Water Main Break Triggers Boil Water Notice In Tampa 

Posted: 3:45 am Friday, June 8th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


A huge water main break in Tampa has flooded some home and closed roads in the area. The break happened on North Rome Avenue and West Powhattan Avenue.  Watch for detours this morning. Also, residents and businesses within the area of 275 to the east, Dale Mabry to the west, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the south and Busch to the north to are under a boil water notice for the next couple of days as a precaution.




Photo HCSO booking

John Barrineau, the driver of the second car involved in a drag race on Bayshore Blvd, will be charged as adult. is 17 years old and has been moved to the Hillsborough County Jail. He had been in the Juvenile Detention facility since being arrested along with 18 year old Cameron Herrin who struck and killed Jessica Raubenolt, and her 2-year-old daughter who died shortly after the crash.




Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick wants to get rid of the roosters in Ybor City. Reddick said at yesterday’s council meeting he’s received complaints from residents about the noise the create and thinks people are actually bringing more birds and dumping them in the area. It would cost some $15,000 to relocate the birds, and City Council want to look at other options for now. It will be up for discussion at the July 19th meeting. There’s opposition to his proposal and a petition being circulated from Yborchicken.org.




An unusual site in the waters off Anna Maria Island – whale sharks. The largest fish species in the world were seen about 40 miles offshore and Mote Marine Laboratories are asking for anyone who has spotted the sharks to let them know. Contact Bob Hueter at Mote’s Center for Shark Research: 941-302-0976. and if you can the Center would like to know how many you saw. what time and the day you saw them and exact GPS coordinates if possible.




SunPass is shut down for maintenance through this Monday, June 11th at 9 am. If you’re low on funds for your SunPass account you won’t be able to add more until the system is back on line. Tolls will still be charged and add back on to accounts when it’s back up as well.




You’ll notice more “wrong way” warning signs going up around the Bay area soon. FDOT  received at $300,000 grant and will start putting those signs up in July. Wrong-way driver calls doubled in Hillsborough County last month compared to the same time last year.