Mosaic Sinkhole Repairs Continue; Dumped Puppies Doing Better 

Posted: 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.



Photo Humane Society of Tampa Bay FB image

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. All four should be ready for adoption after the first of the year.



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 shark behind their boat and posting it to social media. We have more on the story from ABC Action News.




Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska and they need 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, and if you need help as well.