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Beth Rousseau


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Recent articles by Beth:

Bucs fans celebrate NFC Championship with new gear

Shirts sporting the team's new title are out on shelves at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Westshore Mall. → Read More

Biden to make immigration a top priority in first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to address immigration with swift executive action and legislation as soon as he takes office this week. → Read More

‘Supply issue’ to blame for slow vaccine rollout that’s frustrating Tampa Bay seniors

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) —Seniors in Tampa Bay have turned to 8 On Your Side after struggling to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “Unless you’re going to sit around and do a refresh on your browser, 24 hours a day to hopefully catch Pinellas County’s site open—you’re out of luck,” said Pinellas resident Joe Reilly. “It’s […] → Read More

Howard Frankland Bridge to close this weekend

The closure is part of the $594.7 million Gateway Expressway project that will create two elevated toll roads connecting US-19 and I-275, and the Bayside Bridge and I-275. → Read More

Sign-up problems persist as Hillsborough administers second round of COVID-19 vaccines

As Hillsborough County enters its second day of the latest round of COVID-19 vaccinations, health officials are urging seniors to arrive to their appointments on time. → Read More

Hillsborough County starts second round of vaccinations

PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County’s second round of coronavirus vaccinations are underway for seniors. Inaki Rezola, a spokesperson with Hillsborough County Emergency management says they’ve filled all 9,000 available appointments for the vaccine, despite ongoing issues with the registration system. “It didn’t go to our level of expectation. There were clearly challenges and […] → Read More

Tampa among nation’s hottest housing markets in 2021, study shows

Tampa will have one of the best housing markets in 2021, according to a new report from Redfin. → Read More

Manatee County launches vaccine lottery waitlist

A new registration system for the coronavirus vaccine is up and running in Manatee County. Individuals age 65 and older can pre-register by phone or online to join Manatee County's COVID-19 Vaccination Standby Pool for the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as vaccinations become available. → Read More

Lawmakers call for Trump’s removal over U.S. Capitol riot

"I'm not really a big ideological fan of Pence, but at least he's not a madman like we're witnessing today. This is insane, this is horrific," Crist continued. → Read More

Tampa threatens to revoke liquor licenses of restaurants, bars that ignore COVID-19 rules

Mayor Jane Castor says Tampa is prepared to suspend or revoke liquor licenses for bars and restaurants that repeatedly ignore the city's COVID-19 orders. → Read More

5 wounded in shooting at Palm River gas station

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that wounded five people in Palm River. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations underway in Manatee County for those 65+

Healthcare workers and individuals aged 65 and older with appointments can receive the shot at the Public Safety Center on 47th Terrace East in Bradenton. → Read More

Manatee County seniors can get COVID-19 vaccines later this week

People ages 65 and older will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Manatee County. → Read More

Tampa man on the run after killing mom of four in North Carolina, police say

The search continues Monday morning for a Tampa man who is accused of killing a local mother of four in North Carolina and is believed to be armed and dangerous. → Read More

Recycling over the holidays: dos and don’ts

Are Christmas lights recyclable? What about garland and tinsel? → Read More

Florida lawmaker pushes ban on red light cameras

Two memorials for Mark Wandall are set up at the intersection where the dad-to-be was killed by someone who ran a red light in 2003. → Read More

Boil water notice affecting families, businesses in northwest Hillsborough County

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)—Families in a large part of Hillsborough County will have to boil their water for a second time this week. The Hillsborough County Water Resources Department issued a precautionary boil water notice Tuesday after a contractor hit a pipe while working just north of the Fawn Ridge Water Treatment Plant in Tampa, which […] → Read More

Hillsborough code enforcement officers remind businesses of mask mandate

More code enforcement officers will be at businesses in Hillsborough County to remind business owners about the county's mask mandate. → Read More

White House report: Florida is ‘red zone’ for coronavirus, needs to take immediate action

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are seeing red in Florida. A recent report on the spread of COVID-19 in the state shows officials need to take immediate action to slow the spread of the virus. The report, obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, breaks down the success […] → Read More

Study: Crashes down on Tampa roads during pandemic

The coronavirus is making Tampa’s riskiest roads safer, according to a new study but INRIX. Research from the traffic analys → Read More