- 3:54 am Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
SpaceEx finally had their first successful commercial launch to the International Space Station Sunday. The launch was stopped in the final seconds on Saturday, but the cargo ship to the ISS is now on the way with supplies. The rocket itself made a perfect landing back on the pad at the Kennedy Space Center.
This morning it’s a matter of watching out for what’s referred to as “superfog” that might be an issue in Polk County. Smoke from the brushfires combined with fog make driving conditions extremely hazardous. At least 5,000 acres have been burned.
Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Tom Barber ruled [More]
- 3:27 am Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Eleven year old Jenna Irmler who had been missing from her home in Brandon since Tuesday evening was found yesterday in Pasco County. She was spotted walking along Highway 39, and deputies think she was purposely trying to avoid being found.
St Pete City Council gave the okay to expansion at Al Lang Stadium at yesterday’s meeting. That was just the first reading for the proposed addition of 11,000 seats. The second reading is scheduled for March 2nd and if it’s approved the next step is a special election in May. Rowdies owner Bill Edwards said he will cover the costs [More]
- 3:56 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for eleven year old Jenna Irmler who has been missing from her home in Brandon since Tuesday evening. Jenna has Asperger’s syndrome and her parents said that may keep her from responding to her name if she doesn’t know the person. If you see Jenna call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.
All it took was a few seconds for car thieves in St Pete to drive away in an SUV left running in the driveway. But there was a one year old girl in the back seat. The car was found [More]
- 3:38 am Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The search for the plane that never made it to Cedar Key after leaving Brooksville Sunday has been suspended. 65-year-old Jasper Jerrels, his teenage son Dylan and Hue Singletary, 60 had left Sunday and the last contact was shortly after 11 am on Sunday. A body was found near the area but has not been identified.
The largest cruise ship to dock in Cuba will be leaving from the Port of Tampa. The Carnival Cruise ship “Paradise” will set sail starting in June.
A Tampa man who called police and told them he was lost in Hillsborough River State Park set off [More]
- 3:33 am Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
The search will continue today for three people missing after their plane never made it to Cedar Key after leaving Brooksville. 65-year-old Jasper Jerrels, his teenage son Dylan and Hue Singletary, 60 had left Sunday and the last contact was shortly after 11 am on Sunday. Some debris they believe came from the plane was found yesterday near that area.
If you have a flight today, call ahead if your final destination is along the east coast that was hit by another winter storm. An area from New York to Maine were expected to get up to two feet of snow.
- 4:02 am Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Another suspected drunk driver going the wrong way triggered a head-on accident on 75 over the weekend. Charges are pending against Glenn Richardson who was arrested just last year on charges that also included a DUI. Both drivers will be okay. That crash happened Sunday morning near mile marker 236 in Hillsborough County.
It’s not your usual wedding chapel but a couple in Brooksville were married in a Publix. Mike Gonzalez and Cynthia Smith exchanged vows at register four where she was the checkout cashier and he was the smitten customer.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol made an untraditional rescue on [More]
- 4:04 am Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Weather made a mess out of travel plans to the Northeast yesterday. Between Tampa and Orlando International Airport some 200 flights were canceled. As the airlines get back up to speed there may still be some delays so check with your carrier before heading out.
The Sirata Beach Resort has been sold for over $80 million dollars. The buyers were are from Texas – Crescent Real Estate, who partnered with an Atlanta company to buy the hotel and conference center.
Two of the five performers from Circus Sarasota that were injured Wednesday after falling over twenty feet off a high wire have been [More]
- 3:40 am Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Five performers at Circus Sarasota were injured yesterday after falling over twenty feet off a high wire. Two of those are in critical condition. It happened when they were practicing an eight-person pyramid with star Nik Wallenda and lost their balance. Wallenda was not among those hurt. Circus Sarasota will open as scheduled Friday night but with a different act.
A major winter storm is hitting the northeast and it may mess with your travel plans. many flights are delayed or cancelled. Some of those are out of Tampa International Airport and their advice is to check with [More]
- 3:13 am Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
If you’re a fan of using autofill online, you might want to think twice about that. It turns out hackers are also taking advantage of that convenience and stealing personal data. It was a researcher in Finland who figured it out, but many local tech experts say to turn that feature off for safety’s sake.
There’s an interesting new bill being proposed by Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes. He wants us to be able to donate our medical records after our death for research purposes. He compared it to donating organs after death.
It turns out Tampa is a fairly affordable place [More]
- 3:30 am Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
It turns out Tampa is a fairly affordable place to live. The latest cost-of-living date from the Council for Community and Economic Research has our cost of living below the national average. Least affordable honors went to New York City.
An adult manatee and her calf were pulled from a retention pond in Oldsmar. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials think the two came in at high tide and were trapped in Bicentennial Park, next to the Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve. They’re now out and safe back in the Bay.
It’s Parade Day in Boston for the New England Patriots. For the first [More]