State Funds For Firefighters Safety

The state has released $500,000 in funding for the Cancer Decontamination Grant Program. The program was developed to help firefighters in their own battle against cancer-causing contaminants they encounter on the job every day. In the Bay area $132,905 will be given to 10 departments.

It’s win or go home tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The puck drops on game six tonight at 7:30 pm. A win would send the Bolts back to Toronto for game seven. There was some good news this week for the Lighting with Victor Hedman named as a Norris Trophy award finalist for the sixth consecutive season.

Gas prices are hitting record highs again, and there’s no sign they will drop anytime soon. The new national average is now at $4.36 per gallon according to GasBuddy. You might have to curtail your summer driving plans as well with prices continuing to rise going into Memorial Day. Gas prices are $1.36 higher than this time last year, according to AAA.

The Environmental Protection Agency is being sued by environmental groups in Florida that include Save the Manatee Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and Defenders of Wildlife for not doing enough to protect manatees. The suit alleges water quality standards are not strong enough, and that led to pollution in areas like Indian River where the seagrass manatees eat was decimated, leading to the feeding program.

A statue that was a gift to the city of Tampa by Cuba is back on display. The statue is called “Honor To The Mothers Of The World” and was in a city warehouse. The statue went back on display just in time for Mother’s Day in Ybor City. You can see it at the Children’s Board headquarters on Palm Avenue.

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