Laurie Davison, Bay News 9

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Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Laurie:

Seminole High School program grooms future teachers

Some students in Pinellas County are learning the A, B, C's of teaching before even graduating from high school. → Read More

County-by-county: School systems comment on voluntary masks

Florida's Education Commissioner is telling school districts that have mask mandates to make it voluntary when the school year begins come fall. → Read More

Florida Teachers Give DeSantis and Lawmakers Low Grades in Union Poll

They have a list of priorities for state lawmakers, though. → Read More

Plans Underway to Build Memorial at Site of Tampa’s Historic Ridgewood Cemetery

The African American cemetery was discovered at King High School. → Read More

Here is What the State Recommends to Fully Reopen Public Schools in the Fall

Governor DeSantis has announced plans for Florida's K-12 public schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall. → Read More

Florida Scientists Work Hastily to Develop Vaccine for COVID-19

As pressure for a coronavirus vaccine mounts, scientists are working as quickly as possible to come up with answers. → Read More

Agencies Investigating Emergency Response to Man Who Collapsed During Skyway 10K

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said they are working with multiple agencies to determine the facts surrounding the incident. → Read More

Polk Sheriff: Auburndale man, 18, sexually battered 5 girls over 2-year span

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said the victims in these crimes range in age from 12-15 years old. → Read More

Remains of Korean War U.S. Army P.O.W. finally return home

Other P.O.W.'s reported that he died in a prison camp in 1951, but his remains were not positively identified until recently. → Read More

1 dead in Tarpon Springs officer-involved shooting

A woman is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Tarpon Springs. No officers were injured in the incident. → Read More

Pasco deputy arrested, terminated following 'strange' sexual encounter

An arrest affidavit states the former deputy went to a woman's home, asked to speak to her, then performed a sexual act on himself in her driveway. → Read More

USF Police detain man carrying concealed weapon on campus

Though he did have a valid concealed weapons license and he issued no threats, police still detained him, as people on campus cannot carry weapons. → Read More

Hillsborough group out to keep legacy of African American cowboys alive

The 'cowbros' said they want to share their love for riding and the story of black cowboys with the community. → Read More

Hillsborough votes to spend additional $61M on Amalie Arena improvements

The funds for the improvements will come from county bed tax collections. → Read More

Polk County sheriff says guns stolen during robbery, murder

Residents of a quiet, lakeside neighborhood in Polk County are on edge after a man was robbed and killed there this week. → Read More

Polk deputies investigating homicide at Polk City residence

So far, the victim's name has not been released and authorities have not said how he was killed. → Read More

Former Hernando Sheriff's lieutenant, son charged following road rage incident

The victim said he got out to try to go inside the store for help. He said that's when the men started punching him and pushed him to the ground. → Read More

Hillsborough deputies: Suspect shot, robbed woman making after-hours bank deposit

The victim, a 23-year-old female, told authorities she was at the bank to access the night depository outside. → Read More

Hillsborough 'dumped dog' rescued, up for adoption

A two-year-old pitbull mix dog who was dumped out of its owner's car and left behind on Aug. 7 is now in county custody, and in need of a home. → Read More

More than a dozen units called out to fight, put out Tampa tire fire

The fire was reported about 6 p.m. HCFR Spokesman Corey Dierdorff said more than a dozen units were called to help get it under control. → Read More