Beth Rousseau, WFLA NEWS

Beth Rousseau


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Recent articles by Beth:

Largo Gold Star mom gets yard makeover in honor of fallen son

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A Gold Star mom in Largo has a new yard to honor her fallen son. Yolanda Mercado’s son is memorialized on her garage door. Pictures of Private First Class Jalfred Vaquerano fill Mercado’s home. She said Vaquerano always wanted to provide for his family and give her a place to live. […] → Read More

Record gas prices not slowing down Memorial Day travel, AAA says

The higher prices aren’t stopping families from hitting the road. → Read More

Tampa Bay school districts react to Texas school shooting

School districts across Tampa Bay are responding to the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Intense video shows deputies shoot man during arrest in Dover

A man is in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot by deputies in Hillsborough County, authorities said. → Read More

8 on the Job with Clearwater Beach lifeguards

“Every year, you know, it used to be the season and you’d have a slow time—not anymore. This is a year-round operation,” Brafford said. → Read More

Florida could take control of Disney’s special district, DeSantis says

The special district is what has allowed Disney to operate as its own city for decades. → Read More

Florida gas prices hitting record highs daily

The price of gas is hitting new record highs daily. → Read More

Vigil planned for teen found shot to death in Tampa

“She was my baby, and I want whoever did this to my baby brought to justice,” her mother, Ashley Alexander said. “This is not a pain a parent has to feel. You should not have to bury your baby, you should not have to bury your child.” → Read More

FDA works to address nationwide baby formula shortage

The US Food and Drug administration is “working around the clock” to deal with a nationwide shortage of baby formula, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. → Read More

St. Pete officer shot suspect on his 3rd day on the job, sheriff says

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — An armed man ended up in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting in St. Petersburg Thursday night. Evidence markers and flashing lights filled the parking lot of the shopping plaza. “There’s a lot of witnesses to interview, a lot of forensics at the crime scene to process,” Pinellas County Sheriff […] → Read More

Tyre Sampson’s parents to speak about wrongful death lawsuit

The family of the 14-year-old killed at an amusement park in Orlando is expected to speak about the recently filed wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday. → Read More

Man sped through crash scene, ran over body parts before leading cops on chase

Authorities say an intoxicated man sped through the scene of a deadly crash, ran over body parts, and nearly hit two investigators before leading troopers on a chase on Sunday. → Read More

Tampa city council considering revised noise ordinance

Tampa city leaders are considering a new noise ordinance to replace the one they recently repealed. → Read More

Hillsborough commission set to discuss new transportation tax plan

Commissioners will meet on Wednesday to discuss a new sales tax for transportation in Hillsborough County, which would go on November’s ballot. → Read More

Celebration of life planned for Tampa mom amid death investigation

Loved ones will gather together on Monday to remember a Tampa mother whose remains were found in Pasco County last month. → Read More

State Road 56 closure postponed due to weekend weather

The Florida Department of Transportation is postponing the closure of State Road 56 at I-75. Leaders with the department say the road work scheduled for this weekend is delayed due to weather. → Read More

Changes made to improve safety for students in West Tampa

The walk to school is safer for some students in Tampa following safety improvements at Rome Avenue and Spruce Street. → Read More

Tampa mom found dead, car still missing

Investigators are looking for a key piece of evidence in their investigation into the death of a 27-year-old Tampa mother. → Read More

Tampa businesses benefitting from cruise industry rebound

More travelers are setting sail from Port Tampa Bay. → Read More

Major airlines ask Biden to end mask mandate

The federal mask mandate on U.S. airlines is set to end in April, but the largest airlines in the country don’t want to wait. → Read More