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Posted: December 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins Leaders Resign


By Ann Kelly

Four of the top leaders at Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital have resigned including President, Vice Dean and Physician-in-Chief Dr. Jonathan Ellen. They stepped down after a Tampa Bay Times report on deaths and other serious issues in the the cardiovascular surgery division. The board is conducting a comprehensive external review of the division.

The Tampa Bay Rays deal for a move to Ybor City is dead. Rays President Matt Silverman said they ran out of time to make the deal. It now appears the Rays will stay at the Trop until their lease ends in 2027.

New Port Richey Fire Dept.

The National Transportation Board cited serious issues with the Island Princess charter boat that caught on fire last January, resulting in one woman’s death. Insufficient preventive maintenance,, on fire detection system on the board, fuel lines that were made from the wrong materials and crew members that were improperly trained.

Waste Management Recycles takes care of recycling for both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and they want us to be careful when getting rid of Christmas debris. A lot of that get tangled in the sorting process, damaging or even breaking the machines. We have some good advice for you here.

Tri Pharma issued the recall after potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen that would not be safe for were detected. Complete information on the recall is here.

Time is running out to get those packages shipped in time for Christmas. Lines are already long at the Post Office and it’s only going to get worse from here. If you’re wondering when you need to get things shipped we have the deadline list for you here.

The Salvation Army is still short on bell ringers. If you’d like to put on the red apron and ring the bell to help out just click here for more information.

For more on the day’s top news stories check here.


 
 
 

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