Posted: 3:37 am Friday, August 10th, 2018
By Ann Kelly
It’s day one for students in Hillsborough County today. Be aware of students both walking to school and running for their bus, and pay attention to the rules of the road. If you’re not familiar with them check here before heading out this morning. Students in other counties will begin their school year on Monday.
Nine more dolphins were found dead in the waters off Sarasota County in the past few days and scientists are blaming the red tide. That has now been detected at low levels in the waters of southern Pinellas County. Florida Fish and Wildlife have waived the usual rules for the size and type of fish that can be collected and urge residents to help where they can. Keep track of the tide’s movement here.
Red tide is also affecting sea turtle nesting season. The news from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation isn’t good. A new report from the group is blaming red tide for more dead and sick sea turtles being found on Florida beaches. If you do spot a turtle in distress you can report disoriented or stranded sea turtles to 978-728-3663(978-SAVE-ONE).
NOAA has issued an updated prediction for this year’s hurricane season. Thanks to El Nino and cooler ocean waters it’s now predicted to be a below-normal season. To stay up to date on tropical activity check in with the Dove Hurricane Guide.
Amazon has more than 200 work-at-home job openings to fill. Some of those positions are full-time and come with benefits. For more information and the openings just take a look here.
If you incur overdraft fees as the result of the problems with SunPass the state of Florida is going to reimburse you. There are nearly two million backlogged transactions and yours finally show up on your bank account it could be a lot more than you expected. It may take until September to catch up.
The Board of Directors for the Tampa Sports Authority has designated Raymond James Stadium as totally smoke and tobacco free venue starting in August. There will be designated smoking areas outside the stadium. But once you leave Ray Jay you would not be allowed to re-enter. The first smoke free event will be the Taylor Swift concert August 14th.