The Dove Daily Update 

Kate Beckinsale stalker in Tampa

  • 5:16 am Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Mimi Lawson

Florida authorities arrested a 45-year-old Iowa man with a history of stalking English actress Kate Beckinsale Saturday in Tampa. Terry Lee Repp was taken into custody at the Tampa Bay Convention Center on stalking charges.

Amid the threat of heavy rain this week, free sandbags are available for residents wishing to keep dry. Tampa residents can pick up the bags from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Sunday, July 30 until further notice.

Palm Harbor woman is competing to become Miss International. Rachel Barcellona has autism and is using her platform to inspire others. At 20, the Palm Harbor native [More]

Sinkhole Repairs Still On Hold

  • 3:51 am Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Two weeks after a . And there’s a second video out there showing another shark being abused and this time the captain of the boat is identified. The whole story is here.

The back-to-school sales tax holiday is coming up in August and computers will be back on the list. They were not last year. The holiday begins next weekend at midnight on Friday, August 4th and ends midnight on Sunday, August 6th.

FWC Still Looking For Tips

  • 3:49 am Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Wildlife Commission says they know who’s behind a viral video that shows a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed to its death. Since the FWC asked for help on social media they’ve received a lot of tips, and are still looking for more help. They ask you to call the FWC’S Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. You can also leave tips at Tip@MyFWC.com.

Former Lakeland Mayer Buddy Fletcher has died at age 84. He was major of Lakeland from 1993 to 2010, starting as a city commissioner in 1988.

The Florida Department of Transportation may lower [More]

FWC Investigating Shark Video

  • 3:43 am Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Wildlife Commission wants to know who’s behind a viral video that shows a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. They’ve been told the man’s name is Michael Wenzel and he actually sent that video to his friends. No one has been arrested or charged yet.

One Florida lawmaker wants to make it a crime to leave a child in a vehicle for any amount of time by themselves. Rep. Emily Slosberg of Boca wants the present law tightened. Right now it’s perfectly okay to leave a child in a car, alone, for up [More]

Official Cause Of Death Released For Snooty

  • 3:45 am Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The official cause of death for Snooty, who was the world’s oldest manatee on record in captivity at the South Florida Museum was drowning. Officials at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton said Snooty became stuck in an opening that led to an underwater maintenance area. That opening has been closed for five years and the investigation into how it opened continues.

It was a Clearwater man, Michael Bradley, who was behind the wheel of a semi and could face the death penalty. Ten people died inside the rig he was driving and dozens of others are in critical condition [More]

Snooty Dies In Accident At South Florida Museum

  • 4:04 am Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Officials still don’t know the exact cause of death for Snooty, who was the world’s oldest manatee on record in captivity at the South Florida Museum. Snooty was found dead in his tank Sunday, just one day after his big 69th birthday celebration. Right now they are calling it an accident. Here’s more on the story.

It was a Clearwater man behind the wheel of a semi who is now under arrest. Michael Bradley will appear in court this morning after nine people died inside the rig he was driving and dozens of others are in critical condition, trapped [More]

Man Arrested After Wild Ride Down Clearwater Beach

  • 4:08 am Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Ryan Stiles is under arrest after he drove on Clearwater Beach trying to lose the police yesterday and he streamed it live. People were calling the cops all the way from California reporting the broadcast where Stiles was seen drinking on camera. No one on the beach was hurt. Stiles allegedly said he wanted to “take out” a police cruiser or building.

TECO confirmed a fifth man has died as the result of last month’s accident at the Big Bend Power Plant in Apollo Beach. BRACE employee Armando Perez died from his injuries he sustained when a slag tank exploded. [More]

Pasco Sinkhole Grows

  • 3:45 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The sinkhole in Pasco County grew by ten feet yesterday, threatening more homes. It’s now 235 wide and about 50 feet deep threatening more homes. The county is not charging residents for well water testing for some 400 homes in the area and is working on stabilizing the area around the sinkhole.

The back-to-school sales tax holiday is coming up in August and computers will be back on the list. They were not last year. The holiday begins at midnight on Friday, August 4th and ends midnight on Sunday, August 6th. For a full list of what else will be [More]

Operation Southern Shield Underway In Florida

  • 3:36 am Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Five states that include Florida are in the midst of “Operation Southern Shield”. The program is aimed at making our highways safer and law enforcement officials will be keeping an eye out for impaired, distracted and anyone not wearing a seat belt. Participating states in addition to Florida include Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Another sinkhole has opened and is threatening two homes in The Villages. It’s around 15 wide and the homeowners did voluntarily evacuate. Officials in Sumter County will keep an eye on it for now. Pasco County officials tested the water at twenty homes near the [More]

Sinkhole Water Tested; Tropical Storm Don

  • 4:06 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Pasco County officials tested the water at twenty homes near the 225 foot sinkhole which opened last week in Land O Lakes. Chemicals in the water of the sinkhole were considered hazardous and potentially contained E.coli. No problems were found but the county will work with the Florida Department of Health to monitor the water. A fund has been created to help homeowners affected by the sinkhole through the United Way.

Tropical Storm Don is out in the Atlantic just to the east of the Leeward Islands. The storm is expected to weaken and not threaten land. For more [More]