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Carl Lisciandrello is digital news editor of WUSF Public Media.

Carl has worked in the Tampa Bay media for nearly 40 years, starting as a clerk and part-time reporter in the Clearwater Sun sports department. He spent nearly 30 years in various positions at The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com, eventually becoming digital editor before joining the Tampa Bay Times as digital news editor in 2016.

Carl is a New Jersey native who likely can be found near a beach, at church, anywhere near downtown Safety Harbor, or enjoying a cigar with his buddies. He is a University of Florida graduate.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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WUSF has given you a voice.

As widespread protests have taken place across Tampa Bay following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, we posted a form asking whether you've taken part in any protests or spoken out some way. We asked, 'What message do you want to send?'

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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Angela Herrera and Akristionna King are young activists who have organized the protests in Orlando over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Through their efforts, they are trying to send a message to those gathering to protest Floyd’s death.

Let your voices be heard, but do so peacefully.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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CARL LISCIANDRELLO/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Tropical Storm Cristobal may be well offshore and on a forecast track toward Louisiana, but its effects will be felt across Tampa Bay for at least the next few days.

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CITY OF TAMPA/FACEBOOK

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan defended his agency’s actions during this week’s protests against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Coastal flooding and rip currents will be the main concerns for the Tampa Bay area this weekend as Tropical Storm Cristobal makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico.

NOAA

There is a higher probability that 2020 will see an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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The death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25 has caused widespread unrest across the country, including Tampa Bay.

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The Pinellas County Commission is asking county and local law enforcement agencies to review their policies in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers in Minneapolis last week.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

tropical storm cristobal forecast track
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Tropical Storm Cristobal strengthened overnight and made landfall in Mexico before turning to the north and emerging in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Police made more than 60 arrests and an officer was injured after protests in downtown Tampa turned violent Tuesday night.

The Tampa protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police took place at the same time as a protest in downtown St. Petersburg that was relatively calm until late in the night, and largely peaceful protests in Riverview and Plant City.

National Hurricane Center

The Gulf Coast is on alert as a system that strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal on Tuesday morning meanders through the southwest Gulf of Mexico on a path toward Mexico.

Police during George Floyd protest
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Tampa is no longer under a curfew.

City officials have announced the curfew will be canceled as of Tuesday night.

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ST. PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

Four people were arrested during protests Monday night in downtown St. Petersburg.

Tom Lee in the Legislature
News Service Of Florida

State Sen. Tom Lee announced he is stepping down from the Florida Senate.

Lee, R-Brandon, wrote in a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that his resignation will be effective Nov. 3.

He did not give a reason for his resignation.

Tracking map of system in Atlantic
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system that has the potential to become the third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Coronavirus sign at Clearwater Beach
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Visitors to Pinellas County beaches are no longer required to practice social distancing.

Public pools and playgrounds will also be allowed to operate at full capacity.

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Counties across of Tampa Bay can now operate short-term vacation rentals.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has approved plans by Pasco and Polk counties to accept reservations and check-ins, effective immediately.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Tropical Storm Bertha satellite
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of South Carolina after the second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed on Wednesday.

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