- 4:08 am Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Ryan Stiles is under arrest after he drove on Clearwater Beach trying to lose the police yesterday and he streamed it live. People were calling the cops all the way from California reporting the broadcast where Stiles was seen drinking on camera. No one on the beach was hurt. Stiles allegedly said he wanted to “take out” a police cruiser or building.
TECO confirmed a fifth man has died as the result of last month’s accident at the Big Bend Power Plant in Apollo Beach. BRACE employee Armando Perez died from his injuries he sustained when a slag tank exploded. [More]
- 3:45 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The sinkhole in Pasco County grew by ten feet yesterday, threatening more homes. It’s now 235 wide and about 50 feet deep threatening more homes. The county is not charging residents for well water testing for some 400 homes in the area and is working on stabilizing the area around the sinkhole.
The back-to-school sales tax holiday is coming up in August and computers will be back on the list. They were not last year. The holiday begins at midnight on Friday, August 4th and ends midnight on Sunday, August 6th. For a full list of what else will be [More]
- 3:36 am Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Five states that include Florida are in the midst of “Operation Southern Shield”. The program is aimed at making our highways safer and law enforcement officials will be keeping an eye out for impaired, distracted and anyone not wearing a seat belt. Participating states in addition to Florida include Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Another sinkhole has opened and is threatening two homes in The Villages. It’s around 15 wide and the homeowners did voluntarily evacuate. Officials in Sumter County will keep an eye on it for now. Pasco County officials tested the water at twenty homes near the [More]
- 4:06 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Pasco County officials tested the water at twenty homes near the 225 foot sinkhole which opened last week in Land O Lakes. Chemicals in the water of the sinkhole were considered hazardous and potentially contained E.coli. No problems were found but the county will work with the Florida Department of Health to monitor the water. A fund has been created to help homeowners affected by the sinkhole through the United Way.
Tropical Storm Don is out in the Atlantic just to the east of the Leeward Islands. The storm is expected to weaken and not threaten land. For more [More]
- 3:58 am Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
This morning at 8 am, Pasco County officials will start testing the water at the nine homes that were under evacuation orders when the 225 foot sinkhole opened last week. Chemicals in the water of the sinkhole were considered hazardous. Four of those nine homeowners were allowed back in their homes over the weekend.
A tragic accident in the waters off the Courtney Campbell Causeway Sunday took the life of one man and seriously injured a woman. The boat hit something in the water near Rocky Point, and threw the man into the water and struck him. The [More]
- 3:50 am Friday, July 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
It’s not the kind of news a bride-to-be wants to hear. Alfred Angelo Bridal stores are closing nationwide. The Tampa location told brides their dresses would be shipped FedEx. We have more on the story here.
St Pete City Council did not vote on the proposed consent order that could result in a 20-30% rise in water and sewer bills to pay for the $326 million dollars in improvements to the city’s storm sewage system. It might be another week before that happens. If approved, you may see that rate increase on your bill starting in January.
The personal data [More]
- 4:14 am Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
St Pete City Council will not vote today on the proposed consent order that could result in a 20-30% rise in water and sewer bills to pay for the $326 million dollars in improvements to the city’s storm sewage system. It might be another week before that happens.
The personal data of some six million Verizon customers has been leaked online. Verizon says it was human error that put the customer phone numbers, names, and some PIN codes online. Up to 14 million accounts may have been compromised. Verizon says you should change your PIN. Check for more on the [More]
- 3:29 am Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
For the second time in as many months a teen died after cliff-diving in a limestone quarry that was closed. This time is was a local teen from Largo. Trey Austin Dagwan Cardoz was just seventeen and was seen on Instagram just before he jumped and fell some 60 feet, Deputies in Marion County are increasing security around the quarry on Gainesville Rd. in Ocala.
- 4:30 am Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The cost for improvements to the sewage system in St Pete may show up on your water bill. A recent decision by city leaders in St Pete could see a 20-30% rise in water and sewer bills to pay for the proposed $326 million dollars in improvements. City Council will vote Thursday, and if passed that rate increase could start showing up on your bill in January.
Four men died in the accident at TECO’s Big Bend Power Plant and now scammers are taking advantage of their family’s grief. A fake GoFundMe account has popped up complete with stolen pictures of [More]
- 4:21 am Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Three K mart stores will be closing in the Bay area that include 8245 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa; 12412 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson; and 4717 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Nationwide 35 K Marts and 8 Sears’s stores will close. You can see the official announcement here.
Four men died in the accident at TECO’s Big Bend Power Plant and now scammers are taking advantage of their family’s grief. A fake GoFundMe account has popped up complete with stolen pictures of the victims. Take a close look at the page and you’ll find mistakes and no [More]