Friday, November 16, 2018
News Roundup

Pinellas news briefs

St. Petersburg Sister Cities program recruiting Ambassadors for Peace

The St. Petersburg Sister Cities program is recruiting "Ambassadors for Peace" in order to expand its initiatives into three other cities: Figueres, Spain; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The public is invited to learn about the Sister Cities program, Ambassadors for Peace and other initiatives at a public information session at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 at St Petersburg College’s Downtown Community Center, 244 Second Ave. N, Room #DC 210.

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USF’s Kitija Laksa tears ACL, ending her season

USF’s Kitija Laksa tears ACL, ending her season

The Bulls' top scorer was a bona fide All-America candidate
Updated: 6 minutes ago
In Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row

In Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row

Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin knows what it's like to be accused. He spent 10 years on death row before new evidence, including DNA tests, helped set him free. Now he must adjust to life on the outside.
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Man walking to work struck and killed by motorist fleeing Plant City police

Man walking to work struck and killed by motorist fleeing Plant City police

The chase started at the Plantation at Walden Lake apartments, where a Plant City police officer went to search for a man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Beleaguered Bucs fans deserve a win Sunday

Beleaguered Bucs fans deserve a win Sunday

Haven't Bucs fans been through enough this season?
Updated: 1 hour ago
College football picks for week 12: Times staff predictions

College football picks for week 12: Times staff predictions

College football’s longest active winning streak will continue Saturday night in Orlando.That’s the overwhelming consensus among Times college football pickers this week as UCF rides a 22-game winning streak into an 8 p.m. game against Ci...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dragster driver Katrina Moller, 24, killed in crash at Sebring raceway

Dragster driver Katrina Moller, 24, killed in crash at Sebring raceway

Times Staff WriterSEBRING — Sheriff’s investigators are asking people to turn over video they may have recorded from a jet dragster crash Thursday night that claimed the life of 24-year-old driver Katarina Moller of Sarasota.Moller was ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
News at noon: Some Democrats wonder: would Andrew Gillum have won if he were white? in Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row; and more

News at noon: Some Democrats wonder: would Andrew Gillum have won if he were white? in Tampa, man embarks on life after years on death row; and more

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hive Over Matter celebrates second year with ‘Herstory’ event in Tampa Heights

Hive Over Matter celebrates second year with ‘Herstory’ event in Tampa Heights

Local group promotes positive reflections of women through the arts
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida drops jobless rate to 3.4 percent, adds 17,800 jobs

Florida drops jobless rate to 3.4 percent, adds 17,800 jobs

Unemployment continues to fall across the state and the Tampa Bay region holds its own.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winter Village and skating rink return to downtown Tampa

Winter Village and skating rink return to downtown Tampa

Curtis Hixon's Winter Village will return Friday night, offering free skating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Updated: 2 hours ago