Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Goodwill-Suncoast names volunteer, volunteer group of yearGoodwill Industries-Suncoast announced Lynne Burghardt of Tarpon Springs as Goodwill-Suncoast Volunteer of the Year and the Clearwater Wednesday Sorter Ladies as Volunteer Group of the Year. B...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18
Woman dies after car runs red light, is struck by semitrailer truck

Woman dies after car runs red light, is struck by semitrailer truck

ST. PETERSBURG — A 48-year-old woman was fatally injured Thursday when the car she was riding in ran a red light and was struck by a semitrailer truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 11 a.m. Savita Gupta was a p...
Published: 04/12/18
Commissioners vow to take control of CareerSource operations

Commissioners vow to take control of CareerSource operations

CLEARWATER — For years, Tampa Bay’s two job placement centers operated with little scrutiny from elected officials or the county governments they represent.That’s about to change, said the county commissioners who serve on the boards of CareerSource ...
Published: 04/12/18

Largo mayor challenges residents to make a water conservation pledge

LARGO — Mayor Woody Brown is asking residents to participate in a water and energy conservation challenge during the month of April.Residents can visit mywaterpledge.com to enter the nationwide campaign with the chance to win prizes including cash an...
Published: 04/12/18

Teens invited to have their say on the future of Largo at summit

LARGO — The city will host its first ever teen summit on April 22. The summit, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, will give teenagers a chance to give their input on Largo’s future. The Largo Youth L...
Published: 04/12/18

Downtown Auto in St. Petersburg closing Friday

ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown Auto Service Center, 855 Burlington Ave. N, is closing up shop Friday. The auto service and repair center had been owned by Lewis and Ruth Kent since 1976. "It’s like losing a kid or a dog or a best friend," said Max Lewis, ...
Published: 04/12/18

St. Petersburg College hosts poetry event

ST. PETERSBURG — To honor National Poetry Month, St. Petersburg College will host the Value of Poetry, a lunch and learn event, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 26. The keynote speaker will be Florida’s Poet Laureate Dr. Peter Meinke, a nationa...
Published: 04/12/18
Police: Manhunt under way for suspect in Pinellas Park musician murder

Police: Manhunt under way for suspect in Pinellas Park musician murder

PINELLAS PARK — A manhunt is under way in Alabama for a 45-year-old man accused of killing a woman in February after her orchestra practice.Pinellas Park police said Thursday that the agency obtained an arrest warrant for Siddeeq Ma’Shooq, also known...
Published: 04/12/18
Higher parking fees considered for John’s Pass Village

Higher parking fees considered for John’s Pass Village

MADEIRA BEACH — The parking rate at John’s Pass Village and other city-owned lots could be raised from $2 to $2.50 an hour. The 50-cent increase was part of a package of proposed fee increases for city services presented at a recent City Commission w...
Published: 04/12/18

Dry season brings calls for careful use of reclaimed water

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents are being asked to dial back their reclaimed water usage as dry-season demand could threaten the supply."Conservation never goes out of season," Water Conservation Coordinator Chris Claus said in a news release. "But now, d...
Published: 04/12/18