Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Hometown North Pinellas

BayCare receives Community Benefit Achievement Award

The Florida Hospital Association recently presented BayCare with a Community Benefit Achievement for its Medical Respite Program. The Community Benefit Achievement Award recognizes hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of their communities. BayCare won the award in the category of hospitals with more than 150 beds. St. Anthony’s Hospital opened the 10-unit Medical Respite Center in 2009 at Pinellas Hope. St. Anthony’s operates the program in collaboration with Catholic Charities and patients released from St. Anthony’s, Morton Plant, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals can go to the center where they can temporarily reside in a casita, a small one-room housing unit, and receive daily care and support. Some clients simply need a stable place to regain their strength, while others need continued medical treatment. Clients who need such services as wound care, IV antibiotics or other medical treatment receive visits from BayCare Home Care Services.

Beginning genealogy class graduates

Fifteen North Pinellas residents recently completed the Beginning Genealogy class hosted by the Suncoast Genealogy Society at the Palm Harbor Library. The class met once a week for six weeks and learned the genealogy research process and how to document their findings. Topics included census records, city directories, newspapers, military records, immigration and other genealogical resources. The purpose of the class was to help participants discover and document interesting stories within their family trees. The monthly meetings of the Suncoast Genealogy Society are on the fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave.). All interested in family research are invited to attend.

Relatives of Clearwater residents graduate from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman First Class Holly A. Buckley and Airman Brendin M. Shedd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airmen completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Buckley is the daughter of Lisa and Eric Vincent of Clearwater and John Buckley of Colorado Springs. Shedd, who earned the distinction of an honor graduate, is the son of Randy Shedd of Conklin, N.Y., and Susan Shedd of Clearwater.

 
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Fire at Tampa townhome complex caused by faulty air-conditioner unit

Fire at Tampa townhome complex caused by faulty air-conditioner unit

TAMPA — A malfunctioning air conditioning unit sparked the fire that damaged several homes at the Brookshire Townhomes on Monday, authorities said.Investigators concluded the fire started on the back patio of unit B103 when the power supply of a cond...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
NFL Network suspends three analysts over sexual assault allegations; Warren Sapp accused of harassment

NFL Network suspends three analysts over sexual assault allegations; Warren Sapp accused of harassment

NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor "pending an investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced late Monday.The allegations were made in a lawsuit by former NFL Network...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Tyre McCants, USF’s brawny bruiser of a receiver

Tyre McCants, USF’s brawny bruiser of a receiver

TAMPA — Having spent 11 games watching Tyre McCants in the flesh — all 236 pounds of it — USF coach Charlie Strong seems convinced his team’s leading receiver down the stretch could be someone’s leading rusher down the road."I think he can do a whole...
Updated: 30 minutes ago
MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

LAKE BUENA VISTA — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all. Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58. "I’m done," he told T...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Man accused in Seminole Heights killings pleads not guilty

Man accused in Seminole Heights killings pleads not guilty

TAMPA — The man accused of killing four people in Seminole Heights within a 51-day period has pleaded not guilty.Attorneys for Howell Emanuel Donaldson III filed the written plea Tuesday morning at the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex in Tampa.Hi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Space heater likely cause of early-morning home fire in Valrico

Space heater likely cause of early-morning home fire in Valrico

VALRICO — A space heater is believed to be the cause of a home fire in Valrico on Tuesday morning.It took firefighters about 20 minutes to control the fire in a mobile home on Pierce Christie Drive, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.The ca...
Updated: 2 hours ago
French group to take over Westfield malls for $15.7 billion

French group to take over Westfield malls for $15.7 billion

PARIS — French real estate company Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy Australia-based shopping mall operator Westfield Corporation for $15.7 billion in cash and shares.The companies would together have 104 shopping centers in 13 countries that bring i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
The Daystarter: Find out Politifact’s 2017 Lie of the Year; Alabama voters go to the polls; arraignment for accused Seminole Heights killer; Yankees may hasten Rays’ dismantling

The Daystarter: Find out Politifact’s 2017 Lie of the Year; Alabama voters go to the polls; arraignment for accused Seminole Heights killer; Yankees may hasten Rays’ dismantling

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast• Low temperatures continue this morning but it’ll be pretty nice by the afternoon. It’ll be in the high 40s overnight and then start to rea...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Obama, Biden and Trump make late pushes in Alabama Senate race

Obama, Biden and Trump make late pushes in Alabama Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — National political leaders, a Hollywood actress and a retired basketball star made last-ditch efforts to woo voters in the Alabama Senate race Monday, as the candidates gave their final arguments in a pivotal special election that ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Romano: Come to Madeira Beach for the sand, sun and scorn

Romano: Come to Madeira Beach for the sand, sun and scorn

Forgive the folks in Madeira Beach for not yet updating the FAQs portion of their website. They’ve been quite busy lately, which might explain why three of the five commissioners listed are no longer in office. Or maybe it’s just a nod t...
Updated: 3 hours ago