Monday, April 23, 2018
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Clearwater in the know

Concert band has worldwide flair

Music from towns around the world was gathered for this year's holiday performance of the Dunedin Concert Band. Diversions, Page 4

CLEARWATER

police seek man who robbed pharmacy

Police are seeking the public's help tracking down a man who stole prescription medications from a pharmacy on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard early Sunday morning. About 12:31 a.m. Sunday, a man walked into a CVS store at 2200 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., on the northeast corner of the intersection of Gulf-to-Bay and Belcher Road, Clearwater police said. Implying that he had a gun under his shirt, the man chased the pharmacist away and stole an unknown quantity of medications, police said. He then drove off in a silver four-door sedan. Police said the suspect is a white man in his 30s, balding and with brown hair, about 5-feet 10-inches tall. He was wearing black shorts with a green stripe and a gray tee shirt over a white thermal undershirt, police said. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Clearwater Police Department tip line at (727) 562-4422. To view video of the incident, go to video.tampabay.com.

SAFETY HARBOR

Holiday Parade returns Saturday

Safety Harbor's 95th annual Holiday Parade will have floats, classic cars, Shriners and Santa Claus. It will start at 1 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

LARGO

Museum presents Holiday Traditions

Heritage Village's Holiday Traditions event is continuing at Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum through Dec. 30. Historical houses will be decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Heritage Village is closed Mondays and Tuesdays including Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information on Heritage Village, visit pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2123. It is located at 11909 125th St. N in Largo.

BELLEAIR

Public invited to concert

A holiday concert, "Sing Joy!" will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Belleair Town Hall auditorium, 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. The public is invited.

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Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on sale Monday

Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for the Lightning's Eastern Conference semifinal series go on sale to the general public at 1 p.m. Monday at nhl.com/lightning/tickets.The Lightning plays the winner of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series. Game 6 of that series is Monda...
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How Baker Mayfield can benefit the Bucs

How Baker Mayfield can benefit the Bucs

TAMPA — The buzz surrounding this year's NFL draft is a class of talented quarterbacks deep enough to challenge the record six taken in the first round in 1983, a group that included future Hall of Famers John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino.Th...
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Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

TAMPA — As usual, Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't speak in front of the cameras after the game. He has been like that since he hit the NHL. He still isn't comfortable with his English on TV.But Vasilevskiy spoke loudly and clearly in the first-round ...
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Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

Rays are suddenly swinging hot bats, but will it last?

ST. PETERSBURG — Good pitching and hitting go hand in glove, but the Rays did not look like a team that could swing the bats very well until this completed homestand.In their series sweep over the Twins, Tampa Bay scored 8, 10 and 8 runs. ...
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Rick Stroud’s takeaways from Rays-Twins

Rick Stroud’s takeaways from Rays-Twins

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Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

Rays’ Carlos Gomez hits two-run walkoff homer to beat Twins for series sweep

ST. PETERSBURG — With every swing, there is a chance Carlos Gomez is going to do something extraordinary with the baseball bat.He may swing so violently that he spins himself into the ground as if he were an oil drill. Or, you could see him sna...
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nationwideTravelers face delays as jet engines inspectedScores of Southwest Airlines travelers were facing delays or cancellations Sunday due to emergency inspections following the mid-air explosion of an engine on one of the airline’s 737s last week...
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Waffle House hero says shooter would’ve had ‘to work to kill me’; another crude Theta Tau frat video surfaces at Syracuse; more in U.S. news

Waffle House hero says shooter would’ve had ‘to work to kill me’; another crude Theta Tau frat video surfaces at Syracuse; more in U.S. news

TennesseeShooter had ‘to work to kill me’The man who wrestled the gun away from the nearly naked Waffle House shooter in Nashville said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me." Police and Waffle House CEO Walter Ehm...
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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and...
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