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

Florida wildlife director loses hand after alligator bite – Tampa Bay Now

VENUS, Fla. (CNN) — The director at a wildlife park in Florida lost his hand after being bitten by one of his own alligators last week, according to the facility. It was his second serious alligator-related injury in 10 years. Greg Graziani, wildlife director of Florida Gator Gardens in Venus, Florida, was “seriously injured during … Read more

New roof repair program launching for East Tampa residents – Tampa Bay Now

EAST TAMPA, Fla. (Tampa Bay Now) – Residents in East Tampa could soon see some home improvements at no cost! The East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area is starting a program that would allow people to apply for their roofs to be repaired. READ MORE: 14,000 UPPAbaby strollers recalled because of amputation risk The East Tampa … Read more

Tampa-based Project Dynamo rescues 3 Americans from Afghanistan – Tampa Bay Now

TAMPA, Fla. (Tampa Bay Now) – Three US citizens are safely back on American soil after being trapped in Afghanistan for the last year. A local organization called Project Dynamo brought them back to American soil on Tuesday after an intense rescue plan. READ MORE: 14,000 UPPAbaby strollers recalled because of amputation risk “If you’re … Read more

National suicide prevention hotline has a new number, 988 – Tampa Bay Now

A bookmark for children with the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline emergency telephone number is displayed by Lance Neiberger, a volunteer with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force, while they speak about mental health and suicide awareness in Casper, Wyoming on August 14, 2022. – Sixteen years ago, after his son died by suicide, … Read more

Local Organization Works To Improve Pedestrian Safety In Clearwater – Tampa Bay Now

CLEARWATER, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The City of Clearwater is working to make roads safer for pedestrians. Monday morning, Clearwater City Council members voted to join the safe streets Pinellas Action Plan, agreeing to make road improvements over the course of the next few years. READ MORE: FDOT Blocks Off Gandy Beach To … Read more

FDOT Blocks Off Gandy Beach To Improve Environment – ​​Tampa Bay Now

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Residents only have about a week left to park their cars and boats at Gandy Beach. It’s all because the Department of Transportation says people are polluting and killing the mangroves and wildlife along the waterway. READ MORE: Local Organization Works To Improve Pedestrian Safety In Clearwater … Read more

Artemis I launch has been postponed after engine issue – Tampa Bay Now

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The launch of NASA’s historic Artemis I moon mission has been postponed after the team was unable to work through an issue with one of the rocket’s four engines. “It’s too early to say what the options are,” said Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager at … Read more

The FDA Authorizes Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Ages 12-17 – Tampa Bay Now

SILVER SPRINGS, MD. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine on Friday for emergency use in adolescents. It is the fourth coronavirus vaccine available in the United States and, unlike the others, uses a protein-based technology. The vaccine was authorized for adults in July. With … Read more

McDonald’s Is Bringing A British Hit To The US – Tampa Bay Now

McDonald’s is testing the Chicken Big Mac in Miami. MIAMI, Fla. (CW44 News AT 10 | CNN) — McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac was a huge hit in the United Kingdom. Now it’s crossing the pond. Beginning later this month, the burger chain is testing the fan favorite at select restaurants in Miami for a limited … Read more