One list you don't want your kids on
Generosity is spreading across Tampa
Reddit post leads to St. Pete local getting free car
Earlier this week, Cory Schneider made a post on Reddit offering up his 1997 Crown Victoria to anyone who needed a free vehicle. Now Mark Selby, a St. Petersburg resident, has a new car.
Schneider’s grandma had given him the car when he was struggling and decided to pay it forward.
Selby, who is a substitute teacher, had just totaled his car two months ago and needed his mom to drive him to work.
Then, in a second act of generosity, another St. Pete resident donated $400 to Selby to cover the car’s registration costs.
Pasco Sheriff monitors students with bad grades
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office maintains a secret list of students it believes will fall into a life of crime. The list is based off of the grades they make in class.
Over 400 students have made it onto the so-called “criminal list,” according to the Sheriff’s spokesperson.
It was so secret that parents, children and even the school district’s superintendent didn’t know about the list.
The Sheriff’s Office said that it only maintains the list to help school resource officers provide mentorship and resources to students in need.
Rays’ Tropicana Field to host WWE televised series
Starting next month, WWE will showcase its new interactive televised series, The ThunderDome, at the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tropicana Field.
The ballpark will be transformed into an epic wrestling arena full of giant screens that fans can virtually tune into through live video.
Tampa was set to host WrestleMania 36 until the pandemic struck. Now fans will get a second chance to see the action take place in their city.
The mayhem kicks off Dec. 11.
Rare Orangutan born at Tampa zoo
In a news release, ZooTampa announced a Bornean orangutan had given birth to an adorable baby boy.
This is the eleventh orangutan to have been born at ZooTampa.
The Bornean orangutan population has been decimated from deforestation brought on from unstable palm oil manufacturing in the rainforest. Since the 1960s, almost half of the population has been wiped out.
Be sure to visit the great ape before he’s all grown up!
Senator Rick Scott catches COVID-19
On Friday, U.S. Senator Rick Scott tested positive for coronavirus. According to his office, the Republican Senator is experiencing mild symptoms.
Last Friday, Scott was in contact with someone who later tested positive for the illness.
Unable to travel to Washington, Scott has missed several key votes in the Senate. Luckily for him, the Senate is now in recess until December.
Scott is currently quarantining at his home in Naples.