Rose Wong - NOW Desk Reporter

NOW Desk Reporter

I’m a NOW desk intern covering breaking news. I serve as senior editor for the Duke University Chronicle, where I have written about Duke Student Health’s pattern of misdiagnoses, the struggles of students without home internet during COVID-19 and my favorite K-drama, “Crash Landing on You.” I’m not quite sure where I’m from: I was born in Vancouver, Canada, where I lived until moving to Hong Kong and later to the suburbs of Detroit. When I’m not fixing my nut graf, I’m baking some peanut butter recipe, hanging out with my dog, Molandra, or debating people on whether broccoli cheddar soup is, in fact, a chowder or a sauce.

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  2. Daniel Neja faces a burglary charge after police say he somehow got into Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg and lived in a luxury suite for two weeks.
  3. Jose Estevez, 38, walks his 11-mile delivery route through the St. Pete Heights neighborhood on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Despite hundreds of stops, Estevez said, “It’s like I know everyone on this route.”
  4. Sean Michael MuMullen, 30, faces a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
  5. The bus ride to and from school will be the most difficult time of day for students to keep social distance, officials acknowledge. Some new rules will apply this year, including mask-wearing for all.
  6. Someone placed flowers at the St. Petersburg home where Charles Nelson and his wife Janet suffered fatal injuries during a fire Friday. Police say Charles Nelson set the fire.
  7. St. Petersburg police were looking Angela and Alexis Jolley. Mother and daughter, who were last seen at 11:30 PM, on July 22. The women drove out of Florida the next day, and the mother collapsed and died on Wednesday in Nebraska.
  8. Angela, 46, and Alexis, 19, Jolley were seen on camera 6:52 a.m. Thursday, withdrawing and transferring funds at a bank drive-through.
  9. Angela, 46, and Alexis, 19, Jolley were seen on camera 6:52 a.m. Thursday, withdrawing and transferring funds at a bank drive-through.
  10. A commercial fisherman was rescued Thursday by the Coast Guard after his vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico 18 miles west of St. Petersburg.
  11. The downtown headquarters of St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Department on July 16.
  12. An armed woman was wounded Wednesday after exchanging gunfire with Largo officers, the agency said. Police personnel investigate the shooting scene near Roosevelt Boulevard and 49th Street N.
  13. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri helped create a new method of investigating use of force incidents by law enforcement officers in the county.
  14. Exterior of Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center: 1000 24th St N, St. Petersburg. Apollo is having a coronavirus outbreak in the facility, and family members have come forward to tell about their loved ones' horrid experiences in the facility which include not showering residents for nine days to leaving fecal matter smeared on the floor.   Family members have also said uncleaned residents are subjected to gross mistreatment and are vulnerable to disease transmission.
  15. A TNT fireworks sits in the parking lot of a Sam's Club on July 3 in St. Petersburg.
  16. Glen Jones, 54, a part-time cook at Punky's poses, Monday, June 29, 2020 outside of the business in St. Petersburg. Jones says he is immune compromised and got a part-time job because he has not received his stimulus check yet.
  17. An unidentified man rides a bicycle past a sign declaring that COVID-19 testing at Tropicana field is closed for the day Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Shortly after opening for the second day of testing in a parking lot of Tropicana Field vehicles were turned away.
  18. Ten employees and 41 residents of the Center for Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center have tested positive for the coronavirus in St. Petersburg.
  19. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man accused of setting the King of Carz dealership at 7010 E Fowler Ave. on fire on Wednesday.
  20. Left to Right: Volunteers Robin Clemmons, Samantha Scribano, Charlotte Smith, and Timothy McBride, all of St. Petersburg, construct raised edible gardens outside of the new Daystar Life Center, 1055 28th St. S, St. Petersburg.  SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  21. Thomas McMichael, 58, was arrested Wednesday for sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor.
  22. This file photo from March 18 shows shelves at Daystar Life Center in St. Petersburg. A staff member has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the facility to close.
  23. Dr. Robert Casañas with his daughter, Cassandra.