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Hillsborough County Sheriff Searching For Missing 16-Year-Old From Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile from Tampa. Deputies say on January 28, 2022, at approximately 12 a.m., Analessa Garcia, 16, left her home near the intersection of Webb Road and Jackson Springs Road in the Town ‘n’ Country area. Garcia left making multiple comments to harm herself and others.

Review: A chatty Dwight Yoakam barrels through swinging St. Pete show, lauds Florida for ‘getting back to living’ and live music

Donning his trademark low slung cowboy hat and skintight blue jeans with frayed cuffs, country music superstar Dwight Yoakam lit up the stage at Clearwater’s plush Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday night. Sporting a cool denim jacket encrusted with sparkling rhinestones on the back, the veteran honky tonk singer (and part-time actor) brought along his superb four-piece band to help him barrel through his barrage of hits and some well-chosen cover songs, too.
Beach Beacon

Dunedin firefighter gets award for act of heroism

DUNEDIN — City officials honored a Dunedin firefighter/paramedic for rescuing a friend during a surfing trip on the east coast. Justin Robinson, selected by his peers to be Dunedin Fire Rescue's Firefighter of the Year, received a plaque at the City Commission meeting Jan. 18 for his act of heroism.

The new Kojak's is finally here, a 2D cafe is coming to St. Pete, and more Tampa Bay foodie news

2D Café Stepping into the fairytale or comic book of your choice will be easier than ever when 2D Cáfe opens in the former swah-rey bakery location. The two-dimensional illusion is created by drawing thick, black outlines on an all-white background—which blurs the lines between our world and a cartoon one. ThatsSoTampa says 2D Cáfe will open in a few months, at the end of February or beginning of March. Its Central Avenue storefront was once home to the recently-shuttered bakery swah-rey, and similarities between the two concepts might explain the quick turnaround time. 2105 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. @the2dcafe on Instagram.

Gloucester County student graduates from University of Tampa

Nicole Devone, of Gloucester County, graduated from the University of Tampa on Friday, Dec. 17. Devone graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. The commencement ceremony included 1,063 undergraduate and graduate candidates. The ceremony included remarks by Lonnie Bryant, chair of the Department of Finance and professor of finance, and the student challenge speaker.

Weather Impact Day: Frigid wind chills hit Central Florida, freeze warnings in effect

A cold snap in Central Florida will bring ultra low temperatures to the area as WESH 2 News issues Saturday a Weather Impact Day and Sunday a First Warning Weather Day. A freeze warning has been issued for the following counties by the National Weather: Coastal Volusia, Northern Brevard County, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Coastal Flagler, Southern Brevard County & Southern Lake County Counties.

Protecting manatees during Gasparilla invasion

Six months out, the Manatee Watch Program has to officially submit its plan to the US Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Larry Schmaltz with the program explains that after it is accepted, there are regular meetings with everyone involved.

Safety Harbor's 'Art and Seafood on the Waterfront' returns in February

Mixed media, paintings, 3-D artwork, photography, wood, metal, fiber and jewelry on display for two days for this Safety Harbor juried art show with a seafood festival playing chaser. Local blues songwriter gone global Selwyn Birchwood headlines the Sunday festivities at Waterfront Park. Free to attend, with VIP options available....
Bay News 9

USF, Tampa General Hospital join nationwide COVID treatment study

The University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital have joined onto a nationwide study to look at existing medications as possible treatments for COVID-19 infections. According to the ACTIV-6 study's website, the Duke Clinical Research Institute is coordinating the study along with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. To be eligible...
Bay News 9

Study: Mental health stigma keeps African Americans away from care

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — For most of his life, Sidney Asante has worked hard to be strong, physically and mentally. He said that's what society expects of African American men. "We're supposed to be strong, keep your feelings bottled up," Asante said. "Don't cry and keep pushing." A study...