The Dove Daily Update 

TSA Allows Music Festival To Return

  • 3:40 am Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Tampa Sports Authority will allow the Sunset Music Festival back on the ground of Raymond James Stadium next year, despite two drug-related deaths at the last festival. More than 50 ambulance runs also took place. Mayor Bob Buckhorn is not in favor of the TSA’s decision.

The Bucs start the season with win against Atlanta on Sunday but lose defensive end Jacquies Smith to a torn ACL. The right knee injury will keep him out for the rest of the year. Up next for the Bucs will be the Arizona Cardinals at 4:05 pm Sunday in Arizona. The Bucs home [More]

Bucs Start Season With A Win

  • 3:23 am Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The 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 [More]

Help For Hillsborough Transportation

  • 3:45 am Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

It was a unanimous decision at yesterday’s Hillsborough County Commission meeting. County Commissioners voted in favor of putting $600 million dollars to upgrade the county’s transportation needs. A story in the St Pete Times notes it has taken six years and a number of failed referendums to make it to this point, where the county’s bridges, intersections, roads and sidewalks will get some much needed attention.

Now it sounds like no one is quite sure just how much partially treated sewage water was dumped into the Bay in St Pete from the Albert Whitted Plant because of a stuck meter. [More]

Scams Pop Up In Pasco County After Hermine

  • 3:51 am Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Scam artists are already trying to take advantage of those affected by Hurricane Hermine in Pasco County. Some residents say they getting calls from someone who says they’re with FEMA and need a deposit for paperwork claims for storm damage. We have more information from the county, and what to do if you get one of those calls. Flood damage in Pasco County has topped $89 million dollars, and that’s just damage to private property. Emergency management officials believe they will qualify for federal disaster assistance but that could be weeks away.

St Pete City Council will meet later [More]

ITT Closes All Campuses

  • 3:25 am Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

ITT has closed all of its campuses across the US affecting some 40,000 students and 8,000 staff now without a job. There are 11 IIT locations in the Bay area, and HCC has already stepped forward to help students. ITT is facing fraud and deceptive marketing practices. If you have questions we may have some answers for you here.

From our partners at 10 news and 10 Investigate shows just how overwhelmed area waste water facilities were thanks to Hermine’s rain. 20 million gallons of partially treated sewage went into the Bay in St Pete from the Albert Whitted Plant, [More]

Pasco Residents Returning Home

  • 3:46 am Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Anclote River finally started to recede over the weekend, and now residents in one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Hermine’s flooding are going to back to see what is left of their homes. So far the county says at least 825 homes and businesses were damaged. County workers helped out with cleaning supplies and bottled water. Pasco County has not released damage estimates, but in Hernando County they say it could reach $8 million.

Patients may be allowed to return to the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson starting today. A fire last week not only took [More]

Hermine Threatens East Coast; Evacuations Continue

  • 1:32 pm Sunday, September 4th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Hermine is a tropical storm and about to mess with Labor Day plans in New York and along the East Coast. But here in Florida we still have plenty to deal with including flooding that has triggered evacuations in Pasco County. You can check for the latest from Pasco County Emergency Management here, and Florida Emergency Management has the latest on roads that are closed statewide along with shelters that are open. You can also check with Duke Energy  and TECO for more information on areas still without power. Since we are into the height of hurricane season remember [More]

Mandatory Evacuations In Pasco County

  • 5:19 pm Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

More rain in Pasco County has caused even heavier flooding especially along the Anclote River, flooding the surrounding area and that has triggered a mandatory evacuation order for these areas;   the Worthington Court Apartment complex, Rowan Road and State Road 54 in New Port Richey,  Blue Heron Mobile Home Park, 6615 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey,  Elfers Parkway Area along the Anclote River – east of Moog Rd; west of Seven Springs Blvd; south of State Rd 54; north of Old Oak Street.

There is also a recommended self-evacuation is in effect for residents in the following areas:  Bass Lake Area, New [More]

Cleaning Up After Hermine

  • 5:49 am Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Now that we’ve had a moment to breathe as Hermine has left Florida and headed up the East Coast, it’s time to take care of the business of cleanup.

SAFETY FIRST – I’ve been taught when in doubt, don’t.  There are simple things you can do to protect yourself from issues like what to do when the power goes out, then comes back on from Suzanne Grant at Duke Energy. That’s just one issue.  After a natural disaster like a hurricane we’ll need to know how to clean up a house that might have been flooded and so much [More]

Hermine Makes Landfall

  • 4:02 am Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The first hurricane to make landfall in eleven years in Florida is Hermine, which has now been downgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine. The storms made landfall yesterday around 1:30 pm in Apalachee Bay. This morning the wind and rain making life rough for a lot of people with some evacuations overnight. Facebook has activated their Safety Check feature so you can let family and friends know you’re okay.. For the latest storm information please check with us on the Dove Hurricane Guide. There are power outages on both sides of the Bay. We have the outage maps from TECO and Duke for you, and [More]