Laura Harris, WFTS

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Past articles by Laura:

Fmr. Green Beret, who helped take down Taliban, hosting Whiskey and War Stories event

Scott Neil was one of the Green Berets sent into Afghanistan to take down the Taliban after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. → Read More

The Skills Center, a non-profit, providing low-cost summer camp opportunities for local kids

The Skills Center is a non-profit providing low-cost summer camp opportunities for local kids. → Read More

Local Pastor has taken over church sign to for years to support the Tampa Bay Lightning

It is a story that is three years in the making: one local church pastor is behind the clever signs supporting the Tampa Bay Lightning in the postseason that have been posted outside Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. → Read More

11-year-old Tampa student hoping his published book will inspire kids to follow their dreams

A sixth grader from Tampa now a published author with his first book, "It Was All A Dream." → Read More

11-year-old Tampa student hoping his published book will inspire kids to follow their dreams

A sixth grader from Tampa now a published author with his first book, "It Was All A Dream." → Read More

Thousands of volunteers set to paint homes of those in need through 'Paint Your Heart Out'

On April 21, 2018, the City of Tampa will hold it’s 30th Paint Your Heart Out event. → Read More

Winter Haven 20-year-old is one step closer to becoming the next American Idol

Crystal Alicea of Winter Haven brought tears to American Idol judge Katy Perry's eyes when she sang Sam Smith's "Lay me down" during her audition in Savannah, Georgia. → Read More

Local civil rights activist recalls Dr. MLK's Tampa speech 50 yrs after assassination

A local man recalls seeing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak in 1961 stop in Tampa. Many are remembering the life and times of Dr. King as the 50th anniversary of his death is on April 4, 2018. → Read More

Wesley Chapel teen heads to 'Hollywood' after wowing the American Idol judges

On the season premiere of American Idol on ABC, Wesley Chapel's own Zach D'Onofrio impressed the judges and was sent on to Hollywood with his golden ticket. → Read More

Tampa artist, once noticed by Lady Gaga for artwork, now commissioned by Cirque Du Soleil

Local artist, once praised by Lady Gaga for artwork, now being commissioned by Cirque Du Soleil for giant mural in Seminole Heights → Read More

Chemotherapy patients preserving hair through DigniCap cooling cap

The DigniCap first and only FDA-cleared scalp cooling system for patients undergoing chemo therapy to reduce hair loss. → Read More

110-year-old grandmother being honored at Grandmother's Valentine's Day Gala

Voncile Dry was born on April 24, 1907. The 110-year-old’s life started when Theodore Roosevelt was the President of the United States. The daily newspaper was just a penny and you could buy a dozen eggs for just a quarter. → Read More

Citi Group: Tampa campus celebrates Black History Month with program

The origins of Black History Month date back to the 1920's when Carter Woodson, an American historian and author, worked to dedicate a week in February to African-American achievements and culture. → Read More

St. Petersburg native, Bernard Reedy, playing with New England Patriots in Super Bowl

St. Petersburg native and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Bernard Reedy, is going to the Super Bowl. → Read More

NHL All Star weekend in Tampa will also bring free, family-friendly events

The festivities for NHL All Star Weekend start in Tampa on Friday! → Read More

Lakeland police sergeant talks about his role in newly Oscar-nominated film

A local police sergeant is in an Oscar-nominated film, shot in Florida. → Read More

America's first female four-star U.S. Army General honored as 2018 Community Hero

Since the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa has sponsored the Gasparilla Parade, they have chosen a community hero to lead the pirate invasion. This year, America’s first female four-star U.S. Army General will be honored as the community hero. → Read More

Wheelchair Rugby tournament taking place in Tampa

Players and enthusiast alike call it “Murder Ball.” The official name of the sport? Wheelchair Rugby. Tampa is home to the longest running Wheelchair Rugby team in the United States. → Read More

Alfred Angelo bridal shop reopens for liquidation

Bridal store Alfred Angelo became infamous across the country for abruptly closing it’s stores last year. Now, Alfred Angelo is back open in at least seven locations across the country, but under different management and only for a limited time. → Read More

Makeshift gun range has neighbors in New Tampa concerned about safety

People living in a New Tampa community are wondering how long it will be before someone is accidentally shot. They say someone has set up target practice, right behind their homes and now they want answers as to how it’s even legal. → Read More