Hillsborough

23 Jul 19
WFLA
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool to help everyone this hurricane season, F-150 trucks. “Our deputies aren’t able to just shelter in place when a major storm rolls through,” said Sheriff Chronister. “Sometimes we have to go out into those dangerous conditions to rescue people in need of help, and that is where these F-150 pickup trucks come into play.” The pickup trucks are capable of driving through high waters and going off-road in areas where normal patrol car cannot access. Deputies can use the back of the truck to haul storm supplies as well. The trucks are outfitted with the same features as a patrol car, including emergency lights, sirens, radios and a suspect transport area, making the trucks capable of being used as an everyday patrol vehicle. The new pickup trucks will hit the road for daily patrol use immediately.
23 Jul 19
A Life of Words

Happy birthday to the sweet angel who brought me into the world at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, in February 1961. Betty Louise had known for months that she couldn’t keep her fourth child, already having two teenage sons and a 6-year-old daughter at home, and as a divorcee months from turning 40 […]

23 Jul 19
Momudaughter

Located in Downtown Tampa, the Riverwalk is filled with attractions! There’s restaurants, parks, museums, hotels, and many other stops along the stretch of Hillsborough river that creates a walkway thru downtown. Host to a multitude of events, concerts and gatherings year round, there is always something bringing a crowd to the Riverwalk paths! A few […]

23 Jul 19
Cerebral-Overload

Car accidents are a common cause of personal injury cases. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 40 thousand people killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Pedestrians made of 5,987 of those deaths. Non-fatal injuries account for more than 129,000 pedestrian visits to the emergency room. Who […]

23 Jul 19
Brexit Compliance News

A former Europe minister has revealed he quit the government to table an emergency motion in parliament that could have blocked Boris Johnson from becoming prime minister. Sir Alan Duncan‘s motion was rejected by speaker John Bercow but it exposes the depth of rifts within the Conservative Party over the expected elevation to 10 Downing Street of […]

22 Jul 19
Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.

He doesn’t like Hillsborough’s All For Transportation tax, but 57 percent of voters approved it anyway

22 Jul 19
WFLA
BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) – Students and staff at a local middle school are dealing with the emotions of seeing part of their school go up in flames following a possible lightning strike over the weekend. Monday, school district members and administrators got a look at the damage of the building that once housed close to 200 7th graders. “It’s heartbreaking. You’re getting ready to start the school year and you get that call that says your school is on fire and you’re really not ready for that.” Principal Dina Langston is making the tough decision after a building on her campus went up in flames Friday night. All that’s left is the charred remains of the brick building built in 1914. Inside, water and smoke damage have left classrooms unusable. “We know that the building, the contents and everything inside is a total loss, but we don’t know yet what will be done with the building,” says Ranya Arja with the Hillsborough County School District. Engineers walked the grounds with the principal asking a variety of questions. “Was anything else impacted besides just the building that would disrupt or cause us to not use other classrooms,” says Langston. No plan is in place yet, but school officials think they’ll be able to absorb the 7th graders into other parts of campus. “Until you know whether that impacts 8 classrooms or 22 classrooms, that really changes things,” says Langston. HCPSHCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS HCPS For now, Principal Langston is choosing to use this as a positive learning experience. “I believe in our kids, and in our faculty, and in our district. They were right here by since I got the call that night. I feel like we’re going to be ok,” says Langston. Fire officials hope to have answers as to what caused the fire in about a week. Lightning is the main suspect from storms Friday night. With school starting in 3 weeks teachers were preparing to see students. “They had just finished their rooms; school classroom libraries. We had just moved everything. So there were three teachers that were all functionally all in, ready to go,” says Langston. Hillsborough County School District is already pledging one thousand dollar stipends for the 7 teachers affected. “We want to make sure that they have that caring, learning environment when school starts on the first day,” says Arja. Teachers and administrators at other schools want to help. Parents are organizing donation drives. Anything they can do for the teachers and the students. “I know our faculty has already rallied together to talk about, we’re Viking strong, we always pull together as a family, we’ve got this and that we would help each other,” says Langston. Principal Langston is asking for a hold on any donations that may be coming or organized. She wants to look at what was lost and what they really need before the call for help goes out. Teachers are set to report back here on August 2nd.
17 Jul 19
TILE AND GROUT CLEANING: MEXICAN TILE CLEANING & SEALING 'MEXICAN TILE RENEW' SARASOTA to ST PETE FL

Mexican Tile Renew services Sarasota County, Labels: Mexican Tile Renew Project on Longboat Key Fl Where Black Grout Residue Had Not Been Cleaned Off Tile Before Sealing.

22 Jul 19
WFLA
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – In the 400 block of West Davis Boulevard early Sunday morning, neighbors heard the distinct sound of gunfire. “It was early Sunday morning, probably around 1:30 we got a call that someone thought they heard gunfire,” said Steve Hegarty with the Tampa Police Department. One neighbor captured the sound of what appears to be gunshots and a car driving by a home on their home security camera. Neighbors say the house is used as an Airbnb rental. Tampa Police say they’ve had complaints of loud music about the home before, but this weekends possible shooting raises concerns. “It’s going to take some investigating to find out if that vehicle had anything to do with it, where the shots may have been coming from and indeed were they even shots,” said Hegarty. Several neighbors say the party at the home was loud and large. One neighbor says there were so many cars at the home for the party they had to park two blocks away and walk to their house. It’s not the first time people have complained about Airbnb rentals in a neighborhood. In July, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office investigated a murder outside of an Airbnb rental in Brandon. Tampa Police say so far they have no physical evidence to show that a shooting even occurred outside of the home, but their investigation continues.
22 Jul 19
Mike's Blog

Four years ago, a young 6- year old boy accidentally left his toy tiger at Tampa International Airport. After a distraught call from the boy’s mother, an airport Operations Manager found it as his goal to reunite this lost tiger with its owner. The acts of this Operations Manager really depicts the customer service that […]

22 Jul 19
The Tampa Sports Blog

The 2016 season was an incredible one, with USF going 11-2. Here are the numbers from that year’s roster.

22 Jul 19
Florida Politics - Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.

“This is an unprecedented position that the company is taking.”

22 Jul 19
Tampa Bay News Wire

2018 event drew 30,000 people WHAT: 2019 Back-to-School Bash WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 20198:01 a.m. – 2:01 p.m. WHERE: Raymond James Stadium WHO: Bullard Family Foundation, Advent Health, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Hillsborough County School District to host the 2019 Back-to-School Bash. The FREE event will provide Hillsborough County School children in our most struggling […]

22 Jul 19
Tampa Bay News Wire

Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida – (July 22, 2019) Medical Center of Trinity has announced the following community events that will be held during the month of August. All events will be held at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, unless otherwise noted. Tools to Quit Smoking Cessation Class – August […]

22 Jul 19
Requiem for the Damned

Chapter 10* I crunched up a meandering path through the forest, the same one Dani had materialized from earlier that morning, as the night soaked through the last orange cinders burning on the outskirts of the sky. With the darkness came a chill air, breathing silently down the hillside through vascular networks of leafless branches, […]