Jennifer Holton, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Jennifer Holton

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Family of teen who fell to his death on Orlando FreeFall ride files wrongful death lawsuit

One month after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death on Icon Park's FreeFall Ride, more than a half-dozen businesses – from Icon Park operators to the manufacturers of the ride, the harnesses, and the seats – are cited as defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County. → Read More

'Stewards of the Earth': Tampa's Urban E-Recycling works to keep E-Waste out of landfills

The Tampa warehouse will recycle just about anything with a circuit board – from old laptops, tablets, phones, to solar batteries and software – free of charge. They have three locations – Tampa, Bradenton and Orlando, and they take care of recycling the electronics from many sites statewide – from the IRS to medical facilities and schools. → Read More

Why animals officials are warning parents not to buy bunnies this Easter

Three local animal groups came together to educate the public on why buying a live Easter bunny is a bad idea. → Read More

‘The prodigal son returns’: New general takes control of U.S. Central Command

A new general is now heading up U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base. → Read More

Palmetto pastor helps save 100 orphans from Ukraine

When Marvin Lane opened his orphanage in Romania 28 years ago, he never would have imagined the role it would play in a massive humanitarian crisis. Among those who have now escaped Ukraine as Russia invades are nearly 100 orphans and they did so with the help of the former pastor from Palmetto. → Read More

Reputable organizations providing support on the ground in Ukraine

We may not be able to book a flight to Ukraine, but many in the US want to know how to support those on ground fighting for their country. UNICEF, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Rescue Committee may be good places to start. → Read More

Despite potential $1,900 fine, Seminole High grad returns book about scuba diving after 47 years

Barry Colbath checked out the “Handbook for Hydronauts" in 1975. When his son found it recently, Colbath decided to see what the fine would be, at 10 cents a day for 47 years. Thankfully, the school's policy is not to charge a fine more than the book's worth. → Read More

Riverview woman found dead after car crashes into Lutz pond, troopers say

A Riverview woman was found dead after crews were able to remove a submerged car from a pond in Lutz. → Read More

100-year-old Tom Brady superfan says his future could hold anything

Alice Proctor is one of Tom Brady’s biggest fans, but at age 100, she could also be his oldest fan. → Read More

Q&A with Gov. DeSantis: The run for reelection, Casey's cancer battle, Roger Stone, and the presidency

In a one-on-one interview with FOX 13’s Jennifer Holton, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discussed his official bid for reelection, his wife’s battle with breast cancer, the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a potential run for the presidency, and his visions for the future of the Sunshine State. → Read More

Bay Area humanitarian groups warn of dangers in Haiti after kidnappings

“The simplest thing is if you’re there, leave. If you’re thinking of going, don’t go.” → Read More

Gandy Beach littering is ‘out of control,’ despite more garbage cans, regular trash pick up days

Trash is picked up three days a week at Gandy Beach, but from the looks of it, that may not be enough → Read More

Female Afghan Air Force pilot describes disappointment at seeing 'evil' return to her homeland

Niloofar Rahmani escaped Afghanistan in 2015 after skyrocketing to fame as the country's first female Air Force pilot since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Now, she gets emotional thinking about the young girls left behind who’ve never known life under Taliban rule. → Read More

3-year-old finds handgun, shoots 2-year-old in the chest, Polk County investigators say

A 2-year-old girl is still in critical condition after being shot by a 3-year-old boy in Polk County Friday night. → Read More

Daughter of Cuban immigrant launches bouquet business that’s blooming all over town

Mother’s Day is just days away and Linda Quinn is banking on people having trouble finding the perfect gift. → Read More

Before Digital Underground was formed, Shock G called Tampa home

Shock G, whose name is Gregory Jacobs, was found dead at the age of 57 in a Tampa hotel room on Thursday. → Read More

Hudson man accused of defrauding over 60 victims in ‘chop shop’ operation, detectives say

One by one Friday morning, investigators hauled 75 boats off the Pasco County property of Scott Sands. → Read More

Tampa selects developer to transform 18 acres west of Hillsborough River into affordable housing, businesses

What was once the city’s storage yard, will soon be a sprawling development. → Read More

Florida bill calls for speed cameras in school zones, but some civil liberties groups say not so fast

Along one of the busiest school zones in Hillsborough County, Josephine Amato says speeders are everywhere. → Read More

Dems blast Florida's COVID-19 vaccine plan, call for accessible scheduling system

The three Democrats are calling for an accessible system for everyone to schedule an appointment, with pre-registration – so when the vaccine supply comes in, those people can just receive notification on where they can go for their appointment, and set it up. → Read More