Saturday, February 17, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Elections talk: The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County will present Craig Latimer, Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections-elect for the talk, "A Candidate's Perspective and the Future of Florida Elections." 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., 42nd floor. $18 for members, $23 for guests. Registration deadline is today. Call (813) 649-4309 or email [email protected]

Wound healing: Hear from Memorial Hospital's wound healing expert about causes, prevention, management and treatment of wounds. Noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital Wellness Pavilion, 2829 W DeLeon St. Free lunch and free wound screenings provided. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

Breast cancer support: A support group for breast cancer patients, survivors, family members and significant others with guest speakers and various topics monthly. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Arts Building, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Free. Call (813) 870-4123.

Artists can apply for grants: Local artists can obtain $2,000 grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Seven grants are available for 2013. Artist's projects must further their professional development. The projects must be outlined in the grant applications and take place during the grant period of March 1 to Sept. 30. Application deadline is Jan. 18. Email [email protected] or visit tampaarts.com.

Nominate a treasure of Tampa Bay: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful needs nominations for the Treasures of Tampa Bay. Categories include litter prevention/removal, community improvement, neighborhood beautification, recycling/waste reduction, people's gardens and innovative green initiatives. Nomination deadline is Jan. 9. Winners will be announced on Jan. 29.

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Stormy at the strip club: A porn star cashes in on presidential connection

Stormy at the strip club: A porn star cashes in on presidential connection

TAMPA — In the center of the nightclub, between the cigar case and bustling bar, a giant screen blankets the back wall. Usually, ads for drink specials and coming attractions scroll across.But Friday night, a life-size picture of President Donald Tru...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

Hundreds rally against gun violence in downtown St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A red heart-shaped balloon rose above crowd of several hundred people that had gathered at Williams Park on Saturday evening to mourn last week’s school shooting in Broward County and to protest gun violence.Below the balloon, signs ...
Updated: 24 minutes ago

Man found dead in flaming mobile home

TAMPA — Firefighters found a man dead inside a burned-down mobile home Saturday.Tampa Fire Rescue got a call just after 4:30 p.m. that a single-wide mobile home at the 100 block of East Linebaugh Avenue was in flames.The man’s identity was not releas...
Updated: 3 hours ago
‘I’m going to watch you bleed’: Nikolas Cruz threatened ex’s new boyfriend, report says

‘I’m going to watch you bleed’: Nikolas Cruz threatened ex’s new boyfriend, report says

Warning: This story quotes graphic material.Before he killed 17 people at a South Florida high school, Nikolas Cruz repeatedly threatened an ex-classmate who had started dating his former girlfriend, according to a report in Buzzfeed News."I’m going ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Police find dead man in Tampa apartment

TAMPA — Police found a dead man inside an apartment in the 5200 block of Sonora Court Friday after 3 p.m.Who the man is or how long he’s been dead is not yet clear, police said. The victim appears to have been killed in some sort of "homicidal violen...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Police up patrols at two Pinellas Park schools after Snapchat threat

PINELLAS PARK — Police said they will have a heightened presence at two Pinellas Park schools after a school shooting threat was shared on social media.A post Friday on social media app Snapchat threatened a possible school shooting Tuesday, accordin...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Prosecutor: Death penalty was ‘designed’ for cases like Florida school shooting

Prosecutor: Death penalty was ‘designed’ for cases like Florida school shooting

The 17 counts of premeditated murder against Nikolas Cruz are the type of case "the death penalty was designed for," according to the Florida prosecutor in charge of trying the confessed school shooter.But Michael Satz, the longtime Broward state att...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

PARKLAND, Fla. — Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a Florida high school. The rally, held in downt...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Divided Congress unable to act on guns, immigration despite public pressure

Divided Congress unable to act on guns, immigration despite public pressure

It’s been five years since the guns and immigration debate collided at the same time on Capitol Hill. This time, the results were even more unproductive.In early 2013, weeks after a gunman killed 20 students and six educators at an elementary school ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Trumpeter is the highlight of a concert featuring ‘West Side Story’ themes

Trumpeter is the highlight of a concert featuring ‘West Side Story’ themes

TAMPA — Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 this year. The Florida Orchestra performed two of his works Friday, the second of which paired the dances from West Side Story with the overture to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.The orche...
Updated: 6 hours ago