Stilt Home Destroyed By Lightning Strike 

Posted: 3:32 am Monday, August 27th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


Suspect in custody after fire truck stolen, officials say One of the most famous homes in Pasco county was hit by lightning and completely destroyed by fire over the weekend. The stilt home was known as the American  Flag home. Firefighters had a tough time fighting the blaze since the home sits out in the Gulf of Mexico. The owners say they want to rebuild.



Early voting is over and it’s on to the Florida primaries tomorrow. Polls open at 7 am and close at 7 pm. Check here for what’s on the line and where to vote.



Florida Fish and Wildlife says the presence of red tide is minimal in Pinellas County. That report is online now. The strongest concentrations are still in Sarasota and Manatee counties.



The three-county rapid transit system proposed as part of the Howard Frankland bridge is not included in the latest proposals. The Florida Department of Transportation says there’s room for change. There’s more on the story from the Tampa Bay Times. Traffic is bad enough on the bridge and all across Tampa Bay, but when it comes to having the worst drivers in the US Florida is no longer number one. The Sunshine State gives up the top spot in a survey spot our by SmartAsset that now has Mississippi as number one with Florida falling to eighth. Florida had been ranked the worst for two years in a row.



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