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Matt Cohen - Breaking News Reporter

Breaking News Reporter

I'm a Washington D.C. native who became a Hoosier at Indiana University, where I'll be a senior in the fall. I'm covering breaking news in Tampa after having previously interned at The Oregonian. You can probably find me writing and drinking a cold brew in a coffee shop or watching a Washington Nationals game. I love telling stories and (I think) I'm ready for the Florida summer heat.

  1. Girls Inc. of Pinellas is one of 78 organizations within the Girls Inc. group awarded a $10 million award for their work.
  2. Hernando County Sheriff's deputies are looking for George Max Badillo, who is to testify in a homicide trial.
  3. Two people are dead and others are injured, including children, after a crash in St. Petersburg, according to police.
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  6. Because of absences from a COVID-19 resurgence, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is calling in firefighters who don't usually work at fire stations in order to fill its shifts.
  7. The damage after an SUV and a sedan crashed Friday morning on McMullen Booth Road in Palm Harbor.
  8. The National Weather Service office for Tampa Bay shows high temperatures today, as well as chances for rain this afternoon and this evening.
  9. Vincent Donnell Evans Jr., 24, was arrested this week on charges of first degree murder in the June shooting of 41-year-old Benjamin Goff at the Landmark Motel.
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  11. Teens started slowly then warmed up to an energetic bucket-drumming session, a way to get them working together during a week-long LGBTQ+ camp at Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.
  12. A dead, dry fish lies on the shore at Fort De Soto Park on Friday in Tierra Verde.
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  14. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn drives a jet ski while holding the Stanley Cup as teammate Nikita Kucherov gestures to the crowd while celebrating the Lightning’s Stanley Cup victory with a boat parade Monday in Tampa.
  15. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn drives a jet ski while holding the Stanley Cup as teammate Nikita Kucherov gestures to the crowd while celebrating the Lightning’s Stanley Cup victory with a boat parade Monday, July 12, 2021 in Tampa.
  16. St. Petersburg city employees clean up dead fish killed by Red Tide blooms and pushed ashore by Tropical Storm Elsa on Thursday at Bay Vista Park.
  17. Samantha Harvey hit and critically injured a man on a lawnmower while she was fleeing Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies, officials said.
  18. Zachary Pierson, 29, was arrested Thursday on charges of attempted first-degree murder and criminal mischief. Arrest reports say he attacked a man with a metal object at a BP gas station in Seminole.
  19. Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning make their way down the Hillsborough River as they are greeted by fans during their Boat Parade celebrating their 2020 Stanley Cup
  20. Shayla Silva's body was found in a retention pond in Valrico over July 4th weekend.
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  22. A sign on the number nine PSTA bus says "Cover Ur Face B4 U Ride" as it is stopped in the 200 block of 5th Ave N, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in St. Petersburg. A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly refused to wear a mask and punched a bus driver.
  23. The 5 p.m. update on tropical storm Elsa from the National Hurricane Center shows the Tampa Bay region in a tropical storm warning.