Thursday, January 18, 2018
News Roundup

Sunset Point Road to close for utility pipeline work Monday

clearwater

Sunset Point road to close for pipe work

Sunset Point Road from Douglas Avenue to Edgewater Drive will be closed to traffic on Monday to repair utility pipelines. Union Street can be used as a detour route. Questions? Call Clearwater's Traffic Engineering Division at (727) 562-4750.

safety harbor

Candidates will speak at forum

Safety Harbor voters are invited to the 2012 candidates forum on Wednesday evening at City Hall, 750 Main St. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. and submit your questions to ask the three candidates for Safety Harbor City Commission. The League of Women Voters will host the forum, which begins at 6 p.m. The candidates for Commission Seat 1 are, in alphabetical order, Richard Blake, Ray R. Irvin, and Robert "Bobby" Saltzman. You can watch it live online at cityofsafetyharbor.com or when it replays on Safety Harbor's TV channel (Bright House Channel 615, Knology Channel 15, Verizon FiOS Channel 25). For more information, call the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce at (727) 726-2890.

countywide

Hearing looks at Sheriff's Office

The public is invited to attend a hearing at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the performance of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The program is being held in connection with the agency's national accreditation inspection through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement. Inspections take place every three years. It will be held at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Child Protection Division, 855 Ulmerton Road, Suite 255, Largo. For information, call Deborah Sterling, (727) 582-6391.

Dunedin

Honeymoon Island does Halloween

Get ready to celebrate Halloween at Honeymoon Island. Friends of the Island Parks invite the public to "Halloween in the Park XV" on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. This year's theme will focus on the Wild West. There will be a haunted house, a haunted trail and a family area for the younger ones that will include arts and crafts, games, music and freeze dance. There will also be food, face painting, fortune telling, games, bungee jump, a dunk tank, and story­telling with the Dunedin library. A donation of $10 per carload will include 10 free game tickets. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Walking shoes, insect repellent and a small flashlight are also suggested. Visit floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland or call (727) 469-5942.

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Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

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Police: ‘Man-bun bandit’ seen stealing packages from Clearwater home

Police: ‘Man-bun bandit’ seen stealing packages from Clearwater home

Clearwater Police are searching for a "man-bun bandit" who is seen stealing packages from a residence.Police on Thursday tweeted this video of the suspect, who is seen attempting to balance multiple packages while gathering them at a home on Majestic...
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To no one’s surprise, Amazon on Thursday released its list of location finalists for its second headquarters, and neither Tampa nor St. Petersburg was on it."We knew it was going to be a long shot and a difficult road," Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said....
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As temperatures fall and rise, Tampa braces for another round of water main breaks

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Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers

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Family recalls troubled youth for teen killer, now 39, who seeks new sentence

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Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as the South cleans up snow

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Oldsmar rejects plan to host cycling event

OLDSMAR — The City Council voted 3-2 against hosting a 2018 BMX World Cup qualifying event that would have brought 200 elite riders to the city and been broadcast in 42 counties. The decision came in December after two lengthy discussions about Oldsm...
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Deal clears way for Oldsmar townhomes

OLDSMAR — The City Council voted 4-1 last month in favor of approving a development agreement for a 50-unit townhome community on a nearly 4-acre parcel on St. Petersburg Drive. According to the terms of the agreement, Oldsmar Towns LLC will build a ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Safety Harbor centennial banners on sale for $50

SAFETY HARBOR — Safety Harbor commemorative centennial banners are on sale for $50, with proceeds to benefit the city’s Partners in Progress Youth Scholarship fund. To purchase a banner, fill out the order form at safetyharbor.com and return with pay...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Contest seeks designs for new bike racks at Safety Harbor library

Contest seeks designs for new bike racks at Safety Harbor library

SAFETY HARBOR — The Safety Harbor Public Library and the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library are seeking design submissions for bike racks with an artistic flair as two traditional library bike racks at the facility will be replaced with ones design...
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