Yzerman Steps Away From Lighting GM Position 

Posted: 3:21 am Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is stepping away from his role of General Manager for the team. Yzerman will become senior advisor for new GM BriseBois who becomes the seventh GM in the team’s history. The team starts training camp this week.

 

 

With mandatory evacuations orders issued for the coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia and many of those evacuees are heading for Florida. Hurricane Florence is predicted to make landfall sometime late Thursday or Friday as a category four storm. A state of emergency has been declared with a storm surge of up to ten feet or more predicted. Make sure you have preparations complete for hurricane season on the Dove Hurricane Guide.

 

 

Red tide has made its way into Pinellas County. Water samples confirmed the presence of the toxic algae. The highest levels were found on Maderia Beach. Officials are starting to see birds affected as well. To track the levels of red tide check the latest map from Florida Fish and Wildlife.

 

 

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The Suncoast Animal League is caring for a dog terribly burned in a fire allegedly set by a woman as retribution against her husband “Denali” is being cared for at the Blue Pearl Animal Hospital with burns over 35% of her body. If you’d like to help with Denali’s recovery please check in with the Suncoast Animal League on their website.

 

 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked of the season at New Orleans on Sunday with a win against the New Orleans Saints 48-40. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdowns, ran one in himself and threw for 417 yards. The Bucs open at home this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at 1 pm.