By Hafsa Quraishi
Here are some of today’s news stories from around the Tampa Bay Area.
Student Stabbed After Fight at a Bus Stop
A teenage girl was stabbed at a bus stop in St. Petersburg this morning, after a fight with another student. The two girls were involved in an ongoing disagreement when one girl stabbed the other in the back as a school bus approached. She then ran onto the bus.
The injured girl was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. The suspect was taken into custody and is facing two felony charges of aggravated battery and possession of a weapon on school property.
USF Morsani College Banner Unveiled
Today, USF unveiled a 90-foot banner at the site of the new Morsani College of Medicine in Water Street Tampa.
Construction on the 13-story high rise tower began last summer, in 2017, and is expected to be completed next year. The building will soon be home to 1,800 students, researchers, faculty, and staff.
The site itself is within a mile of Tampa General Hospital, which is USF’s primary teaching hospital. The proximity to Tampa General Hospital will make it easier for the students to work with and learn from the doctors there.
To learn more about the new Morsani College of Medicine site, visit their website: https://www.usf.edu/water-street-tampa/about/index.aspx.
New, Interactive Crime Map Website
ADT Inc. has released a new website that allows you to see what crime is like in your neighborhood. Users can select from a list of nine crimes to see how a certain area is affected by those particular offenses. A key shows how your area compares to the national average for a particular crime.
According to ADT’s website, they use the most recent data available for the map.
Based on the map’s information, Tampa is above the national average for crime. To check out how your area compares, visit https://www.adt.com/crime.
Free Museum Day
This Saturday, Sept. 22, is Free Museum Day and many Tampa Bay Area locations are participating. Smithsonian magazine is sponsoring the national event, which allows people to visit select museums and cultural institutions for free.
You can download one ticket per e-mail address. The ticket gives free general admission for two people.
Here are some participating museums in the Tampa area:
- Cracker County
- Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
- Henry B. Plant Museum
- Tampa Bay History Center
- Tampa Museum of Art
To get tickets and see a full list of museums that are participating, visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/.
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