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The Tampa Bay Rays will stay in St Petersburg for now. The team notified Mayor Rick Kriseman that the attempt to move the team to Hillsborough County is no longer a viable option. Under the current deal the Rays contract at Tropicana Field goes until 2027.

It was one Clearwater man who caused four separate hit-and-run crashes on US 19 yesterday. Jason Mizerski had his his license permanently revoked for too many DUI’s. After yesterday’s wrecks he’s facing multiple charges that include four counts of felony DUI with property damage. Two people were taken to the hospital.

With the new year comes an increase in Florida’s minimum wage, On January 1st it will go up by 221 cents at hour, rising from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour. Those numbers come  from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Manatee

Despite the red tide and boating accidents the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has good news regarding our manatee population. The estimated some 7,500 to 10,300 manatees our in our state waters. That’s a nice increase increase from previous estimates of roughly 6,000.

The Florida State Fair has some 400 job openings to fill. You can apply online for positionslike ticket scanners, greeters, guest services, décor assistants and more. The Fair runs at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa February 7th - 18th. 

Brace yourself - AAA is predicting a record-breaking holiday travel season with more than one-third of Americans traveling. The busiest days to fly are  Saturday, Dec. 22, Sunday, Dec. 23 and Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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Amazon

Still need to ship some last minute gifts  Lines are long at the Post Office and online sites are equally busy. If you’re wondering when you need to get things shipped we have the deadline list for you here.

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