The Dove Daily Update 

Bucs Lose In OT

  • 3:33 am Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The game went into overtime, but in the end the Buc’s ended up losing to the Oakland Raiders 30-24. The Raiders had a record-breaking 23 penalties, but kept their perfect road record intact. The Bucs have a quick turn around the week as they continue their three game homestand with a Thursday night game against Atlanta.

The World Series goes back for the final two games in Cleveland. The Cubs won last night 3-2. Today is a travel day, with Game 6 tomorrow night at 8 pm.

Police have a man in custody accused of breaking into the Florida Holocaust Museum in [More]

Oldsmar Makes Pitch For Rays

  • 3:26 am Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Could Oldsmar be the next home of the Rays? Mayor Doug Bevis made a pitch for the city yesterday to be constructed on 120 acres of land west of Tampa Bay Downs. The mayor does not believe traffic will be a problem for the city and thinks the Veterans Expressway Tampa Rd can handle the additional vehicles. There’s also talk of using the existing railroad tracks for a train that would run between his city and add connections to places like Tampa, St Pete and Clearwater. Photo courtesy WTSP Ten News and Francisco Semsch Architecture and Construction.

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I-4 Most Dangerous Road In The US

  • 3:47 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

A new survey from EverDrive says I-4 is the most dangerous interstate in the county. I-4 runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach and averaged 1.4 fatalities per mile between 2010 and 2015. Distracted driving may have had a lot to do with that since Florida also ranks second worst in the county for phone use while driving. Two other roads in Florida are also ranked among the most dangerous – I-95 and I-10.

Disaster Recovery Centers are wrapping up their work in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine this week and will be closing. But Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal [More]

Hillsborough PTC Investigation Delayed

  • 3:46 am Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

A vote to place Hillsborough County Transportation Commission Executive Director Kyle Cockream on paid administrative leave while investigating alleged conflicts of interest failed yesterday. There are 12,000 emails that Chairman Victor Crist wants the PTC to look at that supposedly show Cockream used cab and limo companies to help nab Uber and Lyft drivers operating illegally within the county. The board will use an outside firm for the investigation that could take up to four months.

The Transportation Safety Commission at Tampa International Airport is reminding us to leave the weapons at home, especially during the upcoming holiday travel season. They cited [More]

State Has Agreement With Mosaic

  • 3:36 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection now has an agreement with Mosaic for the plant to seal the sinkhole, make sure all the contaminated water is removed from the aquifer and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Mosaic will have to put up $40 million dollars as a guarantee they complete that agreement and could face fines of up to $10,000 per day if they don’t.

The future of the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Committee will be discussed this morning after a lot of debate over how the rules for ridesharing companies were handled among other things. The city is [More]

Early Voting Begins

  • 3:34 am Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

You can start casting those votes today in Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Polk and Pinellas counties. Early voting for Pasco and Manatee counties will begin on the 29th. Polling locations will open at 7 am, and to find your polling place just click here. By the way, don’t even think about taking a selfie with your filled-out ballot. It’s against the law.

The Better Business Bureau of West Florida is warning us to watch out for flood-damaged cars being sold in the Bay area. We’re third on the list of states where it’s done the most. The BBB says to check [More]

Trop Redevelopment Plans Shown To City Council

  • 3:40 am Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

St Pete City Council took a look at the redevelopment plans for the Trop at yesterday’s meeting and the big difference now is that the 175 interstate ramp stays where it is. But some City Council members still question what they view as a lack of affordable housing that would access entertainment and retail areas in the plan.

Leaky sewer pipes seem to be a big part of the sewage overflow problem in St Pete. Consultants told City Council yesterday groundwater is getting into those old pipes and when we have heavy downpours the city sewer system can’t handle it. The [More]

Inmate Caught After Kidnapping Officer

  • 3:43 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

An inmate on the run from Polk County who allegedly kidnapped a corrections officers was caught in Pinellas County yesterday. David Ross was already in jail on charges that included battery on a law enforcement officer pulled small knife on Officer Jeffrey Rexrodek. Ross was tracked to the Lealman area and taken back into custody. Photo provided by Bartow Police.

St Pete City Council will be taking a look at the redevelopment plans for the Trop today. Also on their agenda is the latest on sewage issues in the city, and if they should grant historical preservation protection to what’s known [More]

Lighting Win Third In A Row

  • 3:43 am Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Lightning remain undefeated, winning their third game in a row last night. Final score was 4-3. And the Buc’s Vincent Jackson is out with an ACL injury. He has been place on injured reserve for now. Jackson had an MRI Tuesday after he experienced pain in his left knee after the win over the Panther’s where he played the entire game.

Hillsborough County Commissioners have a $600 million dollar transportation vote this morning to get funding for projects that would hopefully alleviate congestion in the area. That money will be used over the next years.

Regal Cinemas will open their doors to the [More]

Wastewater / Stormwater Task Force Meets

  • 3:20 am Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The countywide Wastewater / Stormwater Task Force met yesterday to talk about that sewage spilling into the Bay after the hurricanes. The Task Force wants to develop what they call an initial action plan over the next 90 days to help solve key wastewater system issues and is made up of state, county, 17 municipal leaders and 10 agency leaders. There’s more information available through Pinellas County’s “Doing Things for You” app, and the county’s website.

There’s a big problem with drugs in Pinellas County. A new report ranks Pinellas among the top five counties with the highest arrest rates [More]