Lauren Rozyla-Wong, WFTS

Lauren Rozyla-Wong


Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Lauren:

St. Petersburg PD arrests 14 protesters they say attacked officers with a water meter cover

St. Petersburg police arrested 14 people demonstrating outside the department's headquarters after officers said they threw rocks, water bottles and a water meter cover at police. → Read More

What to expect when getting tested for COVID-19 in the Tampa Bay area

Your experience may vary based on when and where you are screened for COVID-19. Three different kinds of COVID-19 tests are available depending on the screening location and include a nasal swab test, an oral swab test, and a saliva sample test. → Read More

Students across Florida set to start eLearning curriculum on Monday

Students across the state of Florida are now learning online, with graded work and full eLearning beginning statewide on Monday, March 30. → Read More

Spring break 'park & ride' program takes you to Clearwater Beach for free

Spring is just around the corner, so it's time to break out all your beach day essentials! → Read More

Code enforcement officers could soon be writing parking tickets in Tampa

The City of Tampa is working to address the need for more parking enforcement by training their Code Enforcement Officers to issue citations. → Read More

Hillsborough County could raise mobility fees for new home developers

Hillsborough County leaders could opt to raise mobility fees for new home developers on Wednesday to help pay for essential services needed alongside new-construction communities. → Read More

Report: Florida is one of five states accounting for nearly half of pedestrian deaths across country

Five states, including Florida, accounted for 47 percent of all pedestrian deaths, according to GHSA. In Florida, 368 people died in a pedestrian crash from January to June of 2019, according to the report. → Read More

Tampa mother looking to give her daughter's wedding dress to another bride to honor her memory

A Tampa mother is hoping to make future bride's dream come true by giving her a gift of her daughter's wedding gown. → Read More

Visually-impaired St. Petersburg couple concerned about malfunctioning crosswalk near 55+ community

ABC Action News tested the crosswalk at 8th St. N and 83rd Ave. N in St. Petersburg and found one side to be functioning with flashing lights and voice-activated cues. The other side did not have either function working. → Read More

Tampa city leaders working to make 34th Street safer and more beautiful

The City of Tampa Transportation and Stormwater Services Department is currently constructing the 34th Street Safety Improvements from Columbus Drive to Hillsborough Avenue, in an effort to reduce crashes. But there are other efforts underway to make the area more beautiful. → Read More

New effort underway to keep The Downtowner running in Downtown Tampa, Channelside

The Downtowner is a ride service that is on-demand and point-to-point. Rides are requested through an app, or hailed on the street. The vehicles are also 100% electric and hailed through the app. But the funding for this service could be in danger. → Read More

Fishhawk parents pushing back against Barrington Middle School rezoning plan

Some parents in the Fishhawk community are pushing back against a district rezoning plan. They are asking school board leaders to rezone more kids than currently planned out of the overcrowded Barrington Middle School. → Read More

HART leaders set to get update on investigation into CEO Ben Limmer

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority board leaders are set to get an update on the ongoing investigation into the agency's CEO, Ben Limmer. → Read More

HART leaders to get driver safety update on physical, verbal assaults

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority is set to get an update on verbal and physical assaults drivers have faced in the past year. → Read More

USF researchers to help Hillsborough County search for forgotten gravesites

USF Researchers will now help Hillsborough County search for forgotten burial grounds across the Tampa Bay area. → Read More

Hillsborough Schools looking to build four new schools in Wimauma

Hillsborough County school leaders are looking to buy properties to build four new schools in Wimauma. → Read More

Community advocates push for safety changes on Bayshore Boulevard following jogger's death

Community advocates say they want to make Bayshore Boulevard safer for people who walk, run and bike on Bayshore Boulevard. They are asking city leaders for barriers, reduced lanes and the option of closing the iconic road down on weekends. → Read More

Hillsborough County looking to start sterile needle, syringe exchange program

Hillsborough County is looking to start a needle exchange program to prevent the transmission of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis or other blood-borne diseases among intravenous drug users. → Read More

Large demand for tech, cybersecurity workers in Tampa Bay area

Tech companies in the Tampa Bay area are reporting an urgent need for professionals skilled in cybersecurity, cloud, and business intelligence and reporting and database management → Read More

New Bike FixIt Stations helping cyclists in Downtown Tampa

There are now four stations providing bicycle repair and air in the Downtown Tampa area, creating safer spaces for bicyclists. → Read More