Pinellas votes to buy waterfront land for park

DUNEDIN

County votes to buy waterfront land for park

The city is a step closer to having a jewel of a park adjacent to St. Joseph's Sound and the Pinellas Trail. The County Commission on Tuesday voted to spend $3.5-million to match funds from the Florida Communities Trust to buy a 5-acre parcel known as the Weaver Tract. The tract is on both sides of Bayshore Boulevard just north of Main Street. The county also committed up to $900,000 to buy an additional waterfront parcel just to the north. Penny for Pinellas dollars are being used to fund the purchases, which Dunedin requested.

LARGO

Police: Child porn traced to computer

A Largo man was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges. Investigators with the Largo Police Department and the CyberCrime Unit of the Florida Attorney General's Office say they traced Internet child pornography back to a computer owned by Christopher Bobo, 24. Authorities said the inappropriate content included videos of prepubescent children. Bobo, an employee of the Tampa Bay Telephone Co., was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on four counts of promoting the sexual performance of a minor. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $40,000 bail.

HOLIDAY

Two stranded in pedal boat rescued

A Tarpon Springs man was among two rescued late Monday after getting stranded in a pedal boat in the waters off Anclote River Park. Don Allen, 48, of Tarpon Springs and Cody Leaf, 20, of Port Richey told officials their pedal boat got stuck on a rock and then the tide carried them farther out to sea. Neither man was injured. The men were rescued after a man who was fishing off a pier heard cries for help and saw a flashing "SOS" light about 7:30 p.m. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office, with its helicopter, and officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to retrieve the boaters.

PALM HARBOR

Candidates forum coming Thursday

Looking for a chance to ask a candidate a question face-to-face? The Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce expects 29 hopefuls at its candidates forum at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The event is at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St.

In Sports

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Pinellas deaths

Coghill, Robert M.

Harbaugh, Dorothy L.

Hazenbush, Robert Shultis

Hehert, Barbara

Kay, Richard Arthur "Dick"

McMillan, Barbara

Medeiros, Abel

Meszaros, Imre

Stevens, Donald E.

Ziegler, Roland

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pinellas votes to buy waterfront land for park 09/16/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:24pm]

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