St Pete Pride Sets Records 

Posted: 3:26 am Monday, June 26th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

Organizers think past weekend’s St Pete Pride Festival in downtown St Petersburg on Grand Central may have been the biggest one ever. Crowd estimates were at 50,000, with vendor spaced sold out a month ago. Up to 30,000 came down for Saturday’s parade, which kicked off making history with the first-ever TransPride march. There were zero arrests.

It wasn’t the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that found a suspect in a pawn shop burglary in Spring Hill last Monday. It was the suspect’s own mother that turned in 18 year-old Elijah Pickard of Orlando. She even drove him to the sheriff’s office to turn him in. They are still looking for a fifth suspect.

Takata has filed for bankruptcy. The Japanese airbag manufacturer says they had to do it to make sure they could continue to keep making the replacement airbags that were linked to at least 16 people’s deaths.

Exciting news for the West Florida Flames Boys Elite Brandon soccer team – they’re going to the US Club Soccer National Cup XVI this July in Westfield, Indiana. They beat the #1 team in the US from Jupiter, Florida. The tournaments starts July 21st and if you’d like to help the team with expenses just email them at wffe99elite@gmail.com.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is predicting sea levels to rise up to four feet by 2100 thanks to climate changes. That could create problems for the Bay area and all the expensive real estate along the water. But rain patterns are also changing so scientists will continue to study it.

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