Posted: 3:40 am Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Five Hurt At Circus Sarasota 

By Ann Kelly

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Nik Wallenda

Five performers at Circus Sarasota were injured yesterday after falling over twenty feet off a high wire. Two of those are in critical condition. It happened when they were practicing an eight-person pyramid with star Nik Wallenda and lost their balance. Wallenda was not among those hurt. Circus Sarasota will open as scheduled Friday night but with a different act.

A major winter storm is hitting the northeast and it may mess with your travel plans. many flights are delayed or cancelled. Some of those are out of Tampa International Airport and their advice is to check with your carrier before heading out to the airport.

Watch for detours in downtown St Pete. Construction for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Pete started yesterday. The Grand Prix is next month, March 10th-12th. For a full schedule of events and ticket information just visit GPSTPETE.com.

peoples_choice_rotator1The Florida State Fair opens today and runs through the 20th. The midway has 115 rides, special days set aside for groups like the military and more. We have additional information and and a look at some of that fair food right here.

The Sirata Beach Resort has been sold for over $80 million dollars. The buyers were are from Texas – Crescent Real Estate, who partnered with an Atlanta company to buy the hotel and conference center.

If you’re a fan of using autofill online, you might want to think twice about that. It turns out hackers are also taking advantage of that convenience and stealing personal data. It was a researcher in Finland who figured it out, but many local tech experts say to turn that feature off for safety’s sake.

There’s an interesting new bill being proposed by Florida State Sen. Jeff Brandes. He wants us to be able to donate our medical records after our death for research purposes. He compared it to donating organs after death.

tampaIt turns out Tampa is a fairly affordable place to live. The latest cost-of-living date from the Council for Community and Economic Research has our cost of living below the national average. Least affordable honors went to New York City.