The pastor of a Tampa megachurch is facing charges after refusing to close its doors despite a "safer at home" order in effect in Hillsborough County, meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. The sheriff says up to 500 people were in attendance at Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne's Sunday services.
The sheriff of Hillsborough County is taking advantage of the popularity around Netflix's new documentary, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," and asking for any tips that can lead to information on what happened to the husband of Big Cat Rescue's CEO.
Cheers and applause could be heard on a Tampa megachurch's livestream Sunday from a few hundred people inside The River at Tampa Bay Church. The church is refusing to close its doors despite a "safer at home" order in effect in Hillsborough County.
Disney has announced it is extending the date of its closures to properties in Florida and California in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Rio Giardinieri, 52, who is vice-president of a company that manufactures cooking equipment at high-end restaurants in LA and around the world, thinks he contracted COVID-19 at a conference in New York. He had a fever for five days, horrendous back pain, headache, cough, and tiredness. He was sleeping about 15 hours a day when he’s used to getting five hours a night.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference Monday afternoon, saying he is issuing an executive order that would require mandatory 14-day self-isolation for anyone traveling to the Sunshine State from the New York City area.
Entertainment options are slim, but luckily for parents, some area attractions are coming to the rescue.
With the weekend practically here, people tried to enjoy one last day on the sand because, come 11:59 p.m. Friday, Pinellas county beaches will be closed until April 6.
Deputies said that the man admitted to taking the toilet paper and said that it was for a woman who was poor and had no job.
Tourists who planned to take the scenic drive along Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys will have to postpone that trip.
A Glendora man who died just days ago after testing positive for COVID-19 recently visited Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida, it was reported Thursday.
While beaches in other parts of Florida shut down to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus, Pinellas County has decided to keep its beaches open and urge social distancing.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced tighter guidelines for the state, including closing all bars and nightclubs for 30 days. The closure begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The decision comes after nearly 200 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says all state universities will continue online classes only through the remainder of the spring semester.
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida suspending operations due to coronavirus concerns.
“Just treat people like humans because I saw some really negative comments about one of the interviews that I did, and we're still people. And we don't want to get people sick," the Pasco County man said. "I don't want to be sick and I don't want to get anyone sick."
All of Florida's public universities are moving classes online, following a new directive regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus from the State University System of Florida. Some private colleges and universities, including the University of Tampa, are taking classes online, as well.
Because the COVID-19 coronavirus appears to be hitting elderly patients the hardest, Florida is implementing new restrictions on who can visit nursing homes around the state.
"This does not happen very much anymore. Flight to Orlando mostly empty. Over 100 seats unused."
Two men and their labrador retriever were unharmed after their small plane crashed into a tree near Destin Airport on Saturday, March 8, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.