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.
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.
Colonel Chad Cronister – photo HCSO
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.