Dan Matics, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

More than 300,000 expected to attend St. Pete Pride this weekend

The largest pride celebration in the southeast is happening this weekend in the Tampa Bay region. → Read More

‘Hero’ USF student recognized for helping seniors escape fire at Clearwater residential facility

A young woman was recognized for her heroic actions when an assisted living facility caught fire last week. → Read More

Pinellas County residents see changes to evacuation zones for hurricane season

The 2022 hurricane season comes with big changes to Pinellas County's evacuation zones. Every five years county emergency leaders get together with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to see if an evacuation zone needs to be changed based on storm surge levels. → Read More

Man convicted of killing Tampa police officer asks for new trial

A man convicted of killing a police officer stood in front of a judge Monday asking for a new trial. → Read More

Naomi Judd's death shines light on mental health awareness and how some are hoping it could help others

Country Star Naomi Judd’s death is shining a light on mental health awareness. → Read More

Air taxis could fly commuters across Tampa Bay by 2025

Aircraft that take off and land like a drone could be part of the future of transportation around Tampa Bay. → Read More

St. Pete mayor prepares to make design pick for redeveloping Tropicana Field land

St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch said he will make his pick for the developer to reshape the Tropicana Field land by June 30 – but first he has some deeper questions for the two finalists. He made the announcement while reflecting on his first 100 days in office on Monday. → Read More

Dozens gather to remember 7-year-old boy killed by driver during walk with father

Nearly a hundred people in Palmetto came to support each other, at the spot where a boy lost his life. → Read More

TPD: Teens who caused deadly crash while fleeing police in stolen car have history of car thefts

Over the weekend, Tampa police said three teens and a 12-year-old fled police in a stolen car, crashed into another vehicle, and killed a passenger. Tampa Police Department Chief Designate Mary O'Connor said two of the teens in the vehicle were arrested five days before, "for the exact same crime." → Read More

‘I’ve never been so happy to be home on American soil’: Tampa man returns home after being stuck in Russia

A Tampa man is finally home after being stuck in Moscow earlier this week. → Read More

St. Petersburg joins nationwide protests against Russian invasion of Ukraine

Anger over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be felt in downtown St. Pete over the weekend. → Read More

Winner of $1 million lotto ticket sold in Plant City must claim prize by March 14

Time is running out for the winner of a $1.25 million jackpot to claim their prize. → Read More

Tech experts warn to watch for suspicious online activity amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

As President Biden announces harsher sanctions against Russia over its aggression towards Ukraine, there’s a growing fear that Russia could retaliate in the form of cyber attacks targeting private businesses or critical infrastructure like power plants, banks, and water treatment facilities in the United States. → Read More

Derelict boat removal to cost Pinellas County $160,000

Pinellas County officials removing 32 derelict boats that are polluting waterways, but the effort will be costly. → Read More

Florida lawmaker pushes law to shield businesses from local government ordinances

A bill moving through the Florida Legislature would allow a business to sue a county or city government if they can prove an ordinance caused a 15% hit to their business. The bill is designed to shield businesses from potential damage from things like mask mandates. → Read More

Experience Pablo Picaso at The Dalí through May

The works of Pablo Picasso are coming to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg for an extended stay. → Read More

Hillsborough County opens new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Brandon

Hillsborough County is opening a new drive-thru site for COVID-19 testing. → Read More

Annual Epiphany returns for 116th year in Tarpon Springs

Large crowds will return this year for the 116th Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs. → Read More

'GPS monitor would not protect anybody' from man accused of murder, dismemberment of PA woman

During a hearing Wednesday, Judge Catherine Catlin denied bond for Robert Kessler, who she said had a 'complete disregard for human life' after allegedly killing and dismembering a Pennsylvania woman and throwing her body parts in McKay Bay near downtown Tampa. → Read More

Winter Beach opens this weekend at St. Pete pier

A winter wonderland is coming to the St. Petersburg pier, starting this weekend. → Read More