St Pete Firefighters Help Fight Wildfires 

Posted: 8:45 am Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

By Mimi Lawson

 

St. Petersburg Firefighters are part of a huge effort in Collier County as  crews try to get wildfires under control. Officials are still looking for an arsonist responsible for the burning of more than 700 acres in Polk County.

 

A Central Florida man credited a Polk County Fire Rescue team for saving his life after he was bitten by a 5½-foot rattlesnake. He was airlifted to Osceola Regional Medical Center so he could receive antivenin. where he received 32 vials of antivenin at the hospital.

 

The first female commander of the International Space Station has set a record for time in space. Commander Whitson has been aboard the ISS for 535 and is set to stay until September.

 

Elton John has cancelled all of his Las Vegas shows at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace through May after he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit following a rare infection.