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County commissioner catches covid
Pasco County Commissioner catches Covid
Jack Mariano, the Commissioner of Pasco County, tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.
Mariano, who has been critical of the county’s mask mandate, decided to take the test after he learned that his father had tested positive for the virus.
When speaking to the press, Mariano said that if Covid-19 were the flu, it’s the best flu he’s ever had. He added that his father is probably struggling more.
It’s also likely that Mariano will not be able to attend his daughter’s wedding next weekend.
Motorcyclist turns himself in after fatal hit-and-run
Over the weekend, a motorcyclist hit and killed a 7-year-old boy while traveling at high speeds on Regency Park Boulevard. The motorcyclist then fled the scene.
Now, the driver––Shaun Wyrich––has turned himself in.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle involved in the crash was found abandoned at a home in Port Richey.
Wyrich was taken to the Pasco County Jail and faces hit-and-run charges.
Local students’ experiments launched into space
The SpaceX Dragon capsule blasted off from Cape Canaveral with a hodge-podge of experiments over the weekend.
Amongst the experiments are two from students in the Bay Area.
One study explores the effects of microgravity on amoxicillin’s ability to kill staph-causing germs.
The second experiment will try to successfully germinate spinach seeds in space. Plants have a difficult time growing without gravity, and it’s expensive to send food up to the space station with astronauts.
All aboard Brady’s new yacht!
Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was sighted by paparazzi purchasing a new boat.
The blue vessel is a custom-built, 40-foot cruiser that’s estimated to be worth over two million dollars.
It’s named “Viva a Vida”, after the title of his wife’s environmental advocacy work.
Last month, Brady’s jet skis were dragged into the ocean by Hurricane Eta. Hopefully, Brady will have more luck with this watercraft!
City issues boil-water advisory after water-line breaks
On Monday, the city sent out a boil-water advisory to all residents after a company broke a water-line.
A number of streets in North Tampa were flooded in knee-high water.
The break caused certain homes in the area to experience low water pressure, which allows harmful bacteria to enter the water system.
Be sure to bring all water that you drink to a rolling boil and avoid using the shower while the advisory is in effect.