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Kyanna Riggins

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Kyanna Riggins is a digital news intern at WUSF Public Media for fall 2017.

The Ocala native is a senior at Southeastern University in Lakeland and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Journalism. She is excited to hear and share the stories of Tampa Bay community.  

Kyanna was a digital media Intern at Ocala’s Star Banner newspaper in the summer of 2017.

Her journalistic interests include politics and foreign affairs. She plans to be a foreign correspondent in Tel Aviv. Her interest in the Middle East stems from her curiosity about the history and conflicts of the region.

MOSI

The 40-year-old Museum of Science and Industry is reopening Saturday after three months of renovations - and a significant downsizing.

Museum officials say years of accumulating debts made the downsizing of the museum a necessary step.

Julian Mackenzie, the recently-appointed CEO and President of MOSI,  led the museum through its renovation.

Exquisite Corpse Games

St. Petersburg is hosting an evening of artistic collaboration at the Exquisite Corpse Games.

The bar parlor game has grown into an international collaboration of artistic ideas. The Museum of Fine Arts will host the third annual unveiling Thursday at 6 p.m., which is free to the public.

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Hispanic and African American children who live in poverty are falling behind, according to an annual report on child well being. 

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What place does respect have in today’s society, and why does it seem to be missing? These are some of the questions a series of community conversations in St. Petersburg hopes to answer.

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Residents in Pinellas are getting an early Halloween treat: free flu vaccines.

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Relief is coming to Pasco County’s agricultural community with a Disaster Assistance Session, Thursday, Oct. 12.

Florida House of Representatives

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Rep. Byron Donalds have unveiled their plan to challenge violence and abuse in schools.

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Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal is coming to St. Petersburg to tackle your toughest financial questions.

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When it comes to the top online colleges in Florida, the University of South Florida came in fifth.

OnlineColleges’ annual list of the best online colleges also broke them down by state.

A Republican primary for Florida’s House of Representatives District 58 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10. The candidates are Republicans Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure.

Coffee was poured and conversations flowed during Wednesday's “Coffee with a Cop” event in downtown Tampa. It was a day where people from a community shared a cup with their local law enforcement.

What would you ask a cop over a cup a coffee?  Florida residents will find out Wednesday on National Coffee with a Cop Day. 

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Residents with damaged roofs because of Hurricane Irma have only a few days to get temporary aid to get their roofs fixed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing residents with damaged roofs blue tarps - for free. It's called Operation Blue Roof.

The differing views of St. Petersburg mayoral candidates were on display Tuesday night as Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker gathered with residents for a forum to discuss issues affecting the city.

With restoration continuing this week after Hurricane Irma, Florida Department of Health officials are warning residents about standing water left by the storm as a thriving environment for mosquitoes.

Containers like garden pots, birdbaths, tires and cans, when filled with standing water, can host mosquitoes laying up to 200 eggs.

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Residents across Florida have waited in lines for sandbags to fight the possibility of floods that Hurricane Irma may bring. Now, what to do with them?

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As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, tourism-related businesses are preparing for a potentially catastrophic impact.