Posted: 4:21 am Monday, July 10th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
Three K mart stores will be closing in the Bay area that include 8245 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa; 12412 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson; and 4717 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Nationwide 35 K Marts and 8 Sears’s stores will close. You can see the official announcement here.
Four men died in the accident at TECO’s Big Bend Power Plant and now scammers are taking advantage of their family’s grief. A fake GoFundMe account has popped up complete with stolen pictures of the victims. Take a close look at the page and you’ll find mistakes and no way to contact who’s allegedly in charge of the fund. The official site is www.gofundme.com/gaffin-employees-affected-by-teco-b and has already raised more than $16,000. The fourth worker to die has now been identified as Frank Jones who died Saturday at Tampa General Hospital. Two more workers are still recovering from their injuries from the June 29th accident.
The drought in Florida may be officially over, but a lightning strike in Citrus County triggered a 400-acre brush fire in a marshy area. The fire near Floral City is tough for firefighters to reach but the fire was at least 50% contained at last report.
One Weeki Wachee mermaid is celebrating 60 years on the job. Vicki Smith was 17 when she started in 1957 and comes back for occasional performances. We have her full story for you here.