Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Devin Rodriguez, Times staff writer

Devin Rodriguez, a web reporter, is a graduate of the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.



Three storms were trudging through the Atlantic on Sept. 8 and posed possible threats to the eastern coastline of the United States. Only Florence made landfall over the course of the week, but what happened to the other storms? (Graphic from the National Hurricane Center posted on Sept. 8)

As Florence dissipates, what happened to the other tropical storms in the Atlantic?

On Sept. 10, three storms and two tropical disturbances seemed to pose a threat to the Eastern United States from the Atlantic. A graphic from National Hurricane Center showed Hurricane Florence approaching Bermuda with a trajectory aimed roughly at...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Last week of summer continues typical forecast of hot, humid weather across Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay trudges through a week of hot and humid weather with more afternoon showers, and Wednesday's forecast indicates much of the same. While Tampa Bay appears to have a wet weekend ahead, a change in air flow will push back the timing of the...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Last week of summer continues typical forecast of hot, humid weather across Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay trudges through a week of hot and humid weather with more afternoon showers, and Wednesday’s forecast indicates much of the same. While Tampa Bay appears to have a wet weekend ahead, a change in air flow will push back the timing of the...
Published: 09/19/18
The Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife posted to Facebook alerting people that they had rescued a painted Gopher Tortoise. The tortoise is an threatened species in Florida and was found with painted nails and a portion of its shell.

A gopher tortoise has been found with pink painted nails and shell

Photos once again are surfacing again on social media after someone painted a gopher tortoise.
Published: 09/18/18
Seven-day forecast on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Plenty of sunshine means hot, humid day for Tampa Bay

Temperatures will rocket into the lower 90s by the late morning to early afternoon Tuesday, while little cloud cover will leave plenty of sunshine to warm up Tampa Bay.Tuesday morning will begin relatively dry with sparse cloud cover and few...
Published: 09/18/18
Seven-day forecast on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Plenty of sunshine means hot, humid day for Tampa Bay

Temperatures will rocket into the lower 90s by the late morning to early afternoon Tuesday, while little cloud cover will leave plenty of sunshine to warm up Tampa Bay.Tuesday morning will begin relatively dry with sparse cloud cover and few...
Published: 09/18/18
Michelle Gibson crashed while attempting to flee a St Petersburg police officer during a traffic stop. Gibson's passenger, Tezra Alston was ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured in the crash. Gibson was later arrested and charged with DUI with serious injury and fleeing and evading. This will be Gibson's fourth DUI. (Pictured above is a mugshot of Gibson from 2016)

Police: Drunk St. Petersburg woman flips SUV after fleeing traffic stop

ST. PETERSBURG -- A St. Petersburg woman faces her fourth DUI charge after police say she crashed while fleeing a traffic stop Sunday night, leaving a female passenger with life-threatening injuries.According to police, officers attempted to...
Published: 09/17/18
Seven-day forecast on Monday, September 17, 2018, for the Tampa Bay area.

Scattered afternoon storms to persist across Tampa Bay this week

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be a persistent problem and dampen Tampa Bay’s afternoons throughout this week. Many of these storms won’t move inland until after lunchtime, according to the National Weather Service.Monday’s forecast...
Published: 09/17/18
The sun rises over Boca Ciega Bay and the StarLite Sapphire cruise ship in South Pasadena on Sept. 13, 2018. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]

Hurricane Florence to pull moisture north, leaving Tampa Bay with ideal weekend

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are beginning to lash the North Carolina coast, and the storm is expected to produce life-threatening flooding and catastrophic storm surge once it makes landfall overnight into Friday.The impact on Tampa...
Published: 09/13/18
Seth Owen, a high school valedictorian that was forced from his home and couldn't pay for his college tuition, received $25,000 from the Ellen DeGeneres show. Owen raised money on Gofundme as well and wants to start a scholarship program for other LGBTQ students who are not supported by their parents.

Jacksonville valedictorian, rejected by parents for being gay, given heartwarming surprise by Ellen DeGeneres

Over the summer, Seth Owen’s story went viral. The young valedictorian, who was
Published: 09/12/18