Tax-Free Hurricane Supply Shopping Begins Today 

Posted: 3:37 am Friday, June 1st, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

Hurricane season officially begins on today and it also kicks off the tax-free shopping week for supplies.. Predictions have been for an above average season, and we’ve already had our first named storm. Check Ann-Ventures and Ann Kelly’s Kitchen for more storm preparation tips. And for more information check the Florida Department of Revenue site and see the full list of items that qualify from June 1st through June 7th.

 

 

The  Bayshore Beautiful Homeowners’ Association is going to pay for increased police presence along Bayshore Blvd after a young mother and her 2-year old daughter were struck and killed by drag racing teenagers a week ago. They’ll pay $2,500 for the next month to have Tampa Police Department Officers in the area, and then take a look at how things went to see if they want to continue the program. The latest report from TPD estimates the car drive by Cameron Herrin was going 102 mph in the moment before the crash, In the week since the accident some 300 drivers have been stopped for speeding on Bayshore, despite a lowered speed limit. You can even help them out – we have the full story here.

 

 

Residents along the Alafia River are watching the river river rise with a flood warning in effect through Monday night thanks to this past weeks’ heavy rains.  Please check for the latest here from our partners at 10 News and Stormtracker Ten.

 

 

Sears and Kmart are closing 72 more stores, two of those in the Bay area. The Kmart at 5400 E. Busch Blvd and  the Sears store in Citrus Park Town Center are on the list. There is no closing date announced yet..

 

 

.There are a lot more people being diagnosed with strep throat in Hillsborough County. It’s spread by person-to-person contact. In Brandon alone there is a one hundred per cent rise is cases. For more on what the symptoms are and where to get tested check here.