Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated 

Tropical Storm Erika has fallen apart Saturday morning and the National Hurricane Center has issued their final advisory on the storm.


Erika has dissipated

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The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Erika are north of the northern coast of Cuba.  The trough of low pressure is moving W/NW at about 20-25 MPH.  That motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.  Southern and Central Florida could get heavy rainfall from the remnants beginning on Sunday.  Rainfall amounts could top four inches. Flash flooding is expected for much of the Florida penisula.

There is a 40% chance of re-development of the system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  The impacts are expected to stay mostly the east of our viewing area for the duration, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation.


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New audit shows IRS wastes tax dollars on employee perks

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 03:33 PM CDT
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TAXES:  The IRS loves to hold you accountable for your tax dollars.
But a new audit shows the agency loves to waste those dollars on employee perks.

The Treasury Inspector General reported the IRS spent more than $11 million of your tax dollars in 2011 on 35,000 Air Cards and 4400 Blackberrys for employees.
2300 IRS employees may have snagged their tech gadgets without a manager's approval.

What may be worse the Inspector General found 1400 of those Aircards and 754 Blackberrys were not used once for three months.
45 of those Air Cards and 68 Blackberrys were not used the entire year.
But you still paid for the service.
The IRS claims to have improved tracking of unused devices but disagrees with many of the Inspector General's claims.New audit shows IRS wastes tax dollars on employee perks
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