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Shortage Of Shelter Space In Tampa Bay

  • 6:56 pm Sunday, February 4th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Tampa area does not have enough shelter space if threatened by a Category 5 hurricane. The 2018 report from the Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan specifically mentions Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Southwest Florida. You can read the full report here.

If your route to work takes you along Bayshore Blvd get ready for delays. Construction will have the southbound lanes closed between Gandy and Marlin Avenue Monday. Tampa Water Treatment hopes to have water pipeline repairs completed by Tuesday, and the roads reopened Wednesday.

Volunteers went into Tampa Bay to continue the Gasparilla Parade cleanup Saturday. Between Keep Tampa Bay [More]

Commissioners Want Answers In 911 Outage

  • 3:32 am Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White wants more answers than Frontier is providing after 911 service went out. Frontier is blaming a crew in Clewiston in South Florida for accidentally cutting a cable. Repairs were completed but in case it does go down again, keep this list of back-up numbers handy.

 

Pinellas County is looking for lifeguards. The job openings are for March through September at Ft DeSoto, Sand Key and Fred Howard Parks. We have details on how to apply here.

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the casino shuttle boat that caught [More]

911 System Affected When Crews Cut Cable

  • 3:28 am Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The 911 system was down in a large part of the Bay area, thanks to a crew in Frontier crew in Clewiston in South Florida that accidentally cut a cable. Repairs were completed but in case it does go down again, keep this list of back-up numbers handy.

Somewhere near Tampa Bay a great white shark made a return visit Wednesday. The eight-foot shark nickname “Savannah” was tagged last year near Hilton Head, South Carolina. On New Year’s Day researcher’s also had a ping from another, much larger shark named”Miss Costa.” She weighs in somewhere over 1,600 pounds and [More]

Lawsuit Filed In Casino Boat Fire

  • 3:34 am Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the casino shuttle boat that caught fire in Port Richey earlier this month. Tropical Breeze Casino Cruz is being sued by Deborah Jero for injuries she suffered jumping from the boat in the amount of $15,000. One woman did die after she went home after the fire and her cause of death is under investigation.

‘The web site Thrilllist has ranked Florida as the worst state in the nation in just about every category on its annual Definitive and Final Rankings of All 50 States. Who was ranked [More]

New Ship At Port Tampa; More Beads In The Water

  • 3:34 am Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The Port of Tampa has a new cruise ship. The Carnival ship Miracle carries just over 2,100 passengers and will offer seven-day cruises. 

When the pirates had left Bayshore after the Gasparilla parade, volunteers came through to clean up. Thousands of leftover beads and lots of trash were cleared. Volunteer divers will go in to the Bay this weekend to recover more beads that are harmful to sea life.

The web site Thrilllist has ranked Florida as the worst state in the nation in just about every category on its annual Definitive and Final Rankings of All [More]

Wrapping Up An All-Star Weekend

  • 3:40 am Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Tampa Bay and Amalie Arena hosted the NHL All-Star Game over the weekend. Rain put a slight damper on things outside Sunday, but inside it was the Pacific Division All-Stars that came out on top to take the one-million-dollar prize. The Tampa Bay Lightning had the most players on the Atlantic Division team that lost to the Pacific Division 5-2.

When the pirates had left Bayshore after the Gasparilla parade, volunteers came through to clean up. Thousands of leftover beads and lots of trash were cleared. The parade also featured the first handicapped-accessible float from the Krewe of [More]

Rainy Days And Hockey All Stars Invade Today

  • 6:27 am Sunday, January 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s only rain. But inside Amalie Area today it’s frozen rain. As in ice, ice, baby! The home of the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the world to the NHL All Star game this afternoon. We’re thrilled to have the eyes of the sports world on the home of our Bolts so let’s show them our best side. You think traffic was fun yesterday? It’s a here-we-go-again kind of day with a lot happening pre-game so expect things to get tight early.

The forecast is for rain later today, even a thunderstorm or two. Be ready for those [More]

Big Weekend Ahead

  • 3:38 am Friday, January 26th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in and around downtown Tampa. With the Gasparilla Invasion Saturday and the NHL All-Star weekend events Saturday and Sunday you can expect delays and road closures. Look at the forecast to stay ahead of the rain, and what to expect if you’re heading in to town this weekend.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the target of a class action lawsuit by former ticket holders who allege they had their season tickets revoked for “no legitimate reason.” The Bucs said they can’t comment on pending litigation. The issue is [More]

Toys R Us Stores Close

  • 3:36 am Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Two Bay area stores owned by Toys R Us will close as part of bankruptcy reorganization proceeding. Nationwide around 20% of the Toys and Baby’s R Us will shut down. But Lowes had better news for the Bay area. They want to hire 550 seasonal workers that will include full and part time positions.

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in and around downtown Tampa. With the Gasparilla Invasion Saturday and the NHL All-Star weekend events Saturday and Sunday you can expect delays and road closures. 

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced the [More]

State Wants Death Penalty For Accused Seminole Heights Killer

  • 3:55 am Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said yesterday the state will seek the death penalty for accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Donaldson III. Donaldson’s parents will be in court on Friday in their own civil contempt case and could face jail time if they continue to refuse to answer questions about their son.

 

Heading to Pier 60 for some of those iconic sunset shots? Sorry, it’s closed for repairs. The city has shut down about half the Pier through February 2nd to upgrade the bait house with new siding and air conditioning, and repair the pavilions.

The FBI now [More]

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