Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Titanic documentary: Watch a documentary with storyteller James Cameron as he journeys back to the Titanic wreck site, 2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.

Cancer support: Ovacome of Tampa Bay hosts a support group to assist women who have been diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecological cancers. Family members and caregivers are also invited. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 443-3078.

Program on wetlands: Peggy Morgan from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss Florida wetlands, biological communities, ecological functions and how they relate to human populations and how individuals can protect water quality. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Business plan in a day: A two-part series where participants will receive critical information and tools to construct an effective business plan, at 10 a.m. (Part I) and 1 p.m. (Part II) Wednesday at Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave. For adults. Advanced registration required. Call (813) 914-4028.

Diabetes support group: Dr. Benjamin Mena, internal medicine staff at the hospital, will facilitate the group. Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Free screenings: Know your numbers and make an appointment for free blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screening, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. By appointment only. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

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Polk deputies seek Pinellas man accused of pushing woman from speeding car

Polk deputies seek Pinellas man accused of pushing woman from speeding car

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said an arrest warrant was issued for a Pinellas County man accused of beating and pushing a woman from a speeding car.The incident took place on Feb. 17, the Sheriff’s Office said. Remond Brown II, 26, was traveling ...
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V.M. Ybor: That’s not cigar smoke you’re smelling

V.M. Ybor: That’s not cigar smoke you’re smelling

TAMPA — Across Interstate 4 from Ybor City’s nightlife another part of the historic neighborhood has an odor less nostalgic — and much less pleasant — than cigar smoke and roasting coffee beans.V.M. Ybor, named after the Spaniard who founded the city...
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Dunedin man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Dunedin man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

OLDSMAR — A 37-year-old Dunedin man was seriously injured in a high-speed motorcycle crash early Thursday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies said Justin Kaune was riding southbound on Bayside Boulevard around 2:30 a.m...
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Police seek machete-wielding suspect in Plant City robbery

Police seek machete-wielding suspect in Plant City robbery

PLANT CITY — Police are searching for a man armed with a machete accused of robbing a convenience store on Tuesday.The man arrived at the Circle K convenience store station at 1514 Alexander St. S at about 2:50 a.m. and demanded money from store empl...
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Clearwater police chief forms special unit for repeat offenders

Clearwater police chief forms special unit for repeat offenders

CLEARWATER — Police Chief Dan Slaughter started this month a new unit to target repeat offenders and nuisance properties.The Special Enforcement Unit consists of six police officers and a sergeant from within the department to focus on the small grou...
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Jolley Trolley offers free rides to Clearwater Beach

Jolley Trolley offers free rides to Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER — Spring break kicked off this week with a program offering free rides on the Jolley Trolley between downtown and Clearwater Beach until April 29.The Park N Ride service will pick up riders at two lots downtown every 15 minutes and drop th...
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Ruth Eckerd Hall asks Clearwater for $3 million toward renovations

Ruth Eckerd Hall asks Clearwater for $3 million toward renovations

CLEARWATER — Ruth Eckerd Hall is requesting a $3 million grant from the city to help complete the $21 million renovation of its facility on McMullen Booth Road.The Expanding the Experience project began in 2015 with a renovation of the Murray Theatre...
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Tip leads police to find body inside van in Walmart parking lot

Tip leads police to find body inside van in Walmart parking lot

TARPON SPRINGS — Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found Thursday in a van at a Walmart parking lot.Officers were dispatched to the store at about 1:30 p.m. when an employee reported that an older-model, white Ford E-150 va...
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New maps show the utterly massive imprint of fishing on the world’s oceans

New maps show the utterly massive imprint of fishing on the world’s oceans

That startling statistic is among the findings of a unique, high-tech collaboration that is providing a massive amount of new data about global fishing operations. The results, published Thursday in the journal Science, offer a powerful glimpse of th...
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