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Bad News For Brides

  • 3:29 am Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Alfred Angelo Bridal Salons will not fulfill any orders despite what they told customers after they abruptly closed their doors after filing for bankruptcy. There is a link to file a claim if you were left without a dress and your money here.

St Petersburg City Council voted to end an agreement between the city and the county that would reallocate $14 million for enhancements to the Pier district. If the county approves that request the Pier budget would then rise to $76 million. Pinellas County Commissioners will take a look at the issue at their Sept. 14th meeting.

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TIA To Vote On Ride Share Service Increase

  • 3:34 am Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

If you use a ride sharing service to and from Tampa International Airport prices are being raised. TIA board members will meet today on a new contract that will include raising fares for companies like Uber and Lyft another $3. That will be factored into the overall cost of the ride, and will rise to $5 over the next two years.

A lightning strike was responsible for taking down a light pole and rupturing a water main on 4th St N in St Petersburg yesterday afternoon. Water service was interrupted to business in the area around 62nd Ave and [More]

Fake Lipo Doctors Arrested In Tampa

  • 3:30 am Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Two doctors who were not licensed to perform liposuction have been arrested at their Tampa clinic in the Town ‘N Country area. Patients who experienced complications began filing complaints against Claudia Orozco and Marlon Barceló, both from Tampa. They face charges that include practicing medicine without a license, organized fraud and aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

Cleanup on the Land O Lakes sinkhole will begin soon, but it’s going to cost quite a bit. Pasco County Commissioners awarded a contract to Ceres Environmental Services for the project. For now the county’s insurance fund will be picking up [More]

Emily Drenches Bay Area

  • 3:17 am Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tropical Storm Emily made landfall on Anna Maria Island yesterday bringing some eight inches of rain to parts of the Bay area along with gusty winds that had the Sunshine Skyway Bridge closed for some time. The Coast Guard also had to rescue two men that went out during the storm when their boat sank in the heavy rains and winds. Governor Scott did declare a state of emergency for 31 counties in the state. We have more on storm preparation and cleanup in the Dove Hurricane Guide.

St Petersburg’s Public Works system said that yesterday’s heavy [More]

Kate Beckinsale stalker in Tampa

  • 5:16 am Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Mimi Lawson

Florida authorities arrested a 45-year-old Iowa man with a history of stalking English actress Kate Beckinsale Saturday in Tampa. Terry Lee Repp was taken into custody at the Tampa Bay Convention Center on stalking charges.

Amid the threat of heavy rain this week, free sandbags are available for residents wishing to keep dry. Tampa residents can pick up the bags from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Sunday, July 30 until further notice.

Palm Harbor woman is competing to become Miss International. Rachel Barcellona has autism and is using her platform to inspire others. At 20, the Palm Harbor native [More]

Sinkhole Repairs Still On Hold

  • 3:51 am Friday, July 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Two weeks after a . And there’s a second video out there showing another shark being abused and this time the captain of the boat is identified. The whole story is here.

The back-to-school sales tax holiday is coming up in August and computers will be back on the list. They were not last year. The holiday begins next weekend at midnight on Friday, August 4th and ends midnight on Sunday, August 6th.

FWC Still Looking For Tips

  • 3:49 am Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Wildlife Commission says they know who’s behind a viral video that shows a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed to its death. Since the FWC asked for help on social media they’ve received a lot of tips, and are still looking for more help. They ask you to call the FWC’S Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. You can also leave tips at

Former Lakeland Mayer Buddy Fletcher has died at age 84. He was major of Lakeland from 1993 to 2010, starting as a city commissioner in 1988.

The Florida Department of Transportation may lower [More]

FWC Investigating Shark Video

  • 3:43 am Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Wildlife Commission wants to know who’s behind a viral video that shows a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. They’ve been told the man’s name is Michael Wenzel and he actually sent that video to his friends. No one has been arrested or charged yet.

One Florida lawmaker wants to make it a crime to leave a child in a vehicle for any amount of time by themselves. Rep. Emily Slosberg of Boca wants the present law tightened. Right now it’s perfectly okay to leave a child in a car, alone, for up [More]

Official Cause Of Death Released For Snooty

  • 3:45 am Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The official cause of death for Snooty, who was the world’s oldest manatee on record in captivity at the South Florida Museum was drowning. Officials at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton said Snooty became stuck in an opening that led to an underwater maintenance area. That opening has been closed for five years and the investigation into how it opened continues.

It was a Clearwater man, Michael Bradley, who was behind the wheel of a semi and could face the death penalty. Ten people died inside the rig he was driving and dozens of others are in critical condition [More]

Snooty Dies In Accident At South Florida Museum

  • 4:04 am Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Officials still don’t know the exact cause of death for Snooty, who was the world’s oldest manatee on record in captivity at the South Florida Museum. Snooty was found dead in his tank Sunday, just one day after his big 69th birthday celebration. Right now they are calling it an accident. Here’s more on the story.

It was a Clearwater man behind the wheel of a semi who is now under arrest. Michael Bradley will appear in court this morning after nine people died inside the rig he was driving and dozens of others are in critical condition, trapped [More]

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