- 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]
- 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]
- 3:25 am Monday, July 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Amazon Prime Day kicks off at 3 pm today and it’s been extended by an additional six hours making the online shopping experience a full 36 hours. Amazon did raise prime membership rates this year, but they still expect record-setting sales. Whole Foods is part of Prime Day this year offering “select deals. They were acquired by Amazon last year. Watch for other stores to match some of the deals.
- 3:34 am Friday, July 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Despite a Florida law that went into effect July 1st limiting public access to parts of the beach in front of private homes and resorts, Governor Scott signed an executive order asking them not to limit access. You can see specifics of the order here – and enjoy your walk on the beach this weekend.
St Pete City Council said no to one artist’s work proposed for the new St Pete Pier at Thursday night’s meeting. The $1.5 million dollar price tag for the illuminated aerial sculpture by Janet Echelman was rejected by a 4-3 vote.
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- 3:38 am Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office wants loud car stereos turned down. You can actually report them yourself at Operation Lower The Boom and a first notice of the noise ordinance get mailed out. The second notice will get the offender a visit from a deputy. But a ticket won’t be issued unless the deputy actually witnesses the offense. Then that first offense will carry a $218 fine.
- 3:47 am Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
An off-duty Winter Have firefighter tried to save a man who jumped off the Skyway Bridge yesterday and managed to get him into his boat. He heard the man screaming for help who later died TGH. There are phones on the bridge and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is always available if you or someone who know needs help. Call 211 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Now Hurricane Chris is moving up the east coast of the US. It’s no threat to land but could reach Catergory 3 status. To track the storm and stay up to day [More]
- 3:36 am Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Beryl is no longer a hurricane and is falling apart, but there’s Tropical Storm Chris off the east coast. Chris will probably reach hurricane status sometime today. The current track would take it up the coastline but doesn’t look like it will be a major threat. Follow action in the tropics with us here in the Dove Hurricane Guide.
It’s the time of year for sea turtles to nest and after the 4th of July holiday officials from Mote Marine Aquarium are more concerned that ever for the safety of those nests. They spotted a lot of debris left [More]
- 6:50 pm Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Pinellas Park police are asking for help in finding a driver who struck a bicyclist Friday night around 8 pm on 19 and 70th Avenue North and left the scene. Twenty year old Duncan Craver will be fine but if you can help call the Pinellas Park Police Department at 727-369-7864.
Our newest named storm is Tropical Storm Beryl and is out in the Atlantic. Forecasters don’t expect it to be a problem for anyone but you can track the tropics anytime you like on the WDUV Hurricane Guide.
AAA is predicting another record-breaking holiday weekend, with almost 47 million people will be [More]
- 12:39 am Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The 4th of July fizzled out in St Petersburg with the cancellation of the city’s fireworks display. A post from the city’s Facebook page blamed technical issues with the company hired to do the fireworks. They have not rescheduled the display.
Tampa’s fireworks display was cut short due to lightning in the area. Residents saw about eight minutes before the show was shut down. Gulfport also canceled due to the weather but has been rescheduled for Thursday night at 9 am.
- 4:32 pm Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The parents of accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Donaldson have been released from house arrest. Howell Donaldson Jr. and Rosita Donaldson had refused to answer questions about their son but submitted an afffadivit Monday to prosecutors.
AAA is predicting another record-breaking holiday weekend, with almost 47 million people will be on the roads for the 4th of July holiday weekend, officially running Tuesday through Sunday. That’s the most people traveling since AAA started keeping records on travel.
The Florida Fire Marshall says they best way to enjoy fireworks is to let the pros handle them, and be careful what you buy at those [More]