Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Clearwater and North Pinellas News

Fugitive Largo couple, three kids found in Las Vegas casino

Fugitive Largo couple, three kids found in Las Vegas casino

After more than three months on the run, a Largo couple accused of scamming 18 families out of $28,000 by renting them the same home have finally been found — in Las Vegas.Nicole and David Johnson were arrested early Wednesday at 12:32 a.m., authorit...
Published: 10/04/18
Largo's Vu Tran earns officer of the year honors

Largo's Vu Tran earns officer of the year honors

LARGO — In July 2017, Vu Tran took over the role of crime prevention officer for the Largo Police Department — a role he embraces.Tran has a new title, however, and he’s not quite sure what to say when he hears it: Officer of the...
Published: 10/04/18

Pet walk scheduled for Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG — SPCA Tampa Bay will host its 28th annual Pet Walk on Saturday, where walkers join to celebrate “the joy that pets bring to our lives.”The event, at St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon, offers a pet...
Published: 10/04/18
Susan Miccio-Kikta to run for re-election in Tarpon Springs

Susan Miccio-Kikta to run for re-election in Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS — City Commissioner Susan Miccio-Kikta recently declared her intention to run for office again in March.“I’ve served the community for a long time, and I’ve always served with the best intentions of the comm...
Published: 10/04/18

Tarpon Springs keeps property tax rate flat

TARPON SPRINGS — City commissioners recently unanimously approved a property tax rate of $5.42 per $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value for the coming year. This will be the third straight year the rate has remained the same, though many...
Published: 10/04/18
Dunedin re-ups with Jolley Trolley with more frequent service

Dunedin re-ups with Jolley Trolley with more frequent service

DUNEDIN — City commissioners are so happy with the popularity of Jolley Trolley’s coastal route service they hope the Tourist Development Council approves funding to allow the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to ferry passengers to t...
Published: 10/04/18
Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

CLEARWATER — Leaders for and against a strong mayor form of government in the city stood before residents on Monday to make their case. Voters on Nov. 6 will decide one of the most consequential questions ever posed on a ballot in Clearwater: ...
Updated one month ago
Questions continue in murder of elderly Clearwater couple

Questions continue in murder of elderly Clearwater couple

CLEARWATER — Questions surrounding the suspected double murder of an elderly couple mounted Monday as new details emerged about the seemingly quiet life they lived.Mina Swan, 80, worked as an art teacher at Clearwater High for 16 years before retirin...
Updated one month ago

Pinellas news briefs

Volunteers wanted to join North Beach Clean UpThe city of Clearwater’s Solid Waste/Recycling Department will host a beach cleanup on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in recognition of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Partnering organizations ...
Updated one month ago
Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

CLEARWATER — When residents gave input during seven workshops in 2016 on what they wanted in a revamped downtown waterfront, there were broad requests like greenspace and walkability down to specifics of bike trails and splash pads. The City Council ...
Updated one month ago