No Sunshine Protection Act For Now 

Posted: 3:35 am Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

By Ann Kelly



The bill that Governor Rick Scott signed in March that would let Florida stay in Daylight Saving Time year ’round starting July 1st isn’t happening – yet. Congress, not the Florida Legislature must approve that bill and it has not. That puts “The Sunshine Protection Act” on hold for now.




Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Marty St. Louis is going in to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was on the Stanley Cup award winning team in 2004 and was the first Lightning player to have his jersey retired. The induction ceremony is November 12th in Toronto.





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It’s a sinkhole. Geologists made that official yesterday with Pasco County Emergency Management .Officials are keeping an eye on a 15 foot deep depression on Pearl drive in the Moon Lake area. Even with some heavy rain it did not grow overnight. Three homeowners voluntarily evacuated.






Cases of tummy flu are on the rise in the Bay area. Doctors in Hillsborough County have reported a dramatic rise in cases. Hot tubs and pools can be one source along with not keep surfaces clean and leaving damp towels out.




Watch for purple flags at the beach. We have one for the “eww” column. Sea lice are causing bumpy, itchy rashes for some beachgoers.  It can also make you feel like you have the flu. Scientists prefer the term Sea Bather’s Eruption and most of those cases have been reported along the southern Atlantic side of the state.




PSTA has a new bus route to get you to Tampa International Airport. The Airport Express will cost $3 each way and will leave from a park and ride lot in Largo. Eight trips a day are planned and there’s no charge to park in the lot.