Julie Salomone, WFTS

Julie Salomone


Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

New Port Richey chocolate shop owner says 'hot chocolate bombs' saved her business

A Pasco County chocolate shop owner said hot chocolate bombs saved her business. → Read More

Florida breaks record for highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

Florida broke its record, again, for the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs limits attendance to 800 parishioners

The annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs will be limited to parishioners only. → Read More

Clearwater server receives $2,021 tip, shares with co-workers and family

A Clearwater waitress received a generous tip after waiting on a couple at a cafe. → Read More

Frontline healthcare workers at Moffitt Cancer Center receive COVID-19 vaccine

Frontline healthcare workers at Moffitt Cancer Center received the COVID-19 vaccine with hundreds more to come. → Read More

Father, son remain hospitalized in coma after home explosion in Manatee County

A father and son suffered serious burns after an explosion happened at their Manatee County home on Thursday. → Read More

Tampa officer warns of phone scam demanding money in exchange for relative's safety

"My grandfather was actually contacted by a scammer and it involved me. He said scammers told him, 'we have your grandson. He's in jail in Georgia. He hit a pregnant woman. We need you to send $5,000 in order for him to be released,'" said Corporal Jaron Howell. → Read More

Small business owners hope customers shop local this holiday season

Many small business owners plan to have extended hours this weekend as customers start their holiday shopping. → Read More

Polk County mom expands business from online to Lakeland store

A Polk County mom expanded her business from online to a Lakeland store during the pandemic. → Read More

VIDEO: Clearwater man defrosts Thanksgiving turkey in swimming pool

A Clearwater man threw his Thanksgiving turkey in his swimming pool to defrost it. → Read More

Family-owned Bradenton nursery continues annual poinsettia open house despite pandemic

The open house allows the public to purchase poinsettias. The wholesale nursery only sells to the public once a year. → Read More

Tampa native remains on life support after contracting COVID-19 in October

"I knew what could be in store for him and I was hoping he'd be one of those people who would just have some severe symptoms, be on oxygen and get out of the hospital in a week or two, but that has not been the case," said Brian Wilson, Jim's brother. → Read More

Longtime Hillsborough County teacher dies after contracting COVID-19

A longtime Hillsborough County teacher has died after contracting COVID-19. → Read More

Florida woman urges everyone to take precautions after she gave her 99-year-old mother COVID-19

"I hate to say this, but you could kill them. I was witness to that. I could have. My mom is a miracle of miracles. She's a statistic anomaly. She shouldn't have made it and she did." → Read More

Tampa Bay nonprofit puts a spin on a Halloween tradition to raise money

A local nonprofit put a spin on a Halloween tradition to raise money to help children in Hillsborough County. → Read More

Clearwater Marine Aquarium sends gift boxes to patients with medical conditions

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is sending gift boxes to children with medical conditions. → Read More

Tampa man in talks with national grocery store chains after inventing a cart sanitizer

A Tampa man is speaking to national supermarket chains after inventing a device to sanitize shopping carts. → Read More

Homeowner calls Tampa police after raccoon broke into her home

A homeowner called the Tampa Police Department after a raccoon broke into her home. → Read More

Multiple cats killed after someone shot them with BB gun in Tampa neighborhood

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay said multiple cats have died after someone shot them with a BB gun. → Read More

'Back the Blue' mural painted outside Tampa police headquarters, city says mural was not approved

A new mural in downtown Tampa is drawing support and criticism → Read More