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FDOT Plans For New Howard Frankland Bridge

  • 6:43 pm Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Big changes are in store for the Howard Frankland Bridge. The Florida Department of Transportation announced plan to expand the southbound lanes from four to eight with two of those express lanes that will go in both direction along with a bike and pedestrian path. The northbound lanes will be torn down, and when the southbound lanes are finished traffic will be flipped over to that side. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020 at a cost of $750 million with a completion date 2024.

Florida blueberry farmer’s crops also took a hit thanks to Hurricane Irma. Area farmers may [More]

Gainesville Native Tom Petty Dies At 66

  • 3:38 am Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Gainesville native Tom Petty died Monday of a massive heart attack Monday. Petty was at Amalie Arena in May for the 40th anniversary tour with the Heartbreakers. He died in Malibu, with family, friends and bandmates at his side.

It’s the biggest game of the year, and it’s on prime time. The Buc’s Thursday night’s game against New England is sold out. As part of that game the team will honor the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with induction into the Ring of Honor.

This came as a surprise to a lot of cyclists and runners. A portion of the Pinellas [More]

Bucs Win; Thursday Night Prime Time Next

  • 3:36 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Bucs managed to pull off a 25-23 win over the Giants yesterday, despite kicker Nick Folk missing two field goals and an extra point. It’s a quick turnaround for the Bucs, but if you’re looking for tickets to Thursday night’s prime time game with the Patriots game at Raymond James Stadium, you’re out of luck. It’s sold out. As part of that game the team will honor the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with induction into the Ring of Honor.

The Florida Keys are back in business. Tourists were allowed back after Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed up [More]

Keys Back Open Sunday

  • 4:19 am Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Keys will be back open for tourists as of this Sunday. It was only two weeks ago that up to 25% of all the homes in the Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Key West and Marathon airports are open.

Also happening on Sunday, you’ll be able to register to vote online for the first time in Florida. The Division of Elections office hopes more voters will register since this makes it a lot more convenient to actually register. You’ll need a valid state ID or driver’s license to register.

The Hurricane Hunters at NOAA are without one [More]

Everyone Wants Amazon

  • 3:43 am Thursday, September 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Amazon is looking for a second location for a headquarters and both Pinellas and Hillsborough want it to be in their county. There’s an interesting choice for a proposed location in St Pete – it’s the land where the Trop now stands. In Tampa. In Tampa they’re looking at land in Channelside and in downtown Tampa, now being developed by Lightning owner Jeff Vinik.

Information from a massive data breach affecting millions customers information who ate a Sonic restaurants is now for sale on the dark web. That information started showing up last week and Sonic confirmed it’s for [More]

Parents Get Last Chance To Sound Off On School Start Times

  • 3:39 am Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough County school parents had their final chance to let administrators know how they feel about the proposed new school start times for 2018. The final vote will be in October. The goal is to eliminate students getting to school late when busses don’t show up on time.

If you’re looking for tickets to the October 5th Patriots game at Raymond James Stadium, you’re out of luck. The Bucs front office said that game is sold out, along with this Sunday’s game against the Giants. That Thursday night game will honor the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with induction [More]

More Money For The St Pete Pier

  • 3:31 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Keys will be back open for tourists as of October 1st. It was only two weeks ago that up to 25% of all the homes in the Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Key West and Marathon airports are
open.

Pinellas County Commissioners voted in favor of adding more millions to the budget for the new St Pete Pier, raising the total budget now to $76 million. The majority of that money will actually be used for projects on the approach to the Pier.

 

If you’re dealing with a leaky roof after Hurricane Irma, the Army Corps [More]

Pepin Academy Director Dies In Clearwater

  • 3:51 am Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The executive director of the Pepin Academy charter schools died and his 4-year old daughter is in critical condition after the Jet Ski there were one collided with a boat in the Intercoastal Waterway near Clearwater Beach. Craig Butz died at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and his daughter Teagan was flown to Bayfront Health St Pete where she is listed in critical condition. Personal injury attorney Tom Carey was at the wheel of the boat they collided with. The accident is under investigation, and there’s more on the story in the Tampa Bay Times.

The Bucs lost on Sunday [More]

Schools Announce Irma Make-Up Days

  • 3:24 am Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Pinellas and Polk county students will make up the days missed due to Hurricane Irma. In Polk they’ll stop early release to make up the time and in Pinellas the first make up day is Oct. 16th with more to be announced at the end of the month. Pasco County schools won’t cancel any planned days off but will adjust the regular school days to make up for the lost time.

The Amber alert for four Manatee County who may have been abducted by their mother has been canceled, and  their mother, Jaimia Gadeaun is in custody. She was visiting the kids and [More]

Amber Alert Issued

  • 3:30 am Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There is an Amber alert for four Manatee County who may have been abducted by their mother. Jaimia Gadeaun does not have custody of her children, but was visiting the kids and their grandmother last Friday and disappeared with them shortly after that, and authorities are concerned the four children may be in danger. For more information please click here.

The free ride is over on Florida toll roads. Effective at 12:10 am this morning, tolls are once again being charged. They had been lifted after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida.

Pinellas and Polk county students will make [More]

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