These dogs are being trained to do WHAT??
Giant sinkhole won't stop growing
Super pups sniff out covid
Dogs in Manatee County are being trained to sniff out the coronavirus
We’ve all heard of canines that can detect bombs and drugs, but a Manatee County company is now teaching its dogs to sniff out Covid-19. Bioscent, the company behind the project, has been training 20 beagles since they were born. Rather than smelling the virus itself, the beagles are actually picking up on the body’s reaction to the disease. According to a trainer at the company, the dogs have a 98 percent accuracy rate. Go pups!
Local company offering asteroid insurance before possible impact on earth
“Don’t get hit without it,” says the owner
A bus-sized asteroid will fly right by earth on November 2nd, according to scientists. And while the space rock isn’t expected to collide with us, a company in Florida is offering asteroid insurance just in case. Saint Lawrence Agency, owned by Mike St. Lawrence, has offered wacky policies in the past, including an extensive alien-abduction plan. The agency’s current asteroid policy covers up to $10 million in asteroid-related damages. Lawrence has made a point to mention that the policy is part in jest, perhaps to avoid legal issues the company has faced in the past.
Giant sinkhole gets even bigger
Earlier in the week it was nine-feet deep, now it’s 70-feet deep
Thursday, we covered the sinkhole that developed in the back of Varsity Sports Bar. Now the hole has gotten even deeper, listed at 42-feet wide and 70-feet deep. The County has decided to close the road nearby as the hole creeps its way closer to traffic. However, the sports bar is back open for business. In a statement to the press, the emergency management director said, “We don’t know when it’s going to stop. Mother Nature has not said stop yet.”
Rays’ late game homer propels them to ALCS
Mike Brousseau dubbed hero after his late-game home run
On Friday, Mike Brousseau hit a home run against Aroldis Chapman to beat out the New York Yankees 2-1 in game five of the American League Division Series. The homer was particularly dramatic as Chapman had received a suspension for throwing a 101 mph pitch near Brousseau’s head earlier in the year. This is the first time since 2008 that the Rays have made it to the American League Championship series. The team will face off against the Houston Astros for the chance to make it to the World Series.
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies have been sending the wrong people to jail
One of the mixed-up arrestees is now suing the Sheriff’s Office
In at least three instances in 2019, Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies have sent the wrong people to jail. According to records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, the deputies arrested people with similar names to the suspects they were trying to apprehend. Now, one man who was accidentally arrested is suing the office for damages. It’s unclear if more people have been wrongfully arrested as the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t track such data.