Posted: 3:52 am Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
By Ann Kelly
More wreckage and a another body have been found in Cedar Key, close to the area when a small plane went down with three on board. Recovery crews have already found Hue Singletary, and the pilot, Jaspe Jerrels. Jerrells son Jasper is still listed as missing. The plane is being taken to Jacksonville for examination by investigators.
Red tide is still a problem from Pinellas County and all the way to the south in Charlotte County. Florida Fish and Wildlife found the red tide at medium levels, so if you have respiratory problems it’s best to stay away from the beach. You can see how things are where live at the Mote Marine Laboratory site.
Should diapers be tax-free? Torrie Jasuwan, the creator of Babycycle thinks so, and apparently so does the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee that voted unanimously to eliminate the 6 percent sales tax for diapers and wipes. Now, a similar bill will soon go before the House.
If you want to live in one of the least polluted cities in America, try top-ranked Naples. A survey from realtor.com looked at criteria like Superfund sites, greenhouse gas emissions and water quality. The state of Florida also takes the number one spot in air quality. The other top five cities across the US were Anchorage, Alaska, at # 4 and Santa Rosa, California, at # 5. The dirtiest city? Philadelphia.
The brush fire in Polk County that has already burned over 5,000 acres and ruined a dozen homes and campsites is around 85% contained according to Polk County Fire and Rescue. The Florida Forest Service says they’ll be in Frostproof until that fire is 100% contained.