Sarah Hollenbeck, WFTS

Sarah Hollenbeck


St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Restrictions being lifted on new FL vacation rental bookings

New reservations for vacation rentals could soon be allowed across Florida. It comes after nearly two months of new bookings being suspended. → Read More

'So far, so good,': Pinellas County sheriff says people are social distancing after beach openings

ABC Action News checked in at a handful of locations Tuesday including Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, the Dunedin Causeway, Honeymoon Island State Park and Pass-A-Grille, and found most people are following the rules by staying in groups of 10 or fewer and keeping 6 feet apart. → Read More

Tampa Bay restaurants prepare to partially reopen as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

Restaurants across Florida are brainstorming ways to safely reopen following the new guidance from Governor Ron DeSantis allowing businesses to serve customers inside at 25% capacity and at outdoor tables spaced 6 feet apart. → Read More

Pinellas beach businesses fight to stay open as COVID-19 restrictions grow

Governor Ron DeSantis is suspending all new vacation rental reservations for the next two weeks to stop the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Pinellas County issues 'safer-at-home' resolution to prevent spread of COVID-19

Pinellas County leaders are mandating that all residents stay at home except for essential needs, in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Tampa Bay communities prepare for crowds as spring break begins with travel ban, cruise cancellations

Tampa Bay communities are preparing for crowds of spring break travelers. → Read More

Coronavirus may not impact spring break travels in Tampa Bay, tourism leaders say

Hospitality businesses on both sides of Tampa Bay are preparing for big crowds just in time for spring break. → Read More

Florida leaders working with nursing homes to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Top health officials in Florida led a conference call Tuesday with hundreds of nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide. → Read More

CSX closes railroad crossings in St. Pete, Oldsmar for emergency repairs

The commutes of thousands of St. Petersburg drivers will be interrupted this week as emergency railroad repairs started on the railroad on 22nd Avenue North near I-275. → Read More

Grappling with gridlock: Tarpon Springs drivers are frustrated by traffic on Pinellas Ave.

Drivers in Tarpon Springs tell ABC Action News they are grappling with gridlock on Pinellas Avenue between Meres Boulevard and Klosterman Road. → Read More

St. Pete police, ATF offer $7,500 reward for help finding 'dangerous' fugitive

St. Petersburg police need help from the public to find a fugitive who detectives say hired two brothers to commit a murder. → Read More

Coronavirus starts to negatively impact Tampa Bay businesses

The coronavirus is now impacting hundreds of shipments from China headed to Tampa Bay. → Read More

Parental consent abortion bill gets Florida House's approval, bill now heads to governor's desk

Members of the Florida House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 265, which requires parental consent for abortions. → Read More

St. Pete mayor advocates for paid family, paternity leave for new parents statewide

The Mayor of St. Petersburg is becoming a big advocate for two bills that could have a big impact on thousands of Florida Families. → Read More

Hillsborough County won't close Gandy Boat Ramp overnight to combat street racing

Hillsborough County, Tampa police and FDOT have decided not to put up a gate to restrict access to a popular boat ramp in South Tampa during the overnight hours. → Read More

Impaired hit-and-run driver arrested in Tarpon Springs: FHP

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers arrested an alleged impaired driver Wednesday night who they say caused a crash in Tarpon Springs, ditched his car and took off running, leaving two people badly injured in the vehicle he hit. → Read More

Skyrocketing rent: Tampa Bay cities see double digit rent increases in the past year

New numbers from a survey conducted by "Apartment Guide" show it’s getting tougher for families in Tampa Bay to afford rent. → Read More

Three people killed in Pinellas County crash, troopers searching for two men who ran away

Three people died in a crash in Pinellas County Saturday night. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are still looking for the driver and passenger who hit them. → Read More

Clearwater home where man found dead in 2018 gutted by early morning fire

Fire investigators spent hours combing for clues at the scene of an early Wednesday morning house fire in Clearwater. → Read More

Military dad surprises daughter at Pinellas County school

Jeffrey Dobbs, an Army dad who had been stationed in Iraq for 11 months and had missed many special events and holidays with his family while proudly serving his country, surprised his daughter at school Friday in Palm Harbor. → Read More