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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Hillsborough deputies rescue boy from Thonotosassa house fire

A child is in a hospital after Hillsborough County first responders saved him from an overnight house fire. → Read More

Pinellas County School District will choose next superintendent

School board members in Pinellas County will select the district's next superintendent Tuesday. → Read More

Tampa leaders will vote on controversial proposal to build new 14-story hotel on Harbour Island

Residents say they chose to move to Harbour Island because of the quiet residential atmosphere – but they’re afraid life as they know could be completely changed if Tampa City Council votes Thursday to move forward and approve plans for a new 14-story hotel on the island. → Read More

After rejecting plea deal, jury selection begins for brother accused of shooting drug dealer

It's been nearly two years since a brother and sister were charged with murder, accused of fatally shooting a drug dealer in Hillsborough County. While the sister is serving her sentence, her brother, Henry, will stand trial with jury selection beginning Tuesday. → Read More

Lightning, fans head to Amalie Arena for first home playoff game of season

The Bolts are back home in Tampa and the team is looking to take control of the series against Toronto. → Read More

Florida leaders react to draft opinion suggesting Supreme Court could overturn Roe vs. Wade

A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report. In Florida, the reaction has been split among leaders. → Read More

Pinellas County Schools adjust start times for 12 schools

A dozen schools in Pinellas County will be adjusting their bell schedules in the fall as the district said they currently have too many routes and not enough bus drivers, adding that it is causing major issues when it comes to getting students to school on time. → Read More

Tampa Fire Rescue to educate dangers of drowning after record number of 2021 child deaths in pools

Last year, a record high of 98 deaths was reported among kids in Florida. That’s up from the 69 deaths in 2020 and the 65 deaths in 2019. In 2018, there were 88 deaths. The rise in statistics is why Tampa Fire Rescue will be holding a drowning prevention event Tuesday. → Read More

Rays' Opening Day: Hero FHP trooper who stopped DUI suspect during Skyway 10K to throw first pitch

Baseball is back at Tropicana Field. The first pitch will be thrown by the FHP trooper who stopped a DUI suspect from reaching thousands of Skyway 10K runners. → Read More

Florida vs. Walgreens: Trial over deadly opioid crisis takes center stage in Pasco County courtroom

A drug distribution center sold 2.2 million tablets to a single Walgreens pharmacy in Hudson, coming out to be a roughly six-month supply for each of its 12,000 residents, according to the state. Court records say Walgreens also increased drug orders by as much as 600%. → Read More

Witnesses of Wesley Chapel theater shooting testify in day-2 of Curtis Reeves trial

Witness after witness took the stand Tuesday in the trial of Curtis Reeves, the man accused of fatally shooting Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel movie theater back in 2014. Tuesday's testimony painted the defendant as angry and aggressive, moments before he pulled the trigger. → Read More

State of the Bucs: Brown threatens defamation lawsuit, Brady’s future uncertain

In an interview, Antonio Brown said he considering whether to file a defamation lawsuit against the Bucs. → Read More

Changes to Pasco County bell schedules go into effect across school district

The new year is bringing with it new school start times for students in Pasco County. → Read More

COVID-19 in Florida: Omicron believed to be behind increase in cases, medical experts say

Health officials have said that they believe the booster shot is still the best protection against the new variant. → Read More

Pinellas deputies go on shopping spree to purchase presents for families in need

Dozens of Pinellas County Sheriffs Office deputies, volunteers, and community members were up early Tuesday morning to load shopping carts with toys and basic necessities for those in need. This year, deputies shopped for over 200 families and 500 kids in the county. → Read More

8 units damaged following Tampa apartment fire

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged several apartment units in Tampa. → Read More

Why is hard to find a Christmas tree? Brandon tree lot blames current supply chain, 2008 economic crisis

A Brandon tree lot says current supply chain issues are only part of the reason why it may be harder to pick out the perfect Christmas tree this year, and added that farmers didn’t plant a lot of seedlings during the 2008-2010 economic recession, so there are fewer trees to harvest. → Read More

City of Tampa connecting people to new careers through apprenticeship program

Over the past year and a half, many people have gotten used to working remotely, not having to commute into work and having more flexible work hours. But as the workforce returns to normal, many people are not happy returning to a stricter schedule, and they’re now looking for a career change. → Read More

Deadly shooting mars St. Pete boxing event intended to raise awareness against gun violence

As of Monday morning, four people are still recovering following a shooting that happened during a neighborhood-boxing event in St. Petersburg. Investigators with the St. Petersburg Police Department are now working to figure out what happened and are asking for the public’s help. → Read More

Grieving mom on a mission ‘to inform families first’ by adding emergency contacts to driver’s license

Christine Olson founded TIFF’s Initiative, which allows drivers in 15 states, including Florida, to have emergency contacts added to their driver’s license information after waiting hours to be notified her daughter was killed by a drunk driver on U.S. 19. in 2005. → Read More