off per gallon of gas in Florida
Circle K launched a free program on Wednesday allowing customers to save 25 cents per gallon of gas in over 400 locations in Florida.
USF professor breaks world record for living underwater for 100 days
KEY LARGO, FLA. (WSVN) - A University of South Florida professor and former U.S. Navy diver is about to hit a world record for living underwater for 100 consecutive days. Joseph Dituri, also known as “Dr. Deep Sea,” has been staying at Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, conducting research and daily experiments in physiology.
You can rent mini retro boats from the Tampa Riverwalk
Riverwalk Boating Company has brought mini power boats to the Tampa Riverwalk. These vessels are absolutely eye catching, and pretty simple to operate. Their fleet of meticulously-maintained and rare classic fiberglass runabout boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963), have been made available for everyone to enjoy and take out on the beautiful waterways of Downtown Tampa.
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