Sunday, February 18, 2018
News Roundup

Pinellas news briefs

Clothes to Kids seeks donations

Clothes To Kids needs elementary school boys t-shirts and collared shirts (M-XL), pants and shorts (6-16), shoes (11-6) and belts. Gently used and new donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at either the St. Petersburg (2168 34th St. S) or Clearwater (1059 N Hercules Ave.) locations. Cash donations are also needed to purchase clothing in short supply, new underwear and socks. For information or to schedule an appointment to shop, call (727) 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.

Tarpon Springs Recreation Department hosts basketball camps

Tarpon Springs' Recreation Department is hosting three basketball camp sessions for youth ages 6-15, led by Coach Jerry Woodka and the Tampa Swish Basketball Academy. Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and costs $100. Participants will be divided into divisions determined by age and skill level. Participants may bring their lunch or purchase on site.

Session 1: June 13-16

Session 2: June 20-23

Session 3: July 11-14

To register, call (727) 943-4900, ext. 2134

Pinellas County joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Pinellas County received its AARP Age-Friendly designation at a recent County Commission meeting. With this designation, Pinellas joins a network of over 400 communities around the world. Age-Friendly communities have the goal of promoting and active, happy and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages through outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; community support and health services. Pinellas County has added two more domains: emergency management and security and safety. The county and its partners will work on information gathering through community surveys, listening sessions and research with the goal of completing a countywide action plan.

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber Legislative Wrap Up

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host a discussion with state legislators on May 18 at 9 a.m. at Madeira Beach City Hall. The discussion will recap new state laws and what transpired during the 2017 legislative session. Rep. Kathleen Peters (R-South Pasadena), Rep. Larry Ahern (R-Seminole) and Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St.Petersburg) are confirmed participants.

Florida Department of health to offer free hepatitis testing

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will mark National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19 with screenings and education at its St. Petersburg and Clearwater centers. From 8:15 a.m. to noon, the St. Petersburg (205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N) and Clearwater (310 N Myrtle Ave.) will offer free testing and education.

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Pinellas Sheriff’s Office accuses 14-year-old of copycat Snapchat school threat

PINELLAS PARK — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday said detectives arrested a 14-year-old boy and accused him of posting a threat to a school on his Snapchat account.Edward Charles Osgood, who attends Lealman Innovation Academy, was a...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ten things to know about Stormy Daniels

Ten things to know about Stormy Daniels

1. Was editor of her high school newspaper, president of her 4-H club.2. Started stripping at age 17 in Baton Rouge, La.3. Made her first porn film with a girlfriend.4. Took her stage name from the Motley Crue bassist, who named his son Storm, and fr...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

MUNICH — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Prominent Republican donor issues an ultimatum

Prominent Republican donor issues an ultimatum

A prominent Republican political donor demanded on Saturday that the party pass legislation to restrict access to guns, and vowed not to contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style fi...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A red heart-shaped balloon rose above crowd of several hundred people that had gathered at Williams Park on Saturday evening to mourn Wednesday’s school shooting in Broward County and to protest gun violence.Below the balloon, signs ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Trumpeter is the highlight of a concert featuring ‘West Side Story’ themes

Trumpeter is the highlight of a concert featuring ‘West Side Story’ themes

TAMPA — Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 this year. The Florida Orchestra performed two of his works Friday, the second of which paired the dances from West Side Story with the overture to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.The orches...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Stormy at the strip club: A porn star cashes in on presidential connection

Stormy at the strip club: A porn star cashes in on presidential connection

TAMPA — In the center of the nightclub, between the cigar case and bustling bar, a giant screen blankets the back wall. Usually, ads for drink specials and coming attractions scroll across.But Friday night, a life-size picture of President Donald Tru...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Man found dead in flaming mobile home

TAMPA — Firefighters found a man dead inside a burned-down mobile home Saturday.Tampa Fire Rescue got a call just after 4:30 p.m. that a single-wide mobile home at the 100 block of East Linebaugh Avenue was in flames.The man’s identity was not releas...
Updated: 12 hours ago
‘I’m going to watch you bleed’: Nikolas Cruz threatened ex’s new boyfriend, report says

‘I’m going to watch you bleed’: Nikolas Cruz threatened ex’s new boyfriend, report says

Warning: This story quotes graphic material.Before he killed 17 people at a South Florida high school, Nikolas Cruz repeatedly threatened an ex-classmate who had started dating his former girlfriend, according to a report in Buzzfeed News."I’m going ...
Published: 02/17/18

Police find dead man in Tampa apartment

TAMPA — Police found a dead man inside an apartment in the 5200 block of Sonora Court Friday after 3 p.m.Who the man is or how long he’s been dead is not yet clear, police said. The victim appears to have been killed in some sort of "homicidal violen...
Published: 02/17/18