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Florida wildlife officials attempt to protect seabirds at Skyway Fishing Pier

Skyway Fishing Pier – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by kesterhu ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Between fishhooks and line entanglements, the Skyway Fishing Pier is the center of where several brown pelicans have sadly died. Previous cases of red tide wiped out the majority of the food source causing them to head to the pier for […]

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Travel Advisory Issued On Sunshine Skyway Bridge Thursday Morning: FHP

While the bridge is open, drivers are advised to use caution when going in either direction. The four-lane cable-stayed concrete bridge with northbound and southbound lanes is part of I-275 and U.S. Highway 19. It connects Pinellas and Manatee counties. The bridge closes when there are maximum sustained winds of 40 mph or higher. It […]

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Sunshine Skyway Bridge Closes During Tropical Storm Nicole: FHP

FLORIDA — The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is closed to all traffic because of high winds from Tropical Storm Nicole, according to a travel advisory from the Florida Highway Patrol. Winds have hit 50 miles per hour on the bridge, the agency said in its advisory, which was sent Thursday around 7:20 a.m. The four-lane cable-stayed […]

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FHP trooper hailed a hero for blocking path of impaired driver near Skyway 10K race

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — An FHP Trooper is being hailed a hero after she blocked the path of an impaired driver near the Skyway 10K race this weekend. In a split second on Sunday morning, Trooper Toni Schuck jumped into action when a driver broke through barricades for the Skyway 10K race. “Where I was […]

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Trooper injured after woman ignores road closures for Skyway 10K

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Saratosa woman was arrested after crashing into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle on Sunday near the Skyway 10K race, troopers said. What You Need To Know Trooper identified as Toni Schuck; FHP said she was “last line of defense” Schuck is recovering at home 52-year-old Kristen Kay Watts faces several […]