Gas Prices Drop Again; IRS Will Issue Tax Refunds


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Gas prices drop

Gas prices in the Bay area are at a two year low. AAA reports the average price here is $2.01 per gallon for now. Come spring expect a significant increase.

The IRS says even with the government shutdown you can still file and get your tax refund. That news came out Monday from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Flu season is in full swing and reported cases are on the rise across the Bay area. Doctors say it’s not too late to get a flu shot, and to make sure you’re taking precautions.

Red tide is back off the coast of Sarasota. The FWC’s latest report showed high levels of the toxic algae off Lido and Siesta beaches. We have the latest map from the FWC here.


National Championship

Clemson walloped Alabama to take the Collegiate National Football Championship last night. The final score was 44-16. It was the third time the two have met for the title, with Alabama taking two of those three games. has named Lakeland as the #1 place to buy a home in the US. They noted proximity to Tampa for commuters, to Orlando for the theme parks and of course lower home prices.

It’s a rare sight but humpback whales have been showing up off the Florida coast. The Marine Resources Council said they’re getting calls every day of humpback sightings in Flagler and Volusia counties. The whales do migrate past Florida but aren’t usually seen this often.

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