Your Monday News Roundup: Election Day, Free Pizza and More

By Peyton Roux

1. What You Need to Know for Election Day

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In less than 24 hours, Election Day will be underway. Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must be in line by 7 p.m. in order to vote.

Make sure you have a valid photo ID with a signature to vote.

On the ballot are candidates for Senate, Governor, Attorney General and more. You can learn about who is running by visiting local news sites. You can also learn about the different amendments on the ballot.

For Hillsborough County, visit the voting website to print out a sample ballot. For other counties, visit WFLA to find sample ballots.

It’s suggested you fill out a sample ballot and bring it with you. That way, you can take the time to consider your voting decisions before you get to the polling place. This is one way you can help keep the lines moving.

2. Employee of St. Pete Beach Restaurant Tests Positive for Hepatitis A

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An employee of the Toasted Monkey in St. Petersburg has tested positive for Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that is spread through the consumption of contaminated food and water.

If you have visited the Toasted Monkey between Oct. 17 and Oct. 28, you should get vaccinated for Hepatitis A if you haven’t already.

Pinellas County Department of Health has been offering free vaccinations at these locations:

  • Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
  • Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N.
  • Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd.
  • Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave.
  • Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave.

As of Nov. 2, the restaurant will be closed until further notice.

3. War Veteran Relieved After Sentencing of Man Who Attacked Him

A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after beating up a war veteran with his own walker.

Harold Stewart approached Jeffrey Hardeman in a Walmart parking lot back in 2016. Stewart beat up Hardman and got away with $700 and Hardeman’s walker.

Stewart was on a robbery probation when he attacked Hardeman. Hardeman is thankful for the sentencing.

“I just don’t want him to be on the street again and do it to someone else that might now be as lucky and not get hurt like I got hurt,” said Hardeman.

After Hardeman was attacked, people came forward with donations and bought the veteran a new walker.

Stewart remains adamant that it wasn’t him and says he will continue to fight.

4. Free Pizza Offered to Remind Students to Vote

NextGen Florida provided free pizza today to remind registered USF students to go out and vote for Andrew Gillum.

Nearly 2,000 students registered this year by NextGen Florida. They are trying to mobilize voters to turn out in record numbers.

NextGen has registered over 52,000 Floridians this year. They helped students locate their polling places today.

If you don’t know where to vote, contact your county’s Supervisor of Elections.

Remember to exercise your right to vote and let the world hear your voice.


Anchor: Kaitlyn Hart
Director: Galen Martin
Producer: Helen Leon
Technical Director: Angie Romero
Graphics: Katlyn Brieskorn
Audio: Steven Carrandi
Prompter: Hikari Nitta
Camera Operator and Floor Manager: Nada Blassy
Teaching Assistant: Dakota Galvin
Graduate Assistant: Kelsey Baker
Faculty Advisor: Cathy Gugerty