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Recent articles by Emily:

Wordle is sweeping the internet, but what is it?

You may have noticed people on your social media sharing images of a grid made up of green, yellow and gray blocks. If you're confused, you're not alone. → Read More

Bucs gameday forecast: 80% rain chance, strong and gusty winds

As the Bucs start their run for a repeat Super Bowl championship on Sunday, we're keeping an eye on the weather. → Read More

Disney World offers Florida residents magical 2-day ticket deal

A new two-day ticket deal is being offered for Florida residents as Disney World continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary. → Read More

Hardee County 911 service down for landlines and cellphones 'until further notice'

HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Hardee County Sheriff's Office said on Friday morning that 911 services are down for both landlines and cellphones until further notice. If you need help, call the department's main dispatch line at 863-773-4144. The sheriff's office did not say what is causing the outage. Story developing, refresh for updates. Stay with ABC Action News for the latest. → Read More

Hillsborough County, City of Tampa requiring face masks in buildings amid COVID-19 surge

Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa are now requiring people to wear masks inside facilities. This is due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the area. → Read More

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon will reopen in January with new frozen desserts

As Disney continues its 50th-anniversary celebrations, preparations are underway to open the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park on January 2. → Read More

Interim police chief hosts forum to address Tampa gun violence

The interim police chief in Tampa is hosting a forum on Tuesday evening to address gun violence in the community. → Read More

NORAD Santa tracker ready for its 66th year — but do you know the history behind it?

For the 66th year, NORAD is here to help us track Santa as he travels the world to deliver Christmas gifts. → Read More

Tornado watch issued for parts of the Tampa Bay area until 10 a.m.

A Tornado Watch is in place Tuesday morning for parts of the Tampa Bay area until 10 a.m. → Read More

1 person killed in stairwell collapse in Clearwater parking garage

Authorities in Clearwater are on the scene of a stairwell collapse in a parking garage and, according to St. Pete Fire Rescue, at least one person was killed in the incident. → Read More

St. Pete Mayor Elect Ken Welch adopts new rescue puppy

As St. Pete Mayor Elect Ken Welch prepares for inauguration in January, he's adding a new set of paws to join him in City Hall. → Read More

3 injured in Tampa shooting, investigation underway

Tampa Police are investigating a shooting that left three people injured, with one victim in critical condition, on Wednesday morning. → Read More

2 Plant High School students killed after crash on Bay to Bay

Two high school students are dead after a crash on Bay to Bay Boulevard in Tampa on Friday. → Read More

Person, horse killed in Mulberry crash

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash in Mulberry that involved a vehicle versus a horse. → Read More

Employee killed in accident at Cemex quarry in Brooksville

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said an employee at the Cemex Brooksville Aggregates Quarry was killed during an accident Friday morning. → Read More

Sebring man charged for shooting, killing black bear and cub

A Sebring man is facing charges after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials say he shot and killed a female black bear and a cub in October. → Read More

Sarasota man charged over 1990 sexual battery, child porn

A 56-year-old man in Sarasota is in jail after his arrest for child pornography and capital sexual battery. → Read More

13-year-old critical after shooting; Tampa Police seek tips

Tampa police are asking for tips after a shooting on Wednesday night left a 13-year-old boy in critical condition. → Read More

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, family attorney says

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, the Laundrie family attorney said in a statement on Tuesday. → Read More

Federal judge throws out Florida, Seminole Tribe gaming compact

On Monday, a federal judge threw out the game compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe on the grounds that it violates the Indian Gaming Regulation Act (IGRA) by allowing people to bet when they're not physically on Indian Lands. → Read More