Posted: 3:30 am Monday, November 7th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
For the second time in a week the statewide DMW data base crashed over the weekend on Saturday. It has apparently happened quite a few time since April and there were concerns that it would be an issue this morning as well. The Tampa Bay Times says the state says they did get the resolved Saturday night and backup servers should be in place within a month.
Police suspect a combination of driving too fast and alcohol may be to blame for that terrible crash that took the lives of a father and his two children early Sunday morning. It looks like Ronald Green of Bartow lost control of the car on 75 in the Brandon area, and the car ended up on the below with the children trapped inside. The children’s mother Tiffany Young is at Tampa General Hospital. Police also say that neither Green nor Young were wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the car.
Animal Services had to take 19 cats and 15 dogs from a home where the owner said she took in strays and animals others couldn’t care for. Julia Mathis, 73, will be allowed to keep nine of the dogs and the rest will go up for adoption soon.
The Bucs will be back on the field Sunday at Raymond James Stadium against the Bears. Kickoff is 1 pm.
Disaster Recover 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 Emergency Management Agency are still at work in eight counties that include Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas at least through the deadline to file on November 29th.