Julie Salomone, WFTS

Julie Salomone


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Julie:

Store shelves cleared of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes after confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tampa Bay

Some store shelves are empty after the Tampa Bay area has two confirmed cases of the coronavirus. → Read More

Hillsborough County needs more foster parents willing to care for teenagers

Hillsborough County has roughly 3,000 children in the foster care system. The county needs more foster parents to care for teenagers and children with multiple siblings. → Read More

Hundreds renew their vows on Siesta Key on Valentine's Day

Each year nearly 400 couples renew their commitment to each other on Siesta Key. Sarasota County hosted its popular "Say I Do Again" event on Friday. → Read More

Video shows kayaker being rescued after he was missing for 12 days in Everglades

The Collier County Sheriff's Office released video showing its aviation unit locating a missing kayaker in the Florida Everglades on Monday. → Read More

Hernando firefighters help family on way to hospital after car runs out of gas

Hernando County firefighters helped a family on their way to the hospital after their car ran out of gas. Paramedics arrived to transport the sick family member. The other 3 family members had no gas, no money and a tire losing air. → Read More

NASCAR driver Angela Ruch adopts 2 children, one from Tampa Bay

A leading lady in NASCAR stopped in Tampa on Friday night to promote her new docuseries set to air in February. → Read More

TPD welcomes home lieutenant serving country overseas in Iraq

TPD welcomed home one of its own Friday. Travis Maus returned to Tampa after a year-long deployment in Iraq. → Read More

Annual 5k open water swim raising money for fallen Navy SEALs

The annual Tampa Bay Frogman Swim will be held on Sunday. It starts at Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg. It is a 5k open water swim that benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation. → Read More

Florida woman who survived hippo attack trains for Run Disney

Kristen Yaldor was attacked by a hippo while on a canoe with her husband on the Zambezi River on December 1, 2018. She had surgery again last month. She will participate in Run Disney on Thursday. It will be her first race since the attack. → Read More

New Year's Eve DUI crash takes life of 61-year-old man in North Port

North Port police arrested a driver suspected of driving under the influence. The crash killed a passenger in an Uber. Two more people were transported to the hospital. → Read More

Teen turned away from homecoming dance in Tampa for wearing a jumpsuit

A 17-year-old was denied entry to her homecoming dance last week. She decided to wear a jumpsuit instead of a dress. → Read More

OneBlood, a St. Pete blood center, in critical need of O positive blood donors

There is a critical need for O positive blood donors. OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging people with O positive blood to donate as soon as possible. Almost 40 percent of the population has O positive blood, making it the most common blood type. → Read More

'I have a couple guardian angels' | Man recovering after patio furniture slices neck

A Bradenton man went to the emergency room after a freak accident involving a lounge chair. Doctors said it missed the main artery in his neck by about two centimeters. → Read More

Tampa International Airport tests biometric face scanners

Tampa International Airport plans to spend $1 million on biometric face scanners. The new technology will be used on passengers boarding outbound international flights. → Read More

Parkland shooting victim's father sworn in as honorary guardian

The father of a Parkland shooting victim completed weeks of training and was sworn in by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. → Read More

Family of dogs dumped, St. Pete officers help neighbors rescue them

St. Petersburg Police helped neighbors rescue three dogs that were dumped behind a shopping plaza on Wednesday. → Read More

E-scooter rider dies after colliding with tanker truck in Tampa

A man who collided with a tanker truck while riding a rental e-scooter has died at the hospital Wednesday, according to Tampa police. → Read More

Marine biologist at the Florida Aquarium gives tips to avoid shark attacks

A marine biologist with the Florida Aquarium said shark attacks are rare, but he has suggestions for swimmers to try and prevent an attack. → Read More

Marine biologist at the Florida Aquarium give tips to avoid shark attacks

Three sharks killed 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey while she snorkeled in the Bahamas. Her parents tried to warn her, but it was too late. Experts at The Florida Aquarium offer suggestions to swimmers to try and prevent an attack. → Read More

Dog dies in Tampa after crate reaches 131 degrees

Hillsborough County Animal Control officers found a deceased dog inside a crate on E. 8th Avenue in Tampa. → Read More