Posted: 3:42 am Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
By Ann Kelly
Former Ray’s manager Joe Maddon takes the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. Last night’s game had plenty of drama complete with a 17 minute rain delay and the Indians coming back after the Cubs blew a three-run lead with two outs in the eighth. But in the end it came it came down to former Tampa Bay Rays Ben Zobrist hitting a go-ahead double in the 10th inning to beat Cleveland 8-7.
A story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times has some good news for St Pete. FEMA is about to lower the city’s flood insurance costs. That change could save some save $1.7 million for residents who carry flood insurance. The average savings on a $150,000 would be around $120.00. St Pete City Council has a meeting set for 8:30 am this morning and Mayor Rick Kriesman will be presenting his plan for the city’s sewage problems triggered by heavy rains and flooding.
The Bucs are back in action tonight as they continue their three game homestand. Tonight’s game will be against Atlanta and features the latest induction into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium – former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety John Lynch.
Residents of Redington Beach aren’t happy with what they consider too many rentals. The town already has an ordinance that is supposed to prohibit short-term rentals. At last night’s meeting leaders decided to hire two lawyers to see how they can better enforce that ordinance.
Former Tarpon Springs Little League President John Farrar turned himself in to Tarpon Springs Police and is charged with stealing more than $13,000 from the league. Board members say that was all the money they had, and the league is in need of a new scoreboard and equipment. That money also would have helped to maintain the fields.
One of two men that broke into the Farmers Market in Tampa wasn’t wearing a mask, he was wearing a tutu. They were caught on surveillance cameras around 1 am Tuesday at the market on Fletcher. If you can help with tips call the sheriff’s office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
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.