Erika Fernandez, WCTV Eyewitness News

Erika Fernandez

WCTV Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Erika:

Man found guilty of sexual battery after following victim to residence

A man has been found guilty at trial of charges stemming from a 2017 sexual battery incident on the campus of Florida State. → Read More

Local veterans honor remains of Korean War soldiers returning home

Veterans in Tallahassee say they can finally close a chapter that's been left open. They say it's bittersweet, but they're happy to have their comrades back home. → Read More

Historical marker unveiled at old Douglass High School in Live Oak

It was a monumental moment for the city of Live Oak Thursday morning as a new historical marker unveiled on the property of the old Douglass High School. → Read More

Salute the Badge: State Trooper sets sights on next generation of drivers

For most folks, getting pulled over is a major inconvenience. But Master Cpl. Patricia Jefferson-Shaw is no stranger to the state highways. → Read More

TPD officer goes viral for shaving homeless man trying to get job

In a video that’s going viral on Facebook, you can see a Tallahassee Police officer shaving a man’s face. TPD says Officer Tony Carlson is helping the man, named Phil, who said he was trying to get a job at McDonald’s. → Read More

Local artist paints touching portrait for Deanna Shirey's family

Kollet Probst has gotten recognition recently for her murals all over the city, but she says it's pieces like the one she made for Shirey’s family that mean the most to her. → Read More

Florida Highway Patrol breaks ground on new training complex

The Florida Highway Patrol held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for its new state of the art training complex. → Read More

Wakulla County Commissioners expected to lift ban on boat launches on Lake Ellen Dr.

Wakulla County Commissioners are expected to lift a ban on boat launches from Lake Ellen Dr. It's the latest move in an ongoing debate among the county and new land owners who have been limiting public access. → Read More

'Donut Boy' on a mission to thank law enforcement officers nationwide

A caped crusader made his way to the capital city Thursday morning. 10-year-old Tyler Carach is on a mission to thank every law enforcement officer in America. → Read More

Camp Warrior parents still waiting on refund, respond to Attorney General suit

Camp Warrior shut its doors in June, but some parents are still trying to get their money back. → Read More

Extra help arrives in Eastpoint

Help has been pouring into Eastpoint for the last couple of weeks to help those affected by the fire last month. → Read More

Tallahassee animal shelter over max capacity after Fourth of July

July 5 is typically a busy day as shelters deal with runaway dogs, and volunteers were left scrambling to find space for the 10 dogs dropped off within just 20 minutes of opening Thursday morning. → Read More

Abandoned dog nursed back to health, thriving with new prosthetic legs

Lieutenant Dan was named after the character in 'Forrest Gump' because he's missing part of his back legs, but he's not letting that slow him down. → Read More

Bear cub sets up shop at Tallahassee apartment complex

A black bear cub has made himself comfortable behind the dumpster at a local apartment complex. → Read More

Runaway ATV sparks fire at local motorcycle shop

It was a scary morning at a motorcycle repair shop in Tallahassee. Star Cycles on Capital Circle NW caught fire as employees were working on a four-wheeler. → Read More

Wakulla County wants to repeal an ordinance banning swimmers, boaters in same spot

Controversy over access to lakes in Wakulla County continue. Residents are concerned over an ordinance that’s in talks of being repealed. → Read More

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office preps deputies with active shooter training

Wakulla County deputies are training to respond to an active shooter in a school. A new state law requires every Florida school to have an armed law enforcement officer, and WCSO deputies are going through real life active shooter situations both inside classrooms and on school buses. → Read More

Local church remembers Pulse victims two years later

The bells at St. John’s Episcopal Church sounded off 49 times Tuesday afternoon, once for every victim whose life was cut much too short on this day two years ago. → Read More

Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Everyone has a senior in their life they want to help and protect, so summits like this one help educate the public of ways to identify abuse, neglect, and fraud. → Read More

Salute the Badge: TPD officer spearheads women's defense class, mentors local youths

Sgt. Maria Mercurio spends most of her days investigating criminal mischief, vandalism, and animal abuse, but her passion goes beyond the Tallahassee Police Department. → Read More