Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Hometown Pinellas

Salvation Army receives $1.5 million donation

Trial lawyers Scott Johni, Kent Whittemore and Erin Lohmiller, along with trial lawyer Jeff Liggio and the lead class Plaintiff, Alfred Williams, presented a check representing a $1.5 million cy pres award that will benefit the Salvation Army. A cy pres award is the distribution of money from a class action settlement to a charitable organization. These funds come as a result of 12 years of litigation on behalf of 65,000 Florida consumers. There was a favorable class action verdict against a state-wide propane company that unlawfully charged propane tank rent to its customers. The Salvation Army is a nonprofit organization that was selected to assist the clients they serve in the payment of utility bills and for the Pathways of Hope program.

Creative Pinellas announces finalists for traveling community art project

Five Pinellas County artists will be presenting proposals for the traveling public art project announced by Creative Pinellas earlier this year. They are Carrie Boucher, Kate Helms, Kenny Jensen, Mickett/Stackhouse Studios and Ya La’ford. The project is supported by BP settlement funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To learn more about the selected finalists, the project’s background and its goal of a connected Pinellas County, visit creativepinellas.org/communityart.

St. Petersburg native promoted to staff sergeant

Elliott Kaelber, a St. Petersburg native, has returned from deployments in Korea and Kuwait, and was recently promoted to staff sergeant at Fort Bliss, Texas after completing an advanced leader course at Fort Benning, Ga.

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Volleyball: PHU continues mastery of St. Petersburg with 3-0 win

ST. PETERSBURG — The much anticipated showdown between Class 8A, District 10 rivals Palm Harbor University and St. Petersburg ended up being a 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 sweep for the Hurricanes. It was the first loss of the season for the Green Devil...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs’ Jameis Winston sued by Arizona Uber driver in alleged groping incident

Bucs’ Jameis Winston sued by Arizona Uber driver in alleged groping incident

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was sued Tuesday by the Arizona Uber driver who has accused him of sexual assault by groping her in March.The woman — identified only as Kate P. in the federal court papers — is seeking more than ...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Updated: 4 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

UPDATE, 6:53: Cash said he and others around the team are excited about the possibility of Snell getting his 20th win, and also that they obviously want to win the game. Cash showed it by starting C Jesus Sucre, who Snell likes to throw to. … M...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

TREASURE ISLAND — For the first time during her 15 years bartending at Caddy’s on the Beach, Amanda Hudson had to help close shop early this past weekend because the smell of dead fish coming from the gulf was too putrid to bear."We had to shut down ...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Updated: 6 hours ago
Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Enjoy "FitzMagic" while you can.Not because Ryan Fitzpatrick's days as the Bucs starting quarterback might be numbered once Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension.Rather, because Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick might soon ha...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Times wires
Updated: 8 hours ago
Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

TAMPA — An 18-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday when he was shot at an apartment complex in northeast Tampa.Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to a call about an unknown emergency at the Silver Oaks Apartments, 4200 Kenneth Court, Ta...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

CLEARWATER — It was no coincidence that after 11 years working for the city, Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard put her name in the hat for two outside jobs within the past three months.After discussions about changing Clearwater’s co...
Updated: 8 hours ago