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Delaney Brown

News Intern

Delaney Brown is a radio news intern for the fall of 2019.

Originally from West Palm Beach, Delaney moved to St. Petersburg to study journalism and history at the USF St. Petersburg campus. During her time at the university, Delaney has worked as a staff reporter and general editor for The Crow’s Nest while competing with the nationally ranked sailing team.

Delaney credits her passion for journalism to all the early mornings spent listening to Morning Edition with her dad, and is now excited to spend the semester learning to find her radio voice at WUSF.

Before and after photos of the kittens. The cats are aprox. two weeks old on the left and five months old on the right.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and BluePoint

A mysterious neurological condition that impacts an animal's ability to control their hind legs has Florida wildlife officials stumped and left panther kittens orphaned.

The panther mother was the second confirmed case of the disorder, but footage from trail cameras suggests more of Florida's panthers may be impacted.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announces new legal initiatives for veterans while surrounded by service members.
Delaney Brown / WUSF Public Media

At a press conference in Tampa Attorney General Ashley Moody announced two new initiatives aimed at providing increased legal resources for Florida’s veterans.

Representative Kathy Castor spoke out about the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, calling his actions "a stunning betrayal of America and America's national security."

Kathy Castor (center) poses with a members of  Florida Covering Kids and Families and the Childrens Board of Hillsborough County.
Delaney Brown / WUSF Public Media

People shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have more options than ever - but one lawmaker is warning that not all plans promise equal coverage.

Tampa Police Department patrol car
Tampa Police Department (Facebook)

Tampa police are stepping up their patrols on three roads that have been deadly for pedestrians.

The Tampa Police Department announced on Friday that they will put more officers on Fowler Avenue, Busch Boulevard, and Hillsborough Avenue.

According to U.S. Department of Education figures, enrollment at some Florida colleges and universities has decreased in the past five years.

But sometimes those numbers don’t show the full story.

Researchers examine a clear microplastic thread under the microscope
Kinsley McEachern

A recent joint study conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Eckerd College found over four billion plankton-sized particles of plastic floating in the waters of Tampa Bay.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a program that matches adult volunteers with children in need of guidance. Now, the federal government is helping the organization provide mentoring services, particularly for young people facing the opioid crisis.

Storm Clouds
Wikimedia Commons

Tropical Storm Nestor is causing changes to a number of weekend events.

State lawmakers walked back from plans to dissolve the city of Port Richey Friday after hundreds of city residents came out - many to support their hometown.

At the Pasco County Legislative Delegation meeting, three state senators and three representatives for the county decided more information was needed, and agreed to table the bill until after a state audit of the city’s finances is complete.

The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 1 of the American League Divisional playoff round Friday.  

With the first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m., many fans were resigned to catching score updates in between meetings. But some gathered just across the street from Tropicana Field at Ferg’s Sports Bar in St. Petersburg to show their support.

“This Veteran has no immediate family all are welcome to attend.”

That line in the obituary of 80-year-old Naples resident Edward Pearson has prompted an outpouring of support and gestures of solidarity from local veterans groups and community members who want to ensure that the elderly veteran receives a proper burial.

Researchers at the University of South Florida found that one month after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, diabetic seniors living in areas that were impacted by the storms were 40 percent more likely to die than elderly diabetics in unaffected areas.

Each year, approximately 133 billion pounds of food wind up in landfills across the United States.  

Students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are tackling that problem with a unique solution: their very own biodigester.

For patients at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, a dose of downward dog and healthy cooking may be just what the doctor ordered.

The clinic is now offering educational programs for Pinellas County residents looking to manage their chronic illness beyond the use of medications.

Saratoga Apartments in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Housing Authority

As more and more Floridians turn away from homeownership in favor of renting, the state is facing a serious shortage of apartments.

A rusted out wastewater pipe
City of Tampa

Tampa City Council members voted Thursday night in favor of the city’s largest infrastructure project yet: a $2.9 billion overhaul of the city’s aging water and sewer systems.