Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater will close for U.S. 19 work

Clearwater

GULF-To-BAY WILL CLOSE TONIGHT FOR U.S. 19 WORK

Between 10 p.m. tonight and 6 a.m. Thursday, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard will be closed at U.S. 19 for construction work related to the U.S. 19 widening project. Overnight, traffic on Gulf-to-Bay won't be able to cross under U.S. 19, so it will be detoured around the work zone. U.S. 19 will remain open, however. Detour signs posted in the area will assist motorists.

Man, 44, charged in four robberies

Authorities have filed additional charges against a Clearwater man arrested this week on suspicion of committing an armed robbery at a convenience store Sunday. Clearwater police said Thomas Delgado, 44, is also behind three other armed robberies that took place earlier this year. They said Delgado robbed the same 7-Eleven on Drew Street twice — in January and in April — and a Hess gas station on Drew Street in April. Delgado was arrested after he committed an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning, according to police. Investigators had set up video surveillance on the store in anticipation of a robbery. Delgado was taken into custody after he left the scene in his Ford Explorer. After he was arrested, police said, they were able to connect Delgado to the three earlier crimes. He now faces four counts of armed robbery. Delgado was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail at the Pinellas County Jail.

Marina staff can help with disposal

Many boaters have outdated flares that need to be replaced on their boats. That's why Clearwater encourages its boaters to participate in the city's flare disposal program. Marina personnel collect expired flares from boaters using city marinas and docking facilities and turn them over to Pinellas County Solid Waste for safe disposal. The Clearwater marinas also collect used engine oil, oil filters, batteries and other items to dispose of them properly. Marina staff are also available to provide direction on how to safely dispose of boating materials such as gasoline or diesel fuel, paint, antifreeze or tires. For more information, call (727) 462-6954.

SAFETY HARBOR

Discuss finding Florida's adventure

The Safety Harbor Public Library will host Tampa Bay Times outdoors editor Terry Tomalin as he discusses his book, Everyday Adventures, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 101 2nd St. N. The book provides information about places to swim, fish and paddle all around Florida. The event is sponsored by the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation and is open to the public.

TARPON SPRINGS

Volunteer to help community garden

Aching to flex your green thumb this summer? The Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center is seeking volunteers to tend its community garden. The garden produces squash, zucchini, lettuce, greens, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables, all of which are distributed to the needy through the nonprofit's food pantry grocery bundles and soup kitchens. The project is a partnership of the Shepherd Center, Feeding America and the Church on the Bayou, where the garden is located. Call food mission manager Steve Bush at (727) 939-1400, ext. 415, for information.

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