Heather Leigh, WFTS

Heather Leigh

WFTS

Clearwater, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • WFTS
Past:
  • WPTV
  • Fox 4 News
  • 10 News San Diego
  • NewsChannel 5
  • ABC 13 Las Vegas
  • News 5 Cleveland
  • 3NewsNow
  • 7NEWS
  • 41 Action News
  • 2 Works for You
  • and more…

Recent articles by Heather:

Tampa Realtor warns sellers after she says 'cash buyer' lied and threatened her

A text exchange with a potential cash buyer turned into an alarming situation for Tampa realtor Torrie Jasuwan. → Read More

Health experts believe omicron has mutated to be less severe to survive

Omicron is extremely contagious and that’s because it takes fewer virus particles to actually infect someone. → Read More

COVID-19 testing up in Hillsborough County as omicron spreads

Health experts are preparing for a post-holiday COVID-19 surge as omicron continues to spread fast. → Read More

Child tax credit is set to expire by the end of the month

Parents may start to feel a financial pinch come January 1 as the child tax credit expansion is set to expire. → Read More

Nearly $39-million to go towards changes around North Florida Avenue and Tampa street

Two of Tampa’s busiest streets that lead drivers in and out of downtown are about to get some major safety upgrades. → Read More

Governor DeSantis expected to sign into law a series of bills aimed to obstruct vaccine mandates

Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law Thursday a series of bills that passed through the House and Senate late Wednesday night. The bills aim to hamper coronavirus vaccine mandates in businesses. → Read More

Supply chain issues having impact on local charities

Metropolitan ministries said boxes of cereal, canned goods, Turkeys and all the food groups in between are needed. → Read More

Man wrongfully imprisoned for 37 years sues City of Tampa and others

Most of us can only imagine what life has been like for Robert Duboise for the last nearly four decades. → Read More

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office gets service dog to help employees struggling with PTSD and anxiety

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has invested in mental health with the help of a service dog. → Read More

Former 'American idol' star fighting to get 15-month-old child and newborn back from DCF

A former American Idol star and her partner have shared their heartbreak over what they say is "racial injustice." → Read More

2 Sarasota single moms surprised with brand new homes

Two Sarasota single moms were surprised with two brand new homes after being selected by Habitat for Humanity Sarasota and Warrick Dunn Charities. → Read More

CONNECT continues to disappoint Florida’s unemployed by kicking people off and crashing

Many have been unable to get into their accounts because they can’t even get into the site. → Read More

MEUC applicants wonder what happened to their applications and money

Between e-mails and phone calls, the pleas for help from Florida’s unemployed haven’t let up. → Read More

If you're hopping on the highway for Memorial day weekend experts say get your car checked first

AAA believes some people may head out for a Memorial Day weekend road trip with a car that’s not ready. They estimate about 34 million Americans will hop on the highway this weekend, 2 million in Florida. → Read More

Tampa man hasn't received 7 months worth of unemployment benefits

Out-of-work Floridians continue to turn to ABC Action News for help in getting the benefits some say never came. → Read More

Rideshare companies offering money to entice drivers to get back behind the wheel

Pre-pandemic, when you hopped on the highway, Ubers and Lyfts were everywhere. Now, they’re few and far between. → Read More

Mom of 5 says she's been waiting months for DEO to fix her unemployment claim

The ups and downs in the restaurant industry throughout the pandemic have caused a trickle-down effect. → Read More

Out-of-work Floridian's battle locked accounts, incarceration holds and vanished MEUC applications

Anger and irritation are boiling over for many when it comes to unemployment benefits. → Read More

15-year-old fashion designer holding 5th local fashion show for charity

Age is just a number, especially for 15-year-old Connor Totten, a local fashion designer. → Read More

Local amusement parks on the rebound with spring break crowds

Local amusement parks are seeing an uptick in admissions with the spring break crowd. → Read More