Highlands County Sheriff Deputy William Gentry Dies 

Posted: 3:41 am Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


Highlands County Sheriff’s Deputy William Gentry died yesterday after he was shot Sunday evening in Lake Placid by Joseph Edward Ables. Ables has an extensive criminal record and charges against him are expected to be upgraded. There will be a vigil tonight from 5:30 – 8:30m in DeVane Park, Lake Placid.




Tickets for  the the Eastern Conference Finals are on sale after the Lightning’s final win over Boston at Amalie Arena. Their opponent will be the Washington Capitals who beat the Pittsburgh Penguins last night 3-1. It’s been 20 years since the Capitals were in the East finals. The playoff schedule has not been posted so we’ll have to wait and see if the James Taylor concert this Saturday night or Justin Timberlake on the 15th at Amalie Arena will be affected.




Just a reminder that the new traffic patterns due to the Water Street Tampa construction project will slow your trip downtown. Brorein is permanently closed between Channelside and South Nebraska and that’s just the start. To plan your ride downtown to work or to play check here.




This is National Teachers Day, part of Teachers Appreciation Week and there are plenty of freebies to say thank you to our educators.  It’s also National Nurses Week and there are plenty of ways that business are also saying thank you.