Red Tide Detected In Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties 

Posted: 3:33 am Monday, August 20th, 2018

By Ann Kelly



Low concentrations of red tide are now showing up offshore from Hillsborough County. The latest map from the FWC shows red extending from south Florida all the way up to Hillsborough County. It’s on the low side in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Check that new map here along with the latest report. Red tide is also being blamed 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).



The Bucs picked up a preseason win this weekend with a win over Tennessee 30-14 on Saturday. Ryan Fitzpatrick started the game with Jamies Winston coming off the bench in the second quarter and threw two touchdowns. Hewill sit out the first three games of the regular season with a suspension from the NFL



The Florida Department of Transportation says the backlog of unprocessed toll transactions is now up to date as they continue the transition to the new SunPass Combined Service System. But if you have incurred overdraft fees as the result of the problems with SunPass the state of Florida is going to reimburse you. Here’s how to apply for funds, and if you’d like to talk with a SunPass rep if you have questions at 1-888-TOLL-FLA or 1-888-865-5352.



File photo. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Someone appeared to deliberately drive over and kill a Gopher tortoise on the bus circle at San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin on Wednesday. Those are a protected species and are protected under Florida law. There is video of the incident and if you might know who was behind the wheel of the Acura TSX you can make your report anonymously and possibly be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or



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