Saturday, January 20, 2018
News Roundup

Prostate cancer awareness race may alter traffic around Morton Plant Hospital

An intergalactic happening

See some out-of-this-world art, and introduce the kids to a real astronaut, this weekend in Dunedin. Diversions, Page 4

CLEARWATER

race may alter traffic around morton plant

The third annual Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race on Saturday will affect local traffic on several roads around Morton Plant Hospital as well as Clearwater Memorial Causeway. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. These streets will be affected from about 7 to 10 a.m.: Memorial Causeway between Bay Avenue and Island Way, Druid Road W and S, Oak Avenue, Rogers Street, Orange Avenue, Willadel Drive, Coe Road, Flamingo Drive, Bay Avenue and Corbett Street. For information on the Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race, please call (727) 253-4056.

NAACP to discuss branch election

The NAACP Upper Pinellas County Branch will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to begin the election process for the 2013 officers and executive committee. The community is invited to attend the meeting, which will be at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Clearwater. After the meeting, the nominating committee will submit a report including the nominee names in October. The election will take place in November. For information, call (727) 614-2125.

COUNTYWIDE

Birding hike for novices Saturday

The St. Petersburg Audubon Society will conduct a birding hike for novices to experts Saturday at John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road in East Lake. Participants are asked to gather at the first parking area on the left inside the park entrance at least 15 minutes before the start of the walk, which will begin at 8 a.m. and end by 11:30 a.m. The hike is rated a 2 in difficulty on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (most difficult). Participants should bring binoculars, water, a hat, trail snacks, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. The hike is free.

PALM HARBOR

Community yard sale needs vendors

Vendors are needed for a community yard sale scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the North Pinellas Historical Museum, 2043 Curlew Road. Each seller will receive a 12-foot-long space. Tables will not be provided. During the event, the museum will be open for tours. The cost is $25 per vendor space, and checks should be made out to the Palm Harbor Historical Society. Registration is required by Sept. 15. Call (727) 786-2837.

Correction

Dunedin's Starlight Concert series will be from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in September. The time was incorrect in Thursday's Clearwater & North Pinellas Times.

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Bicyclist dead after being hit by car in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK — A bicyclist is dead after he was hit by a car just before 10 a.m. Saturday morning, police said.Police were still investigating the crash in the 8700 block of 49th Street N late Saturday morning.Police shut down northbound 49th Street...
Updated: 3 minutes ago

Motorcyclist crashes into Subaru while trying to flee Pinellas deputies

CLEARWATER — A 21-year-old fleeing from deputies on a motorcycle crashed into car while speeding away from a cruiser Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Brown, of Clearwater, was recklessly driving his 2016...
Updated: 13 minutes ago

Clearwater man in critical condition after medical episode while driving

DUNEDIN — A 60-year-old Clearwater man who likely had a medical episode while driving is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after rolling over his car, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. A Largo police off...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

Florida’s dip into frigid temperatures did more than just stun humans unused to such cold air. This month scientists and volunteers have rescued more than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles from a single bay in the Florida Panhandle.The U.S. Geological S...
Published: 01/20/18
U.S. government shuts down; Democrats, GOP blame each other

U.S. government shuts down; Democrats, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunctio...
Updated: 11 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 19

Friday’s scoreboardBoys soccerIndian Rocks Christian 2, Lakewood 1Lennard 3, Spoto 0Girls soccerPCAC Championship: Largo 3, Osceola 1Lennard 8, Spoto 0
Published: 01/19/18

Four people linked to Tampa carjacking captured hours later

TAMPA — It took officers just 27 minutes Friday night to capture four people who they said stole a car from its owner.The incident started outside the Ybor Coffee Shop at 5:45 a.m. A group approached the driver as he sat in his 2010 Toyota Corolla. T...
Published: 01/19/18
Inspector General launches investigation into Tampa Bay’s local career centers

Inspector General launches investigation into Tampa Bay’s local career centers

The state has opened an investigation into CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, days after the Tampa Bay Times asked about whether the two regional job centers were inflating the number of people they had helped get hired. The agencies, ...
Published: 01/19/18

Florida National Guard soldier killed, five injured in Sebring crash

SEBRING — A soldier with the Florida National Guard was killed and five others were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash on Friday, officials said.The crash took place at about 1 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road.The soldiers ...
Published: 01/19/18
Two New Port Richey men accused of stealing $11,000 in cellphone merchandise

Two New Port Richey men accused of stealing $11,000 in cellphone merchandise

NEW PORT RICHEY — Two New Port Richey men face charges after Pasco County deputies say they stole about $11,000 worth of cellphones and cellphone equipment at a Metro PCS store on State Road 54.Robert Jackson and Ronald Hartshorn were arrested Wednes...
Published: 01/19/18