Lowry zoo monkeys escape in Polk County
Several Lowry Park Zoo monkeys escaped from a zoo facility northeast of Lakeland on Monday evening, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
The animals had been living in an island on the property.
Park officials told deputies the monkeys posed no health concerns. Zoo workers planned to try to catch them with feed traps.
2-hour street parking soon free in Ybor City
As promised, the city of Tampa will switch from metered on-street parking in Ybor City to free, two-hour parking spaces, starting Wednesday. It will take about three days to remove the meters and install signs for the two-hour parking limits.
The eight residents evacuated from a Largo assisted living facility Sunday after showing flu-like symptoms were returning to the home Monday, according to an administrator.
Jeannine Mallory, a spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Health Department, could not confirm if the residents removed from Grand Villa of Largo had the flu because testing had not been completed.
Mallory said nothing "out of the ordinary" was found at Grand Villa Monday. "No one else has gotten sick that we've been told," she said. The department's investigation could take at least a week, Mallory said.
Monique Spruill, the facility's administrator, said she believes the incident has been blown out of proportion.