Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa events, April 26 and upcoming

Parkinson's class: Learn what you need to know about your medications in the final part of Parkinson's University, a series of classes throughout April. Noon to 1 p.m. today at Memorial Hospital, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. A light lunch will be served. Call (813) 342-1313.

Great American cleanup: Take part in Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to cleanup and beautify the community, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at various locations throughout Hillsborough County. Bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and protective footwear. Trash bags, water and soft gloves provided. Free T-shirts and giveaways. For a complete list of cleanup locations, visit keeptampabaybeautiful.org or call (813) 221-8733.

Book reading: Author Nancy Bercaw will read from her book Brain in a Jar, a memoir that recounts her life with her father, Dr. Beauregard Lee Bercaw, who became a neurologist in response to watching his own father deteriorate and die with Alzheimer's. A signing takes place after the talk. 4 p.m. Saturday at USF Athletics, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. (813) 974-3002.

Microsoft Excel for beginners: Learn how to format spreadsheets and turn data into charts and graphs, 1 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Mouse and keyboard skills recommended. For adults. Limit of 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Recipe swap: Get together and share your favorite recipes and stories with fellow cooks, 6 p.m. Tuesday at C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.

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Passenger out of jail after street-racing crash that killed mother on Bayshore Boulevard

Passenger out of jail after street-racing crash that killed mother on Bayshore Boulevard

TAMPA — One of the two brothers accused in the street racing death of a 24-year-old Ohio woman was released on bail early Thursday morning while police continue to investigate the crash along Bayshore Boulevard.Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, a passe...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

Joe Henderson: With chaos the norm on Interstate 4, back roads are looking more inviting

In the past couple of months, I have had to travel about 25 miles from the bucolic burg of Brandon to Lakeland several times.I take Interstate 4 because it is the most direct route.I may have to rethink that strategy, though, especially with Memorial...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Forecasters: Increased likelihood for tropical system to form in gulf, soak Tampa Bay

Forecasters: Increased likelihood for tropical system to form in gulf, soak Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — The National Hurricane Center has raised the chance that a low pressure system moving up through the Caribbean will become a tropical system as it enters the gulf in the next 3-5 days.Thursday morning, the hurricane center bumped up ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: Lightning’s season is over; latest on Bayshore street racing death; soggy Memorial Day could curtail concerts; Hooper pays tribute to Lee Roy Selmon’s

The Daystarter: Lightning’s season is over; latest on Bayshore street racing death; soggy Memorial Day could curtail concerts; Hooper pays tribute to Lee Roy Selmon’s

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• The rain is back, and it won’t let up through the Memorial Day weekend. Blame Invest 90L, the low-pressure system brewing in the Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center predicted...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Graham Rahal: Indy 500 could be one of the ‘trickiest races’ in years

Graham Rahal: Indy 500 could be one of the ‘trickiest races’ in years

ST. PETERSBURG — The increased competition in the IndyCar Series was on display during qualifying for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.Two fan favorites (Pippa Mann and 2013 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner James Hinchcliffe) couldn't crack th...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays journal: Could Sergio Romo be looking at pitching 3 straight games?

Rays journal: Could Sergio Romo be looking at pitching 3 straight games?

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays' pitching rotation for the weekend series against the Orioles could have a familiar look: Romo, Romo, Romo.Manager Kevin Cash said using veteran right-handed reliever Sergio Romo as the "opener" in all three upcoming g...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rookie’s error in 9th helps doom Rays against Red Sox

Rookie’s error in 9th helps doom Rays against Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG — Willy Adames was so excited to be in the big leagues, even if was for just a three-day cameo callup. So thrilled to make a smashing debut with a homer on Tuesday. So proud to have his parents and sister fly in from the Dom...
Updated: 9 hours ago
An all-ages playlist of the summer songs of 2018? It can be done

An all-ages playlist of the summer songs of 2018? It can be done

Recently I was asked to create a playlist for a summer beach party. An opportunity to procrastinate and mess around on Spotify for a few hours? Yeah, totally, when can I start?I like playlists that are diverse, not just in terms of genre (pop, hip-ho...
Published: 05/24/18
Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

LARGO — Residents may see the first trash and recycling rate hike in more than a decade next year as the city faces changes in the global recycling landscape and rising costs.The potential 20 percent increase, which would bring the rate for residenti...
Published: 05/24/18
St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council rejected a request from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority for a letter the agency said would help it proceed with a $43 million makeover of Jordan Park.There’s also a question about whether the housing authority, ...
Published: 05/24/18