Sewage Vote Postponed

Sewage Vote Postponed 

Posted: 4:14 am Thursday, July 13th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

St Pete City Council will not vote today on the proposed consent order that could result in a 20-30% rise in water and sewer bills to pay for the $326 million dollars in improvements to the city’s storm sewage system. It might be another week before that happens.

 

The personal data of some six million Verizon customers has been leaked online. Verizon says it was human error that put the customer phone numbers, names, and some PIN codes online. Up to 14 million accounts may have been compromised. Verizon says you should change your PIN. Check for more on the leak here.

 

Takata has issued yet another recall on airbags but this time on airbags they thought were safe. They were installed on some Ford, Nissan and Mazda vehicles between 2005 and 2012. We have the recall list here.

 

A 12-year old black Lab named Sam was rescued in the water off St Pete Beach Tuesday by a dolphin watch sailboat captain. Susi Herrington from Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Company saw the dog struggling and jumped in to rescue him. Sam actually led Susi to his owner’s home onshore who didn’t even know the dog was missing. She said Sam has cataracts and may fallen over the seawall. He’s going to be fine.