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Briefs: Inspection of repaired pipe clogs up traffic in Clearwater


Inspection of repaired pipe clogs traffic

Remember the hole that opened up on Chestnut Street on Monday? The one near Myrtle Avenue where a clay pipe broke and trapped a semitrailer? Florida Department of Transportation work crews repaired the damage Tuesday. But on Wednesday, the hole still managed to create more congestion. That's because workers were back again from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closing down two lanes on Chestnut Street to send a video camera under the street to inspect the pipe. Crews also closed down two lanes on Court Street to inspect another pipe where there also were concerns, according to FDOT spokeswoman Kris Carson. For westbound traffic at least, there was a big back up on Court Street heading to Clearwater Beach. Carson said the results of the inspection had not come back by Wednesday afternoon.

Man found dead

in motel identified

Police have identified the man found dead in a Clearwater motel Monday as Charles Edward Harris, 44, of 915 Nicholson St. in Clearwater. Harris checked into the Palms Lodging motel Sunday night about 3 a.m. and was scheduled to check out at 1 p.m. Monday. When motel staff went to check on the room and couldn't get in, they called firefighters, who forced open the door and found the body. Police have called the death "suspicious" but have not yet said whether any foul play is involved.


Pedestrian killed Friday identified

Police have identified a pedestrian who was killed Friday night after being hit by an SUV. Maury Ellen Kelly, 54, of 570 Clearwater-Largo Road, Unit No. 3, was crossing Missouri Avenue from Wal-Mart at 1111 Missouri Ave. N to Kmart about 8:30 p.m. when a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe struck her, police said. Kelly was transported to Northside Hospital where she was pronounced dead that night.


Two safe boating courses offered

The Tarpon Springs flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has two safe boating classes coming up at the Landings Marina, 21 Oscar Hill Road:

• A one-day course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday . Cost is $35.

• A program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week and lasting through April 15. Cost is $50.

Call (727) 938-8568.

Pinellas deaths

Ashton, Gladys

Baker, Edward J.

Bresoff, Marvin

Coyle, Barbara M.

Darlington, Fay Strahan Nicholas

Frederick, Dora Miriam Swart

Jahn, Daniel

Kellner, Louise F.

Lupoli, Florence Marie

MacDougall, Grace E.

Martinez, Matthew Edwin "Matty"

Paul, Mary Carmon

Phillips, Marjorie Ann

Powell, CTR1 Donald Ray

Rubin, Gabe

Sanders, Helen A.

Sharpe, Ann

Stroup, Betty J.

Sundby, Edith R.

Yllic, Milano

This list is compiled from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: Inspection of repaired pipe clogs up traffic in Clearwater 03/19/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:43am]
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