Posted: 3:55 am Friday, December 9th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
Former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn has died at 95. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and was the last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Glenn became the oldest person to travel back to space in 1998 onboard the Discovery.
St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman has decided not to hire Florida Department of Environmental Protection official Michele Duggan as environmental compliance officer for the city. Ben Kirby, who is the spokesperson for the mayor said he simply did not like the way it looked and will continue the search. The story is in the Tampa Bay Times.
Who seems to be the leading contender to replace former USF head football coach Willie Taggart? A story in the Tampa Bay Times says USF is going after former Texas and Louisville coach Charlie Strong. Taggart left for the head coaching position at Oregon. Co-offensive coordinator T.J. Weist is acting as the interim football coach for the rest of the 2016 season.
Publix has recalled some of their pancake and waffle mixes that may contaminated with salmonella. You can take a look at the recall list and return the products to the stores.
After the Bucs beat San Diego Sunday 28-21 for their fourth win in a row and in a tie for the NFC South with Atlanta, the NFL decided to move their game on the 18th against Dallas into primetime with an 8:30 pm kickoff. The team comes home to Raymond James Stadium Sunday against New Orleans with a 4:25 pm kickoff.
We know who’s on the short list for the college football national championship game coming to Tampa. The final four are now Alabama, who will play Washington in one semifinal game, and Clemson taking on Ohio State in the second. All five Florida college football teams have bowl games to look forward to; it will be Florida and Iowa in the Outback Bowl in Tampa January 2nd, Florida State and Michigan in the Orange Bowl, USF and South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl December 29th, UCF in the Cure Bowl against Arkansas State December 17th, and finally Miami playing West Virginia December 28th