A small plane made a crash landing in St Pete yesterday, just two miles from Albert Whitted Airport. Five people were hurt when it came down around 18th Ave South and 16th St South, none of those injuries considered serious. The flight originated in Tallahassee.
The Florida Department of Children and Families are concerned that some recipients might be taking benefits and then selling them. They’ve seen posts on Craigslist and Facebook. Investigators have been screening those who come to apply and if they’re caught committing fraud denies benefits on the spot.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer scheduled on the campus of the University of Florida today. The University has already said they expect to spend up to half a million dollars on security. That order will allow for security from state and other local agencies.
It’s now official. Tampa has another Super Bowl on the way. The city was awarded the Super Bowl LV yesterday, scheduled for February 7th, 2021. This makes five Super Bowls for the city. LA was supposed to host but construction delays triggered a change of plans.
The family that owns Brady the dog that escaped her crate at TIA while being loaded onto a Delta flight is now offering a $1,500 reward for her safe return. Owner Christie Pennell says she’s staying in Tampa until they find the dog. Brady is chipped but not wearing her collar and they’re concerned she’s hurt and scared so if you see here, please call 441-704-7199, or Animal Control at 813-997-5307.