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Past articles by Ryan:

Hillsborough County to begin COVID-19 vaccine distribution to residents 65+

Health officials say starting Monday, Jan. 4, residents will be able to reserve an appointment via phone or email for a vaccination. The distribution of vaccines will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6. → Read More

More than 400 families pick up food boxes during South Tampa food drive

For three hours Tuesday, people trickled in to a church parking lot in need of a necessity. → Read More

Hundreds of nurses, doctors get COVID-19 vaccine at AdventHealth Tampa

The first round of nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff from AdventHealth Tampa received the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, providing them with protection and a sense of relief. → Read More

Family of 3 remains hospitalized after Bradenton home explosion

A University of South Florida student and his father remain in a coma following a house explosion on Thursday. → Read More

Tampa professor thinks Florida could hit 2 million coronavirus cases by new year

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – From Raymond James Stadium to Tampa International Airport, people are getting COVID-19 tests after the busy holiday weekend. 8 On Your Side caught up with Lindsie Herring, headed to Dallas Monday. “I’m not too worried about it. I feel like I’ve been pretty safe,” she said. “The people I’ve been around […] → Read More

Where to shop local in Tampa Bay on Small Business Saturday

Every year, Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday. → Read More

Fears of panic buying set in as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide

The crisis has gone on for months, and now, as cases surge, concern is growing as well and retailers are getting ready. → Read More

‘Absolutely horrific’: Police believe murder of Lakeland commissioner, husband was random act

Police have made an arrest in the killings of former Lakeland city commissioner Edie Yates Henderson and her husband David Henderson. → Read More

Tampa man among 40,000 Pfizer vaccine trial participants

He said he is taking the vaccine trial in stride. → Read More

Pasco family finds grandmother’s wedding ring following devastating fire

Once the flames were put out, Galvin and other family members set their sights on the rubble, setting up a system to go through the ashes. → Read More

LIVE NOW: Dr. Jill Biden delivers Election Day remarks to voters in Tampa Bay

In a last minute push to get votes on Election Day, Dr. Jill Biden is stumping for her husband, Joe Biden, in St. Petersburg and Tampa. → Read More

Prosecutors brush up on voting laws as Election Day approaches

Voting has been underway for weeks. As we hit the home stretch, prosecutors inside the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office are preparing for any potential problems. → Read More

After Trump tweet, 8 On Your Side gets answers about changing your vote

According to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, only seven states allow people to switch their votes, including Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. → Read More

Ruskin woman says HOA threatened to fine her $150 a day over ‘Keep America Great’ flag

Belmont is a sprawling community of new homes in South Hillsborough County. If you zero in on one home on Ivory Drive, you’ll see an American flag flying above another flag with three words. → Read More

Wait times vary at early voting locations in Pasco County

The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office posts updated wait times at the 14 early voting locations on its website. → Read More

Donald Trump, Jr., speaks to raucous crowd in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – President Donald Trump’s eldest son took to the stage in Pinellas Park in a t-shirt and jeans, appealing to the crowd of everyday people and telling them he has lived out of a roller bag over the past 11 days due to the rigors of campaigning. “We need you to […] → Read More

Hillsborough State Attorney puts forth action steps for racial equality

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren with the help of other local leaders put forth five action steps to combat racial injustice in the criminal justice system. → Read More

Rental prices in Tampa skyrocketing, report shows

The draws including warm weather, attractions, and new neighborhoods coming to life are causing rental units to get gobbled up and prices to go up. → Read More

FBI has warning to voters ahead of 2020 presidential election

For some Americans, the hot topic this election year is not the candidates nor any political issue. Instead, they are focused on election safety and security. → Read More

Self-driving shuttle hits Tampa streets for passenger service

A self-driving shuttle hit the streets of Tampa for passenger service Monday, giving commuters a state-of-the-art mode of transportation. → Read More