Posted: 3:30 am Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s Dangerous To Take A Walk In Tampa Bay 

By Ann Kelly

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public_safety_smTaking a walk in Tampa Bay can be taking your life into your own hands. A new report ranks the area seventh most dangerous in the nation to be a pedestrian. The last time Smart Growth America issued that report two years ago we were ranked 2nd.

No one from Food Not Bombs was arrested yesterday as they handed out food to the homeless in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, but they’re still facing charges from Saturday’s arrest of seven members of the group. The city says they are in the park without a permit and that violates a city ordinance. Those permits cost $25 per day and the group has to show proof of insurance. So TPD is filing a new set of charges for Tuesday’s gathering.

Orlando, Florida, police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, after she was shot mulitple times outside a Florida Walmart, authorities said. (Orlando Police Department)

Orlando, Florida, police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton died on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, after she was shot mulitple times outside a Florida Walmart, authorities said. (Orlando Police Department)

The reward for any information leading the arrest of Markeith Lloyd is up to $100,000. Lloyd is suspected of shooting Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton when she confronted him in a Walmart parking lot. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Norman Lewis also died when he was struck on his motorcycle as the manhunt for Lloyd began and died at ORMC.

A dash-cam that was on the semi that fell off an overpass on 75 and onto Fowler Ave last week shows the driver was using a cell phone at the time. That video which you can see in the story from the Tampa Bay Times shows Samuel Colon of Zephyrhills using his phone moments before another car cut him off, triggering the wreck. Colon has serious injuries, and the FHP is still looking for the driver who cut him off. If you can help call (813) 631-4020.

Think your band is good enough to open for Bon Jovi? They’re giving local bands a shot at stardom when the play in Tampa on February 14th. Live Nation will choose ten finalists from submissions. To get all the info you need just click here.