- 3:36 am Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Yesterday’s severe weather shut down the Sunshine Skyway, caused power outages and wind damage. Lightning sparked a mobile home fire at a salvage yard in St Petersburg on 4th St North that completely destroyed the trailer. The owner was able to escape, but his dog did not. Cooler, dryer weather is on the way today but it will still be windy.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the Pinellas County Comissioners at yesterday’s meetings that it will cost almost $24 million additional dollars to put school resource officers in schools by July 1st. No action was taken on the [More]
- 3:32 am Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner will issue their report on the death of Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnau. Arnaud died at Tampa General Hospital following a fall during Saturday night’s performance in Tampa. Arnaud had been with Cirque for the past fifteen years. Sunday’s final shows were canceled.
The brother of the accused Parkland shooting suspect showed up at Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday and was promptly arrested. He had been warned to stay way from the school by police and said he just wanted to “soak it in.”
- 3:44 am Monday, March 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The NHL Playoffs begin April 11th and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be there. This makes the fourth appearance in the last five years for the Bolts.
Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud died at Tampa General Hospital following a fall during Saturday night’s performance in Tampa. Arnaud had been with Cirque for the past fifteen years. Sunday’s final shows were canceled.
All six of the victims of the bridge collapse at Florida International University in Miami have been identified, one of them a FIU student. Students return to class today and the first lawsuit is also expected to [More]
- 3:39 am Friday, March 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Winn-Dixie announced the closure of 94 stores yesterday as part of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. That includes these ten stores here in the Bay area that the company classified as “underperforming.” This follows the news of closing 740 of their stores. putting 30,000 jobs are at risk. The online store will stay open for a few weeks as they look for a buyer. The liquidation includes the Babies R Us stores and holdings worldwide.
A pedestrian bridge that connected Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater collapsed yesterday, killing at least six people. First responders also evacuated [More]
- 3:35 am Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz Wednesday. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty in the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers.
Students across the nation walked out of class yesterday in memory of those seventeen who died in Parkland on Valentines Day. 1,500 Students at Clearwater High School were among those who remembered the students and educators who died.
It looks like Toys R Us is about to close all 740 of their stores. 30,000 jobs are at risk. The online store will stay open for [More]
- 3:27 am Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Students across the nation may walk out of their classroom today. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against the accused shooter in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz will be in court this morning for the formal arraignment.
Bay area residents and those statewide who have [More]
- 3:32 am Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Students across the nation may leave their classrooms Wednesday. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class.
Residents of Barclay Road in New Port Richey want to know if that depression that opened in their neighborhood last Thursday is a depression or a sinkhole. Engineers are still keeping an eye on the eight foot wide [More]
- 3:56 am Monday, March 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Bay area residents and those statewide who have been depending on hotel vouchers since Hurricane Irma will now have to find another way to find a home. FEMA ended the program this past Saturday, March 10th. Over 27,000 persons statewide took advantage of the program, and the majority of those have found housing. FEMA is taking calls for those who still need a place to live. Just call 211 or check in with them online. FEMA funds for Hurricane Maria refugees also ended last month.
Get ready for more travel delays to the northeast. The third nor’easter in [More]
- 3:29 am Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
A former investigator for Child Protective Services working for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and charged with falsifying records. Steven Urban resigned late last year, and was arrested based on reviews conducted by the PCSO.
Rain may help out with our dry conditions by Sunday, but it’s brush fire season and concerns are that this year could be worse than 2017. Debris left over from Hurricane Irma is a major factor. In Pasco County there have been two brush fires in the last few days, and a brush fire last weekend Hernando County is under investigation. [More]
- 3:37 am Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
There’s a bill headed for Governor Scott’s desk that would keep us on Daylight Savings Time all year long. The Senate approved the measure, and if the Governor signs it, it would still need approval from Congress to amend the law as it stands now.
It’s brush fire season and we’re begin warned that this year could be worse than 2017. Debris left over from Hurricane Irma is a major concern. Pasco County has had two brush fires in the last few days, and a brush fire last weekend Hernando County is begin called suspicious. The weekend blaze on [More]