Hey gang!  Travis here with a Tampa Bay update that we here in Tampa are very excited about.  The Tampa Police Department just announced that its crime rate has dropped 46 percent since 2003.

Here's a quote from our very own Tampa Police Chief Steve Hogue - "These crime problems crop up everywhere.  We have to be right on top of them immediately."

He also said that neighborhood watch programs (like Seminole Heights has adopted) have made a difference.

That's the quick announcement, but head over to Bay News 9 to read the entire story...click here

Ok, there's our announcement, but we'll be back with more updates about Tampa Bay area events and Tampa Tourism news.  Plus, we've got great updates about things to do in Tampa Bay!