Christine McLarty, WFLA NEWS

Christine McLarty


Tampa, FL, United States

Contact Christine

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • WSAV News 3
  • KRON 4 News
  • CBS 17
  • WBTW News 13
  • abc27 WHTM

Past articles by Christine:

Florida’s special session over vaccine mandates enters 2nd day

Lawmakers are quickly moving through the special session in Tallahassee. They already advanced several bills to push back against President Biden's vaccine mandates, which could directly impact many in the Tampa Bay Area. → Read More

Pinellas clinics begin vaccinating kids 5 and up

The Florida Department of Health on Friday will start vaccinating children ages 5 and older at its clinics in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park and Tarpon Springs. → Read More

4 children, 2 adults serious injured in Bradenton apartment fire

The early morning fire sent 6 people to the hospital in serious condition, 4 children and 2 adults. → Read More

How will St. Pete’s growth change its roadways? 4 major projects being considered

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — Explosive growth in and around downtown St. Petersburg has prompted city officials to consider major changes to its roadways. “Its been tremendous growth over the last 20 years, but over the last, maybe, five years it’s just accelerated like crazy,” said Whit Blanton, the executive director of the county’s planning agency, Forward […] → Read More

Travel troubles: American Airlines cancellations strand thousands

For the second time in a matter of weeks, a major airline is scrambling to get back on track after canceling hundreds of flights. → Read More

’19 Kids and Counting’ father running for Arkansas Senate

TLC pulled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 over revelations that Duggar's son, Josh, had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. His parents said he confessed to the fondling and apologized. Josh Duggar has also apologized for his pornography addiction and for cheating on his wife. → Read More

Hillsborough School district hosts job fair amid staffing shortage

The Hillsborough County School District is facing a staffing shortage. School leaders said it's an issue that directly impacts students and families. Wednesday, the district is hosting a school job fair in hopes of filling some of those empty spots. → Read More

Air conditioner shortage? Supply chain issues impacting Tampa Bay’s AC repair industry

8 On Your Side is focusing on yet another victim of the global supply chain issues, AC repair supply shortages. One bay area business says the issue is a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, impacting both business and customers. → Read More

‘Boo to the flu’: No-cost flu shots available in Pinellas County

It’s that time of year again to get your flu shot. Say ‘boo’ to the flu with a vaccine that’s free to you! Health officials recommend you and your family get the flu shot before Halloween. → Read More

Tampa Pig Jig draws thousands for BBQ, live music fundraiser

Thousands gathered in Tampa on Saturday for a food festival with live music and games, all for a good cause. → Read More

FDA expected to make announcement on mixing & matching booster shots

Tuesday Hillsborough County is hosting a booster shot clinic to make the shot more available. This comes the same week as the new protocol is set to be released on a national level. → Read More

‘I’m ready to cry’: Travelers stuck in Tampa as Southwest cancels thousands of flights

Monday is shaping up to be another frustrating day for Southwest Airlines travelers at Tampa International Airport and around the county after the airline canceled nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend. → Read More

Oktoberfest comes to a close in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Sunday is the final day of an event centered around German food, beer, and music. Tampa’s 11th annual Oktoberfest is coming to a close and if you didn’t make it for the first two days of the three-day event, what can you expect? Oktoberfest Tampa Co-founder, Nicol Winkler, said every year, […] → Read More

Woman hurt in I-4 biker shootout dies; suspected shooter charged with murder

Saturday morning is the first appearance for a man accused of shooting someone else from his motorcycle. A shootout on I-4 in Polk County left one person dead and traffic shut down for hours. → Read More

Board of Education to consider punishment for Florida schools with mask mandates

The State Board of Education will meet on Thursday to discuss possible punishments for school districts with COVID-19 mask mandates that violate state rules. → Read More

Pfizer booster shot site opens in Tampa; offers testing, first doses

Hillsborough County has opened a new site to get people tested and vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Hundreds in Tampa Bay rally for reproductive rights, some disagree

Saturday more than 500 marches took place across the U.S. and more than 50 across the state of Florida, many pro-choice supporters rallying for reproductive rights. Bay area organizers planning these marches are in protest of the Texas and Mississippi abortion bans and similar proposed legislation in Florida. → Read More

Controversy about revitalizing the St. Pete Science Center, final vote Thursday

The former Science Center of St. Pete is causing controversy. Some say revitalizing the center would be great for the community, others say it could be a burden. The final vote is Thursday. → Read More

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

The disappearance of Gabby Petito, a white 22-year-old woman who went missing in Wyoming last month during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend, has drawn a frenzy of coverage on traditional and social media, bringing new attention to a phenomenon known as “missing white woman syndrome.” → Read More

Gabby Petito funeral Sunday; search for Brian Laundrie continues

Mourners of Gabby Petito are gearing up to honor her life Sunday as family and loved ones mourn for her local and federal investigators continue to search for her fiance, Brian Laundrie. → Read More