Publix Ranking, Unlicensed Contractors and Pasco County Fair

Toddler Hurt in Hit-and-Run

A Pasco County man is under arrest for a hit-and-run that sent a 2-year-old to the hospital.

Buddy Jay Kline, 63, faces a DUI charge. He is accused of hitting a child while driving his motorcycle.

Family members say the child was playing basketball with other children outside. The ball rolled into the street and the child chased after it.  According to Pasco County Sheriff’s, Kline then hit the child, argued with the toddler’s parents, and fled the scene.

The child is now recovering at the hospital.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

CVS Robbery

Detectives are searching for a man who robbed a CVS store. It happened Monday morning in the CVS located at 5502 Fowler Avenue East in Temple Terrace. According to detectives, a man walked into CVS showed a gun to an employee, and demanded cash. The suspect fled the scene in a silver Dodge Ram. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information in the case.


Unlicensed Contractors

Pinellas County deputies are wrapping up a crackdown on unlicensed contractors.  Deputies arrested 39 people in Operation Punch List.  Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says homeowners should do their homework when it comes to hiring contractors.

Unlicensed contractors may not carry insurance. This means customers could be at risk if workers get hurt on the job.

This is the fifth undercover operation the Sheriff’s Office has conducted since 2017. They have arrested 142 people representing nearly $700,000 worth of unlicensed work.

Publix Ranked 12th Best Place to Work

Publix, where shopping and working is a pleasure! 

The Publix Lakeland grocery store ranks 12th among Fortune Magazine’s 100 best companies to work for. That’s up from 47 last year. This is the 22nd consecutive year that Publix has made the list. The rankings were based on employee surveys and a questionnaire about pay, benefits and more.

Here is the top 12 list according to Fortune:

  1. Hilton
  2. Salesforce
  3. Wegmans Food Markets
  4. Workday
  5. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  6. Cisco
  7. Edward Jones
  8. Ultimate Software
  9. Texas Health Resources
  10. Boston Consulting Group
  11. Stryker
  12. Publix

Pasco County Fair

Today may be the last day of the  Florida State Fair but it’s the first day of the Pasco County  Fair in Dade City.  The fair runs through Sunday.

Before attending the fair, The Heart of Florida Fair’s main website recommends you should remember these tips:

  • Check the weather report and use sunscreen, sunglasses, and stay hydrated.
  • Have a jacket or sweatshirt for cool evenings. A poncho or umbrella if it starts raining.
  • Wear Comfortable shoes.
  • No bottles, cans, coolers or picnic baskets are permitted.
  • Bring your camera to record memorable moments.
  • Leave your pets at home! With exception of service animals.
  • Parking is free.
  • No weapons are permitted.

Check out the Facebook event for more details here.



Anchor: Peyton Roux
Producer: Alexa Ignacio
Director: Andrew Fabacher
Technical Director: Sabrina Olivier
Graphics: Allison Foy
Audio: Celine Fleites
Prompter: Alicia Revell
Floor Manager: Cyrena Berry
Camera Operator: Colin Whitlock
Teaching Assistant: Tatyana Bazard
Graduate Assistant: Kelsey Baker
Faculty Advisor: Cathy Gugerty