Craig Patrick, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Craig Patrick

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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  • FOX 13 Tampa Bay
  • FOX 5 Atlanta
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Past articles by Craig:

‘Hot mess’: Hillsborough County still owes its taxpayers $521,183,433

Hillsborough County needs to return a fortune to county taxpayers. The latest problem is figuring out how to do it. → Read More

FDA approval makes COVID-19 vaccine mandates easier

The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could also mean more schools and companies will soon require it. The Supreme Court has already ruled that such mandates are legal. → Read More

Florida's unemployment overhaul won't help those who fell victim to current system's failings

The Florida Legislature passed legislation to build a new and more efficient cloud-based unemployment benefits system. But that won’t help people who lost work during the pandemic and still can’t get benefits because of continuing issues with the existing system known as Connect. → Read More

More than money needed to fix problems at Department of Veterans Affairs

The Biden administration wants to increase funding for veterans’ health care. President Biden is proposing an additional $8.5 billion in services for veterans next year, in addition to $18 billion to improve VA medical centers in his infrastructure plan. → Read More

Florida's 1-million COVID-19 cases: How we got here and where we're going

One million COVID-19 cases is a terrible milestone and the continuing rise in cases is concerning to experts. But many say the progress we’ve made in understanding how to reduce community spread -- without having to lock down the state -- is also very encouraging. → Read More

Here's how you might get a 'positive' COVID-19 test result without even being tested

Maybe you've heard that people are getting reports they're positive for COVID-19 when they didn't even take the test. The governor says he's heard that too. → Read More

DeSantis: Reporters should investigate jobless claimants before sending names to state

Friday, the governor said he wanted a reporter to send him the names of those claiming they still can't get an answer on their jobless benefits. Monday, he said reporters should do a better job of investigating those claimants before sending their names to the state. → Read More

Bradenton family has been growing poinsettias for decades

Every Christmas, Americans buy more than 30-million poinsettias. The flaming red plants originated in Mexico, but a Bradenton family has helped make them a Bay Area staple for generations. → Read More

Florida has high hopes for hemp, but scientists warn state may get burned

While state leaders promote hemp as Florida's next big cash crop, scientists are still trying to figure out the best varieties and conditions to grow it in Florida. They stress much more work needs to be done in testing facilities before they can relay the best techniques and skills to would-be farmers. → Read More

Investigating cyber-security at U.S. Central Command

While the college admissions scandal exposed students getting undue help on their exams, FOX 13 started hearing and investigating claims of a different kind of cheating in one of the most sensitive parts of our government. → Read More

What you didn't see during the first moon landing

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 crew spent four days in space. Then, when they finally reached the moon and sent the signals back to Earth, 600 million people couldn’t believe what they were seeing – live – on their television sets. And they could not even see some of the most interesting parts, until now. → Read More

What you didn't see during the first moon landing

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 crew spent four days in space. Then, when they finally reached the moon and sent the signals back to Earth, 600 million people couldnt believe what they were seeing live on their television sets. And they could not even see some of the most interesting parts, until now. → Read More

How the space program launched the Florida we know today

Fifty years ago, the first of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. Florida launched all of them, and they in turn helped launch what we currently know as Florida. → Read More

Apollo 11's problem-filled lunar landing

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin undocked their lunar lander Eagle from the command module Columbia 50 years ago, they knew they were headed for an adventure. But several problems popped up that nearly kept them from landing on the moon. → Read More

In their own words: Remembering the Apollo 11 launch

50 years ago, people around the world were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off for mankind's greatest leap. → Read More

Mueller report confirms Russians hacked Florida county's voter records

The Mueller report confirms a warning from former Senator Bill Nelson, that his rival -- and successor -- Rick Scott mocked and dismissed as he challenged and defeated Nelson. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis' approval rating soars

Since taking office in January, Governor Ron DeSantis has ranked among the most popular governors in America. Quinnipiac University’s poll this week shows DeSantis continues to soar with a 59 percent approval rating (only 17 percent disapprove). → Read More

Recalling Ted Bundy's execution, 30 years later: 'Why is he smiling at us?'

Thirty years ago today, Florida executed one of America's most horrific villains. Serial killer Ted Bundy died in Florida's electric chair on Jan. 24, 1989. → Read More

Recalling Ted Bundy's execution, 30 years later: 'Why is he smiling at us?'

Thirty years ago today, Florida executed one of America's most horrific villains. Serial killer Ted Bundy died in Florida's electric chair on Jan. 24, 1989. → Read More

Ron DeSantis voted Florida's next governor

Ron DeSantis has been chosen by voters to be Florida's next governor. → Read More