From 1975: Roy Leep tour of WTVT's weather center

Pioneering WTVT meteorologist Roy Leep recorded this video to be shared with schools back in late 1975. He explains the latest weather technology at the time: How WTVT’s radar worked, the GOES satellite receiving station, teletype and facsimile data, lightning detection, and more. Roy also offers a tour of the ‘Pulse 13 News’ set, and even has some advice for young students interested in a career in meteorology.

From 1992: Sam Wyche's April Fool's joke

When Sam Wyche was still new in Tampa, he got so frustrated dealing with Steve DeBerg and Vinny Testaverde that he walked out of the old One Buc Place, threatening to quit. At least, that was the joke he pulled with some help from WTVT's sports director at the time, Andy Hardy. Here's the archived WTVT video.

FOX 13 memories from the Cape

For all the deafening rocket launches, the technological wizardry, and the glorious images of Earth from orbit, the story of the exploration of space is, at its core, a human story. And no one knows that better than the reporters whose job it is to cover the Cape.

1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster video

It was on May 9, 1980 when the unthinkable happened: The freighter M/V Summit Venture collided with a support column during a blinding thunderstorm, knocking a 1,200-foot section of the roadway into the water below.

From 1984: Serial killer Bobby Joe Long arrested

The rapes and murders had terrorized the Tampa area for weeks. Finally, just days after a task force was formed, Bobby Joe Long was arrested for the murders of several women. Here's how the coverage unfolded on WTVT. Originally aired November 17, 1984.

From 1984: Bobby Joe Long's first court appearance

A series of rapes and murders terrorized the Tampa area back in 1984. After Bobby Joe Long was arrested, the region breathed a sigh of relief. Here's his first appearance in court, as covered by Pulse 13's Marianne Pasha. Originally aired November 18, 1984.

From 1985: First St. Petersburg Grand Prix

Pulse 13's Larry Elliston covered the first-ever race through the streets of downtown St. Pete, the SCCA Trans-Am Series St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Originally aired November 3, 1985.

Remembering the USCGC Blackthorn tragedy

Memorial services are held annually for what the Coast Guard calls the “worst peacetime disaster” in the service’s history: The sinking of the USCGC Blackthorn in 1980.

From 1990: 'Edward Scissorhands' castle

Many people know that the movie 'Edward Scissorhands' was filmed at locations in Lutz and Lakeland, Florida. But the castle itself was in Dade City. Here's Deanna Lawrence's report from April 24, 1990.