Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Shred private papers for free June 30 at Westfield Countryside Mall

Clearwater

Shred those private papers for free today

Bring your documents to the mall to be shredded today. The Clearwater Police Department has joined with the company ProShred and other partners to present "Operation Shred." It's free and open to the public. The goal is to destroy personal documents to protect your identity. Bring up to five boxes of documents for free shredding from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall. This service is intended for residential, not commercial use. Documents will be shredded on site. Economic crimes detectives will be available to answer any questions people may have about safeguarding their identity. Destroy paperwork that includes sensitive information such as account numbers, birth dates, passwords and PINs, and Social Security numbers.

Fireworks come early for Threshers

The Clearwater Threshers will be playing on the road in Lakeland on Independence Day, but they still intend to celebrate — by hosting special fireworks shows after their games today and Tuesday at Bright House Networks Field. Today, the Threshers play the Lakeland Flying Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, the Threshers play the Brevard County Manatees at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Both fireworks shows will be after the games. On Tuesday, the Threshers will wear special patriotic jerseys to celebrate the holiday. The stadium is on Old Coachman Road just north of Drew Street.

Oldsmar

Dump your Debby trash in the bins

For the convenience of Oldsmar residents, the city has put two large Dumpsters on Shore Drive for the disposal of yard waste resulting from Tropical Storm Debby. The garbage bins are at 907 Shore Drive E in Mobbly Beach Park, and at the intersection of Shore Drive W and Oakwood Drive.

Safety Harbor

Teen Clothing Swap is Aug. 11

Teens, mark your calendar and clean out your closet. Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to update their wardrobes for free at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Teen Clothing Swap at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. Throughout the summer, gently used clothing and accessories will be accepted at the children's department. Following the event, all leftover clothes will be donated to charity. For more information, call (727) 724-1525, ext. 118.

Largo

Military museum has Touch-a-Truck

Visitors to the Armed Forces History Museum today can check out a wide variety of military vehicles in a "Touch-A-Truck" event while World War II re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division conduct informative presentations and drills. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 2050 34th Way N in Largo. For more information, call (727) 539-8371. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children 5-12, and free for retired or active military, and children younger than 4.

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 7, Clearwater 0Osceola 9, Bradenton Bayshore 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Plant 1Boys soccerPalm Harbor U. 0, Plant 0Lennard 4, Armwood 1
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Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is very little these days that can dampen the mood of Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise, whose Gators knocked off reigning national champion Stanford in Thursday’s NCAA semifinals and face Nebraska tonight for the title. Not...
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Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s child protective investigator has been fired and could face criminal charges after an investigation found she made a child custody recommendation to a judge as a favor to a friend.Jayne Johnson, who has worked for the She...
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Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Here's your chance. Tell us what annoyed you in 2017, and we'll share it with our readers.
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Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

TAMPA — Nearly 600,000 more people will live in Hillsborough County by 2040, and if elected officials and county planners don’t take bold steps now, the population boom will turn the county into the soulless sprawl of Anywhere, U.S.A.That’s the messa...
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Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final pa...
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Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers that the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillers...
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Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

A federal judge Friday said a bail package has been put together that would release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from home confinement in his condominium in Virginia and allow him to reside at his house in Palm Beach Gardens, but unde...
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Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

DOVER — Two Plant City men who ran from deputies and shot a dog were captured after a brief pursuit Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.They ditched a stolen car, ran away on foot, crossed through several yards and then tr...
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