Posted: 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 each April. The Board of Directors for the Festival say it’s outgrown the area but there’s no word on where it might be held.
Pasco County has a problem with black bears and phony cops. A black bear was spotted in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. The FWC thinks it probably wandered down from the Chassahowitzka National Refuge. And a father and son who suspicious of a guy who said he was a cop and pulled them over. They called the real cops and John Dawson is now in jail and charged with impersonating an officer.
There is one confirmed cases of mumps in Hillsborough County, and two that are probable .The three cases are all in one family. Mumps are pretty uncommon these days with the last cases reported by the Office of Public Health in 2016, and a few back in 2015 and 2014.
The St Pete Pride Parade is Saturday night and the St Pete Police Department has begun handing out 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. You can request those decals directly from the SPPD.
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 and for now, a temporary waterfront park.
If you drive Gandy Blvd. every day there’s good news. 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 three lanes open to traffic between 275 and MLK, then down to two lanes between MLK and 4th St N.