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Tristan Dodd

Digital News Intern

Tristan Dodd is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for the spring 2020 semester.

He is currently a senior at USF, where he is completing his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Production.

As an undergraduate, Tristan has interned for Bulls Vision as a videographer and WTurner Productions as a videographer and sports reporter.

He hopes he can bring a fresh perspective to the newsroom and establish himself as a more well-rounded multimedia journalist while at WUSF.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is currently quarantined in Japan because of 175 confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the infectious disease the World Health Organization is calling COVID-19, raising questions about the future of the cruise industry.

The question is important for Tampa, a port for six cruises lines and over one million passengers annually.

Former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad is attempting to file a stand your ground motion in his attempted murder case.

The 2020 primaries are fast approaching in Florida. Those who have not yet registered to vote or changed party affiliation still have a little time to do so.

Primaries take place March 17. However, those who want to participate and are not registered voters, need to register before the February 18 deadline. 

Abandoned boats in Florida waters have become a big financial issue for the state. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say it costs about $30,000 to $50,000 dollars to remove one boat. 

Florida’s law enforcement agencies will be represented by two local officials who have been appointed to a Presidential commission. 

Attorney General William Barr announced the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Wednesday, which looks to modernize solutions for reducing modern crime in America.