Speed Limit Lowered On Bayshore Boulevard 

Posted: 3:35 am Friday, May 25th, 2018

By Ann Kelly



Starting today, the speed limit on Bayshore Blvd will be lowered from 40 mph to 35 mph in an effort to slow traffic. in the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident. Tampa Police say street racers on Bayshore Blvd struck and killed 24-year-old Jessica Raubenolt. Her 2-year-old child, Lillia Raubenolt, also died from her injuries Thursday evening, TPD have charged the two drivers, Cameron Herrin and John Barrineau, with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and street racing.



There’s a strong possibility of tropical weather for  Memorial Day weekend. The greatest threat will come from the heavy rains and strong winds, And. there are also a lot more snakes seeking higher ground due to the heavy rain, and since it’s mating season they may be more aggressive. The latest update on the hurricane season from NOAA calls for 1-16 named storms, 5-9 of those reaching hurricane strength and 1-4 becoming major hurricanes.



St Pete city workers have been busy clearing storm drains before the heavy weather hits. They are also opening retention tanks to make room for more waster water. Tampa is also being proactive and clearing things as well. If you do need to reach either city for assistance, in Tampa call Transportation and Storm Water Services at 813-274-3101; for St Petersburg residents the 24-hour Water Resource Dispatch number is 727-893-7261.



The original Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant on Boy Scout Blvd. is closing. The last day will be June 24th after seventeen years in business. The Selmon locations in Sarasota and Ft Myers will still be open.