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Dericka James

Digital News Intern

Dericka James is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2018.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dericka moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is now in her senior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in broadcast production. She is currently a staff writer for Hy-Lo News, an online community news source covering Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Dericka would like to work in radio and is interested in entertainment news.

Pinellas County Department of Health

The Pinellas County Department of Health is helping students start the new school year with a smile thanks to their no cost dental clinic.

WQCS

Leaking septic tanks may be causing prolonged algae blooms like the one currently killing fish and wildlife near Lake Okeechobee.

Flickr

Some Rocky Point residents are fired up about a development plan that could affect one-third of their nine-acre lagoon, just off the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. They plan to ask Tampa City Council members Thursday not to approve the proposal.

Courtesy of HMS Ferries

The Hillsborough County Commission voted Wednesday to bring back the ferry service that connects downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg.

USF Sarasota-Manatee

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is commemorating World Refugee Day this Friday by inviting the public to hear stories from refugees themselves.  

AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD

With interstates jammed with people fleeing the state during Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are questioning the state’s evacuation plan for this year’s hurricane season.

Code for Tampa Bay Brigade

When most people hear the phrase “computer hacking,” they think of someone trying to do harm. But the National Day of Civil Hacking aims to help solve community problems.

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Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that federal funds will be used after all to beef up security for the state's voting systems in time for November's elections.