Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

What you need to know for Monday, June 6

• As Tropical Storm Colin approaches the Florida panhandle this morning, the Tampa Bay region will be getting its own share of the severe weather. Schools are planning to stay open, but drivers should be aware of flash flood conditions and tornado warnings. Keep up with all of the action on our weather live blog, and find more information on the storm here.

• The Baltimore police officer who faces the most serious charge in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray heads to court with motions hearings being heard today. The third trial in the case will focus on what responsibility Officer Caesar Goodson Jr had for Gray the day he sustained a fatal neck injury in the back of a police van driven by Goodson, who is facing second-degree murder and other charges.

•Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-day, when Allied forces began storming the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate German-occupied Western Europe.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including World Oceans Day at the Florida Aquarium and Star Wars Night at the Trop with a Chris Archer Stormtrooper bobblehead giveaway.

• Runners can be fanatical, but Jim Behr of Trinity takes it to a new level. He runs every day. EVERY day. We're talking every day since March 19, 1975. He has one of the nation's top 10 longest streaks for consecutive days running. Look for his story this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

• Talk about rocking the boat. After a recent absence of several years, rock cruises — floating festivals that let fans rub shoulders with their favorite bands on the high seas — are returning to Tampa in a big way. At least a dozen cruises will depart Port Tampa Bay this year and next with rockers on board, including Train, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Melissa Etheridge, 311, Vince Gill, Chris Young, Keith Sweat, Joe Bonamassa and Yes.

What you need to know for Monday, June 6 06/06/16 [Last modified: Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:10pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. A week later, the lengthy, costly rebuilding plan for the Pasco sinkhole begins

    Public Safety

    LAND O'LAKES — A week after a massive sinkhole opened in Pasco County, county officials have begun planning the long-term cleanup, which could take months and millions of dollars.

    A sinkhole in Land O'Lakes, Fla., is seen Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The sinkhole ?‘ already one of the largest in Pasco County in decades ?‘ measures about 235 feet in width and 50 feet in depth, with the potential to expand further.
  2. Dade City's Wild Things blocks PETA officials at gates for court-ordered site inspection

    Wildlife

    Times Staff Writer

    DADE CITY — Dade City's Wild Things founder Kathy Stearns refused to let People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials enter her facility on Thursday for a court-ordered inspection, court filings show.

    Dade City's Wild Things founder Kathy Stearns refused to let People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials enter her facility on Thursday for a court-ordered inspection, court filings show. This comes four days after 19 Wild Things tigers arrived at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma. A judge had granted an emergency injunction July 14, ordering Stearns not remove any tigers pending the upcoming PETA inspection. Photo from Facebook page of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.
  3. St. Petersburg City Council approves $326 million sewage fix

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Last week the City Council learned no criminal charges would result from the up to 200 million gallons of sewage St. Petersburg's sewer system released from …

    [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  4. Pasco commuters watch out: Broken water main restricts State Road 52

    Public Safety

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A water main break has caused a portion of State Road 52 — one of the busiest roads in Pasco County — to buckle on Thursday afternoon, reducing three lanes of westbound traffic to just one.

  5. Police identify man who drove along Clearwater Beach sand

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater Police have identified the Pinellas Park man who they said drove his car over beach chairs and umbrellas along Clearwater Beach and streamed it on Facebook on Thursday afternoon.

    Clearwater Police took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon after he drove along Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island, running over beach chairs and umbrellas. [Courtesy of Clearwater Police]