Welcome to Friday — sure, it's just the opening act for Saturday, but that's a hell of a double bill, wouldn't you say?
Are you sick and tired of the overflow of talk about St. Pete's sewage woes? (Also, did you see what I did there?) Well, you're out of luck at least until the run-off mayoral election we all assume is a foregone conclusion. And here's a little more fallout: A St. Pete City Council committee proposed water utility rate hikes of $7.50 to $10 per month to cover a $326 million commitment to upgrading the system forced by the state. Now before you fly off the handle, remember: Bitching about this is basically the same as saying "I'm totes OK with surrounding the peninsula on which I live with toxic shitwater."
This guy is not happy about MTV's Siesta Key coming to Siesta Key. This guy is all of us.
A SWAT team shut down Nebraska Ave. at Fletcher in Tampa during a stand-off with a suspect in a hit-and-run accident who'd barricaded himself in his broken-down van and claimed to have a gun. We're gonna go out on a limb here and guess this isn't the first time this guy just sort of found himself surrounded by cops, and wondered how it suddenly came to this without considering even for a second that it might be a direct and predictable result of his actions.
And finally, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader who's not at all desperately in need some attention put out a press release announcing that she's leaving her husband — a former state senator — over her support of Donald Trump, in the face of his lack thereof. Just in case you might care. Please don't care.