New Watering Restrictions Start Today 

Posted: 3:28 am Monday, June 5th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

There’s another round of new water restrictions that go into effect today despite our recent rainy weather. The Southwest Water Management District has these in place through August 1st, and what they call the ‘Modified Phase III Water Shortage Restrictions,’ mean there are only certain days that we can water our lawn, wash the car etc. Check here for your watering days.


There was another attack on a flamingo at Busch Gardens. 19 year old Julian Antonio Marquez, of Lehigh Acres was accused of throwing something at the flamingo and charged with animal cruelty. Busch Gardens says the bird should be okay. The first attack left Pinky, known as the dancing flamingo so hurt he had to be euthanized.


Police believe one man is responsible for seven hit-and-run accidents that started in St Pete and went up to the Hillsborough-Pasco County line. Lon Alan Brown of New Port Richey is in Hillsborough County Jail and has a long list of charges pending that include leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, driving under the influence, carjacking with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and refusal to submit to testing.


There was no winner in Powerball Saturday so now Wednesday’s drawing is expected to grow to $375 million or more. That makes the 17th time the jackpot has rolled over since April 17th.