Posted: 3:41 am Friday, September 1st, 2017
By Ann Kelly
A report from the South Florida museum says the death of Snooty the Manatee was a “preventable accident.” They say the panel that allowed the world’s oldest manatee to pass into an area where he got stuck and drowned had loose screw that the staff was aware of. We have more on the story and the full statement from the Museum here. The Mote Marine Aquarium will hold a memorial for Snooty the Manatee Sept. 10th.
With more rain on the way this weekend flooding is a major concern in Pasco County for residents who live along the Anclote River. Sandbags are available at the West Pasco Government Center on State St. Make sure you bring your own shovel – it’s self-serve.
Irma has is Category 3 hurricane and is expected to strengthen. It’s no threat to land now, and it’s too early to have a definite track. Keep an eye on the tropics through the weekend in the Dove Hurricane Guide. Our sister stations in Houston are working with the Houston Food Bank. You can help them out with your donation here.
Colonel Chad Cronister is the new interim Sheriff in Hillsborough County. Outgoing Sheriff David Gee chose Cronister who will have to run for the job in November 2018 to officially take over the remaining two years of Gee who retires at the end of September.
With a big travel weekend here this is one survey you’ll want to pay attention to. For the second year in a row survey says Florida has the worst drivers in the nation. SmartAsset looks at the number of DUI’s, tickets and the number of people who dies in crashes. Mississippi comes in second.
And the Buc’s lose in their pre-season finale to the Washington Redskins 13-10. The first regular season game is Sept. 10th against Miami.