Sunday, December 17, 2017
News Roundup

Public workshop to tackle Dunedin's State Road 580 corridor study


City to tackle SR 580 study at workshop

The Dunedin City Commission will continue working on the State Road 580 corridor study during a public workshop set for 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at City Hall, 542 Main St. The study is one of several the city embarked on in 2005 to create special land use and zoning codes aimed at spurring development along major stretches of roadway. For details, go online to, then click "Agendas & Minutes."


Chalk artists to hit the beach for fest

Guess these folks never outgrew the urge to give plain concrete sidewalks some color. Artists will begin work Friday afternoon at the Chalk Art Festival along south Clearwater Beach's Beach Walk. They will continue drawing their creations throughout the weekend before judging on Sunday afternoon. A total of $3,000 in prize money will be awarded. The event is free.


Tony-winning play takes the stage

The fall production of the Players of Safety Harbor is The Last Night at Ballyhoo, a Tony Award-winning comedic play by Alfred Uhry. The play, about American assimilation in 1939 Atlanta, swirls around the premiere of Gone With the Wind, two competitive sisters and the social event of the season. The dates and times of the performances are Oct. 26 and 27 and Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., as well as matinee performances Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. All performances will be at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Call (727) 724-1525 for more information. Donations of $8 at the door are appreciated.


Story project seeks grandparents

The Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., has begun registration for this year's Stories Across the Miles project. Grandparents who would like to be videotaped reading stories and sending a greeting to their grandchildren, whether they live locally or long-distance, should sign up at the information desk inside the library. The taping will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 with three 20-minute sessions each hour. The setting will be a decorated story corner with a rocking chair for each participant. Free video disks of each session will be formatted by the videographer and available for pickup the following week. For further information, call Youth Services, (727) 784-3332, ext. 3018.


The owner of Jukebox Coin Pusher machines leased by some local convenience stores is Apollon Global Technologies, a New York company. Andy Kline, owner of Tampa-based Game Gallery Amusements and Rentals, is a local agent for Apollon and leases them on the company's behalf. A Saturday story misstated Kline's connection.

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Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober was re-elected without opposition this year. His name was mistakenly included under a congressional seat in a list of winners in the Know Your Candidates section Sunday.

Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport

Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport

ATLANTA — A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year.Passengers were left in the dark when...
Updated: 28 minutes ago

Wesley Chapel woman, 28, dies after crashing motorcycle

LUTZ — A 28-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday after she crashed near Lutz Lake Fern Road and Apian Way, Hillsborough deputies reported.Erica Kristen Rodriguez of Wesley Chapel was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle with a small group of motorcyclists eastb...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Warren Sapp pointed to the sky. And then he dropped Kurt Warner to the ground.The Bucs had just intercepted Warner for the fourth time. Sapp’s block cleared the way for Derrick Brooks to cross the goal line and clinch the win.Before Tampa Bay p...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a small Florida town arrested for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits to park at city hall has resigned.The Bradenton Herald reports that Teresa Bradley resigned and was given six-months of probation as pa...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Woman, 24, hit by Land Rover, in critical condition

LARGO — A 24-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday night, police said.Khadijah Wood was walking through the parking lot of the Sandy Lane Apartment Homes on Belcher Road about 7:30 p.m.At the same time, Ju...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Warm, sunny Sunday in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s another bright, sunny day in Tampa Bay. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaHigh temperatures should reach about 80 d...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

A first-degree murder suspect remains at large almost a week after the fatal shooting of a Winter Haven father.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Johnny Ray Owsley’s murder of 35-year-old Adam Thrower, called "Cook" by friends, involved Owsley’s e...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

DENVER — The Lightning left for Las Vegas Saturday for the first of four nights in Sin City.But Tampa Bay’s first regret came before it boarded the charter flight; the Lighting lamented making Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Avalanche much more thrilling...
Published: 12/16/17
Updated: 12/17/17

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday’s game vs. Falcons

TAMPA — As if containing All-Pro Julio Jones and the Falcons offense isn’t challenging enough, the Bucs will try to do so Monday night without perhaps their top defensive players, tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.On Saturday, Bucs coa...
Published: 12/16/17
Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

WASHINGTON — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth....
Published: 12/16/17