Digital License Plates Coming To Florida 

Posted: 3:59 am Thursday, May 10th, 2018

By Ann Kelly



Digital license plates, called Rplates will be here soon. Reviver Auto is the manufacturer of the electronic plates that are already in use in California. Those plates cost $699, plus a monthly service plan fee. But you’d never have to go to the DMV ever again and can renew online. But as with any electronic device hacking is a concern.




The romaine lettuce recall now extends into 29 states, including Florida and is responsible on death, and possibly as many as 17 people reporting kidney failure from possible E. coli contamination. At least 149 people have been sickened, 17 in the hospital.




The playoff schedule is out for the Eastern Conference finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals. Game one is at Amalie Arena at 8 pm, game two also at Amalie will be Sunday at 8 pm. That means the James Taylor concert goes on as scheduled Sunday and Justin Timberlake as well on Tuesday. The  Lightning having home ice advantage. They will be back in Tampa for game five if necessary Saturday, May 19th. Tickets for  the the Eastern Conference Finals are on sale. For a chance to win your own pair of tickets of playoff tickets, just click here for details. You’ll have until Friday at noon to text to win.




That trip down to Amalie Arena on Friday or anywhere downtown will be a little slow. New traffic patterns due to the Water Street Tampa construction project will slow your trip.  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. MacDill Airfest is also this Saturday and Sunday to add to the congestion, along with the James Taylor Amalie Arena Saturday night. And don’t forget the grand opening of the new Julian B Lane park this weekend, with a free concert by the Florida Orchestra Sunday evening.




Former Buccaneer Head Coach Tony Dungy will be inducted into the Ring of Honor during a Monday Night Football game September 24th. The game will be between the Bucs and the Steelers. He is the only one to be inducted this year. Dungy went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.