Posted: 3:39 am Monday, August 15th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
Off-duty Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy Habib Hanze is being called a hero for saving the life of three year old Michael Andrews of St Pete. He pulled the boy who was not breathing out of the water at the Splash Harbor Water Park in Indian Rocks Saturday afternoon and performed CPR. He was taken to the hospital to get checked out will be fine. Photo is courtesy of 10News WTSP.
Our beaches may be a bit nicer next summer thanks to more nutrient-rich water coming into the Gulf that will help prevent Red Tide. A story in the Times quotes researchers from the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who say it’s all about the movement of the water.
One Pinellas county school teacher will not be in her classroom at Sexton Elementary School in St Pete. Caroline Sine and her boyfriend Sean Hankins were hit by a drunk driver Sunday in Pinellas Park. Both are listed in critical condition and a GoFund me account has been set up to help with medical expenses.
Sunday’s launch of a SpaceX rocket that launched a Japanese communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Station is being considered a major success. Shortly after launching the satellite the rocket make a perfect four point landing on the deck of ship about 400 miles offshore.
If you live in Pinellas County you can start dropping off those ballots for the August 30th primary, and do that through the 29th. They will not be accepted on the 30th. Get the list of locations here.
One of the founders of the Skydive Hall of Fame will now be inducted into it. Bill Morrisey says he’s jumped over 750 times and started his career as an Army Paratrooper. Bill lives in Zephyrhills right by Sky Dive City and will go into the Hall in October.
Forecasters have released their predictions for the rest of the hurricane season and it’s looking busier. We’ve already have five named storms, and now they say we could have anywhere from a total of 12-17 named storms. They’ve also increased the number making it to hurricanes from 4-8 to 5-8, with 2-4 of those being major.