Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Dunedin golf tournament will benefit Neighborly Care Network

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Golf tourney scrambles for Neighborly care

Register now for Neighborly Care Network's "Scrambling to Help Others" golf tournament scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Dunedin Golf Club, 1050 Palm Blvd. The shotgun scramble begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tournament includes several contests and prizes, including a hole-in-one contest. All proceeds will benefit Neighborly Care Network's programs including EZride transportation, Adult Day Care, Neighborly Home Care and Meals on Wheels services. This event also serves as a way to educate community members about the health of Pinellas County seniors and recruit volunteers to assist in various programs. Group sponsorship opportunities are also available. Cost for individual registration is $80. The registration deadline is this Wednesday.

Halloween event seeks volunteers

Halloween is just around the corner and the staff at the city of Dunedin needs help. Both teen and adult volunteers are needed to volunteer during "Halloween Happening" on Oct. 27 at the Dunedin Community Center. Shifts are from 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Volunteers will be provided food and drink tickets. Call Devyn Wilson at (727) 812-4530 or email [email protected]

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Rid your home of harmful chemicals

It's still hurricane season, so make sure to properly safeguard chemicals in your home and storage spaces in the event of a storm. Families usually store chemicals such as fertilizers, paints, automotive fluids, pesticides, and cleaners in garages, sheds, kitchens, and bathrooms. If a hurricane's damaging rain were to flood your home and break these containers, dangerous chemicals could endanger public health. Now's the time to rid your home of chemicals you don't use anymore. Take them to the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3), operated by Pinellas County Utilities. Simply drop off your hazardous chemicals for free at 2855 109th Ave N., St. Petersburg. The HEC3 Center can't take automotive/marine batteries, biological/infectious waste, empty paint cans, explosives, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, radioactive waste or smoke detectors. To learn more, visit myclearwater.com or call (727) 464-7500.

Library to screen classic comedies

Families can attend a Comedy Shorts Film Festival this afternoon at the Clearwater Main Library. They can view a collection of classic shorts of Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges, the Little Rascals and Laurel and Hardy with trivia, games and prizes between films. The free event is 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 100 N Osceola Ave.

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The Bucs’ problem isn’t how they finish; it’s how they start

The Bucs’ problem isn’t how they finish; it’s how they start

For the second straight week, the Buccaneers had the ball in the final minutes of a tie game.For the second straight week, they could not finish.As disappointing as that might be, they have a larger problem, and one that has existed all season: The B...
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Shark-dragging video case results in three arrests

Shark-dragging video case results in three arrests

In what a state wildlife commission official called "a fairly unique case," investigators on Tuesday charged three men in connection with a viral video that showed anglers dragging a shark behind a boat on a rope.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: FWC identifies boa...
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Unexpected visit, gifts

Unexpected visit, gifts

GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | TimesFrancisco Cervantes, a kindergarten student at Wimauma Elementary School, high-fives Santa Jim on Tuesday while Ryan Sealy, Cervantes’ teacher, looks on. Amazon, which has a major distribution center in neighboring ...
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Nicko’s Fine Foods, classic diner and Seminole Heights icon, closes after six decades

Nicko’s Fine Foods, classic diner and Seminole Heights icon, closes after six decades

Nicko’s Fine Foods, known as the place Elvis Presley ate following a 1956 concert and Tampa’s last classic prefabricated diner, has shut down after more than 60 years in business.Owners Karen and Nicholas Liakos could not be reached for comment, but ...
Updated: 28 minutes ago

Tampa forum focuses on reforming Florida’s juvenile justice system

TAMPA — Changing the way Florida treats juvenile offenders was the focus of Monday night’s forum on criminal justice reform."We send more children to adult prison than any other state," said Raymer Maguire IV, manager of the ACLU’s Florida Campaign f...
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Buchanan Middle aide used Instagram to seek nude photos, sex from students, deputies say

Buchanan Middle aide used Instagram to seek nude photos, sex from students, deputies say

TAMPA — A 24-year-old aide at Buchanan Middle School was arrested Monday and charged with using Instagram to ask for sex and nude photos from female students at the school, deputies said.Between Sept. 1 and the time of his arrest, Quinton J. Bradford...
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New tracking system could help put a dent in juvenile car theft epidemic

New tracking system could help put a dent in juvenile car theft epidemic

LAKE MARY — Hundreds more juveniles who steal cars each year could be kept off the streets under a new tool approved by a Department of Juvenile Justice committee Tuesday, a move that could put a dent in a dangerous local car theft epidemic.Secretary...
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Pinellas construction board prepares to lose independence

Pinellas construction board prepares to lose independence

LARGO — Members of the Pinellas County agency that oversees contractor licensing cried foul in January when elected officials sought to fold the board into county government.They were mostly quiet this week as they received word on plans to make that...
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Tampa police looking for Plant City girl, 15, considered to be in danger

Tampa police looking for Plant City girl, 15, considered to be in danger

TAMPA — Police were searching Tuesday for a missing 15-year-old Plant City girl who disappeared from a Tampa girls school.Zoe Warren was last seen about 8 a.m. Monday at the PACE Center for Girls, 1933 E. Hillsborough Ave., where she attends school, ...
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Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?

Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?

LARGO — Daniel Richards, on trial for the murder of his 83-year-old mother, began his own criminal defense on Tuesday by asking a few questions to the pool of prospective jurors."If you were accused of killing your mother, would you want to represent...
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