The Dove Daily Update 

Report On Proposed USF Football Stadium

  • 3:26 am Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Should USF get a new football stadium? A report from Convention, Sports, and Leisure International (CSL International) says to wait until they actually have the money to build it. That would keep the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium for now with no dates set for the proposed new Football Center.

Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is set for this weekend, August 3rd – 5th. We have the complete list of what is and what not on the list this year. There are limits of $60 or less for items like clothing, shoes and other supplies. An [More]

Arrest On Clearwater Beach

  • 3:49 am Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s been a very busy year for Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They’ve already found 575 skimmers on gas station pumps with most of them in the Bay area and Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. We have a list of where those skimmers have been found and what to look out for when buying gas.

FEMA has issued new flood zone maps for Pinellas County. The new maps are much more accurate for flood hazards. That map has not been updated since 2009. Check to see if things have change for you.

It’s sea turtle nesting season but the news from the [More]

Tracking Skimmers Across Tampa Bay

  • 3:18 am Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s been a very busy year for Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They’ve already found 575 skimmers on gas station pumps with most of them in the Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. We have a list of where those skimmers have been found and what to look out for when buying gas.

There was one winning ticket sold in this week’s Mega Millions drawing but not to anyone in Florida. That ticket was sold in San Jose, California with as estimated $522 million dollars.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office is looking for new recruits and have [More]

Suspicious Bag Shuts Down Part Of Tampa International Airport

  • 3:34 am Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Airside C at Tampa International Airport was shut down for close to three hours last night after screeners saw something they thought looked suspicious. The airside that is home to Southwest and Spirit Airlines was cleared. It’s all back to normal now at TIA after security determined there was no threat.

There was at least one winning ticket sold in last night’s Mega Million drawing but not to anyone in Florida. That ticket was sold in San Jose, California but as of early this morning lottery officials were waiting to hear from other states to see if any [More]

Deputies Needed At HCSO

  • 3:42 am Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Those guidelines are a result of the need for new deputies. Now applicants only need a high school diploma and at least three years of active duty military experience to apply and the Sheriff’s department police on tattoos has also been changed. For the full story check here.

The Florida Orchestra is looking for a new president. President & CEO, Michael Pastreich has successfully led the orchestra for the past for more than ten years. making him the longest-serving president in their 50-year history. Marketing Director Sherry Powell will step in as the search begins. Pastreich will leave the [More]

Stand Your Ground Protests

  • 3:34 am Monday, July 23rd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they will not make an arrest in what he believes falls under Florida’s self-defense law known as “stand your ground,” Michael Drejka, shot Markeis McGlockton after he was shoved and fell in the parking lot of a Clearwater convenience store. A vigil was held at the Circle A on Sunset Point Road Sunday.

An eleven year old Tarpon Springs student graduated from St Petersburg College this weekend now has plans go to the University of South Florida to continue his education. William Maillis says he might like to be an astrophysicist one day.

Tampa Mayor [More]

Tampa Budget Set At $1 Billion Dollars

  • 3:29 am Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn brought his 2019 budget before City Council Thursday. The #1 billion dollar budget plan does not have property tax increases, along with no layoffs or major cuts to city services. There are two hearings scheduled in August and September before the budget is approved and that must be done by October 1st.

Mark this one down – Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is set for August 3rd – 5th. We have the complete list of what is and what not’s on the list this year. There are limits of $60 or less [More]

Adopt A Teacher Program Takes Off

  • 3:34 am Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

An adopt-a-teacher program a Tampa woman has created has gone viral. Ellie Baggett wants to help teachers who actually buy their own classroom supplies. The idea is to adopt a teacher and spend around $30 for supplies for them. The campaign in on Facebook if you’d like to help. Schools are back in session in less than a month.

A 35-story condo building in downtown Tampa with just two units per floor is scheduled to begin construction in the Channelside district by next year. Prices for units would start at $800,000 for Eleve 61 and it would be the [More]

First Beach Access Law Arrest

  • 3:37 am Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

For the first time since Florida law went into effect limiting beach access near private properties someone has been arrested for allegedly violating that law. It happened on Santa Rosa beach in Walton County. Daniel Uhlfelder was busted for sitting on the sand in front of a gated community. Governor Scott had issued another order over all the confusion on the new law and Uhlfedler even had a copy of that with him.

The Florida Department of Transportation is withholding payments to Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. until problems with SunPass are solved,  FDOT blames that contractor for the massive backlog [More]

FDOT Refuses To Pay SunPass Contractor

  • 3:27 am Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Department of Transportation is withholding payments to Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. until problems with SunPass are solved,  FDOT blames that contractor for the massive backlog of unprocessed transaction for the toll system. A story in the Tampa Bay Times says Conduent has a history of the same type of problem in seven other stations.

Amazon Prime Day began with a bit of a thud on Monday when people who tried to log on saw an error message on their screens. The online shopping day has been extended by an additional six hours making the online shopping experience [More]