The State Department of Environmental Protection has fined the city of St Petersburg $820,000 for recent sewage spills. A story in the Tampa Bay Times also notes the city can avoid paying $810,000 of that fine by implementing a sewage preservation project by 2018.
Hillsborough County wants to save some money, and that may mean up to 7,000 students losing their bus ride. The Hillsborough County School Board meets Tuesday to talk about cutting some bus routes at a savings $8-10 million a year. Those routes are considered “courtesy” rides which means the state does not reimburse the school district. They say parents should be responsible for the kids getting to school since they live within two miles of the school.
Three manatees that became trapped in Lake Tarpon were rescued by state wildlife officials yesterday, and released back into the waters off Safety Harbor. The manatees were trapped in the lake when a water control gate was opened during Hurricane Colin. The team will be back later today to check for more manatees.
The Bucs won on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks 14-5. That’s three wins in a row and they’re now one game behind first place Atlanta in the NFC South. The Bucs now head to San Diego.