Posted: 3:42 am Friday, November 11th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
It is Veteran’s Day and there are ceremonies and events on both sides of the bay to honor those who served and continue to serve our country. You can take a look at a list of events from the Tampa Bay Times. We also have a link for special deals for Vets today.
Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who was running from them after a traffic stop. Jeral Bornstein jumped into a canal and went under. That when deputies jumped in and pulled him out and performed CPR. He’s fine and will now face felony charges for trying to ram a deputy’s cruiser.
The Suncoast Police Benevolent Association had set up a fund to help the family of the school crossing guard who was killed by a man now charged with DUI manslaughter. Charles Walton hit and killed 72 year old David Roundtree Tuesday near Mt Vernon Elementary School. If you’d like to donate call (727) 532-1722.
The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission has an agreement now with Uber and Lyft so the ride-sharing services can continue to operate through 2017. The agreement will include the enhanced background checks but will not require FBI fingerprint checks. Limos and taxicabs drivers do have to go through that. Additional insurance and annual vehicle inspections are also part of the deal.
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.
The Bucs will be back on the field Sunday at Raymond James Stadium against the Bears. Kickoff is 1 pm.