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Cab drivers react to bill that would bring Uber to Bay

Tampa- Need a ride? There's an app for that.

It's not available here in the Tampa Bay area just yet, but we became one step closer Friday. The House committee passed a bill that would lower restrictions on digital transportation services in Hillsborough County, and other special districts.

Some cab drivers are worried that if the bill passes, it could mean their jobs.

"I've been driving a cab for 40 years," says Michael Bonasante, a cab driver for the past 43 years.

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Red light cameras to stay in Tampa

Tampa, FL -- The 51 red light cameras in Tampa will remain. In fact, more could eventually be added. The city council voted 6-1 Thursday to extend the red light camera program for two more years.

"It is our belief and it has been since day one that these red light cameras are changing behavior and our families in this community are safer as a result of it," Mayor Bob Buckhorn said after the vote.

Hillsborough red light cameras are not going anywhere

Tampa, Florida -- After several 10 Investigates reports, some Bay Area communities are shutting down their red light cameras.

But Hillsborough County commissioners are saying theirs are not going anywhere.

Red light cameras were on the County Commission agenda Wednesday.

Commissioners didn't vote on anything, but nearly all of them spoke up strongly in favor of the cameras and the power they've seen the cameras have in changing drivers' behavior for the better.

Mom accused of killing kids will not face death penalty

New Tampa, Florida -- There's new information in the case of a woman accused of murdering her two teenage children.

Prosecutors have told the defense that they will not seek a death sentence if Julie Schenecker is convicted of murder.

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Up to 1,000 vaccinations and microchips will be given to pets in the community.

Tampa, Florida -- This Sunday, April 6, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is offering dog and cat owners free shots and microchips from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

HSTB will offer free standard vaccinations (Distemper/Parvovirus (DA2PP/FVRCP) and Rabies) and microchips to the first 1,000 owned dogs and cats, and community cats (must be in traps).

Black leaders alarmed by youth arrest rate

Tampa, Florida -- More than 100 people from across the color spectrum packed Beulah Baptist Church in Tampa for the Pastor's Unity for Youth Dinner Monday night.

The topic: the black youth arrest rate, and what black leaders call "the school to prison pipeline."

Black students are arrested at greater rates than other groups, exceed the rates statewide, and are convicted more than whites and Hispanics, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Those in attendance say it's alarming.

Kevin White loses appeal

Tampa, Florida -- Former Hillsborough County commissioner Kevin White learned he lost his appeal Monday.