Natalie Weber - Breaking News Reporter — Health

Breaking News Reporter — Health

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in English and minors in journalism and computing. My hometown of Grand Junction, Colo., is situated in a valley known for its peaches and hiking trails. The area also is famous for an annual festival celebrating a chicken that survived for 18 months without a head. When I’m not puzzling over the perfect lede for my story, you can find me experimenting with a new recipe or with my nose in a book.

  1. Dead fish fill the end of a canal along Snell Isle on July 16 in St. Petersburg.
  2. In this screenshot from a video posted on Instagram in January 2018, Anthony Tyrone Link, owner of the ATL Barber Shop in St. Petersburg, talks about a "Unity for the Community" event Link hosted at the shop that month. Link, 37, was found fatally shot in a car on the 1500 block of 26th Street S in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night, police said.
  3. Dahlia Bagheri, 20, right foreground, lead chants during a march from The Pier to North Shore Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday to raise awareness and call for action in response to the Red Tide outbreak.
  4. Lucia Hardin, with Beautify the Beast pet grooming, carries Lucy, an older labradoodle, out of the Element apartment tower after a water leak forced the building's evacuation. The shop offered to shelter residents' pets.
  5. Paula Taylor, 62, sits in her home on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in New Port Richey. Taylor lost her son, Brian Vineyard, 38, to a drug overdose last June. Overdose deaths skyrocketed last year across both Tampa Bay and the nation, as the pandemic isolated many people addicted to drugs.
  6. Visitors slide down the snowy slopes at Snowcat Ridge, Florida's first snow park, near Dade City on Nov. 20, 2020.
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  10. John Pack, 52, fishes from the Dunedin Causeway following Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday.
  11. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite captured this view of Tropical Storm Elsa churning off the coast of west Florida early Wednesday.
  12. Garrett Adams, 23, and Daylon Shepherd, 22, plan to throw a house party from their Tampa home this Fourth of July.
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  14. Layla Zephyrin, age 4, smiles after seeing her face painted by Isha Joseph during the Juneteenth Jam at the Northstar Academies on Saturday in St. Petersburg. Juneteenth was celebrated across Tampa Bay.
  15. Early voters Jenny Hart, center, and James Hart, of Clearwater, wait in line to enter the early voting location at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., during early voting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater.
  16. A photo of missing swimmer Kristoff Murray, 27, given by his family to Spectrum Bay News 9. Murray jumped into the water to save a father and son who were swept away by strong currents off Apollo Beach, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. But they were later found dead, while the search continues for Murray.
  17. Alake, a 20-year-old southern white rhino, gave birth days ago to a female calf at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, according to zoo officials. This is the eighth birth of the species at ZooTampa. The baby rhino has not yet been named.
  18. A 30-year-old Tampa man has died after a car crash on Turkey Creek Road.
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  20. The Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive is located less than two miles from Universal. It's one of four hotel properties developer Ben Mallah plans to sell.
  21. Two people were killed early Thursday morning after the driver of a sport-utility vehicle turned left in front of a motorcyclist on U.S. 19, Florida Highway Patrol troopers report.
  22. Police return the missing limb to Carrie Harris, right.
  23. Clearwater's Mike Lufriu, right, who will celebrate his 55th birthday on June 15, participates in the Pride Run St. Pete 5K race on Saturday morning with his husband and friend during the St. Pete PrideFest celebration at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Lufriu said it's “good to be around everybody."