Sarasota City leaders consider smoking ban at beaches – Tampa Bay Now

Sarasota City leaders consider smoking ban at beaches – Tampa Bay Now

SARASOTA, Fla. (Tampa Bay Now) – Sarasota City Commissioners are discussing a new smoking ban at beaches and public parks. Tuesday morning commissioners had a meeting about ban enforcement and possible designated smoking areas. READ MORE: Volunteer groups clean up beaches after Labor Day Weekend “I think it’s awful that people do that it’s the … Read more

Manatee County School District investigating after controversial homework assigned to students – Tampa Bay Now

Manatee County School District investigating after controversial homework assigned to students – Tampa Bay Now

BRADENTON, Fla. (Tampa News Now) – The Manatee County School District is reviewing homework assignments in a middle school social studies class. This comes after the district says a substitute teacher at Nolan Middle School handed out a homework assignment that referenced the 2020 election, and then received backlash on social media. READ MORE: Millions … Read more

Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets And Filets Contain Dairy Allergen Due To Supplier Mishap – Tampa Bay Now

Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets And Filets Contain Dairy Allergen Due To Supplier Mishap – Tampa Bay Now

Chick-fil-A’s grilled nuggets and grilled fillets have a dairy allergen due to an accidental contamination at its supplier, according to the company. ATLANTA, Ga. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Chick-fil-A’s grilled nuggets and grilled filets have a dairy allergen due to an accidental contamination at its supplier, according to the company. “A supplier … Read more

Central Florida HIDTA Concludes Multi-Agency Undercover Drug Trafficking Investigation – Tampa Bay Now

Central Florida HIDTA Concludes Multi-Agency Undercover Drug Trafficking Investigation – Tampa Bay Now

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News AT 10)–After conducting a two-year-long undercover drug trafficking investigation, the detectives with the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country arrested 85 suspects, and three other suspects charged via warrants. “I’m so very proud of our detectives … Read more

Judge Partially Blocks Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Anti-‘Woke’ Law – Tampa Bay Now

Judge Partially Blocks Gov.  Ron DeSantis’ Anti-‘Woke’ Law – Tampa Bay Now

FILE – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, July 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who likely represents former President Donald Trump’s strongest potential primary challenger, described the Biden administration as a “regime” and called the Mar-a-Lago search “another escalation in the weaponization of … Read more

Florida Leads Nation In Eutylone Overdose Deaths – Tampa Bay Now

Florida Leads Nation In Eutylone Overdose Deaths – Tampa Bay Now

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The CDC is warning the public about a new drug called Eutylone. The CDC reports more than half of overdose deaths from this drug are in Florida. READ MORE: St. Petersburg City Council Votes Against Rent Control Cap “It’s concerning, but I think it would be concerning to … Read more

Tampa Bay First Responders Remember Surfside Condo Collapse Response – CBS Tampa

Tampa Bay First Responders Remember Surfside Condo Collapse Response – CBS Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – June 24th marks the one-year anniversary of the Surfside condo collapse. It’s also the day Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials got the call for help. 216 members. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, City of Tampa Fire Rescue and St. Pete Fire Rescue. Emergency physicians, it includes engineers, K-9 … Read more

Tampa Police Arrest Man In Homicide – CBS Tampa

Tampa Police Arrest Man In Homicide – CBS Tampa

(credit: Evlakhov Valeriy / Shutterstock) TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Tampa Police Department have arrested a suspect in a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, June 24. Taron Criner, 39, was arrested after surveillance footage, leads, and witness interviews identified him as the suspect. READ MORE: Ukraine To … Read more

USDA Predicts Low Citrus Production This Summer – CBS Tampa

USDA Predicts Low Citrus Production This Summer – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The United States Department of Agriculture says Florida’s Citrus Production continues to struggle. The agency says it is at its lowest since the 1940’s. One local farmer says he’s seeing half of the citrus production compared to three years ago, and he says it’s all because of a … Read more

The Suspected ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ In Florida Is Charged After DNA Identifies Him – CBS Tampa

The Suspected ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ In Florida Is Charged After DNA Identifies Him – CBS Tampa

MIAMI, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) –Authorities in Florida say they have identified and charged the so-called Pillowcase Rapist that was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in the 1980s. With the advances in DNA technology, Robert Koehler, 62, has been charged in six sexual assault cases that investigators say were carried out … Read more