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Pulse Anniversary Commemorated

  • 4:00 am Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Today marks the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shootings where 49 people died. A private ceremony was help early this morning for survivors and families of the victims. Today has been designated at Orlando United Day with more events including blood drives throughout the week. Click here to join The Dove for tomorrow’s event at Derby Lane. For more information on the drive to turn Pulse into a memorial we have that for you here. 

A single engine plane crashed into a church parking lot, just missing the church full of parishioners at the Good Hope [More]

Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria Levels

  • 3:50 am Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There’s some Pinellas County beaches you’ll want to stay away from for higher. Higher than normal bacteria levels were found at Northshore Beach, Maximo Beach, Lassing Beach and Fort De Soto’s North Beach. We can tell you more about why you need to stay out of the water for now here.

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and United Health Care have finally come to an agreement. The issue was over pre-negotiated rates for patient care.

There was no winner in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot is currently at $435 million and will most likely be larger by tomorrow night’s drawing. You’ll [More]

Hillsborough County Commissioners Okay Marijuana Dispensaries

  • 3:52 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 6-1 to allow up to 19 medical marijuana storefront dispensaries to operate in the county. The proposal had been for up to 13.

Construction on the new St Pete Pier should begin soon, and the city is trying to decide if they should spend an addition $75,000 for a hanging rope sculpture from Janet Echelman who has roots in the Bay area. The city would prefer that private donations pay for the project, but engineers still have to figure out if it would work with the proposed design.

If you bought cashews at Aldi, bring them back [More]

Hillsborough County Commissioners To Vote On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

  • 3:58 am Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Hillsborough County Commissioners will meet today to talk about just how many medical marijuana dispensaries there should be in the county. The current proposal is for 13. That meeting begins at 10 am.

There was no winner in Powerball Saturday so now tonight’s drawing is expected to grow to $375 million or more. That makes the 17th time the jackpot has rolled over since April 17th

Palmetto City Commissioners gave the okay for a New Year’s Day Marathon that would take runners across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. If Manatee County gives their approval the race would start at the north end [More]

TGH Names New CEO

  • 3:20 am Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tampa General Hospital has named their new CEO and he’s no stranger to the Bay area. John Couris brings over ten years of experience at high level positions in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, and most recently as a hospital executive from Jupiter. Couris will take over at TGH in September.

A meeting at the Port of Tampa brought officials together from MacDill AFB, Tampa airport, Tampa Police and Fire and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue to make sure the Port is safe in any storm. Monday’s annual meeting looked at both long and short term recovery options. For more [More]

New Watering Restrictions Start Today

  • 3:28 am Monday, June 5th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There’s another round of new water restrictions that go into effect today despite our recent rainy weather. The Southwest Water Management District has these in place through August 1st, and what they call the ‘Modified Phase III Water Shortage Restrictions,’ mean there are only certain days that we can water our lawn, wash the car etc. Check here for your watering days.

There was another attack on a flamingo at Busch Gardens. 19 year old Julian Antonio Marquez, of Lehigh Acres was accused of throwing something at the flamingo and charged with animal cruelty. Busch Gardens says the bird should [More]

Tax-Free Disaster Preparedness Weekend

  • 3:37 am Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This is the tax free weekend for disaster preparedness supplies. It ends on Sunday, and we have the full list for you here. Forecasters expect this to be a more active year with up to 17 storms. We had our first named storm in April. For more on storm preparation and safety check the WDUV Hurricane Guide, and to hear from Stormtracker Ten Meteorologist Ashley Batey on the greatest threats to the Bay area, listen hear.

Tampa City Hall was evacuated yesterday when someone found an unattended package. It turned out to be a cake in the box, and [More]

Hurricane Season Begins Today

  • 3:31 am Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The 2017 hurricane season officially begins today. Forecasters expect this to be a more active year with up to 17 storms. We had our first named storm in April. For more on storm preparation and safety check the WDUV Hurricane Guide.

Starting today parking in downtown St Pete is going to cost more. Rates on meters will rise from $1 to $1.50 per hour along Beach Drive where it’s usually the most congested. Active meter hours will also change during the week on Beach Drive through 10 pm, and along Central Ave until 8 pm. The city is trying [More]

United Health Care, All Children’s Hospital Can’t Come To Agreement

  • 3:31 am Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

A lot of kids who go to All Children’s Hospital may be losing their coverage. The insurance provider United Healthcare and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg could not come to an agreement on pre-negotiated rates for patient care. They’re not the only business affected. Companies in the Bay area like the city of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Schools, Raymond James Financial and Charter Communications also carry United for their employees. Negotiations are continuing.

Can Tampa handle the Gasparilla Parade and the 2018 NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena on the same day? City leaders sounded pretty confident [More]

Tampa To Host NHL All Star Game

  • 3:16 am Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

First came the news of Tampa hosting Super Bowl LV IN 2021 thanks to construction delays in Los Angeles. Now Tampa will also host 2018 NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena Jan. 27 and 28. That weekend will also include the skills competition.

Eleven people in one SUV are lucky to be alive today after the driver lost control on I-4 and it flipped several times before hitting a chain link fence. There were 8 children in the van, three not wearing seat belts. Everyone’s going to be fine, with one woman getting the worst injury with a broken leg. She’s [More]

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