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Nada Blassy

Digital News Intern

Nada Blassy is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2018.

Having grown up in the Tampa area, Nada is passionate about telling community stories. She is now in her senior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in broadcast news. She is a multimedia journalist for Florida Focus, a USF news brief show, and a content creator for the USF Digital Network.

Nada is also fluent in Arabic, is a member of the Global Citizens Project at USF and is an Honors College student.

Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory

An increase in whale shark sightings off the coast of Sarasota is helping Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium scientists learn more about them.

Tampa Police Department/Twitter

The Tampa Police Department will host its third Active Shooter Awareness seminar Thursday night.

The sessions are modeled after the Department of Homeland Security’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” initiative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Advances in DNA technology are guiding police departments in Tampa Bay to identify suspects from small and dated samples. That’s helping law enforcement close cases that have been on the books for decades.

Wikimedia Commons

Allegiant Air canceled more than a dozen flights into and out of the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport today through June 21. They say it is due to a delay in putting their new aircraft into service.

Tampa Theatre and the Tampa Downtown Partnership are hosting a block party before the premiere of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary on famed children's television show host Mr. Rogers.

Shriners Hospital/Twitter

Shriners Hospitals for Children flew six children who suffered severe burns after a volcano erupted near the capital of Guatemala to Texas.

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 Facebook

Supporters of an amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida launched their campaign Monday at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, with several grassroots speakers and Republican Senator Dana Young.

Tampa Theatre

With the Tampa Theatre’s $6 million restoration now complete, members of The Florida Orchestra will perform live Saturday during the 1926 silent film The General.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With standing storm water in several counties and the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses rising, Floridians have to worry about more than just putting on bug spray.

Sarasota County Emergency Management

Just in time for hurricane season, Sarasota County is introducing a plan to help transport people who can’t drive to evacuation centers.