Something new arrives in Tampa next week...
Pastor rescues woman from burning home
Driverless shuttle arrives in downtown Tampa
The fully-autonomous car is one of the first on the road
The Beep autonomous shuttle will hit the streets starting next week in Tampa. This is the first time a fully-automated transit vehicle will be on Florida’s public roads. While the shuttle drives itself, a Beep technician will always be on board just in case anything goes wrong. “In certain cases, the shuttle’s not smart enough to make a decision on its own yet,” said an engineer for Beep. The Beep shuttle is a part of a $1 million project between the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Pastor rescues woman from flaming home
With God on his side, the pastor pulled her to safety
Pastor Billy Bamburg of Haven Church of God ran into a home on fire this past week and pulled a semi-conscious woman from the flames. Her son, however, couldn’t be located in time and did not survive the fire. Shortly after saving the woman, Bamburg said,“Looking back, now I believe it was more than chance, I believe, we were there for a purpose and a reason.”
Largest pumpkin in Florida weighs in at over 980 pounds
That’ll give ‘em pumpkin to talk about
An enormous half-ton orange pumpkin is on display at Bearss Groves, a farm just outside of Tampa. The farm claims that its pumpkin is the largest in all of Florida, which is not hard to believe. According to a spokesman for the farm, the owner always tries to score a giant pumpkin for auction. The pumpkin will be on display all throughout the Fall.
Brady catching heat for Bears loss
The Tampa quarterback apparently lost track of downs
Tampa fans are angry at Brady after he mixed up which down he was on in a game this week against the Chicago Bears. After an incomplete pass on a fourth down, Brady signaled the number four on his hands, implying that he thought there was one down to go. The drive ended in a turnover, allowing the Bears to win 20-19.