Posted: 4:35 am Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
Join The Dove for our Feed the Bay food drive for the Pasco County chapter of Metropolitan Ministries today at the Wal Mart on Land O Lakes Blvd in Lutz. Ann Kelly will be live from 6-10 am accepting your donations of non-perishable food items.Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska. The need for donations is expected to be stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here.
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person Tampa Police say is responsible for the shooting deaths of four people in the Seminole Heights areas has risen to $100,000 thanks to a donation from Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaraunt Group.At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Tampa Police released additional video on a person they are now considering a suspect in Tuesday’s morning shooting in Seminole Heights of a Tampa man to the three previous murders. The description they have of a suspect in the death of Ron Felton is a thin, tall black man. You’re asked to call TPD with any information at 1-800-873-TIPS.
A malfunction with the overhead sprinkler system at the Straz Center caused some water damage to the Ferguson Hall Stage on Wednesday. It happened during a routine test of the sprinklers that had water onstage for at least five minutes, even sending some of it into Morsani Hall. The damage does appear minimal and all scheduled shows will go on. The Florida Orchestra rehearsal has been moved to the Mahaffey today.
I-4 has been named the most dangerous highway in America – again. The GPS tracking company Teletrac Navman. The most dangerous time to drive is Saturday mornings, with drivers in their 20’s responsible for more than one-third of the fatal crashes. For more on that story click here.
There’s big changes coming to the Howard Frankland Bridge, and the second of two public meetings will be held tonight at the St Pete Hilton Carillon tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 pm. The new southbound bridge will not only have four lanes, there will be two express lanes and a pedestrian path. Construction will start in 2020.