Packed School Board Meeting To Protest Firings 

Posted: 3:12 am Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

The Hernando County School Board heard from a roomful of people not entirely happy with the decision to fire 47 teachers at Moton Elementary School at yesterday’s meeting. The school has been rated D for the past two years by the Florida Department of Education and Superintendent Lori Romano had made that decision based on that low rating.

 

 

The attorney for the accused Seminole Heights man accused in the shooting deaths of four residents is asking for a mental competency exam for his client.  Howell Donaldson III is facing a possibly death sentence.

 

 

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday it was a tornado that hit a mobile home park in the middle of the night Tuesday. There was damage to a few homes but no injuries reported. Now it’s a matter of cleanup.

 

 

Former Rays pitcher Danny Farquhar collapsed in the dugout during a Chicago White Sox game on Monday with a hemorrhage from a brain aneurysm. A release from the White Sox said surgery was successful but he’s still listed in critical condition. He pitched for the Rays in 2016 and part of 2017 before being released.

 

 

 

Gas prices are the highest they’ve been in three years and that’s going to make for a more expensive summer travel season. AAA says with the threat of another busy hurricane season that could trigger even higher prices.

 

 

Round two NHL playoff tickets for the Tampa Bay Lightning went on sale Monday. Once again the Lightning will have home ice advantage and will play either the Boston Bruins of Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

 

There’s a chance to less than popular beach bill that restricts public access to parts of the beach in front of resort hotels along with condos and private homes may get a second look. That bill is scheduled to go into effect July 1st, but two Bay area lawmakers say they want any parts of the beach that receive public funds for renourishment would be open to the public.

 

 

The CDC is telling us to throw away all types of Romaine lettuce. An outbreak of E. coli has been linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. Unless you know for sure what you’ve bought was not grown there the CDC wants you to get rid of it.  Check for more on the story and the report from the CDC here.