PM Tampa Bay And Florida Headlines

A new Mason-Dixon presidential poll has Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump 45 to 42 percent in Florida. 7 percent are undecided. And 40 percent of Florida voters say they would be less likely to vote for Trump if Governor Scott is on the ticket with him.

Florida’s abortion war continues. This time, a judge is being asked to stop a new law from taking effect July 1st that would bar state money to Planned Parenthood and require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Planned Parenthood says the law will keep women from getting birth control and cancer screenings.

A new investigation may make you think twice the next time you turn on the water tap. The Guardian newspaper says Tampa and St. Petersburg cheated on recent EPA water tests to make it look like city water has less lead than it really does. The Guardian accuses 33 other U.S. cities of the same thing.

Land O’ Lakes High School assistant principal Shannon Schultz, arrested for DUI and cocaine possession. The 38 year old is suspended with pay for now after getting pulled over on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa for speeding.

57 year old Douglas Richards, charged with DUI after driving his car into Tampa Bay at a Severn Avenue Davis Islands boat ramp. The car stopped about 50 yards out where Richards got out and walked to shore.

Cops put an end to a local theft ring. They busted four men who stole 50 thousand dollars worth of tires and rims from Hillsborough County businesses in the past month. They sold the tires and rims from 18 wheelers and dump trucks on the black market.

Tension is high at a Lakeland senior community after 16 cars were broken into and valuables stolen. No arrests have yet been made in the thefts at The Renaissance at Washington Ridge on Hawkins Way.

32 year old construction worker Erick Cox, charged with aggravated battery after he used a front end loader to bury his boss in dirt during an argument at a DeBary construction site. 57 year old foreman Perry Byrd is recovering.

Tampa Bay could be in for a lot of rain Monday and Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center says there’s a 60 percent chance that a tropical cyclone will develop in the southern Gulf of Mexico. And it could become Tropical Storm Colin.