Posted: 3:55 am Friday, August 26th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
With the possibility of strong storms at the beginning of the week, it’s a good idea to plan on doing two things. Make sure your storm preparation plans are in place, and vote early. Primary day is Tuesday, but you can drop off ballots before then. We have a county-by-county list from our partners at 10 News.
City Commissioners voted 6-1 yesterday to bring down the noise in parts of the city. Areas like Tampa, Ybor, and Channelside have to lower the volume to 85 decibels, but for areas like the South Howard district will now have to lower it after 10 pm to 55 decibels. But this could change again with a special workshop scheduled for Sept. 22nd for another look at the issue.
FEMA has once again turned Gov Scott’s request down for funds to clean up the algae blooms on the St Lucie River. The Governor has asked FEMA to declare a federal state of emergency so those funds would be released. The state can appeal again
A firefighter in Hernando County had to leave the scene of blaze in Brooksville and ended up in the hospital in critical condition. Jayson Williams had heat-related issues but was able to leave the hospital later in the evening. The fire is under investigation, damaging a house and barn in a rural area where water had to be brought in to fight the flames.
A Pasco County Child Protective Services Investigator has been fired for lying. Christine McRobbie allegedly filed a false report on the drug use of a couple in Port Richey. Sheriff Chris Nocco said there was no proof she ever met with them before she filed that report stating they were not using drugs. The mother later tested positive for drug use.
It’s the Bucs and the Browns at Raymond James Stadium tonight for our first preseason home game. If you’re going to the game expect enhanced security at the gate. And inside, your first look at the massive new video boards that are four times the size of the old ones.