Justin Matthews, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Justin Matthews

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

Father’s Day event encourages men’s cancer screenings

A Tampa restaurateur and prostate cancer survivor uses Father’s Day to raise money and awareness for the disease. → Read More

‘We’re going to be heard’: Gun reform takes center stage at 'March for Our Lives' rallies across Bay Area

Several hundred people gathered at North Straub Park Saturday morning calling for gun reform. → Read More

Volunteers place more than 25,000 flags at Bay Pines National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day

On Sunday, volunteers gathered at the Bay Pines National Cemetery to place more than 25,000 flags on gravestones. → Read More

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive returns after 2-year pandemic pause

Letter carriers across the country are trying to stamp out hunger. → Read More

St. Pete raises minimum wage for city worker to $15, regardless of length of employment

Every city worker in St. Pete, whether they’re part-time or full-time, will begin making at least $15 an hour. → Read More

Tampa among top U.S. cities where most people are moving

Tampa made the number three spot for U.S. cities people are moving to, according to a recent study by Redfin. → Read More

University of South Florida leaders could name next president as soon as Tuesday

The University of South Florida could have a new president by the end of the day. → Read More

Florida braces for Spring Break visitors while facing staffing shortages

Spring break is here and Florida is expecting millions of people to visit. → Read More

175 footballers show for Rowdies open tryouts

The Tampa Bay Rowdies held their third annual open tryouts at The Premier Sports Campus on Sunday morning. → Read More

Long lines continue at local COVID-19 testing sites

The city of Tampa will be opening a second COVID-19 testing site at Al Barnes Park on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. → Read More

Smooth day for many at TPA despite nationwide delays, cancellations

Airlines canceled hundreds of flights Christmas day due to staffing issues because of COVID-19 and bad weather. → Read More

Florida COVID-19 cases increasing after dropping significantly since August

USF professor predicts Florida’s COVID-19 cases to reach 20,000 per day by next week. → Read More

New rules for inbound international travelers begin Monday

A new rule for all international inbound travelers to the United States goes into effect at midnight on Monday, December 6, 2021.President Joe Biden announced the rule last week, requiring all travelers coming to the U.S. from other countries, who are over two-years-old, to have a negative COVID-19 test 24 hours before departure.That window has been shortened from three days to one day.“I think… → Read More

Tampa veteran anxiously awaits heart transplant

Hector Fernandez says he can't pray for a new heart. That would mean he's praying for someone else to suffer a tragedy. But the Army veteran and father of four says if he does get a new heart, he hopes "to be worth it" and live the best life he can afterward. → Read More

'I still deal with nightmares': Former foster child recalls Eckerd Connects experiences

After the Pinellas Sheriff's Office announced an investigation into one of the county's state-contracted foster care and social services agencies, those who have been through the system are sharing their experiences being forced to stay overnight in offices not meant for housing children. → Read More

Wind causes trees to come crashing down on Brooksville home

Two large oak trees fell onto a home after strong winds roared through areas of Hernando County Thursday. → Read More

Suspect arrested in string of Gulfport burglaries

Gulfport police officers arrested a man they believe could be responsible for a string of burglaries in the area. → Read More

Police looking for driver who killed St. Pete pedestrian

Police in St. Petersburg are looking for the driver who killed a pedestrian Sunday night, and then kept going. → Read More

'I remember how simple it was': travelers recall flying before 9/11

The difference between flying before September 11, 2001, and after the attacks is night and day. → Read More

FHP: Speeding Tesla crashes into Palm Harbor home, killing woman and dog inside

A family is mourning the loss of one of their own after a vehicle crashed into a Palm Harbor home, killing a woman inside, along with their dog, Riley, and a passenger inside the Tesla. FHP says the Tesla was not on autopilot, but are continuing to investigate the deadly crash. → Read More