Monday, December 11, 2017


Sara DiNatale

Sara DiNatale

Sara DiNatale is a digital and breaking news reporter who keeps on the pulse of what people are buzzing about in Tampa Bay. She is from Buffalo, New York, where she graduated with a degree in English from the University at Buffalo. She has worked for the Boston Globe, the Oregonian and the Buffalo News.

The 7-day weather forecast from 10Weather starting Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

The weather outside is frightful. Well, wet and cold anyway.

Prepare yourselves Tampa Bay: It’s finally time for sweater weather.But you might need your rain jacket and umbrella, too.The weekend started Friday night with severe rain and wind gusts — even a slight risk of a tornado — that...
Published: 12/09/17
Eden Allen, 3, left, and Josiah Allen, 8, look out their window as a blanket of snow covers the front yard of their home following an early morning snowstorm, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Brandon, Miss. The forecast called for a wintry mix of precipitation across several Deep South states. [Associated Perss]

So, is it going to snow in Florida this weekend?

Let’s talk snow. A day after parts of Texas — which rarely see flurries — were dusted with snow, Floridians were starting to ask, "So, could we see some flakes?" Well, to be blunt: Probably not. But there is a chance if you live in the...
Published: 12/08/17
Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]

Forecast: Possibly heavy thunderstorms precede arrival of cold blast in Tampa Bay

After some unseasonably warm December days in Tampa Bay, it’s finally time to brace for some sweater weather.
Published: 12/08/17
A family in Riverview caught a glimpse of a fireball that flew over Florida on Dec. 5, 2017 on their security camera. (WTSP via Heather Fox)

Riverview family catches glimpse of fireball that flew across Florida

RIVERVIEW — A Hillsborough County family was among dozens of people who reported seeing a fireball shoot across the Florida sky earlier this week.And they have the stunning video to prove it.
Published: 12/07/17
Humane Society of Tampa Bay director Sherry Silk holds one of the four puppies abandoned Thursday morning. She is offering $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible. (Humane Society of Tampa Bay)

Starving and sick puppies dumped on side of busy Tampa road

TAMPA — Four starving puppies covered in rashes were found abandoned in some bushes on a busy roadway Thursday morning, steps away from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.The neglected dogs could have been surrendered at the shelter. Instead they...
Published: 12/07/17
Pinellas Sheriff officers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel search for Jie Luo and Andrew Dillman off of Pass-A- Grille in the Pass-A-Grille Channel on March 15. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

Lawsuit claims charter boat captain was improperly licensed, negligent at time of two deaths near St. Pete Beach

The family of the 21-year-old who died after jumping into the gulf from a charter boat in March is suing, saying inaction and inexperience caused the death of their son and the boat employee who tried to save him. In a lawsuit filed in Pinellas...
Published: 12/06/17
Clearwater YouTube star poses as Lil Pump, pranks his way into rapper's Tampa concert

Clearwater YouTube star poses as Lil Pump, pranks his way into rapper's Tampa concert

If you were standing outside the Ritz Ybor before the other night's Lil Pump concert and saw Lil Pump driving by on Seventh Avenue, bad news: You didn't really see Lil Pump.
Published: 12/05/17
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has 10 new dogs from Puerto Rico up for adoption. (Humane Society of Tampa Bay)

10 dogs rescued from Puerto Rico looking for new homes in Tampa Bay

TAMPA — The Humane Society of Tampa Bay welcomed a new group of rescued and adoptable dogs from hurricane-ravaged parts of Puerto Rico this weekend. Some of the 10 dogs were expected to be available for adoption by Tuesday."All are...
Published: 12/05/17

This weekend: Supermoon. Coming soon: Blue moon.

This weekend will be a good time to relax, look up at the sky and take in the glowing moon.On Sunday, the moon will shine brighter and appear larger than it has all year. The Dec. 3 Full Cold Moon will be 2017’s only "supermoon."That’s...
Published: 12/01/17

Applebee’s has $1 Long Island Iced Teas across Tampa Bay this month

Tis’ the season to get L.I.T. and order some mozzarella sticks at your neighborhood Applebee’s.The chain will be selling $1 Long Island Iced Teas for the month of December, calling it their "Dollar L.I.T." It’s similar to the "Dollarita"...
Published: 12/01/17