The Dove Daily Update 

Lawsuit Filed In Casino Boat Fire

  • 3:34 am Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the casino shuttle boat that caught fire in Port Richey earlier this month. Tropical Breeze Casino Cruz is being sued by Deborah Jero for injuries she suffered jumping from the boat in the amount of $15,000. One woman did die after she went home after the fire and her cause of death is under investigation.

‘The web site Thrilllist has ranked Florida as the worst state in the nation in just about every category on its annual Definitive and Final Rankings of All 50 States. Who was ranked [More]

New Ship At Port Tampa; More Beads In The Water

  • 3:34 am Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Port of Tampa has a new cruise ship. The Carnival ship Miracle carries just over 2,100 passengers and will offer seven-day cruises. 

When the pirates had left Bayshore after the Gasparilla parade, volunteers came through to clean up. Thousands of leftover beads and lots of trash were cleared. Volunteer divers will go in to the Bay this weekend to recover more beads that are harmful to sea life.

The web site Thrilllist has ranked Florida as the worst state in the nation in just about every category on its annual Definitive and Final Rankings of All [More]

Wrapping Up An All-Star Weekend

  • 3:40 am Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tampa Bay and Amalie Arena hosted the NHL All-Star Game over the weekend. Rain put a slight damper on things outside Sunday, but inside it was the Pacific Division All-Stars that came out on top to take the one-million-dollar prize. The Tampa Bay Lightning had the most players on the Atlantic Division team that lost to the Pacific Division 5-2.

When the pirates had left Bayshore after the Gasparilla parade, volunteers came through to clean up. Thousands of leftover beads and lots of trash were cleared. The parade also featured the first handicapped-accessible float from the Krewe of [More]

Rainy Days And Hockey All Stars Invade Today

  • 6:27 am Sunday, January 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s only rain. But inside Amalie Area today it’s frozen rain. As in ice, ice, baby! The home of the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the world to the NHL All Star game this afternoon. We’re thrilled to have the eyes of the sports world on the home of our Bolts so let’s show them our best side. You think traffic was fun yesterday? It’s a here-we-go-again kind of day with a lot happening pre-game so expect things to get tight early.

The forecast is for rain later today, even a thunderstorm or two. Be ready for those [More]

Big Weekend Ahead

  • 3:38 am Friday, January 26th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in and around downtown Tampa. With the Gasparilla Invasion Saturday and the NHL All-Star weekend events Saturday and Sunday you can expect delays and road closures. Look at the forecast to stay ahead of the rain, and what to expect if you’re heading in to town this weekend.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the target of a class action lawsuit by former ticket holders who allege they had their season tickets revoked for “no legitimate reason.” The Bucs said they can’t comment on pending litigation. The issue is [More]

Toys R Us Stores Close

  • 3:36 am Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Two Bay area stores owned by Toys R Us will close as part of bankruptcy reorganization proceeding. Nationwide around 20% of the Toys and Baby’s R Us will shut down. But Lowes had better news for the Bay area. They want to hire 550 seasonal workers that will include full and part time positions.

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in and around downtown Tampa. With the Gasparilla Invasion Saturday and the NHL All-Star weekend events Saturday and Sunday you can expect delays and road closures. 

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced the [More]

State Wants Death Penalty For Accused Seminole Heights Killer

  • 3:55 am Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said yesterday the state will seek the death penalty for accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Donaldson III. Donaldson’s parents will be in court on Friday in their own civil contempt case and could face jail time if they continue to refuse to answer questions about their son.

 

Heading to Pier 60 for some of those iconic sunset shots? Sorry, it’s closed for repairs. The city has shut down about half the Pier through February 2nd to upgrade the bait house with new siding and air conditioning, and repair the pavilions.

The FBI now [More]

Latest On Mall Explosion

  • 3:27 am Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The FBI now says it was not pipe bombs that went off at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales Sunday. Someone wrapped flares in duct tape which caused some damage, but no one was hurt. Lakes Wales police are asking for your help with any information.

Pier 60 is closed for repairs. The city needs to shut down about half the Pier through February 2nd to upgrade the bait house with new siding and air conditioning, and repair the pavilions. The front half of the Pier is open for this weekend.

The city of Tampa will hold a meeting [More]

  • 3:27 am Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tense moments at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales yesterday when two improvised explosive devices went off. They were found near the entrance to Penney’s and caused some damage, but no one was hurt. Lakes Wales police are asking for your help with any information.

 

Pasco County will finally receive more than $6 million in federal aid to help with major drainage problems. Street flooding has always been an issue in many areas. There are three specific areas targeted with the first project due for completion in two years.

 

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Warming Up For The Weekend

  • 3:25 am Friday, January 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Another night and morning with freeze warnings and watches in effects for the Bay area. We set a record low yesterday at Tampa International Airport and even had accidents triggered by black ice on the Veteran’s Expressway. At one point, power was out for almost 5,000 people in Pinellas County. Check with our partners from 10 News, home of Stormtracker 10 for the latest on our weekend forecast that’s finally warming up.

The drier, cooler weather is also expected to help make our wildfire season much tougher. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has already requested $20 million dollars to [More]