The Dove Daily Update 

How To Apply For SunPass Reimbursement

  • 3:21 am Friday, August 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

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.

There are two more confirmed cases of measles in Pinellas County and both were unvaccinated. That makes a total of three cases with on [More]

Measles Confirmed In Pinellas County

  • 3:40 am Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

There are two more confirmed cases of measles in Pinellas County and both were unvaccinated. That makes a total of three cases with on of those a child treated through the emergency room at Morton Plant Hospital. The best way to protect yourself according to the CDC is to get vaccinated.

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 [More]

SunPass Back On Line

  • 3:21 am Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

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. If can talk with a SunPass rep if you have questions at 1-888-TOLL-FLA or 1-888-865-5352.

Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in seven counties due to the red tide. Those counties are Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Only low levels have been detected in Pinellas [More]

Red Tide Triggers State Of Emergency Order

  • 3:40 am Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties due to the red tide. Those counties are Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Only low levels have been detected in Pinellas and none in Hillsborough, but the funds will be there if necessary. The newly released fund will help Mote Marine Laboratory as well as the efforts of each county to combat the toxic algae. To track the tide click here.

Almost one month after the July shooting Michael Drejka has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of Markeis McGlockton. Drejka allegedly shot McGlockton [More]

Back To School In The Rain

  • 3:30 am Monday, August 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Most students return to class this morning with messy weather. Be aware of students both walking to school and running for their bus, and pay attention to the rules of the road. For more information on your school district and more check here.

Hundreds of people joined in Hands Along The Water Sunday to show their support for clean water in the wake of the toxic red tide bloom. A state of emergency was declared when thousand of dead fish, dolphins, sea turtles and more began showing up on beaches south of Tampa Bay. Low levels have been detected in the [More]

School Buses Hit The Road in Hillsborough County

  • 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.

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 [More]

Red Tide Creeps Into Pinellas County

  • 3:24 am Thursday, August 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Our newest named storm for the 2018 hurricane season is out in the Atlantic and no threat to land. Subtropical Storm Debbie is expected to fall apart soon. in the tropics online @wduv.com. But the storm did strengthen overnight with winds over 50 mph.

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 [More]

Newest Named Tropical Storm

  • 3:28 am Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Our newest named storm for the 2018 hurricane season is out in the Atlantic and no threat to land. Subtropical Storm Debbie is expected to fall apart soon. in the tropics online @wduv.com.

The red tide that is killing marine life on the west coast of Florida is getting closer to Pinellas County. Volunteers worked to clear the beaches yesterday. But more and more dead fish have seen and most recently manatees and a 26-foot whale shark in Sanibel Island. Florida Fish and Wildlife have waived the usual rules  for the size and type of fish that  can be [More]

Tracking Red Tide

  • 3:17 am Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The red tide that is killing marine life on the west coast of Florida is getting closer to Pinellas County. On Holmes Beach in Manatee county dead fish have seen. Concerns now are for how much further will could spread.  The red tide can also affect people with respiratory issues. Keep track of the tide’s movement here.

The 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 [More]

Red Tide Moves Closer To Pinellas County

  • 3:21 am Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The red tide that is killing fish and other marine life on the east coast of Florida is getting closer to Pinellas County. Over the weekend in Manatee county dead fish have seen on the beaches of Anna Maria Islandcientists at Mote Marine Laboratory are concerned about how much further it could spread.  The red tide can also affect people with respiratory issues. You can keep track of the tide’s movement here.

The 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]