Hillsborough County Votes To Cut Bus Routes 

Posted: 3:38 am Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

Using the bus in Hillsborough County may be a little tougher. The Hillsborough County Transit authority voted to approve the plan that will eliminate 20% of existing routes. The routes that stay will have buses stopping more often to try and make up for the loss of the other routes.

The sinkhole in Land O Lakes grew over the weekend and a total of seven homes have been condemned Crews had to stop cleanup on Friday when the ground became unstable once again. Engineers think the reason the sinkhole has not stabilized is its proximity to a lake, where the ground may just be trying to do what come naturally – connect with the lake.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri calls the theft of cars and joyriding an epidemic and a deadly game among teens in the county. Three teens died over the weekend after they crashed at 19 and Tampa Road and now there is the possibility that the survivors of that crash will face first degree murder charges using the felony murder rule. Between them the teens involved had a total of 126 arrests.

A little dog fell three stories from the balcony at the Trio Encore apartments Sunday. Tampa PD officers and other residents held a sheet under the apartment to catch the pup who hung on for over half an hour before falling into the sheet. The dog is fine and police are speaking with the owners to try and figure just how the dog got into that situation. You can see the video of that rescue here.