The Dove Daily Update 

Lightning Take 3-1 Playoff Lead

  • 6:27 am Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Lightning take a 3-1 lead over New Jersey in the firsr round of the NHL playoffs with a 3-1 win. Nikita Kucherov scored two of the goals. The Lightning return to Amalie Arena Saturday for game five. Game six is back in Jersey Monday, April 23rd,  and if game seven is necessary it’s back to Amalie Arena on Wednesday, April 25th.

Add eggs from Publix to the massive recall. The recall is specifically for the 18-pack Grade A Extra Large egg cartons and can be returned to the store for a refund. Check here for the specific [More]

Hurricane Center Making Changes To Forecasts

  • 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Jameis Winston’s paycheck is about to get bigger. The Bucs picked up his fifth-year option on his original rookie contract. He’ll make $20.9 million dollars for his fifth year.

What appear to be nine breeder dogs were found stuffed into one crate and abandoned in an alley in St Pete Monday night. St Pete Police consider this a case of animal cruelty. Pawlicious Poochie Rescue of St Pete took the dogs in to be treated for various conditions.

Lightning Lose; Tax Deadline Day Is Here

  • 3:25 am Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Lightning lost game three in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs 5-2 to the New Jersey Devils last night. Game four is Wednesday in New Jersey, and the Lightning will hold a Playoff Block Party at Armature Works in Tampa starting at 530 pm. The Lightning return to Amalie Arena Saturday for game five. Game six is back in Jersey Monday, April 23rd,  and if game seven is necessary it’s back to Amalie Arena on Wednesday, April 25th.

Today is the deadline to  file your tax returns. We had a few extra days to file due to [More]

Storms Cause Damage Across Tampa Bay

  • 3:46 am Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Sunday’s strong storms triggered tornado warning and watches all across the Bay area. There was one report of a possible tornado in St Pete, and the westbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway were briefly shut down when a tree fell across the road. There were also reports of scattered power outages and minor damage. Now cooler air will move in for a few days but it will still be windy so boating conditions will not be good.

The Lightning take a two game lead in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with their Saturday win at [More]

Lightning Win Game One

  • 3:41 am Friday, April 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Tampa Bay Lighting take game one against New Jersey Devils last night at Amalia Arena 5-2. Game two is this Saturday at 3 pm at Amalie Arena. If you are still lookingfor tickets they are on sale here.

Verizon customers, you’ve probably noticed some problems with your phone that started yesterday. Those outages might be affecting emergency phone numbers so if you have access to a landline you’re advised to use that. You can check here for the latest from Verizon.

Hurricane Irma is being blamed for the rise in sinkholes across the state. We’re into [More]

Lightning Playoffs Begin Tonight

  • 3:35 am Thursday, April 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Tampa Bay Lighting take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at Amalia Arena. It’s game one of the Eastern Conference playoffs with the Bolts having home ice advantage through the playoffs.. The puck drops at 7 pm tonight, with game two Saturday at 3 pm. Tickets are on sale here.

A road rage incident in Sarasota made national news thanks to a video that showed a car running a motorcyclist off the road. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office now has a suspect in custody. Magdiel Medrano-Bonilla is being held on a $20,000 bond and is charged with driving without [More]

New Start Times For Pinellas County Schools

  • 3:32 am Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Pinellas County School Board approved new start times at yesterday’s meetings that will have high school students in class at 7:20 am, just a little later than this year’s 7:05 am start. A slightly later start was also approved for middle and elementary students. Those few minutes will cost the district  close to a million dollars to add more bus routes and drivers. Beer Can Island is under new ownership and the rules are changing. The island was not especially clean and the four new owners are cleaning it up, adding restrooms and free overnight camping will not [More]

Report Card Out For Hillsborough County

  • 3:52 am Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The National Center for Education Statistics released what they call “the nation’s report card” and it was good news for Florida and Hillsborough County specifically. The county was at the top of the list for 27 urban school districts. You can Beer Can Island is under new ownership and the rules are changing. The island was not especially clean and the four new owners are cleaning it up, adding restrooms and free overnight camping will not be allowed. You can still visit the island off Tampa for free but to use those restrooms to camp, you’ll need an access pass [More]

Lightning Take Conference Title; Playoffs Begin Thursday

  • 3:33 am Monday, April 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers last night, and that give the Tampa Bay Lighting the Eastern Conference title and home ice advantage through the playoffs.. Tampa will start playoff action this Thursday at Amalie Arena against New Jersey, and will host a full week of special events. Tickets are on sale here.

The Pinellas County Sherrif’s office now has Dunedin resident Jeff Mills in custody, charged with the attempted abduction of an eight-year old boy on Friday afternoon. Mills father claims his son is bipolar and never meant the child hard. The PCSO said they are [More]

First Hurricane Forecast Released

  • 3:24 am Friday, April 6th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Colorado State University has released their preliminary hurricane forecast. It calls for a busy season with 14 named storms, seven reaching hurricane status and three of those becoming major hurricanes. It also raises the chance of one major hurricane making landfall to 63%, up from last year’s 52%. The list of names for the 2018 hurricane season are here.

With the start of start of hurricane season less than two months away Florida state officials are asking residents who do not live in evacuation zones to think twice about leaving when a storm is approaching.  They want to make [More]