Local business in big trouble
New baby Rhino named Gronk
[CHARLIE FRAGO | Times]
Locals who cut down trees fined $250,000
Last year, Miller & Sons––a tree-cutting company––chopped down nearly three dozen trees in a trailer park in South Tampa. Now a City Code Enforcement Magistrate has fined the company, along with the owner of the trailer park, a quarter of a million dollars in damages.
South Tampa adopted a strict code related to tree-cuttings in the 1970s.
The city initially tried to reclaim $840,000 from the unauthorized tree clearance.
Miller & Sons owner plans on appealing the city’s decision.
Local zoo names baby Rhino after Bucs’ Rob Gronkowski
In a video released on Friday, Zootampa announced that their new baby rhino will be named after Buccaneer's star tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The baby Rhino (AKA “Gronk”) is one of just 3,700 Indian Rhinos left in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
Rob Gronkowski approves of the name; he even welcomed his namesake into the world in a video on twitter.
Luckily there’s room for more than one Gronk in this town.
New Beetlejuice-themed haunted house opens at Universal this weekend
The Beetlejuice House––a house of Horrors based off of the movie series––officially opened yesterday to the public.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, Universal delayed the opening of its new attraction.
Minutes after being announced, tickets to the haunted house were already sold out.
If you would like to visit the new attraction, be sure to read more here.
State Attorney wants ballot audit after undelivered votes found at USPS
After a batch of ballots turned up abandoned in a local USPS, Katherine Fernández Rundle––a Miami State Attorney––called for the U.S. Postal Service to search every mail center for undelivered ballots.
According to a twitter video, the ballots had been sitting there for over a week.
In a statement to the press, a USPS spokesperson said the agency was looking into the backlog of ballots at the local USPS location.
For the mail ballots to count, they must be delivered to local election officials by 7 P.M. on the night of the election.
Tampa Bay Rowdies’ head coach sidelined for championship game
The Tampa Bay Rowdies will play without their head coach and an assistant coach in the league’s championship final.
The two men tested positive for covid-19 this past week.
In an interview with the press, head coach Neill Collins said, “We will make adjustments so that we can have an influence in the game, but I’m not quite sure what they will be yet.”
The championship match will air on ESPN at 8:30 tonight.
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