Beth Rousseau, WFLA NEWS

Beth Rousseau


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Back seat of some SUVs less safe than front, report finds

Crash protection for passengers seated in the rear of most midsize SUVs is inadequate, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. → Read More

Tampa company testing 4-day work week

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa company is trying out a shorter work week. Jake Kurtz, the CEO of Brick Media, says his staff shifted to a 4-day schedule on January 1st. According to Kurtz, team members notified clients prior to the change. “I think productivity-wise it really helps because being in a creative industry, […] → Read More

The benefits of rebooting your New Year’s resolution

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – By February, New Year’s resolutions have gone off the rails for many. According to a recent poll by Ipsos, 55% of resolutions are fitness related. “In January people obviously do have that mindset ‘new year, new me’, ‘I want to step up, I have these goals. Now is my time to […] → Read More

Hillsborough school board holds workshop on latest rezoning plan

Monday, Hillsborough County school board members will take a closer look at Superintendent Addison Davis’ recommendation for new boundaries in the district. → Read More

Berkeley Preparatory students prepare thousands of meals for families in need

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Students, staff, and parents at Berkeley Preparatory School spent Super Bowl Sunday tackling hunger. The 175 volunteers prepared bagged 37,000 meals for families in need around Tampa. Jane Bianchi and her kids helped in the effort. “It’s such a wonderful opportunity to show them the importance of giving back to the […] → Read More

Krewes prepare for Sant’Yago Knight parade in Ybor

Tampa’s krewes are preparing to light up Ybor City during the Sant’Yago Knight Parade on Saturday. → Read More

Steven Lorenzo to request death penalty in double murder case

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Confessed killer Steven Lorenzo is scheduled to be in court Monday. The hearing is expected to mark the start of the penalty phase of the case against the notorious murder suspect. Lorenzo is asking for the death penalty after pleading guilty to murdering and torturing two gay men in Seminole Heights. […] → Read More

‘Wear Red Day’ raises awareness about heart disease in women

On Friday, the American Heart Association encouraged everyone to “Go Red for Women,” a movement raise awareness about heart disease in women. → Read More

Final decision expected on developer for Tropicana Field site

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch is expected to announce his choice for the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site Monday during the state of the city address. → Read More

Changes proposed for I-275/I-4 interchange, feedback requested by F-DOT

Changes are coming to one of the areas most congested interchanges. The I-275/I-4 interchange is commonly known as ‘malfunction junction’ to those who regularly drive in the area. → Read More

Gasparilla season returns with children’s parade

The littlest pirates are ready for an invasion. They’re taking over the streets of Tampa for Children’s Gasparilla Saturday. → Read More

Tampa city councilmembers, mayor face off over changes to city charter

Tampa city councilmembers and the mayor are at odds over proposed changes to the city’s charter. → Read More

Public invited to weigh in on Tropicana Field redevelopment proposals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The City of St. Petersburg wants the community’s feedback on four plans to redevelop the 86-acre Tropicana Field site as the Historic Gas Plant District. Four proposals from four developers— 50 Plus One, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates and Sugar Hill Community Partners—are under consideration. All plans have […] → Read More

Sunshine Skyway repainting underway in $6M improvement project

A $6 million improvement to an iconic piece of Tampa Bay area infrastructure is underway. → Read More

Use I-275? Get paid to take part in USF carpool study

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida is looking for drivers to participate in a study on carpooling. The RideFlag mobile app can detect how many people are in a car and rewards drivers for carpooling. USF has partnered with the National Institute for Congestion Reduction […] → Read More

St. Pete police ramp up patrols in areas prone to pedestrian crashes

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The holiday season is bringing more cars, bicyclists and pedestrians to the streets of St. Petersburg. The additional traffic amplifies an issue police deal with every day—pedestrian crashes. “We average about 10 pedestrian crashes a week in St. Pete. Right now, we’re at 11 fatalities for the year,” St. Pete […] → Read More

Warren v. DeSantis legal battle heads to court

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The legal showdown between suspended Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren and Gov. Ron DeSantis heads to court in Tallahassee on Tuesday. “We’re excited to finally have our day in court. We want Floridians to hear about the reasons for the suspension and why it was illegal so that I can […] → Read More

YMCA’s ‘Turkey Gobble’ benefits cancer survivors

Thousands of participants spent Thanksgiving morning running in Tampa YMCA’s 8th annual ‘Turkey Gobble’. → Read More

AAA: These are the best times to travel for Thanksgiving

Millions are hitting the road to see family and friends for Thanksgiving. But before you head out, AAA suggests these times to avoid holiday hold-ups. → Read More

Thanksgiving travel tips from Tampa International Airport

“We’re actually a little less congested than we were last year but it’s still going to be very busy,” airport spokeswoman Emily Nipps said. → Read More