Mosaic Closing Plant City Facility; Terror Suspect Has Florida Ties 

Posted: 3:42 am Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Hundreds of jobs will be lost when Mosaic shuts down their fertilizer plant in Plant City. There are 430 people working there now and the announcement the plant stop production at the end of the year caught a lot of people off guard. Mosaic cited financial reason for the closure. Last year’s sinkhole collapse in Polk County dumped215 million gallons of contaminated water in the Florida aquifir and cost the company $70 million dollars to clean up.


Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Interim Police Chief Brian Dugan were on the streets of Seminole Heights last night along with the trick or treaters. Handing out candy before heading out into the Seminole Heights neighborhood. Three unsolved, and possibly connected murders, in the area have the city on edge. There is video of a suspect here and a $35,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


The man who is responsible for driving a rented truck down a bike path in the heart of New York City has ties to Tampa. Police identified him as 29-year old Sayfullo Saipov who has a Florida driver’s license but was living in New Jersey. The FBI said he is not a US citizen and is from Uzbekistan.


Pinellas County Schools will be part of a panel to assist those displaced by Hurricane Mariah. They’re teaming up with Pinellas County for a bilingual panel Thursday morning at 9:30 am at the St Petersburg College Clearwater location for the Hispanic Outreach Center’s United in Support event.


The Food for Florida event for Pasco County has been moved to November 5th– 8th at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. You can apply online ahead of time here.


Lakeland Electric has sent 20 workers to Puerto Rico to help restore power after Hurricane Irma decimated the island. And the Suncoast Animal League has also returned to rescue pets left behind. They are accepting donations and to see how you can help just click here