This week's Top 10 TampaBay.com stories
Here's a look at the TampaBay.com stories that were most the most viewed this week, from Sunday, Oct. 4 through this morning:
1. Guy accidentally shoots self in rear: Timothy Allen Davis, 22, told investigators that when he pulled a shirt out of a drawer, his .380 semiautomatic handgun flipped in the air, landed and fired.
2. Massive dead whale found in Tampa Bay: The baleen whale was belly up when they found it in the canal. Its body was bloated, its skin was sloughing off, and long scrape marks were etched into its blubber.
3. Metalhead Mama meets Metallica: Largo’s Margaret Priebe, an 85-year-old cancer survivor and the new mascot for headbangers worldwide, met her hard-rockin' heroes in Metallica before the band’s Saturday show at the St. Pete Times Forum.
4. Cat rescue takes 2 days: It took two days to rescue a kitten that was stuck in the engine block of a car parked at a shopping center.
5. Hey SNL! We've rated Obama's promises! Just for fun, PolitiFact thought it would go through Saturday Night Live's checklist and match it up with the promises we've rated on the Obameter.
6. Man arrested after false report of man wielding gun, bomb, knife at USF: While officials said the threat was fake, the trouble was real at the Tampa campus.
7. Comparing Derek Jeter's home to local landmarks: Tampa's newest tourist attraction isn't being built with that intent, but folks are finding their way to Davis Islands to see the house that Jeter is building.
8. Necropsy shows whale found in Tampa Bay was killed by ship strike: he Bryde's whale found floating in the Port of Tampa on Sunday morning was killed by a ship in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
9. St. Petersburg teen killed in boat crash near Albert Whitted Airport: Under a full moon behind the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach, the students shared their memories of Paige Alyssa Davison, a 17-year-old St. Petersburg High School senior killed Friday night in a boat crash.
10. DeBartolo Group completes purchase of Georgetown Apartments: Ed Kobel, president of the DeBartolo Group, remembers visiting the Georgetown Apartments property seven years ago with the company chairman.