Jason Beisel, WXYZ Detroit

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WXYZ Detroit

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Past articles by Jason:

A Christmas miracle: Man's missing mother found living in Tampa after three years

Jennie Barela went missing from her Colorado home over three years ago. On Thursday, her son was reunited with her after one man's mission to find her family. → Read More

A Christmas miracle: Man's missing mother found living in Florida after three years

Jennie Barela went missing from her Colorado home over three years ago. On Thursday, her son was reunited with her after one man's mission to find her family. → Read More

Eckerd College student, dog embark on a 3,000-mile sailing trip to start her freshman year

Sally Gardnier-Smith and her best friend, Ellie, a 7-year-old cockapoo, are adjusting to life at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. → Read More

Businesses get creative during heavy rain spell

Bilmar Beach Resort General Manager Clyde Smith spent part of Thursday morning greeting guests taking advantage of a small break in the rain. → Read More

Judge's beach ruling has unintended consequences

Paddle boards are one of a few items you can rent from Taylor's Beach Service on Treasure Island Beach. Nowadays employees have to walk the giant boards to customers instead of driving them. → Read More

Time to go home, St. Petersburg man releases ducks he has raised for the past few months

After months of caring for and protecting a flock of muscovy ducks, Mike Price is releasing them back into Lake Pasadena. → Read More

St. Petersburg Police raid a small convience store looking for drugs

Around 2:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon St. Petersburg police and undercover agents raided the Fat Boy Mini Mart at 2680 5th Avenue South. They were executing a search warrant, looking for illegal drugs. → Read More

Tampa program aims to give troubled young men a second chance

Founded in 2011, 2nd C.H.A.N.C.E Center for Boys is giving young men a reason to make a better impression and improve their character. → Read More

As St. Pete Pride grows in popularity, so does local businesses along Central Avenue

Starting in 2003, St. Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest pride celebrations in the country. All that intention is good for local businesses. → Read More

Potentially deadly bacterium found in the warm Gulf waters has some worrying about scalloping

Scalloping season kicks off on Saturday. Recent headlines of people contracting a potentially deadly bacteria has some taking extra precautions when scalloping. → Read More

Brewing arts program: Booming craft beer industry catches USFSP attention

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is teaming up with 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors to offer a brewing arts program. → Read More

The booming craft beer industry is now catching the attention of one local university.

3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors is teaming up with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg to teach students the craft of craft brewing. The university offering a three-month brewing arts program starting in October. → Read More

A new smartphone app using Tampa Bay waters to get people out on a boat

Move over Uber and Lyft, a new smartphone app is using boats to get people around in the bay area. The new app developed right here in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Hillsborough County neighborhood trying to stop the development of new homes

A small neighborhood in unincorporated Hillsborough County say a proposed housing development will destroy their neighborhood ecosystem. → Read More

PedalPub St. Pete asking city council to ease ordinance restrictions

It's a unique way for groups to get around downtown St. Petersburg, but owners say the city's restrictions need to be eased. → Read More

UT students earn place at Cannes film fest

A short five-minute film shot in Tampa will soon be making its big debut on a world stage under the lights, cameras and action of the Cannes Film Festival. → Read More

Sanders Memorial Elementary S.T.E.A.M. School opening in a few months

Pasco County's first magnet school,Sanders Memorial Elementary S.T.E.A.M., will open its doors in a few months. → Read More

Florida girl, 5, wears military uniform to greet mom returning from Iraq deployment

Five-year-old Morgan Rhyne is battling her own battle with cystic fibrosis, but she loves greeting her mother coming home from fighting a battle overseas. Morgan even wearing a uniform like her mother. → Read More

Student's acceptance letter to the University of Florida comes with a catch

Around 3,100 students wanting to attend the University of Florida got accepted only to find out they need to take online courses first. → Read More

Injured military veterans get a chance to live out a dream with the Tampa Bay Rays

11 injured veterans with the Wounded Warrior Project got a chance to step into the batters box at Tropicana Field and take pitches from major league pitcher Andy Sonnanstine. → Read More