Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa area community listings, July 8 and upcoming

Hospice book discussion group: Readers who have experienced a significant loss and want to explore grief as a theme in fiction can join a five-week book group. Begins 2:30 p.m. Monday at the LifePath Hospice Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. The first book selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. To register, please call (813) 877-2200, ext. 10609.

Mortgage rally: Attend a rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square downtown, where you will be asked to sign a petition asking elected leaders to resolve the foreclosure crisis, protect the mortgage interest deduction and guarantee credit-worthy consumers and small businesses the opportunity to obtain mortgages and loans. Speakers will include Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan. Joe Chillura Courthouse Square is at Kennedy Boulevard and Pierce Street. The event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Home Builders Association, the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] For more information, visit protecthomeownership. com/tamparally.

Classical voice master class: The Patel Conservatory Classical Voice Intensive brings master teachers from around the United States together to share their expertise and experience, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Fore more information, call (813) 222-1002.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments served. Free. For more information, call (813) 342-1313.

Stroke support group: Join the discussion "Medications for Your Health" and gain support, education and interaction with people who have had strokes, their family members and their caregivers, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Rehab Center, Second Floor, 6 Tampa General Circle. Free. Call (813) 844-7641.

Scott Deitche: Enjoy lunch and a chat with Deitche, the author of five books on organized crime, including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld and The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr., during the Business and Professional Women of Tampa Bay's monthly meeting. Noon Wednesday at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Tampa Airport, 4500 W Cypress St. $25-$30. Call (813) 681-4925.

Plein air pen demo: Frank Bolock will demonstrate the drawing style, 7 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Regional Artists, Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 251-3780.

Call to artists: Tampa Regional Artists is collecting submissions for its "Landscape and Seascape Show" in July. Pictures of all types of topography accepted; must be ready to hang. Framed art of more than 40 inches counts as two entries; 3-D art accepted. Member entries are $7 per submission or three for $20. Nonmember entries are $12 each or three for $35. Dropoff is noon to 3 p.m. July 21 and 22 at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Call (813) 220-5800.

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Deputies seek hit-and-run driver who seriously injured bicyclist in Plant City

Deputies seek hit-and-run driver who seriously injured bicyclist in Plant City

Hillsborough County deputies are searching for the driver who seriously injured a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in Dover on Monday morning.Deputies say the suspect was driving a Toyota Camry that is now missing part of its right front air dam afte...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Lessons of another Belichick-Brady Super Bowl

Lessons of another Belichick-Brady Super Bowl

TAMPA — Next victim, please.Shouldn't we just start penciling the Patriots into the Super Bowl before every season?It would save us a lot of time.Mind you, the rest of the NFL is fighting Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and this foregone conclus...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Clearwater police investigate taxi jacking near Crest Lake Park

Clearwater police investigate taxi jacking near Crest Lake Park

CLEARWATER — Investigators are searching for a suspect in a taxi carjacking Monday morning near Crest Lake Park.Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said the taxi was taken about 7:40 a.m. and abandoned a few blocks away. No one was injured, Shaw sai...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Woman, 35, struck and killed while walking across SR 60 in Valrico

VALRICO — A 35-year-old Thonotosassa woman was struck and killed by a car while walking across State Road 60 west of Mount Carmel Road on Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.Brandi Eckelstafer was walking south across SR 60 just after 8 p....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

Crisco, dune buggy and a face-plant: Fired-up Philly fans take to the streets

PHILADELPHIA — Not even a coat of Crisco on light poles across the city could keep Philadelphia Eagles fans from scaling new heights in celebrating their team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and setting up a rematch with the AFC champion N...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Hooper: Deal with sea-level rise or prepare to be inundated

When fans again flock to Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard for the annual Gasparilla Festival on Saturday, I hope they ask a question: Will the floats need flotation devices in 2035?Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Astrid Caldas and Kate Cell, members of the Union ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Warm weather remains, but cold front will bring rain to Tampa Bay

A warm weekend across Tampa Bay will carry over into the start of the workweek, after some morning fog burns off and before a front results in clouds and increased rain chances later this afternoon.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa...
Updated: 3 hours ago

The Daystarter: PolitiFact Florida analyzes prison costs; breaking down the Super Bowl matchup; free dental clinic services in high demand; Arrrrr you ready for Gasparilla?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• We’ll have a mild and sunny start to the week, with highs in the upper 70s, according to 10Weather WTSP. A weak cold front brings a chance of rain on Tuesday and slightly coo...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Police: 2 IEDs detonated at a Florida mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES — Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida on Sunday do not appear to be an act of terrorism.Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete spilled 266,000 gallons of waste into Smacks Bayou

St. Pete spilled 266,000 gallons of waste into Smacks Bayou

ST. PETERSBURG — It may be a new year but the city finds itself still dealing with an old problem: spilled sewage.The city announced Thursday that two spills at its Northeast sewage plant at 1160 62nd Ave. NE had been contained.But the release — with...
Updated: 8 hours ago