The Dove Daily Update 

The Storm Shuts Down

  • 2:37 am Friday, December 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Tampa Bay Storm arena football team is not more. The team made the announcement they were ceasing operations immediately yesterday. The cited rising costs and declining revenues.

The first chain of medical marijuana clinics to open in Florida is already closing most of them. Tetra Health Care had six locations statewide and the only one to stay open will be in Tampa on MLK.  Tetra said delays for patients trying to get the qualifying medical marijuana cards were one problem that led to the closings along with changes to how someone can qualify. Details are in this story from [More]

Tetra Closes Most Clinics

  • 3:29 am Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The first chain of medical marijuana clinics to open in Florida is already closing most of them. Tetra Health Care had six locations statewide and the only one to stay open will be in Tampa on MLK.  Tetra said delays for patients trying to get the qualifying medical marijuana cards were one problem that led to the closings along with changes to how someone can qualify. Details are in this story from the Tampa Bay Times.

Christmas is Monday, and Metropolitan Ministries are still in desperate need for gifts for teen girls and younger girls ages 3-12. The holiday tent [More]

Metropolitan Ministries Still In Need

  • 3:34 am Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

We’re less than a week away from Christmas and Metropolitan Ministries in in desperate need for gifts for teen girls and younger girls ages 3-12. The holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska and they can also use foods like turkey and hams. The need for donations is stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here.

If you’re flying out of St Pete-Clearwater airport you may have trouble finding somewhere to park. Even with increasing parking [More]

  • 3:32 am Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Last night’s game went into overtime but the Bucs came out on the losing end on Monday Night Football against Atlanta. Final score at from Raymond James Stadium was 24-21. Former coach Jon Gruden was inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime.

A massive power outage at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport been triggered by a fire in an electrical facility will be causing delays well into the weekend. With over 1400 canceled flights, the majority on Delta they say trying to find seats for all those flyers is going to take time. So, it’s the usual drill if you have a [More]

Atlanta Airport Power Outage Affecting Flights Nationwide

  • 3:43 am Monday, December 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

A massive power outage at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport that may have been triggered by a fire in an electrical facility. Over a thousand flights were cancelled before power was restored around midnight. Those delays and cancellations will most likely affect travel today so call ahead for your flight.

Imagine waking up and someone has broken into your house – and they’re standing right next to your bed. Clearwater Police are looking for man who got into the house through a slightly open window. He ran when she screamed. If you know this man or can help with any information [More]

Mosaic Sinkhole Repairs Continue; Dumped Puppies Doing Better

  • 3:12 am Friday, December 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Remember the massive Mosaic sinkhole that opened over a year ago threatening the aquifer in the area? Work is running about a year behind because of the sheer size of the hole. But work should be completed sometime next year at increased cost of $83 million dollars.

Good news on those sick puppies that were just dumped on the side of the road across from the Humane Society in Tampa. They’re doing better and spending the holidays with a foster family. There is a $2,000 reward offered for any information leading to the arrest of the person who dumped them. [More]

911, Cell Service Interrupted By Battery Theft

  • 3:20 am Thursday, December 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

911, Verizon and T-Mobile had their service interrupted by a Ruskin man who broke into the secured building and stole batteries worth $14,000. William Bingham sold them to a metal recycling company. Bingham had access codes and will face grand theft charges as well as burglary and dealing in stolen property.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has charged 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz with charges that range from felony counts of animal abuse to misdemeanor counts of illegal takes. That all stems from the terrible video of the three men allegedly dragging a [More]

Men Charged In Shark Dragging Video

  • 3:17 am Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has charged 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz with charges that range from felony counts of animal abuse to misdemeanor counts of illegal takes. That all stems from the terrible video of the three men allegedly dragging a shark behind their boat and posting it to social media. We have more on the story from ABC Action News.

Accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson waived his right to appear in court Tuesday. Instead, a written plea of not guilty was submitted by his lawyer. He is facing [More]

Donaldson Will Not Appear In Court Today

  • 3:23 am Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson has waived his right to appear in court this morning. A written plea will be submitted by his lawyer but we don’t know what that plea might be. Donaldson’s parents still face possible contempt of court charges for refusing to answer questions about their son and will be back in court in early January.

NORAD has a possible explanation for those louds booms heard across the Bay area last Saturday. It might have been a sonic boom produced by two F-15 Fighter Jets that were in the air due to the President’s visit to [More]

St Pete Utility Bills Going Up

  • 3:38 am Monday, December 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

St Pete residents will see an increase in their utility bills starting January 1st to help pay for repairs to the sewer system. It’s a 16% increase to help pay for the more than $32 million dollars in repairs and upgrades.

Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska and right now the big need is for turkeys and hams. The need for donations is stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here.

It wasn’t just another show [More]