Jordan Bowen, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Dayton, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jordan:

‘Is this a good time to buy?’ Prospective home buyers seek answers at Tampa housing seminar

People facing Tampa's housing crisis are getting much-needed help. → Read More

Juvenile detention facility employee accused violently attacking 17-year-old, police say

A juvenile detention facility employee is behind bars and facing disturbing child abuse allegations. Investigators said 53-year-old Andra Walters repeatedly punched a 17-year-old resident at Charles Britt Academy in St. Petersburg while another employee held the child down. → Read More

Childhood cancer survivor hosts lemonade stand to help kids battling the disease

A young girl's lemonade stand in St. Petersburg is raising thousands of dollars for kids with cancer. → Read More

Man wanted for murder of 16-year-old at Avon Park car wash arrested, deputies say

The family of a 16-year-old murder victim is still left searching for answers as investigators try and track down the killer. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said Dresean Williams was shot and killed by his cousin at a local car wash more than a year ago. → Read More

What's killing the ducks in Citrus Park neighborhood?

Suspected water issue may be causing death of local water fowl → Read More

South Florida rescue opens shelter in Poland to help save dogs displaced in Ukraine

A South Florida rescue group has saved more than 100 dogs displaced in war-torn Ukraine. Earlier this month, Big Dog Ranch Rescue opened a shelter in Poland near the Ukrainian border to care for the dogs and are providing jobs to Ukrainians to help run the shelter. → Read More

'Badge for Baseball' clinic helps youth make connections with local law enforcement

Officers with the Tampa Police Department are coming together for a special "Badges for Baseball" clinic in Tampa. The event put on by the Cal Ripkin Sr., Foundation pairs law enforcement personnel with underserved youth and uses team sports like baseball to teach them valuable life skills. → Read More

Florida National Guard conducting multiagency preparedness exercise

For the last few days, the Florida National Guard has been conducting a multi-agency training exercise throughout Tampa Bay. Sunday, they focused their efforts on Channelside where they tested their ability to detect and identify threats from pharmaceutical-based agents. → Read More

President Biden's plan to lift restrictions on Cuba face backlash from some Cuban Americans

President Joe Biden's plan to lift restrictions on Cuba is facing backlash from some on both sides of the aisle. The administration said the policy changes – which expand flights and remove a cap on how much money can be sent to Cuba – are aimed at supporting Cuban people. → Read More

Memorial garden honoring Carlie Brucia rededicated after much-needed repairs

A memorial garden for kidnapping victim Carlie Brucia is being rededicated after volunteers stepped up to help make some much-needed repairs. Over the years, the memorial fell in disarray, but after months of work it's back to looking much more like it did when it was first dedicated. → Read More

Homeowner helps track down man on South Tampa vandalism spree

Police are searching for a man seen on multiple surveillance cameras in South Tampa causing damage to a restaurant, a man's home and later seen stealing packages from woman's doorstep. One of the victims was able to track down the man believed to be responsible after talking with residents and businesses in the area. → Read More

City of Tampa shines green to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month

The city of Tampa had its main bridges and buildings lit up in green Sunday night to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The effort by the non-profit Tampa Bay Thrives is meant to raise awareness about care options, especially for teens facing a mental health crisis. → Read More

Tampa International Airport lifts mask mandate after TSA removes rule

After a federal judge in Tampa struck down the federal mask mandate, Tampa International Airport will no longer require masks and face coverings. → Read More

Woman killed in hit and run crash, ran over by suspected drunk driver

A Dade City woman is dead and a suspected drunk driver is behind bars, but the initial driver who hit the woman is still at large. Troopers say the suspected drunk driver drove through the hit-and-run crash scene while they were investigating, leading them on a chase. → Read More

Tesla sets sights on St. Pete facility for new 100,000 square foot service center

Tesla Motors has its sights set on Pinellas County for a new 100,000 square foot service center. The company plans to renovate the Kane's Furniture Liquidation Center building on North 34th Street, and the new facility would bring dozens of tech jobs to the area. → Read More

‘It's just a very dangerous situation’: Pasco Schools cut courtesy busing, force students to cross busy road

Thousands of students in Pasco County who currently take the bus will need to find another way to school next fall. → Read More

Spirit passenger in need of emergency surgery finally heads to Houston after spending days at TPA

A Spirit Airlines passenger in need of emergency surgery was in a race against time. She had been stranded at Tampa International Airport for days after her flight to Houston was re-routed over the weekend. Finally, she is heading to Texas for her 12-hour surgery. → Read More

Mass flight cancellations leave passengers at Tampa International Airport stranded for days

Many passengers were left stranded at Tampa International Airport after mass cancellations over the weekend. → Read More

Dozens come together in Tampa to remember and honor those who served in the Vietnam War

This Tuesday marks National Vietnam War Veterans Day so to honor the lives that served The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 787, and the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County hosted a special welcome home ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa Saturday. → Read More

Florida Supply Chain Summit brings industry leaders together to solve global issues

This week, more than 200 business leaders from across the state are in Tampa for the 4th Annual Florida Supply Chain Summit. The three-day event brings together key players from all industries with one goal in mind: to advance Florida as a global trade hub. → Read More