Monday, November 20, 2017
News Roundup

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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

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Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed cult master whose lemming-like followers staged a bloody two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles in 1969 that gripped the city with fear and shocked the nation, died on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. H...
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Forecast: Sunny, crisp conditions across Tampa Bay ahead of a soggy Thanksgiving

Forecast: Sunny, crisp conditions across Tampa Bay ahead of a soggy Thanksgiving

Crisp, refreshing and sunny fall-like conditions will remain over the Tampa Bay region before a pair of cold fronts move through the area during the week, culminating in a soggy Thanksgiving day.Temperatures are starting off around 10 degrees cooler ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: Charles Manson dies at 83; Kriseman hints at bold experimentation; Bucs hold off Dolphins for two wins in a row; Thanksgiving Day 5Ks

The Daystarter: Charles Manson dies at 83; Kriseman hints at bold experimentation; Bucs hold off Dolphins for two wins in a row; Thanksgiving Day 5Ks

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast• We should see overnight lows in the mid-40s recovering to the mid 70s Monday afternoon. That’s thanks to lots of sunshine, according to 10...
Updated: 2 hours ago

St. Petersburg pedestrian fatally struck in Osceola County

A pedestrian from St. Petersburg was killed Sunday night when he was struck by an SUV in Osceola County.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the unidentified 24-year-old man was struck along on U.S. 192 at Pine Grove Road in St. Cloud around 7 p....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Before budget ax fell, Visit Florida executives ran up hefty travel bills

Before budget ax fell, Visit Florida executives ran up hefty travel bills

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s tourism chiefs at Visit Florida spend a lot of public money taking trips to exotic places to promote Florida as a top worldwide destination.Four former top-level staff members at the state’s tourism promotion and its c...
Updated: 9 hours ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Rick Scott run ads bragging about Florida’s minimum wage?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Rick Scott run ads bragging about Florida’s minimum wage?

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine wasted no time attacking current Gov. Rick Scott as he jumped into the 2018 governor’s race.In a Nov. 1 speech announcing his run, Levine, a Democrat, criticized the governor for being so proud of the state’s minimum w...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Ernest Hooper: Effort to revive Urban League can fill a void in Tampa

Ernest Hooper: Effort to revive Urban League can fill a void in Tampa

A former U.S. Marine, Tampa businessman Stanley Gray knows all about a few good women and men.Now he’s looking for a few good corporations to help revive the Tampa-Hillsborough County Urban League. The chapter disbanded in 2006 after its efforts to r...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Park, Walk and Talk is St. Petersburg police chief’s signature program. Is it working?

Park, Walk and Talk is St. Petersburg police chief’s signature program. Is it working?

ST. PETERSBURG — Police Chief Tony Holloway has made getting officers out of their cars, walking streets and talking to residents a key plank in his effort to improve relations between his department and the community.But three years into his adminis...
Updated: 10 hours ago
For Kriseman, second term means finishing what he’s started, experimenting

For Kriseman, second term means finishing what he’s started, experimenting

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman says he is ready to put a recent nasty re-election fight behind him and, continuing a theme from the campaign, is looking to the future.In an interview last week, he said he is relishing the chance to see big proj...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hearing set in effort by Leo Schofield to win new trial for 30-year-old murder

Hearing set in effort by Leo Schofield to win new trial for 30-year-old murder

BARTOW — A status hearing is scheduled Monday in an attempt to win a new trial for 51-year-old Leo Schofield, found guilty nearly 30 years ago in the stabbing death of his 18-year-old wife Michelle Saum Schofield.Court records show the case has been ...
Updated: 11 hours ago