College Football National Championship Weekend Is Here 

Posted: 3:49 am Friday, January 6th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

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bowl-gamesThe College Football National Championship is in Tampa Monday at Raymond James Stadium with the Alabama and Clemson playing.  But between road closures for events and heavier than normal traffic, you might want to take advantage of free Uber rides that AT&T will pick up the tab for. You’ll need to be patient since a lot of visitors will also be taking advantage of it. Use that Uber app and request “FOOTBALL” anytime between 11 am – 7 pm Saturday through Monday. Some riders even to get us a Samsung tablet on game day.

weekend-weatherNasty wintery weather may be making travel from the south to Tampa for the College Football National Championship game a challenge this weekend. There are warnings and watches posted from the Carolinas to Alabama, triggering flight delays and some cancellations. We’ll get our own share of that system with windy, rainy conditions expected later tonight into tomorrow morning.

Macy’s is closing three Bay area stores, and two others in the state, and that means the loss of close to 10,000 jobs. The stores that are closing locally are University Square in Tampa; Lakeland Square, Lakeland; and Sarasota Square, Sarasota. The closures will happen before the end of the year, and for a full list of other stores shutting down, click here.

amazon_prime_logoAmazon Prime members in Tampa and Orlando can now have dinner delivered through Amazon Restaurants with Alexa taking the order. If you have Alexa via Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot in over 20 cities. We have the list here.

It’s the Feast of the Epiphany and in Tarpon Springs, 18 young men will dive for the cross in Spring Bayou around 1 pm. They expect big crowds for the event, so watch for detours and delays.

pascoOver the holidays over 80 extra of pets ended up at Pasco County Animal Services. So to try and get owners and pets back together they’ve put together a video that you can view here. They are all up for adoption so just call Pasco County Animal Services at (727) 834-3216 for more information. This is National Walk Your Dog Month.