Andrea Lyon, WFTS

Andrea Lyon


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Andrea:

ADA 'strongly disagrees' with recommendation to delay routine dentist visits during COVID-19

Shortly after the World Health Organization came out with the advice not to go to the dentist until COVID-19 is under control, the American Dental Association fired back, saying it respectfully disagrees with the recommendation. → Read More

ELC teaching children to cope with emotions during the pandemic with 'Calming Kits"

If COVID-19 is stressing you out, imagine what it’s doing to children. → Read More

Lakeland's mask enforcement showing promise, commissioners extend the resolution

LAKELAND, Fla. — The City of Lakeland has voted to extend its mask mandate. Commissioner voted 5-2 to keep the resolution in place until September. The main motivator being numbers showing the positivity rate declining. According to the Florida Department of Health, cases are down from just a month ago inside city limits. Lakeland recording just 57 cases August 3 versus 77 cases July 2. To date,… → Read More

How to plan for storms or hurricanes during COVID-19 pandemic

Planning for a storm or hurricane is stressful enough. So what are we supposed to do during a pandemic? → Read More

Polk County 11-year-old recovering after shark bite

An 11-year-old boy is recovering after getting bit by a shark Thursday. → Read More

Winter Haven Hospital fuel tank spills into Lake Martha

Polk County health officials are warning residents about petroleum contamination in Lake Martha. → Read More

Polk County emergency management doubling hurricane shelters due to pandemic

Due to the global pandemic and the Center for Disease Control guidelines, shelters should be an "ultimate" last resort, according to Polk County commissioner Bill Braswell. → Read More

Polk County ICU beds filling up fast with less than 6 percent of beds available

Polk County’s intensive care units are filling up. On Monday afternoon, the Emergency Healthcare Administration reported the county’s available beds fell to just 5.66%. → Read More

Florida farmers selling veggies boxes to avoid waste

From fresh fields to your table, Pennrose Farms is helping local farmers sell their produce. With many restaurants being out of business, Pennrose Farms tells ABC Action News many farmers are unable to sell their fresh fruit and vegetables quickly enough, if at all. → Read More

Ybor City landlord forgoes April rent to tenants due to coronavirus pandemic

An Ybor City landlord is showing compassion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

City of Lakeland tackles illegal dumping with new, harsher punishment

The City of Lakeland has been hauling away loads of illegal trash and taxpayers are footing the bill. → Read More

Polk Co. teen undergoes multiple surgeries after being hit in crosswalk

A Lakeland teen has undergone his sixth surgery in a week. → Read More

Hand sanitizer, masks and cleaning supplies clearing shelves across Tampa Bay stores due to coronavirus

Worry seems to be spreading faster than than COVID-19 itself as store shelves across the Tampa Bay area are clearing out. → Read More

Investigators need help locating missing Plant City woman

Cieha Taylor was last seen dropping her boyfriend off at his home in Plant City. Her vehicle was found about a mile away and left running along the railroad tracks with her phone inside. → Read More

Crystal River couple released from cruise ship, enduring second quarantine in Texas

A Crystal River couple is finally back on American soil. → Read More

Florida State Fair: Fried food, fast rides and a marriage proposal

While we say goodbye to the fried food, sky-high rides and unbelievable fun that comes along with the Florida State Fair, one local couple is saying hello to their future together. → Read More

16 Polk County couples tie the knot on Valentine's Day in group wedding

For 16 Polk County couples, their love is now signed into law. → Read More

'Every day is Valentine's Day': Florida couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Oh yes, Valentine's Day. When love, relationships and crushing on someone seems to be the be-all and end-all. → Read More

Lakeland spring training stadium holds record for longest-running relationship with MLB team

Spring training 2020 is now underway. → Read More

Bill aims to consolidate Florida Poly, New College of Florida with larger universities

Two independent colleges could soon consolidate under two of Florida’s largest schools. → Read More