The Dove Daily Update 

Mother Charged With First Degree Murder

  • 3:35 am Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Charisse Stinson, the mother of  two-year old Jordan Belliveau has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police found the body of her son Tuesday around Lake Avenue and McMullen Road. Stinson had told police she accepted a ride and was struck in the head and when she woke up Jordan was gone. Largo PD has a press conference scheduled for later this morning.

Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall early this morning just to the west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. Top winds were measured at 70 mph so the storm never reached hurricane status. But one child did die in the storm [More]

Hurricane Season Heats Up

  • 3:40 am Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tropical Storm Gordon is in the Gulf of Mexico and appears headed for landfall near Louisiana or Mississippi sometime Tuesday night, possibly as a Category one hurricane. High wind warnings are up for the Sunshine Skyway today as Gordon passes by. For more on Gordon, as well as Tropical Storm Florence who is no threat to land and headed out into the open water of the Atlantic check the Dove Hurricane Guide. There is another low coming of the coast of Africa that we’ll continue to track.

Largo Police continue to search for two-year old Jordan Belliveau who has been [More]

Ground Beef Recall From Publix

  • 3:43 am Friday, August 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

This may change what you put on the grill this weekend, Publix has issued a voluntary recall of ground beef due to possible E. Coli contamination. It’s a substantial list of specific products so please take a look here and clean out that fridge and freezer.

Red tide is on the rise in Pinellas County. The most recent report from the FWC has a large concentration some ten miles offshore of Pinellas, but south of the Bay area levels are decreasing.  But yet another event canceled thanks to the impact of red tide. The Sarasota Sailing Club’s 72-year traditional [More]

Red Tide Levels Increase In Pinellas County

  • 3:33 am Thursday, August 30th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Red tide is on the rise in Pinellas County. The most recent report from the FWC has a large concentration some ten miles offshore of Pinellas, but south of the Bay area levels are decreasing.  But yet another event canceled thanks to the impact of red tide. The Sarasota Sailing Club’s 72-year traditional Labor Day Regatta won’t happen this year and it’s a first.

Two pygmy whales were found beached and in distress on Sand Key Thursday. Crews from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Clearwater Fire and Rescue worked together to rescue the two who were taken to Mote Marine [More]

Election Results; A Miracle For A Little Dog

  • 3:33 am Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Senator Ron DeSantis won the the Republican nomination for Governor and it was an upset on the Democratic side with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum winning. If Gillum wins in November he would be the first black Governor in the states history. For full election day primary results check here.

Another event canceled thanks to the impact of red tide. The Sarasota Sailing Club’s 72-year traditional Labor Day Regatta won’t happen this year and it’s a first. In Manatee county officials are now asking the public’s help to pay a contractor $250,000 in cleanup fees. Florida Fish and Wildlife says [More]

Primary Day In Florida

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

It’s Primary Day. Polls open at 7 am and close at 7 pm. Floridians will be casting their votes for governor, agriculture commissioner, attorney general, and some congressional seats. Check here for your polling place and more information.

John Jonchuck will not face the death penalty. He’s accused of throwing his daughter Phoebe off the Dick Meisner Bridge in January, 2015. That State Attorney General’s office has charged Jonchuck with first-degree murder. The trial is set to begin September 24th.

Florida Fish and Wildlife says the presence of red tide is minimal in Pinellas County. That report is online [More]

Stilt Home Destroyed By Lightning Strike

  • 3:32 am Monday, August 27th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

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 [More]

No Swim Advisories Posted

  • 3:40 am Friday, August 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

This might make your weekend plans. A new report from Florida Fish and Wildlife says the presence of red tide is getting stronger in Pinellas County. That report is online now. As a result of the red tide Tampa Bay Watch has canceled their annual Great Bay Scallop Search Saturday due to issues with the red tide and they’re not sure if they will reschedule. Bay Watch President Peter Clark says he doesn’t want to expose any scallopers to the  toxic algae. No swim advisories are also in effect for a number of beaches in Sarasota County, including Siesta Key [More]

Red Tide Getting Stronger In Pinellas County

  • 3:31 am Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

A new report from Florida Fish and Wildlife says the presence of red tide is getting stronger in Pinellas County. You can see that report online now. As a result of the red tide Tampa Bay Watch has canceled their annual Great Bay Scallop Search for this weekend due to issues with the red tide and they’re not sure if they will reschedule. Bay Watch President Peter Clark says he doesn’t want to expose any scallopers to the  toxic algae. Red tide is also being blamed for more dead and sick sea turtles being found on Florida beaches along [More]

Great Bay Scallop Search Canceled

  • 3:33 am Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tampa Bay Watch has canceled their annual Great Bay Scallop Search for this weekend due to issues with the red tide – and they’re not sure if they will reschedule. Very low levels have been detected in southern Pinellas County but Bay Watch President Peter Clark says he doesn’t want to expose any scallopers to the  toxic algae. Manatee County declared a local state of emergency yesterday but they could use your help today. Volunteers are needed starting at 7:30 am at the Palms Sol Causeway boat ramp. Red tide is also being blamed for more [More]