Michaela Mulligan - Breaking Reporter

Breaking Reporter

Tampa Bay has been my home since around the time I took my first steps as a toddler. I took a short break away to pursue my passion for storytelling at the University of Florida. But now I’m back and excited to be telling the stories that make my home unique. When I’m not hunched in front of a computer or waiting in line for coffee, you can find me outside enjoying Florida’s beaches. Or when it’s just too hot, snuggled up inside with my two cats, Willow and Gabby, watching the latest home renovation show.

  1. The National Hurricane Center has upgraded a system developing in the Gulf to Tropical Storm Nicholas. The storm is expected to pass over northeastern Mexico and southern Texas late Monday.
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  4. Investigators with the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Task Force work near the scene of the deputy-involved shooting at 2175 Indigo Dr. on Tuesday, Sept. 7 2021, in the Greenbriar neighborhood of Clearwater.
  5. Sunday, Sept. 5 The 10th Annual Ford International Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City built what it claims is the world’s longest Cuban sandwich, coming in at a whopping 240 feet long. The sandwich will feed around 500 people in the area experiencing homelessness.
  6. The Pinellas Park Police Department has opened a death investigation after a body was found behind a CVS on Sunday.
  7. The Florida Aquarium.
  8. An online accounting company with an office in St. Petersburg was the victim when a fired employee deleted more than 17,000 records in June 2019, a federal jury in New York has found.
  9. A 2019 photo of the Florida Department of Corrections' Wakulla Correctional Institution in Crawfordville, in Wakulla County.
  10. More than 100 people gather Sunday at Masjid Al-Qassam mosque to enjoy food, crafts, performances and more during a celebration to benefit refugees resettling into the area. Radiant Hands helps the families settle in for up to a year.
  11. Freddy Hernandez llegó de Cuba a mediado de los noventa. La mayor parte de su vida trabajo arreglando maquinaria. Su hijastro y hermana hablan de la vida de este trabajador.
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  13. Freddy Hernandez, 52, was born in Cuba. He came to America in the mid-1990s and worked on engines. He was shot to death at a Hillsborough intersection on June 10.
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  15. Toni, left, and her husband Craig Gross of Oldsmar look at the Fallen Warrior Card; of their son, Cpl. Frank R. Gross, presented to them by CENTCOM Command Sgt. Major Christopher Greca, one of the speakers at the 2015 dedication of the Battlefield Cross Memorial. Army Cpl. Gross was 25 when he was killed in Afghanistan on July 16, 2011.
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  17. Fred's path has shifted west and away from Tampa Bay over the last few days.
  18. Evening Independent Editor Bob Stiff and News Editor Bill Smith look over a copy of the newspaper in October 1971.
  19. This is an image shows potential rainfall to hit Florida as Fred passes by Tampa Bay as of late Sunday afternoon.
  20. Prekindergarten student Mattheo Sanchez, 3, attempts to escape the grasp of his father, Armando Sanchez, at Skycrest Elementary during first day of school Wednesday in Clearwater.
  21. Jeremiah Marbrey, 12, (right) arrives along with other students at Bay Point Middle School for the first day of school for Pinellas County students, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  22. Five people were injured, including a child that was seriously injured and transported as a trauma alert after a pickup truck drove through the Waffle House restaurant on Sunday in Tampa.
  23. Medical workers administer rapid COVID-19 tests Feb. 17, 2021, in Immokalee.