Posted: 3:29 am Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
More trouble for the city of St Pete after they already were hit with an $820,000 fine for dumping sewage. A new lawsuit from several environmental groups alleges that the city violated the federal Clean Water Act. That suit also takes issue with the actions of the state and the EPA for not doing enough after the sewage dumps, and with the city for the closure of the Albert Whitted treatment plant.
Investigators now believe the two-alarm fire at the Trademark Metals Recycling Facility on Port Sutton Road in the port of Tampa was caused by spontaneous combustion. Workers there were in the process of working on a large pile of metal debris when the fire began that took firefighters nine hours to put out.
Tampa Police continue to look for man they say kidnapped and robbed a woman on South Howard Ave in Tampa Saturday morning. She was hit on the head and forced into her own car. The man then robbed and left her. We have more info from TPD right here. If you have any information call the Tampa Police Dept. Major Crimes Bureau at (813) 276-3782. If your tip leads to an arrest through Crime Stoppers you could be eligible for up to a $3,000 Call Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
After the Bucs beat San Diego Sunday 28-21 for their fourth win in a row and in a tie for the NFC South with Atlanta, the NFL decided to move their game on the 18th against Dallas into primetime with an 8:30 pm kickoff. The team comes home to Raymond James Stadium Sunday against New Orleans with a 4:25 pm kickoff.
It turns out there was one more manatee in Lake Tarpon that needed to be rescued. Crews had already removed three to the warmer water of the Bay when they returned to look for more and found a juvenile female who is now back in Tampa Bay. They were trapped after flood control gates were open during Hurricane Colin.
We know who’s on the short list for the college football national championship game coming to Tampa. The final four are now Alabama, who will play Washington in one semifinal game, and Clemson taking on Ohio State in the second.
All five Florida college football teams have bowl games to look forward to; it will be Florida and Iowa in the Outback Bowl in Tampa January 2nd, Florida State and Michigan in the Orange Bowl, USF and South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl December 29th, UCF in the Cure Bowl against Arkansas State December 17th, and finally Miami playing West Virginia December 28th.