Posted: 3:31 am Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
By Ann Kelly
The World Series goes to Game Seven tonight in Cleveland. Last night in Cleveland the Cubs won 9-3 with a game that included a grand-slam home run for Chicago’s Addison Russell. Corey Kluber will be on the mound for the Indians tonight against Kyle Hendricks.
Divers did recover the body of George Morris of Riverview from the Alafia River yesterday, after they had found his three year old son alone on a small island not far from where the found his Dad. They also found Morris’s lifejacket and wallet along with the personal watercraft they were both on.
Now that it’s the law in Florida to report hazardous waste spills, the state is getting a lot of them. That mandate went into effect one month ago and since then 60 reports have been turned in with the biggest at Clearwater’s Marshall Street Water Reclamation Facility complex at 18,500 gallons of raw.
Too much leftover candy after Halloween? The 2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back is underway .The idea is to bring all that sugar to their local participating dentist and the group Soldier’s Angels then send the treats to troops overseas. They pay $1 for each pound of candy turned in. To see which dentists in the Bay area are part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back program just take a look here.
It’s Manatee Awareness Month, and the Lowry Park Zoo wants to see them honored with their own emoji. They hope it will help raise awareness and remind boaters to slow down and look out for the slow moving Manatees.
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.
The Bucs have a quick turn around this week as they continue their three game homestand. Thursday night’s game will be against Atlanta.
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are still at work in eight counties that include Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas. Help is still available at least through the deadline to file on November 29th.