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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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Past articles by Matthew:

Pinellas school board set to interview three candidates for next superintendent

In less than a week, Pinellas County parents and staff will know who the district's next superintendent will be. → Read More

Florida surgeon general accuses White House of 'actively preventing' distribution of antibody treatments

The Florida Surgeon General accused the Biden administration of "actively preventing the effective distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments" in the U.S. after the White House scaled back treatments manufactured by companies like Regeneron amid claims they are not effective against omicron. → Read More

Pinellas County clinics roll out vaccines for children under 12

Health officials in Pinellas County will begin administering Pfizer's low-dose COVID vaccine for children. → Read More

Affidavit: St. Pete scooter rider admits he didn't try to avoid crashing into elderly bicyclist, killing her

77-year-old Alvera Minutello was heading to a Publix in St. Pete on her bicycle when a 22-year-old on an electric scooter slammed into her. She died a few days after the crash. Investigators said the suspect admitted he spotted her 80 feet away, and made no attempt to avoid a collision. → Read More

Legal hurdles threaten to delay Florida sports betting far past Friday launch date

When sports betting becomes legal in Florida on Friday, gamblers won’t be able to start placing wagers right away. → Read More

Thousands expected to cheer on Tampa Bay Rays for ALDS games vs. Red Sox

For the first time in two years, the Tampa Bay Rays will host a playoff game in front of fans Thursday night. → Read More

Suspect in custody following St. Pete double murder, police say

St. Petersburg police say they have identified a suspect in Thursday night's shooting that left two people dead. → Read More

Franklin Boys Prep students will plant 2,977 flags in school’s front lawn

The students at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy were not alive to witness the 9/11 attacks, but on Friday, they will place 2,977 flags on the school's front lawn. Each flag will have a name of the person who died that day and each child will choose a name to learn more about that individual. → Read More

New vaccinations double from July as local officials ramp up testing efforts

COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are continuing to climb in Florida. → Read More

Florida education board considers re-routing state funds from bullied students to students who oppose masks

The original intent of the Hope Scholarship is to allow students who are being bullied to transfer schools. → Read More

2 Florida mayors defy DeSantis with mask, vaccine mandates; Broward requiring masks in schools

Two Florida mayors outside the Bay Area announced mask and vaccine mandates, defying Gov. DeSantis who is firmly opposed to any pandemic restrictions. Broward County agreed to continue requiring masks for at least the beginning of the school year, making it the first district in the state to do so. → Read More

Report: Desantis nearing compromise on cruise vaccination requirements

There is some indication that a compromise may be in sight when it comes to vaccine requirements aboard ships. → Read More

CDC clears Celebrity Cruises to set sail in June, but new Florida law creates vaccination challenge

Celebrity Cruises is the first cruise line to receive the CDC's approval to set sail and will require the majority of its crew and guests to be vaccinated. The "Celebrity Edge" is scheduled to depart from Fort Lauderdale in June, but with Florida’s anti-vaccine passport law, will the state intervene? → Read More

Power to the pedal: Tampa residents head to work by bike to highlight health, safety

Dozens of Tampa residents clocked in at work Friday after pedaling downtown for National Bike to Work Day. → Read More

Global chip shortage delays new car production as used car prices soar

Used car prices have hit at an all-time high, with the average price now going for more than $25,000 → Read More

CDC says U.S. cruises could resume this summer with 95% of passengers fully vaccinated: report

Things could soon look a lot different at Port Tampa Bay. → Read More

It's not 'me;' it's 'we': Polk school board picks former Sarasota teacher as next superintendent

Polk County will soon have a new superintendent and he is no stranger to the Bay Area. → Read More

Roof deployment project gives back to Brandon Air Force veteran

Volunteers in Hillsborough County teamed up to provide a U.S. Air Force veteran a new roof. → Read More

As tickets go on sale Friday, spring training games comes with changes for Rays fans

The last time the Rays played in front of their fans in Florida was last March. → Read More

Annual Epiphany in Tarpon Springs honors tradition, but without the typical audience this year

A Tarpon Springs tradition – more than 100-years strong – will look different as the Epiphany celebration returns. → Read More