Did you see an important story on Spectrum Bay News 9 that told you to visit our website?

Here's where you'll find links containing important websites, phone numbers and other information that you may have seen in a segment on our station.

You can also find our latest stories on our home page at

To see a listing of events throughout the Tampa Bay area, visit our Community Calendar. If you would like to submit an event, you can do it here.

May 22, 2024 

American Cancer Society 

VOICES of Black Women


May 20, 2024 

Tampa Shared Micromobility Program 

The City of Tampa has engaged with three leading providers in shared micromobility (LIME, SPIN, & Helbiz) to provide eBikes and eScooters throughout the City. The eBicycles and eScooters will allow people to quickly and easily travel short distances and help commuters access public transit stops that may be several miles away.


Florida Dental Association 
Mission of Mercy (May 30-June 1) 

RP Funding Center, Lakeland

Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) is a large-scale professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at
no cost to them, with the goal of serving the under-served and uninsured in Florida - those who would otherwise go without care.

More Information

May 4, 2024

LINK: Car seat safety program from Tampa police

LINK: Free Comic Book Day

LINK: Free Comic Book Day store locator

April 25, 2024 

Virtual Walkthrough of the FAFSA

Pinellas Schools: Special event to help parents with FAFSA

April 20, 2024

Suncoast Remake Learning Days

From Saturday, April 20, 2024, through Saturday, May 4, 2024, Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties will dazzle for 15 consecutive days during this free regional learning festival. Get more information.

April 20, 2024

Clearwater Library Comic Con 

April 20, 2024

Help Save Beer Can Island

April 6, 2024 

How customers can get money from a class action lawsuit against Walmart

March 12, 2024 

The Tampa Police Department is pleased to announce its 2024 TPD C.A.R.E.S grant.  



March 8, 2024 

Florida Supervisor of Elections Scholarship 


March 6, 2024 

Sugar Ray Leonard to Headline Hillsborough Community College’s National Black, Brown and College Bound Summit

Mar. 2, 2024

Orlando Bike Week 2024
March 1 - 10

Feb. 28, 2024

Public Survey on the Future Florida Black History Museum

Feb. 27, 2024 

2024 St. Petersburg Community Survey

Feb. 24, 2024

City of Tampa CERT Basic Training

Registration is open to learn life safety skills and disaster preparedness. Classes start March 6 at 6 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2024

Pasco County Paramedics and Firefighters Job Hiring

Benefits include Health, Vision and Dental, county-funded life insurance and more. 

Feb. 21, 2024

Get Help With Your FAFSA

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is an application that can help you secure scholarships, grants and loans to pay for college. Find information on the location, time, and what to bring here.

Feb. 4, 2024 

San Antonio Zoo's "Cry Me a Cockroach" Valentine's Day Event

Symbolically name a roach, rat, or veggie after your ex or not-so-special someone and San Antonio Zoo will help squash your past by feeding your selection to an animal resident.

Feb. 4, 2024 

New College of Florida's Caples Historic Tour

A showcase of the newly renovated Historic Caples Estate, a 1920's Mediterranean Revival-style mansion located on the New College campus.

Feb. 2, 2024 

Over 30 million people in the United States have unclaimed property that they have either forgotten about or never knew was theirs, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, which is a part of the National Association of State Treasurers. Take a look:  state-by-state database.

Feb. 1, 2024 

Virtual watch party for oral arguments on abortion access amendment:


Jan. 25, 2024 

A retired doctor is trying to help his daughter overcome ALS, researching ways to stop progress of the disease.

A group focused on finding alternative solutions to neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Winning The Fight” has a fundraising event in Tampa Bay Feb. 24 called “Shoot For The Cure.”


Jan. 19, 2024

Duke Energy giving away trees to celebrate Arbor Day 

Starting on Florida Arbor Day, Jan. 19, Duke Energy customers can request a free tree online at, until all trees are distributed.

The 1-gallon trees are shipped directly to customers’ homes with planting and care instructions.


Jan. 15, 2024

2024 Nebraska Fossil Expeditions

Family Summit | Proposed Citywide Juvenile Curfew Discussion | City of Tampa

Jan. 12, 2024

Pasco County's 2050 Transportation Plan

Pasco County is looking for the public's feedback to help them identify their transportation system needs. The Metropolitan Planning Organization is updating its comprehensive transportation plan to make driving, biking, walking and taking the bus safer and more efficient. 

Complete the survey here.

Jan. 8, 2024

FWC Scallop Season


Jan. 4, 2024 

FWC Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program 



Dec. 15

Fresh Express Announces Recall of Limited Spinach Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Dec. 5 

Resident Town Hall: Housing Promises from Past to Present (Registration)


Dec. 4

Palm River-Progress Village Community Area Plan


Nov. 29 

Virtual Tour of President Jimmy Carter's boyhood home


Nov. 28 

2024 TSA Canine Calendar


Nov. 9 

FBI Tip-Sharing website for the Ybor City shooting


The Palladium


Nov. 8, 2023

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is gathering public feedback on potential changes to the bay scallop season for the Pasco County Zone. The Pasco County Zone currently has a 10-day season in rule but a longer, trial season was set by executive order in 2023 to assess whether extending the season would balance resource sustainability with community interests. 

The virtual public workshop will start at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 8. A unique link to connect to the workshop will be posted on the Saltwater Workshops webpage on the day of the meeting. 

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, you can submit a written comment about Pasco County Zone bay scallop management online by visiting


Nov. 1, 2023

The city of St. Petersburg is funding new free bus rides to help low-income residents get to work. To be eligible, residents of the city of St. Petersburg must live within city limits and complete the application for the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) program.


Oct. 20, 2023

To Inform Families First 

TIFF is an emergency contact registration tied to a person's driver's license or state ID. This simple yet life-changing step provides law enforcement who "you" want contacted on your behalf when the unexpected emergency happens. It's easy, only taking a couple minutes, free and uses your current driver's license or State-issued I.D. Card. Taking just a few minutes today could make all the difference tomorrow.



Area residents wanting to give back to Mother Nature in a meaningful way can help restore sea oats lost during Hurricane Idalia during a replanting event this weekend on Holmes Beach. 

Keep Manatee Beautiful and the City of Holmes Beach are calling on up to 50 volunteers this Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. to replant sea oats that washed out during the storm. Tools and supplies will be provided to those who help replant sea oats. 

KMB will lead the volunteer effort this Saturday with a financial contribution ($5,000) from the City of Holmes Beach and direct assistance from the City’s Code Enforcement division. Volunteers who wish to help are asked to sign up on KMB’s volunteer page and to gather at the 52nd Street entrance to Holmes Beach Saturday at 8 a.m. 



City of Clearwater to Host Community Meeting Oct. 30 to Update the Public on the New City Hall Design

Residents and community members are invited to attend a public engagement meeting where the city is seeking input on the design of a new City Hall and Public Plaza.

The city of Clearwater is excited to be beginning the process of designing the new public spaces, planned to be adjacent to the existing Municipal Services Building, at 100 S. Myrtle Ave., which will be a central hub for the community's activities and gatherings. 

Survey results will be collected prior to the Oct. 30 meeting for use in presenting community input to attendees. The public can take the survey prior to the meeting here:

October 16, 2023 

Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Student Education Center Job Fair
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
2935 CR 193 Clearwater, 33759

Become a Medical/Behavioral Assistant at Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Student Education Center. Bring your resume and references to meet staff, explore the campus, complete an application and get hired.

October 10, 2023 

Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation 

A Solidarity Gathering 

October 10th at 7:00 PM

Shanna & Bryan Glazer JCC • 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa


World Mental Health Day

Pasco Sheriff’s Office is committed to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and providing supportive ways to help our community. Together, we can raise awareness on the value of caring for our mental health and wellness. PSO also focuses on ways to best assist citizens experiencing a mental health crisis or challenge. 

PSO is proud to have introduced the Behavioral Health Intervention Team in 2020. This team's mission is to connect frequent users of emergency services, including police and EMS, to community-based resources. This connection can lead to long-term management of mental health conditions and in turn, reduce the volume of calls to emergency services. 

Many community resources are available for a broad range of needs. PSO has compiled Pasco community-based resources on our website to help serve our citizens. These are available for various challenges that citizens may encounter, including mental health issues, experiencing houselessness, thoughts of self harm and more. This resource list was developed to give those seeking assistance a place to start when they may not where to turn.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations. Anyone in the United States can text or call 988 to reach trained counselors who can help them through a mental health emergency and direct them to additional resources for mental health and substance use treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988, or chat Please note that this number will not connect the caller to PSO personnel.

October 3, 2023 

FLORIDA Division of Elections 

Voter Registration - Vote-by-Mail information

October 2, 2023

Need holiday assistance?

Families and individuals in need of assistance this holiday season can register for the Metropolitan Ministries annual holiday assistance program.

Sept. 29, 2023 

CareerSource Pinellas will partner with other organizations to host the Recovery Awareness Expo at St. Petersburg College (SPC) on Friday, Sept. 29 from 11 am to 3 pm. The expo will provide access to resources and celebrate community partnerships that strengthen the recovery ecosystem for Pinellas County residents in substance use recovery. 

Event taking place at St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, located at 6605 Fifth Avenue N.

Sept. 27, 2023

Hillsborough County Public Schools will be holding a job fair in an effort to hire more bus drivers, bus attendants and mechanics. This job fair will be held on September 28th from 9 a.m. - 2p.m. at 9455 Harney Road in Thonotosassa.  The district is looking to hire 200 bus drivers and 40 mechanics. Register for the job fair here

Sept. 11, 2023

Did Hurricane Idalia cause problems with your home/office? If so, you can go to Thrive DTSP on 4th Street in St. Petersburg and explain your situation. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Thrive DTSP: 727-933-9280

Aug. 24, 2023 

Experts showing glimpses of optimism for Florida's homeowner's insurance market

Aug. 18, 2023

Submit Claim - Facebook User Privacy Settlement

Aug. 17, 2023

Gree recalls 1.56 million dehumidifiers due to fire and burn hazards

Aug. 11, 2023

Recall for Knorr Soup Mixes

Aug. 10, 2023

Pasco Schools provide free lunch this school year

Aug. 4, 2023

ON THE TOWN: Estate auction in Plant City

Aug. 3, 2023

Dali alive 360-degree experience and gallery admission

July 29, 2023

Polk County’s Environmental Land’s program is opening the process for accepting site nomination forms from landowners beginning August 1.  Property owners who are interested in having sites evaluated are encouraged to complete and submit the Polk County Environmental Lands site nomination form, which can be found at Contact Tabitha Biehl at for more information.

July 28, 2023 

Bullard Family Foundation 2023 Back to School Bash

July 27, 2023

Apply for Facebook privacy settlement suit

July 26, 2023

LINK: Volunteer to be a ReadingPal

July 25, 2023

Phoebe the Flamingo at Tampa International Airport has been nominated for a People's Choice Award. View details on voting here.

July 17, 2023

Pre-paid scholarship program enrollment open for LEGOLAND Floirda Resort employees

July 13, 2023

Florida Python Challenge

July 10, 2023

City of Tampa Archive Awareness Week

July 6, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG: CareFest is a community outreach program that helps homeowners with minor home repairs, yard work, and painting through in-kind donations + volunteers. Do you have a project in mind?

Let the city know by filling out this form:

WEIGH IN ON MONOPOLY TAMPA GAME! For those in Tampa, the chance to pass 'Go' and collect $200 is just around the corner as a Monopoly game based on the city is in the works! Tampa Edition will replace the perennial board game’s famous Atlantic City squares, from Boardwalk to Park Place, with Tampa businesses, nonprofits and landmarks. Officially licensed by Hasbro, the game is currently seeking the public's recommendations on which notable sights to include. Could Zoo Tampa, Raymond James Stadium or even Bern's Steak House make the cut? Recommendations for squares can be submitted to

July 4, 2023

Foster a pet for an overnight sleepover for the 4th of July, as fireworks can be an overwhelming experience for dogs & cats, causing extreme stress and anxiety..

June 28, 2023

June 12, 2023

May 11, 2023 

Tampa MICHELIN restaurants

April 20, 2023 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Event Scheduled for Saturday, April 22

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Kenneth City Police Department

Largo Police Department

Tarpon Springs Police Department

Live Free! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County Operation Par, Inc.

PINELLAS COUNTY - Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:


-Countryside Mall (Southwest Corner) (Clearwater PD), 27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, 33761 -Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - North District Station, 2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin, 34698 -Tarpon Springs Police Department, 444 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs


-Largo Police Department, 201 Highland Avenue North, Largo 33770 -Walgreens, 2295 East Bay Drive, Largo -Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo -Walmart, 8001 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park


-Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, 601 5th Street South, St. Petersburg -Kenneth City Police Department, 4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City -St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach

Citizens are invited to stop by any one of the eleven listed locations during the designated times to drop off their unused and expired prescription medications for safe collection and disposal - no questions asked.

Participating agencies have partnered with local Walgreens stores to offer additional locations for drop-off.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is designed to educate the public and raise awareness about the problem of prescription drug abuse. The crisis has reached epidemic proportions, with prescription drugs as the number one abused drug in the United States, surpassing all other illicit drugs.

Please be aware that no biohazards or needles will be accepted and that the program is intended for private citizens of Pinellas County and not for commercial use.

As a reminder, drop-off sites are in the parking lot area or lobby of each location. Residents should look for a law enforcement presence at each of the selected drop-off sites.

For further information, please contact the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at 727-582-2222.

April 6, 2023

Wildland Fire Prevention

March 23, 2023 

Gasparilla International Film Festival 

March 15, 2023 

Stratford Care USA recalls Omega-3 supplements for cats and dogs

Feb. 23, 2023

RECALL: Air Fryers Recalled by Atekcity Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

RECALL: Harbor Freight Tools USA Recalls Replacement Lower Blade Guards for 12-Inch Chicago Electric Miter

Feb. 20, 2023

LINK: Send messages of support to President Jimmy Carter

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 10, 2023

LINK: Pasco County Fire Rescue recruiting

Jan. 4, 2023

LINK: Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Get our app now!

Download the Spectrum Bay News 9 app for the latest News, Weather and Real Time Traffic at your fingertips.

  • LIVE interactive Klystron 9 map
  • Severe Weather Notifications
  • LIVE interactive Real Time traffic
  • Upload pictures to Bay News 9 from the app

Get it now for your iOS and Android devices.

Attractions Insider is your all-in-one source for everything you need to know about Florida's theme parks. Get news, deals, helpful tips and more in our Attractions Insider special section!