- 3:39 am Friday, March 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Winn-Dixie announced the closure of 94 stores yesterday as part of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. That includes these ten stores here in the Bay area that the company classified as “underperforming.” This follows the news of closing 740 of their stores. putting 30,000 jobs are at risk. The online store will stay open for a few weeks as they look for a buyer. The liquidation includes the Babies R Us stores and holdings worldwide.
A pedestrian bridge that connected Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater collapsed yesterday, killing at least six people. First responders also evacuated [More]
- 3:35 am Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz Wednesday. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty in the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers.
Students across the nation walked out of class yesterday in memory of those seventeen who died in Parkland on Valentines Day. 1,500 Students at Clearwater High School were among those who remembered the students and educators who died.
It looks like Toys R Us is about to close all 740 of their stores. 30,000 jobs are at risk. The online store will stay open for [More]
- 3:27 am Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Students across the nation may walk out of their classroom today. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against the accused shooter in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz will be in court this morning for the formal arraignment.
Bay area residents and those statewide who have [More]
- 3:32 am Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Students across the nation may leave their classrooms Wednesday. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class.
Residents of Barclay Road in New Port Richey want to know if that depression that opened in their neighborhood last Thursday is a depression or a sinkhole. Engineers are still keeping an eye on the eight foot wide [More]
- 3:56 am Monday, March 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Bay area residents and those statewide who have been depending on hotel vouchers since Hurricane Irma will now have to find another way to find a home. FEMA ended the program this past Saturday, March 10th. Over 27,000 persons statewide took advantage of the program, and the majority of those have found housing. FEMA is taking calls for those who still need a place to live. Just call 211 or check in with them online. FEMA funds for Hurricane Maria refugees also ended last month.
Get ready for more travel delays to the northeast. The third nor’easter in [More]
- 3:29 am Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
A former investigator for Child Protective Services working for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and charged with falsifying records. Steven Urban resigned late last year, and was arrested based on reviews conducted by the PCSO.
Rain may help out with our dry conditions by Sunday, but it’s brush fire season and concerns are that this year could be worse than 2017. Debris left over from Hurricane Irma is a major factor. In Pasco County there have been two brush fires in the last few days, and a brush fire last weekend Hernando County is under investigation. [More]
- 3:37 am Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
There’s a bill headed for Governor Scott’s desk that would keep us on Daylight Savings Time all year long. The Senate approved the measure, and if the Governor signs it, it would still need approval from Congress to amend the law as it stands now.
It’s brush fire season and we’re begin warned that this year could be worse than 2017. Debris left over from Hurricane Irma is a major concern. Pasco County has had two brush fires in the last few days, and a brush fire last weekend Hernando County is begin called suspicious. The weekend blaze on [More]
- 3:38 am Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
It looks like the city of Brooksville is about to shut down the police department after a 4-1 vote in favor of the action at last night’s City Council meeting. The Hernando County Sheriff’s office would take over patrolling the city if that does happen. Council wants a plan in place by the end of April.
The Florida Senate has passed the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. That bill still has to go before the House and then to the Governor’s office before it can become law. It includes provisions for firearm and school safety and mental health. [More]
- 3:21 am Monday, March 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
A brush fire in Hernando County is begin called suspicious. The weekend blaze on Kingbird Rd near 19 damaged three homes. Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. It is wildfire season in the Bay area.
A bill to allow teachers to carry guns, but does not a ban on assault rifles, will go before the Florida Senate today after a rare weekend session. That bill also carry a substantial amount of amendments.
You’ll be able to dive for scallops in Pasco County for the first time in 25 years starting in July. [More]
- 3:32 am Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The inaugural Skyway 10K is this Sunday and it’s going to close the northbound lanes of the span between 4 am and 10 am. All runners will be bussed to the site from Tropicana Field. The first wave of runners will take off shortly after 6:15 am. The southbound lanes will be open during the race. For more on the race and detours please check here.
The Florida House passed a bill yesterday that would completely ban texting while driving. There is some opposition in the Senate over privacy rights if police are allowed to inspect the driver’s cell [More]