Posted: 3:29 am Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
By Ann Kelly
A three-year old boy was found alone on an island on the Alafia River, and his father is missing. William Morris of Riverview took his little boy out for a ride on the river, and when he didn’t return his wife tried to call him on Facetime. That’s when the little boy answered and rescue crews finally found him on the island to the west of 75. They did find personal items belonging to Morris along with his son. Photo courtesy WTSP Ten News/Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Polk County Sheriff’s deputy Adam Pennell will have surgery later today from injuries he received after being hit while helping another motorist who died when someone hit them and took off. Jessica Enchautegui-Otero of Tampa died in the median on SR 60 in Lake Wales, and Deputy Pennell was found with serious injuries. There is a $10,000 reward being offered through Crime Stoppers for information on who hit the two.
Starting today, St Pete’s Bike Share Program will have 100 bikes available at 10 hubs around the city. You’ll find those along the downtown waterfront and Central Avenue. You’ll have the option of paying for the ride on a monthly or annual basis, or daily at a cost of $8.00/hour prorated.
The new Cross-Bay Ferry makes its first trip today, leaving the Vinoy yacht basin at 10 am with the first passengers by invitation only. The Ferry will be open to the public starting Friday and open weekends only. For the next three weeks, weekday trips are once again just for invitees like investors. We have the schedule for you to take a look at here.
The World Series is back in Cleveland for the final two games. Game 6 tonight at 8 pm. And the Bucs have a quick turn around this week as they continue their three game homestand. Thursday night’s game will be against Atlanta.
The Weeki Wachee Christmas Boat Parade has been canceled for this year. There’s too much damage from Hurricane Hermine to the Bayport Pier, so organizers say they’ll have the parade again next year.
There’s a monkey on the loose in the Bay area, and it was seen at John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor yesterday. A Rhesus Macaque was first seen in Pasco County in Hudson Beach. If you do see it call the Wildlife Alert Hotline toll-free at 1-888-404-3922, and don’t try to catch it. They can carry the potentially deadly Herpes B virus. That can be transmitted through a bite or scratch.
Disaster Recovery Centers are wrapping up their work in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine this week and will be closing. But Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are still at work in eight counties that include Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas at least through the deadline to file on November 29th.