The Dove Daily Update 

ATF Offers Reward In Gun Heist

  • 3:40 am Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The ATF is now offering a $10,000 for whomever broke down the doors of the Tampa Arms Company on West Waters Ave and stole at least 40 guns. They actually rammed a pickup truck into the store and up to ten people ran inside and stripped the store of the arms. The whole thing took less than ten minutes.

An $811 million rate increase was approved by state regulators yesterday for customers of Florida Power & Light. FPL had originally asked for a $1.3 billion rate hike. Funds from the increase are to be used for a technologically advanced natural gas-burning power plant.

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#GivingTuesday

  • 3:32 am Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day designed to give back. Today people are paying it forward by volunteering and donating to their favorite charity. For more on what’s going on around the US, check here. #GivingTuesday

An American Bald Eagle that was hit on Countryside Blvd back in October will be released back into the wild today. It was a real team effort to rehab the eagle with Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Nature World Wildlife helping out.

Two public workshops are coming up this week to present the master plan from a consulting firm hired [More]

Bucs Win Third In A Row

  • 3:34 am Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Bucs won on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks 14-5. That’s three wins in a row and they’re now one game behind first place Atlanta in the NFC South. The Bucs now head to San Diego.

For the third time this year in Hillsborough County a tow truck operator trying to help a stranded motorist has died on the job. Danny Hand was working for Crockett’s Towing and Recovery Service and died early Sunday morning when he was struck on 275 near Fowler by Leandro Perez. Perez is charged with DUI manslaughter.

We’ve gone from Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and [More]

  • 3:25 am Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Commission will talk about adding a mandatory recall scan for taxis, Uber and Lyft vehicles. An investigation from Ten Investigates showed one in five vehicles had recall notices. Some minor, some potentially dangerous. They’ll talk about it at the next board meeting on December 13th. Take a look at the full story here.

A lot of people across the Bay area saw that very bright light last night shortly after 11 pm followed by a rumbling. Since there were no storms in the area it may have been a meteorite moving at some 17,000 mph, [More]

Florida Posts Record Tourism Numbers

  • 3:45 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Despite obstacles like hurricanes and zika, it looks like tourism in Florida is doing well. Governor Scott said yesterday we had more than 85 million visitors for the first nine months of this year. And that’s a record setting number. Pinellas and Hillsborough County are a big part of that with record setting bed tax collection numbers. You can see more on that story in the Tampa Bay Times.

One guy did more than $80,000 in damage to cars parked in the McNulty Lofts Condos last week by punching and kicking them after he broke in. Donovan Franklin was caught on [More]

Bucs Upset Win Over Kansas City

  • 3:30 am Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

It’s being called one of the biggest upsets of the year in the NFL. The Bucs took one away from Kansas City 19-17. Jameis Winston passed for 331 yards. Next up for the Bucs, it’s Seattle at Tampa Bay on Sunday at 4:05 pm.

Another major sewage spill, but this time in Tampa, in the Town “N Country area. They think around 200,000 gallons of raw sewage was dumped into Rocky Creek thanks to a broken sewer pipe. Repairs should wrap up by Monday.

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Big Cat Rescue Takes In Five Tigers

  • 3:48 am Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Big Cat Rescue has five new tigers at their site in Citrus Park in Tampa. The tigers were moved into their new quarters yesterday. They came from an animal sanctuary in Colorado that had to close after many of the animals there had health issues and they weren’t prepared to handle them.

Moffit Cancer Center is about to spend $800 million dollars on an expansion project that will add a new wing to the center along with two research building, a clinical support building as well as additional outpatient facilities. Construction will begin next year starting with the clinical [More]

CITY TALKS SEWAGE; STAMKOS OUT WITH INJURY

  • 2:58 am Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman faced members of Pinellas County’s legislative delegation yesterday at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. They want the mayor to get repairs and renovations done faster on the city’s sewage system to avoid more toxic spills. The current schedule has those repairs done by next August. But many members of the delegation wanted the city to consider alternative measure and doubted those repairs would be completed on time.

Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously approved a plan yesterday to renovate four homes in Belmont Heights with toxic Chinese drywall. The county will work with the city of Tampa and [More]

Pot Cookie OD Sends Assistant Principal To The Hospital

  • 3:42 am Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Anclote High School Assistant Principal Donna Haff is under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance after she overdosed on cookies made with cannabis oil. Haff’s19-year-old daughter Allison told deputies the cookies were hers, and she was also arrested while her mom was recovering from the overdose at St Joseph’s Hospital. Donna Haff is on administrative leave for now. Photo PSCO.

It might not be too tough to spot a couple of St Pete teens who knocked over a beehive on 37th Ave South sometime over the weekend. They most likely have a lot of stings. If you see [More]

Crist Wants PTC Disbanded

  • 3:34 am Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Now that Victor Crist is no longer chairman of the Public Transportation Commission in Hillsborough County, he wants it disbanded altogether. Crist is still a county commission and thinks the PTC is outdated. They are now facing a lawsuit that was filed Friday by the Tampa rideshare firm DriveSociety. They say the deal the PTC has with Uber and Lyft gives them preferential treatment. There is more on the story in the Tampa Bay Times.

The bald eagle that was rescued from a storm grate in Orlando is not doing well. It was found trapped with another eagle that managed [More]