Posted: 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.
At yesterday’s meeting to unveil plans for the renovation of Clearwater’s waterfront, attendees saw what the new Memorial Park would look like – three times its present size – along with a venue for concerts and more. There will be more public meetings before the final plan goes before Council in December for a referendum vote.
A protest in Ybor City by workers asking for a higher minimum wage resulted in the arrest of 23 protestors. They were blocking part of 21st St near the McDonalds and when some refused to move they were takin into custody with most released on their own recognizance. When it was all over police said some of them thank the officers for keeping them safe.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies took to social media yesterday, honoring the 76 people who died in yesterday’s plane crash, including members of a Brazilian soccer team. They and other teams posing tributes are using the hashtag #ForçaChapecoense in their posts.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot made it up to $421 million dollars for the drawing and the winning ticket belongs to a group of twenty coworkers from the North American Stamping Group in Tennessee. They all had different plans for their winnings, but just about every one of them wanted to do something good with part of the money.
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.