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Devin Rodriguez

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Devin Rodriguez returns to WUSF as a digital producer for WUSF News and Health News Florida.

After a long-term love affair with podcasts and audio journalism, Devin became the Stephen Noble News Intern at WUSF in summer 2016. After his internship, he returned to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg to become the Editor-in-Chief of the Crow's Nest, the campus newspaper. While leading the small, ambitious paper, Devin received the Deadman Scholarship for Investigative Journalism. 

Devin also interned at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune covering crime and breaking news. He graduated from USFSP in 2017 with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in English Literature. Devin worked as the Online Web Reporter at the Tampa Bay Times through 2018.

Now, Devin is excited to be supporting WUSF's growing online presence. An avid board game geek and craft beer enthusiast, Devin can normally be found at the dog park with his greyhound, Penny-Lane.

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Tris Pharma is expanding the scope of its infant Ibuprofen recall that began in November, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.  

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As the sun rises over St. Pete Beach, Tracy Andrews walks across the sand searching for turtle crawls.

HMS Ferries by way of Mayor Rick Kriseman's office

St. Petersburg and Tampa’s City Councils approved Thursday a cross-bay ferry pilot program. The estimated total cost of the deal, which will run for six months, is $1.4 million dollars.

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Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87 in his New York home.

Wiesel taught at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg as a visiting professor. Every year he would speak to incoming freshman, who were required to read Night, an autobiographical account of his experience as a Jew during the Holocaust.

At the age of 15, Wiesel was taken to Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. His family was separated from him, except for his father Shlomo.

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With more than 200 confirmed travel-related Zika virus cases throughout Florida, Pinellas County Mosquito Control is utilizing various tools to combat mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

In eight locations across Pinellas County, there are a total of 56 sentinel chickens. Their job is to alert Mosquito Control officials to viruses present in various areas.

Last year, 53 chickens tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The areas affected were treated and there was only one person diagnosed with the virus.

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The St. Pete Pride Parade is one of the largest LGBT events in Florida, with crowds expected to be over 100,000.

But after the shooting at a gay club in Orlando which took 49 lives and injured many more, the St. Petersburg Police Department has decided to step up security measures for the parade on Saturday, June 25.

Flooding in Key West Caused by Hurricane Wilma
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Anywhere it rains, it can flood.

That was a warning from Pinellas County’s Floodplain Management Program, which is working to keep county residents informed about the dangers of flooding.

Diana Stem in the older food storage facility.
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Pinellas County has nearly 150,000 people who sometimes don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the group Feeding America.

They are known as being food insecure.