Posted: 3:46 am Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman says the more than 100 million gallons of sewage that went into Tampa Bay after severe storms was no risk to public health or the environment. Kriseman spoke to the St Pete Times over the weekend after his annual state of the city address. Former Mayor Bill Foster said he felt the spill had caused damage. Kriseman is up for reelection this year, and Foster may be running against him.
Now that Feld Entertainment has decided to shut down the Ringling Brothers Circus after 146 years people are wondering what will happen to the animals. Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue says they’ve already reached out to Feld since they’ve taken in big cats in the past. They’re waiting for an answer. The circus’s last performance will be in May.
The FBI has arrested the wife of the accused gunman in the Pulse Nightclub shootings. Noor Salman was arrested in San Francisco Monday and will appear in court later this morning on charges of aiding and abetting by providing material support to a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice.
The last man to walk on the moon has died. Gene Cernan was 82. NASA said family and friends were with him at the end.
A little girl in Clearwater someone managed to climb onto the roof off an abandoned house next to her home and get into the chimney where she got stuck. Clearwater Fire Rescue did get eight year old Isabel Cook at the bottom of the chimney with just a bruised knee.
The video of a massive gator at the Circle B Reserve in Lakeland has gone viral. The big beast was captured on video by Kim Joiner and posted on her Facebook page. Best estimates from wildlife experts are that the gator is some fifteen feet long and 800 pounds. You can see that video here.