Posted: 3:45 am Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
Donald Trump has been elected 45th President of the United States. The official call came shortly after 2 am. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded the race to Trump in a phone call not long after that.
Here at home Marco Rubio won his race for the Senate; the medical marijuana amendment passed by a large margin, but the solar amendment was defeated. Also, Charley Crist won the District 13 Congressional seat. For a full list of yesterday’s winners and losers, please check here with our partners from 10 News WTSP.
A 72 year old school crossing guard was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver yesterday in St Petersburg. David Roundtree was hit at his intersection in the 4200 block of 9th Ave North by 21 year old Charles Walton who actually tried to get away but was caught and will face DUI manslaughter charges.
The city of Orlando wants to buy the Pulse nightclub, scene of the deadliest mass shooting in history and turn it into a memorial. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is asking for help from the public on what the memorial should look like. The purchase price is $2.25 million. Orlando City Council will vote on the deal next week.
They’re still looking for that monkey which was spotted again, this time in Pinellas Park on Monday, just north of Park Blvd near 55th. Florida Wildlife did manage to get a tranquilizer in to monkey but it got away. Vernon Yates is helping wildlife officials to track the animal like he did with our last monkey nicknamed Cornelius who took for years to catch. If you spot this one, leave it along and call FWC or Wildlife Rescue and Rehab at 727-399-1525. Photo from Ten News WTSP.
The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission is now being sued by a limo company. A story in the Tampa Bay Times says West Coast Shuttle wants a judge to decide if the PTC should be allowed to regulate smartphone-based ride services. They feel that the rules in place for now for other ride share companies like Uber and Lyft actually create a monopoly for them to operate. The PTC meets this morning at 9 am.
The Bucs will be back on the field Sunday at Raymond James Stadium against the Bears. Kickoff is 1 pm.