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New Tropical Storm; Algae Bloom In Old Tampa Bay

  • 3:27 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tropical Storm Harvey has the Barbados getting ready for rough weather. The storm will be moving into the eastern Caribbean today. To track the tropics as we get into the busiest part of the hurricane season, just click here.

 It’s not bad weather, but a solar eclipse that will have some kids getting time off from school Monday. Hillsborough and Pasco students will be permitted to skip the whole day or parents will be allowed to pick them up for a half day. Students will need a note for the day off in Pinellas.

An algae bloom in Old Tampa [More]

Search On In Hernando County

  • 3:21 am Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There’s an inmate on the run in Hernando County. Joshua Holmes walked away from a work detail at the county landfill earlier this week and they think he stole a truck shortly after that. We have his description and more on the story here. If you have information call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS or go online. You could be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

The heat is on for students in Hillsborough County students who don’t have AC to cool off. Citrus Park Elementary parents reported the issues last week and more complaints have come in from parents with students [More]

Students Can Get Day Off To View Eclipse

  • 3:41 am Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Some school districts will give students time off on Monday to view the solar eclipse. Hillsborough and Pasco students can skip the whole day or parents will be allowed to pick them up for a half day. Students will need a note for the day off in Pinellas. The full story is in the Tampa Bay Times.

The heat is on for students in Hillsborough County students who don’t have AC to cool off. Citrus Park Elementary parents reported the issues last week and more complaints have come in from parents with students in Walker, Martinez and Davidsen Middle Schools. [More]

Eight Sinkhole Home Condemned

  • 3:34 am Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Crews finished removing debris and water from that massive sinkhole in Land O Lakes over the weekend, but not before another home was condemned. That brings the total number of homes lost to eight.

Hillsborough County Commissioners are scheduled to meet Wednesday. Once again the issue of removing the Confederate statue in front of the courthouse. They had voted to keep in place at the June meeting but scheduled more discussion.

Someone tried to kidnap a 16 year old girl walking on Himes, near Flora Avenue last week on the first day back in school. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office describes [More]

Rallies For Peace In The Bay Area

  • 3:34 am Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Rallies were held on both side of the Bay last night in response to the violence in Virginia that killed one person. The rallies in Tampa and St Pete attracted hundreds. We have more on the story here.

It was just the first day of school in Tampa and someone tried to kidnap a 16 year old girl walking on Himes, near Flora Avenue. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office describes the suspect as a Hispanic male in his mid-30’s with a medium build. He was wearing a long sleeve white shirt with paint stains, khaki pants and a tan baseball [More]

MOSI Closing For Four Months

  • 3:46 am Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This weekend is your last chance to visit MOSI before it closes for four months and moves to a smaller space. It’s the “Kids in Charge Wing” that will MOS’s new home. Some exhibits will stay but the one that everyone may miss the most – the IMAX dome is leaving for good. MOSI will close after regular hours on Sunday.

Did the Florida Highway Patrol break the law itself when one official set a suggested amount of tickets to write on an hourly basis? That email was from Major Mark Welch who said it was part of the [More]

Schools Back In Session

  • 3:45 am Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Welcome back! Today is the first day of school for students in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Pay attention to those school zones and watch for school crossing guards. Hernando and Pasco County school students will be back next week.

Pinellas County schools have openings for nurses. They’re looking for LPN’s who will work full-time and have benefits, and that’s for elementary, middle and high schools. Click here for more information.

Using the bus in Hillsborough County may be a little tougher. The Hillsborough County Transit authority voted to approve the plan that will eliminate 20% of existing routes. The routes that [More]

Dog Abandoned On Busy Tampa Road

  • 3:38 am Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There’s a heartbreaking video that showed up on social media yesterday that appears to be someone abandoning a dog, and then the dog chasing after the car. Dash cam video shows the car stopping on North Blvd, just off MLK in Tampa. No one has been able to catch fawn red nose pit bull. Hillsborough County Pet Services is investigating and reminds everyone you can drop off unwanted pets with them.

An Uber driver helped save the life of a man who told him he wanted to be driven to the top of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Monday. The [More]

Hillsborough County Votes To Cut Bus Routes

  • 3:38 am Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Using the bus in Hillsborough County may be a little tougher. The Hillsborough County Transit authority voted to approve the plan that will eliminate 20% of existing routes. The routes that stay will have buses stopping more often to try and make up for the loss of the other routes.

The sinkhole in Land O Lakes grew over the weekend and a total of seven homes have been condemned Crews had to stop cleanup on Friday when the ground became unstable once again. Engineers think the reason the sinkhole has not stabilized is its proximity to a lake, where the [More]

Sinkhole Grows, More Homes Condemned

  • 3:47 am Monday, August 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The sinkhole in Land O Lakes grew over the weekend and two more homes have been condemned Crews had to stop cleanup on Friday when the ground became unstable once again. Pasco County Commissioners have awarded a contract to Ceres Environmental Services for the project cleanup. For now the county’s insurance fund will be picking up the $1.3 million dollar price tag for the initial phase of the cleanup that will take some 3-4 weeks.

The Hillsborough County Regional Transit Authority Board will be voting on a new bus system today. If approved, some 20% of routes will [More]

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