Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Major holiday events begin tonight in North Pinellas cities

Winter wonderland begins tonight

clearwater

Water plant plans will soon be up for bid

The city is finalizing plans for the construction of its second reverse osmosis water treatment plant. The city's engineering and utilities departments are preparing to release the contract documents for bidding and construction of the new water treatment plant to potential contractors. The plans will be available for bid this month, and the bid opening will be held in February. Construction is scheduled to begin in April. The new water plant, which will be at 21133 U.S. 19 N in Clearwater, will turn brackish water into potable water. To learn more, contact Robert Maue, senior professional engineer, at (727) 562-4827.

dunedin

Meeting to discuss drainage project

Dunedin's public works department will present a proposed San Salvador Drive drainage improvement project to residents during a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church's Comny Center, 750 San Salvador Drive. The project involves installation of large diameter storm sewers, plus general roadway and utility improvements along San Salvador Drive from Alamo Lane to Bass Boulevard. The project scope and timeline will be discussed at the meeting. Call (727) 298-3199 for information.

palm harbor

Apply to use library's room

The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., is now accepting applications for community room use from January to June 2013. The rooms are available to individuals, groups, nonprofit organizations and profit-making businesses. Rooms may be reserved up to two times each month. Applications can be printed from the library's web page, www.palmharborlibrary.org, and faxed to (727) 785-6534. For more information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3017.

tarpon springs

Artwork auction benefits local child

Volunteer families affiliated with the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department have created original artwork on donated chairs that will be available for sale at a silent auction this afternoon. The free event begins at 4 p.m. at the Artist's Faire Gallery and Gift Shop, 111 Tarpon Ave. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Department camp scholarship fund and a local child suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Cash or check payment only. For more information, call (727) 942-5628.

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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Lightning falls to Golden Knights

Lightning falls to Golden Knights

TAMPA — The door to the Lightning dressing room remained closed a little longer than usual Thursday night, and that wasn’t surprising.After the kind of performance displayed in its 4-1 loss to the expansion Golden Knights, this had players-only meeti...
Updated: 4 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 18

Thursday’s scoreboardGirls basketballNortheast 64, Largo 24Boys soccerIndian Rocks Chr. 3, Berkeley Prep 2Palm Harbor U. 7, Tarpon Springs 0Girls soccerCountryside 5, Pinellas Park 0Palm Harbor U. 5, Tarpon Springs 1...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Police presence at Martin Luther King Jr. Day after-party raises ire

Police presence at Martin Luther King Jr. Day after-party raises ire

ST. PETERSBURG — One after another, speakers stepped to the lectern at City Hall on Thursday and described the same image: police cruisers on every corner in Midtown, uniformed officers lined up across the roadway, souring what should have been a joy...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa Bay record lows burst pipes, threaten berry and fish farms

Tampa Bay record lows burst pipes, threaten berry and fish farms

In winters past, when they ran the irrigation system at Parkesdale Farms to preserve the berry crop in a protective shell of ice, the icicles measured inches.But on Wednesday night, one of the coldest nights in years, the icicles hung more than a foo...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Crystal Lagoon planners cut the ribbon on a chilly day (w/video)

Crystal Lagoon planners cut the ribbon on a chilly day (w/video)

WESLEY CHAPEL — Mother Nature seems to have a way of putting a chill on one of the hottest amenities in residential real estate development.Members of the business community, elected officials and executives with Metro Development Group and Crystal L...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Booty and books on Blackbeard’s ship; critics warn new Trump offic would allow doctors to discriminate; more in U.S. news

Booty and books on Blackbeard’s ship; critics warn new Trump offic would allow doctors to discriminate; more in U.S. news

North CarolinaBooty and books on boardDead men tell no tales, but there’s new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship harbored books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legib...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Consumer agency to spend rainy day funds

NEW YORK — The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government’s consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency’s rainy day fund. In a letter to the...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Man free on bail during DUI manslaughter appeal arrested for drinking alcohol

Man free on bail during DUI manslaughter appeal arrested for drinking alcohol

A Tampa man convicted of DUI manslaughter for drunkenly running down a tourist and released on bail while his case winds through the appeals process was arrested Tuesday.Brock Troutman, 34, violated the conditions of his release from jail by consumin...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Family recalls troubled youth for teen killer, now 39, who seeks new sentence

Family recalls troubled youth for teen killer, now 39, who seeks new sentence

TAMPA — The bearded man with shackled hands sat weeping as he listened to witness after witness — his mother, aunt and sister among them — recount his childhood of poverty, abuse, and depression.Kyle Moran leaned forward occasionally, stretching to w...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tropical Breeze patron rides shuttle to check on crew

Tropical Breeze patron rides shuttle to check on crew

PORT RICHEY — Loretta Santini was one of a small group of customers boarding a Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle Thursday afternoon as the company sailed for the first day since another of its shuttle boats burned to the water Sunday, killing one woman....
Updated: 10 hours ago