Tenancy rights advocates urge more help from local leaders

TAMPA, Fla. – As rents in Tampa Bay continue to rise, local governments are looking at how they can do more to help people struggling to keep up with the price of paradise. At the same time, proponents of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties said that while they welcome the changes, there is still more work … Read more

Brian Laundrie’s suicide note says he ended Gabby Petito’s life

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Brian Laundrie’s family’s lawyer released the contents of a suicide note on Friday. In the letter, Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito’s death. Petito was reported missing on September 11 and her body was found on September 19 in Bridger-Teton, Wyoming. was found on October 20, 2021. In the letter, Brian … Read more

Sea turtle with GPS tracker released at Coquina Beach

COQUINA BEACH, Fla. – A new way of tracking sea turtles helps scientists learn how to better protect the animal. Hundreds of turtle enthusiasts took to Coquina Beach early Monday morning to see the release of the 250-pound loggerhead sea turtle named “Esther.” WFTS After she laid her eggs on the beach of Anna Maria … Read more

Lakeland McDonald’s Issue Opens Mental Health Discussion

LAKELAND, FL. — A Lakeland woman’s defense team speaks out on charges against her after an incident at a McDonald’s. Tianis Jones is visibly still in awe of the attention she’s getting after an outburst she had at a Lakeland McDonald’s last week went viral. “They should have gone into more detail about the story … Read more

Managing your mental health through crises

TAMPA, Fla. – The past few years have been difficult for so many people to say the least. From the pandemic to recent tragedies, life can be overwhelming. That’s why mental health counselors and Steven Levy recommend making your mental health a priority. “I’ve been in and out of therapy for over 20 years,” Levy … Read more