Melissa Marino, WFLA NEWS

Melissa Marino


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Homes sales in Tampa fall nearly 20% in September

According to Stellar MLS, 692 homes were sold in Tampa in September, 165 fewer than were sold in August, a 19% drop in one month. → Read More

Tampa International suffers minimal roof damage, resuming operations after Hurricane Ian

Tampa International Airport will resume cargo operations Thursday at 7 p.m. and passenger operations at 10 a.m. Friday. → Read More

New affordable housing complex opening in Tampa for 20 families

Twenty families got a glimpse of what will soon be their new homes on Thursday. → Read More

Tampa man sentenced for boating crash that killed 12-year-old girl

On Thursday, a judge sentenced Andrew Miltner who convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl while authorities said he was boating reckless and under the influence. → Read More

DeSantis announces 3 new initiatives to address teacher shortage

On Tuesday Governor Ron DeSantis announced three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that aim to recruit teachers, including incentives for veterans and first responders. → Read More

Not a match, Plant City man still donates kidney to save woman’s life

A chance encounter, brought two Plant City families together, and it helped save a woman’s life. → Read More

City of Tampa promises largest Boom by the Bay yet

This year, the City of Tampa is hosting the largest Boom by the Bay firework show yet along Bayshore Boulevard. The city hired a different company to produce the show. → Read More

WFLA’s Paul Lamison throws first pitch to Brett Phillips at Rays game

News Channel 8’s own Paul Lamison threw the ceremonial first pitch to Brett Phillips at the Tampa Bay Rays baseball game against the Bruins Wednesday. → Read More

Tampa Bay kids take part in ‘Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson’

Event promotes how swim lessons can save lives. → Read More

Tampa kicks off Pride Month with ‘Love is Love’ community wedding

The City of Tampa kicked off pride month by hosting a “Love is Love” community wedding on Thursday. → Read More

Seffner boy takes first steps after being rescued from house fire

A family is celebrating some good news after a terrifying house fire in Seffner. → Read More

Tampa International Airport prepares for record summer travel

TPA prepares for a possible record summer travel season. → Read More

How to save money on gas as Florida reaches record-high prices

As gas prices reach record-high levels in Florida, consumers are looking for ways to save money. → Read More

Animal rescues struggle as pet surrenders increase due to rising costs

Bay Area animal rescues are struggling, as more people surrender their pets because of the rising costs and inflation. → Read More

Rising interest rates may not slow down Florida housing market

The Federal Reserve announced a .5% interest rate hike on Wednesday aimed to combat skyrocketing inflation. → Read More

Experts: expect flight prices to soar as summer travel demand grows

If you’re planning a Memorial Day getaway, AAA is urging travelers to make travel plans now. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day have more than doubled from last year. → Read More

News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo & Boat Show underway at Armature Works

With nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibits and activity space at Armature Works, the Expo is the perfect place to explore boats of all shapes and sizes, boating accessories, fishing gear, apparel, outdoor supplies, and much more. → Read More

Tampa City Council one step closer to approving new noise ordinance

Tampa City Council one step closer to approving new noise ordinance for Channel District → Read More

Shriners Hospitals for Children closes Tampa location

Shriners Hospitals outpatient clinic on the University of South Florida’s Tampa closed April 1. → Read More

New plans revealed for Tampa Riverwalk expansion

In recent decades, Tampa’s Riverwalk has grown into a destination for visitors and residents. Now, as the city goes through a development boom, the Riverwalk is set to expand alongside it. → Read More