Motorcyclist hospitalized after collision
A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding with a car on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard on Thursday night, police said. Kenneth W. Talamine, 62, was riding his Harley-Davidson west on Gulf-to-Bay about 7:51 p.m. Thursday, according to Clearwater police. A four-door Chevrolet driven by Clearwater resident Raymond A. Dupont, 64, was crossing Gulf-to-Bay in an effort to travel north on Nimbus Avenue, police said. Talamine's motorcycle struck the rear end of the car. Talamine was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment. Police continue to investigate the incident.
Clearwater paying tribute to Bombers
Mayor George Cretekos and the Clearwater City Council have declared today Clearwater Bombers Day, and to celebrate, the Clearwater Historical Society is sponsoring the fifth annual reunion of the Bombers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Plumb House Museum, 1380 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. All of the former Clearwater Bomber players have been contacted and 20 to 30 of them are expected to attend to meet their fans, pose for pictures and sign autographs. The public is invited to come and meet these fast-pitch softball legends, many of whom are in the American Softball Association Hall of Fame in Oklahoma for winning 10 men's fast-pitch softball world championships during their playing years from the 1940s to the 1990s. The Lady Bombers, the current all-girls softball team, will join in the festivities. Admission and parking are free. For information, call Dean Robinson, Clearwater Bomber Day coordinator, at (727) 442-9011.
Leak prompts boil water notice
A water main leak at McMullen-Booth Road just north of the railroad tracks has been repaired. However, Pinellas County has issued a precautionary boil water notice for select residents in the area. Those impacted are in the area south of Sunset Point Road, east of U.S. 19, north of State Road 590 and west of McMullen-Booth Road. Only customers of Pinellas County Utilities are affected. This does not include homes and businesses that receive their water from the city of Clearwater. The precautionary boil water notice will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours or until tests confirm that the water is safe to drink. Notification will be made when the boil water notice is rescinded. For more information, call Pinellas County Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.
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