Posted: 3:23 am Monday, September 12th, 2016

Bucs Start Season With A Win 

By Ann Kelly

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bucs3_12603435_8colThe Bucs start the season with win against Atlanta on Sunday, holding on the win 31-24 in the 4th quarter. The Arizona Cardinals are up next at 4:05 pm Sunday in Arizona. The Bucs home opener at Raymond James Stadium is the 25th against the Rams.

The city of St Pete stopped dumping partially treated sewage into the Bay on Friday. Now we wait to see what sort of damage that could have done to the environment. A story in The Times said the findings from USF researcher Suzanne Young don’t look promising. The city is waiting for a final report.

Pasco County starts debris pickup starts in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine and crews will be out seven days a week. Put the debris by the curb, and they ask you do not bag the debris and separate it out so crews can take care of it appropriately. To see when crews will be in your area, just click here.

whitakeA Hillsborough County firefighter who lives in Pinellas County faces aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of his son. Troy Whitaker forgot about his son Lawson sitting in the truck for almost eight hours. Whitaker said he forgot to drop his son off at daycare. He is out on a $50,000 bond. That makes a total of 29 children dying nationwide after being left in vehicles.

Hillsborough County Commissioners approve a new ordinance that goes into effect on November 1st. It will require anyone who is convicted of animal abuse to sign up for a registry and denies them the right to adopt or work with animals. It also required retailers and shelters to check the registry when someone wants to adopt.

Meetings this week will give us a better idea of what the new St Pete Pier will look like which is a few months behind schedule on demolition for now. Tomorrow’s meeting will start at 6 pm at the Roberts Recreational Center. You’ll also have the chance to see, and give your opinion on the progress at meeting Wednesday and Thursday.

lightningAnd the Tampa Bay Lightning start prepping the ice today, getting ready for the new season. Preseason action starts Sept. 27th. Twelve players from the Bolts are on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey team on seven of the eight teams competing, and Lightning Coach John Cooper is one of four assistants for Team North America.