Posted: 3:29 am Thursday, December 1st, 2016
By Ann Kelly
The new home of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Hurricane Hunters will be the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. NOAA’s present home is at MacDill Air Force Base, and they expect to complete the move around May 1st, just in time for the 2017 hurricane season
The state senate will be looking at a proposal that would expand the current “Motor Voter” law. Under the new proposal, the extra paperwork would be a thing of the past and you would be automatically registered to vote when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.
The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo will be closing for good January 29th. A press release from the museum said they’ve been operating in the red, and the last scheduled event will be on to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th. The museum houses 130,000 items, many of which were donated by veterans and their families.
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 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.
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.