The Dove Daily Update 

TECO tragedy at Big Bend plant

  • 4:28 am Friday, June 30th, 2017 by Mimi Lawson

Tampa Electric Company (TECO) continues to experience safety issues with a very serious accident at the Big bend power plant yesterday. At least 2 people were killed and 4 others were sent to the hospital.

The Florida Department of Health says seven people are now receiving treatment because of exposure to a rabid cat in Hillsborough County.Three suffered bites. Four others were unknowingly exposed when they performed surgery on the cat last week.

Researchers with the University of Florida have found a potentially lethal parasite in five Florida counties, including Hillsborough.  Signs of infection for adults include headaches, stiff neck, fever, vomiting, nausea and [More]

Tampa Bay Surgery Center Hacked

  • 6:19 am Thursday, June 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

25,000 patients at the Tampa Bay Surgery Center received a letter letting them know the Center was hacked back in May, and their personal information stolen, including Social Security numbers. A spokesperson for the Center said they are offering one year of free credit monitoring to affected patients accounts.

Heading out for a long 4th of July weekend? Gas prices in Florida are at a 12-year low. You can find gas for under $2 per gallon here in the Bay area. The average price nationally is $2.33 a gallon.

Police are looking for a subcontractor that worked for Lowe’s that may have [More]

Channelside Becomes Water Street Tampa

  • 3:31 am Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Developers will be transforming Channelside into “Water Street Tampa.” Renderings of the $3 billion dollar project were released Tuesday. This is a joint project between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Microsoft’s Bill Gates Cascades Investments. Ground will be broken for the first building this fall.

The Tampa Bay Bucs will have a new place to practice at One Buc Place. A $20 million dollar indoor practice facility will have room for 3,500 fans and should be ready by September 10th when the regular season begins.


The Pasco County SPCA needs help to stay open. A GoFundMe page has [More]

Andreychuck Headed For Hall Of Fame

  • 3:19 am Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Former Tampa Bay Lighting Captain Dave Andreychuck is going into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also include Teemu Selanne and Ducks teammate Paul Kariya, along with
Mark Recchi, women’s star Danielle Goyette, Coach Clare Drake and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

Five kids going for a swim at Calypso Tampa on Bearss Ave yesterday ended up going to the hospital after being sickened by chlorine gas. The owner of Calypso Tampa said he though the leak happened after heavy rains tripped a breaker that stopped a pump. When the system came back on it created a small [More]

St Pete Pride Sets Records

  • 3:26 am Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly


Organizers think past weekend’s St Pete Pride Festival in downtown St Petersburg on Grand Central may have been the biggest one ever. Crowd estimates were at 50,000, with vendor spaced sold out a month ago. Up to 30,000 came down for Saturday’s parade, which kicked off making history with the first-ever TransPride march. There were zero arrests.

It wasn’t the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that found a suspect in a pawn shop burglary in Spring Hill last Monday. It was the suspect’s own mother that turned in 18 year-old Elijah Pickard of Orlando. She even drove him to the sheriff’s office [More]

Pride Weekend

  • 3:24 am Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The St Pete Pride Parade is Saturday night and there is a new route through downtown this year. You can check the full list of activities for the weekend here. The St Pete Police Department has given rainbow decals to local business that will designate them as “safe place” for the LGBT community. If someone feels harassed or threatened that decal would show them a safe place to go.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is predicting sea levels to rise up to four feet by 2100 thanks to climate changes. That could create problems for [More]

Sapp To Donate Brain For Research

  • 3:48 am Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warren Sapp is going to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for concussion research. Sapp has noted problems with his memory and wants to end what he considers dangerous training methods in the NFL.

Tropical Storm Cindy is a deadly storm. A ten-year old boy died yesterday when a wave washed a log onto the beach in Alabama and struck him in the head. We have the latest online right now.

The Florida Blueberry Festival is leaving downtown Brooksville and no one there is happy about it. Local business owners count on those visitors [More]

Tropical Storm Cindy; Changes For Channelside

  • 4:20 am Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There are two tropical storms to watch. Tropical Storm Cindy will be our rainmaker as it heads up through the Gulf and will drench the Gulf coast from the Florida Panhandle over to Louisiana. Tropical Storm Bret should weaken and fall apart before long. We have the latest online right now.

Big changes are coming to Channelside Bay Plaza, Approval was given earlier this week to demolish part of the Plaza to give visitors a better waterfront view. Plans also call for some restaurants already in Channelside to move to the new space. There will also be pedestrian trails [More]

Two Tropical Systems Bringing In More Rain

  • 3:46 am Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly


Tropical Storm Bret is in the western Atlantic and is expected to head for the Caribbean. The second system would be named Cindy and is currently off the Yucatan Peninsula, and is headed into the Gulf of Mexico on the present track. The Bay area is expected to get a lot of rain out of these systems. We have the latest online right now.

If you drive Gandy Blvd. every day, good news this morning. The western lanes of the new overpass are open, and the eastbound lanes should be open next month. When it’s all done each direction will have [More]

Tracking Tropical Activity

  • 3:57 am Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

We’ll start off the work week watching not one but two tropical systems that the National Hurricane Center have the potential to become our next Tropical Storm by Tuesday. Bret is the next name on the list. We have the latest online right now.

The Clearwater Redevelopment Agency wants to bring new businesses to downtown Clearwater and they’re making it worthwhile. The Anchor Tenant Redevelopment Agency is offering anchor businesses up to $2500, 000 and that loan would not have to be repaid if they stay in business for at least five years.

The St Pete Pride Parade is [More]