Posted: 3:44 am Friday, November 10th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
A service to remember the life of Roy Halladay will be open to the public at Spectrum Field in Clearwater next week. The event is scheduled for 4 pm. New video surfaced earlier this week showing the two time Cy Young award winner and Bay area residents plane flying very close to the water before crashing into the Gulf off New Port Richey. The NTSB is continuing to investigate
A seventeen year old girl said she saw a “large cat” around Crosby Road in Myakka City yesterday. She thought it was a tiger. The Manatee County Sheriff’s office said they’ve had no reports of any missing tigers but if you see anything like it to get to a safe place and call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
You can blame our busy hurricane season for one more thing – a lot more jellyfish in the water in Bay area beaches. Thousands of the Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish are in the waters right now. Keep an eye out for warning signs at the beach and be careful where you swim, and step.
Hundreds of Hillsborough County School students walked out of class Wednesday to protest the lack of pay for their teachers. That pay raise could have amounted to some $4,000 but the County School Board said that money just isn’t available, and is needed for other projects like technology and training. Negotiation with teachers are ongoing.
Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska. The need for donations is expected to be stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here, and make plans to join The Dove for our Feed the Bay food drive for Metropolitan Ministries on Friday, Nov. 17th at the Land O Lakes Wal Mart.
The Suncoast Animal League returned from Puerto Rico with more than 100 dogs and a dozen cats that were left homeless after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island. Many of those rescued will be up for adoption this Saturday as part of Dogtoberfest at Highlander Park in Dunedin. Ann Kelly will host the events and has all the details here.