Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Pedestrian dies after being hit by garbage truck in Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor

Pedestrian dies after he's hit by garbage truck

A 65-year-old man died Wednesday morning after being hit by a garbage truck, authorities said. James P. Algeri had been walking east on the shoulder of Highlands Boulevard about 8:45 a.m. when he stepped in front of a Solar Sanitation garbage truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The garbage truck was turning from Glenmore Court onto Highlands Boulevard. The truck was driven by Joseph Oberer, 56, of Oldsmar, according to the FHP. Matthew Allen McRoberts, 33, of Largo was a passenger. The incident remains under investigation.

Clearwater

Volunteers sought for weekend event

The city is looking for volunteers to work during the Fun 'n Sun Festival concerts at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater on Friday through Sunday. Volunteer positions include working in the beverage wagon or the chair rental booth, ushering for the reserved seating section, assisting in the hospitality area, and preparing and serving food for volunteers. Entertainers scheduled for the event include Matt Nathanson on Friday, Rick Springfield on Saturday and Ronnie Dunn and Chris Cagle on Sunday. To sign up to volunteer, visit www.myclearwater.com/parksvolunteer. To learn more about this year's Fun 'n Sun Festival, visit www.myclearwater.com/funnsun or call (727) 562-4803.

North Pinellas

Work on trail will begin Sunday

Work on a 12-foot-wide recreational trail that someday will stretch between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties starts Sunday as part of a Courtney Campbell Parkway construction project. This phase of the project is estimated to cost $8.4 million. It will repave State Road 60 and an access road on the north side of the highway between Rocky Point Drive in Tampa and the Pinellas County line. And, on the Hillsborough side of the causeway hump, work starts on a trail on the south side of the highway. The segment goes from Bay Harbor Drive to the west end of Ben T. Davis Beach. Additional work on the project includes a sidewalk, guardrails and some new traffic lights. The Florida Department of Transportation is warning drivers of uneven lanes and nighttime lane closures. This phase of the project is expected to be complete by August 2013.

Safety Harbor

Library is having short story contest

The Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, is having a short story contest for young authors. The theme is "A Comedy of Robots.'' Prizes will be awarded to the three best stories in grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. The contest runs until April 30. For more information and guidelines for the contest, visit www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/library or call the library at (727) 724-1525.

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