Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Woman, 81, dies after falling out of johnboat while fishing near Caladesi Island

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Elderly Woman who fell from johnboat dies

An 81-year-old woman fell out of a small johnboat and died Tuesday afternoon as she and her husband were fishing in the mangroves between Caladesi Island and the north end of Clearwater Beach. Beverly Barnes was pronounced dead at Morton Plant Hospital. Her husband, Norman Robert Barnes, also 81, was hospitalized after he swallowed a significant amount of water while trying to rescue his wife, officials said. The couple are believed to be seasonal residents who divide their time between Iowa and the Pinellas County area. Norman Barnes was sitting toward the boat's stern when he turned to find his wife missing from the bow, where she had been sitting. He dove in, pulled her out of the water, began administering CPR and called 911. Once they got the call shortly after 12:30 p.m., it took Clearwater Fire and Rescue personnel about 20 minutes to locate the boaters through the GPS on Barnes' cellphone. There is nothing to indicate foul play, officials said.

Top players vie at shuffleboard event

The Clearwater Shuffleboard Club will host a Florida State Shuffleboard Association doubles tournament this morning featuring some of Florida's best pro shuffleboarders, including many active Hall of Fame players. Spectators are welcome. The event will take place rain or shine at 26 indoor and 13 outdoor courts. It's free for spectators. It begins at 9 a.m. at the Shuffleboard Club, 1020 Calumet St., Clearwater. For more information, call (727) 446-3306.

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Artist who roots out natural dyes to speak

The free Coffee and Conversation Series at the Dunedin Fine Art Center will host artist Bonnie Bowman at noon Jan. 10. Bowman will speak on eco-dyeing using natural dyes. She will also talk about how to find and identify plants that may produce worthwhile dyes, extracting the color from those plants and making them colorfast. The center is at 1143 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

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Tampa forum focuses on reforming Florida’s juvenile justice system

TAMPA — Changing the way Florida treats juvenile offenders was the focus of Monday night’s public forum on criminal justice reform."We send more children to adult prison than any other state," said Raymer Maguire IV, manager of the ACLU’s Florida Cam...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Daystarter: Find out Politifact’s 2017 Lie of the Year; Alabama voters finally go to the polls; and Obamacare enrollment is strong in Florida

Daystarter: Find out Politifact’s 2017 Lie of the Year; Alabama voters finally go to the polls; and Obamacare enrollment is strong in Florida

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.10News WTSPThe latest 7-day forecast• Low temperatures continue this morning but it’ll be pretty nice by the afternoon. It’ll be in the high 40s overnight and then start to rea...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Romano: Come to Madeira Beach for the sand, sun and scorn

Forgive the folks in Madeira Beach for not yet updating the FAQs portion of their website. They’ve been quite busy lately, which might explain why three of the five commissioners listed are no longer in office.Or maybe it’s just a nod to less complic...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Medical field accounts for 7 of 10 highest-paying jobs

Medical field accounts for 7 of 10 highest-paying jobs

The nation’s highest-paying jobs don’t quite track with the fastest-growing jobs in Florida. According to a new study released today by California-based CareerCast, the highest-paying jobs are largely in the medical field and require post-graduate de...
Published: 12/12/17
Party like it’s Christmas in Narnia with these recipes perfect for tea time

Party like it’s Christmas in Narnia with these recipes perfect for tea time

As a kid, I always looked for doors into other worlds. I blame Narnia. In C.S. Lewis’ classic novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four British children step through a magic wardrobe into Narnia, a world filled with talking animals and plenty ...
Published: 12/12/17
Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

TAMPA — The season started in August with “Hard Knocks,” packed bleachers at training camp and cheers for coach Dirk Koetter.It ended Sunday with a 24-21 loss to the Lions, a lot of empty seats and chants of “We want Gruden ba...
Updated: 6 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Dec. 11

Monday’s scoreboardGirls soccerDixie Hollins 4, Boca Ciega 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Countryside 2Osceola 7, Northeast 0Largo 1, Seminole 0Boys soccerIndian Rocks Chr. 3, Northside Chr. 1Palm Harbor U. 4, Countryside 1...
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Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

LAKE BUENA VISTA — The Rays made a small deal Monday in acquiring INF Joey Wendle from Oakland while continuing to discuss bigger ones that seem likely to eventually lead to the trade of closer Alex Colome and then others.The Rockies and Mets joined ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

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HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

HomeTeam Hot ShotsEmily Joseph, NortheastJoseph, a senior, has been a deadly shooter since her sophomore year. But this season she has added to her game. "She’s gotten physically stronger and has gained confidence," coach Will White said. "She used t...
Updated: 8 hours ago