Saturday, June 23, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown North Pinellas

Tarpon Springs resident wins literary award for thriller: The Florida Writers Association announced that David C. Edmonds of Tarpon Springs won a prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award. His winning entry, Lily of Peru, won first place in the thriller/suspense category. The award was announced at the FWA's four-day annual conference in Altamonte Springs. The competition received 393 submissions in 30 adult genres and 15 youth genres. The Royal Palm Literary Awards recognize excellence in members' published and unpublished works while providing constructive criticism for all entrants.

FSU names former Safety Harbor resident an Askew Award winner: The Florida State University Alumni Association named former Safety Harbor resident James Enos as one of six recipients of the Reubin O'D. Askew Young Alumni Award, one of its highest honors for young alumni. Enos now works at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Enos attended Countryside High School in Clearwater and is a pediatric cardiology fellow at the medical facility. Enos joins a distinguished group of 15 Askew Award winners. Since earning his medical degree in 2011, he has completed medical rotations around the world, including contributing to ongoing efforts to establish a medical center in Tanzania. The Askew Award is named for the former Florida governor, FSU alumnus and educator Reubin Askew. It is the highest honor granted by the university to alumni younger than 30 years old.

AARP honors local volunteer with Andrus Award: AARP Florida selected Susan Traylor of Tarpon Springs to receive the 2015 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service. Traylor was selected for her volunteer service in both Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. As a registered nurse, she provides medical aid to community members in need. Traylor also works with agencies around the county to help educate the community about financial matters, scams, identity theft and health care. Andrus Award honorees are chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of those around them, their dedication to improving their communities and their ability to inspire others to volunteer.

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Authorities have located 'inmate' who left Bilirakis event

Authorities have located 'inmate' who left Bilirakis event

Authorities say they have tracked down a man who took off from a New Port Richey political event while under supervision of a treatment center. Nicholas Moore, 23, walked away from the Verizon Event Center sometime Saturday morning, according to the...
Updated: 3 minutes ago
Greg Auman answers your questions about NFL’s investigation into Jameis Winston

Greg Auman answers your questions about NFL’s investigation into Jameis Winston

There are many unanswered questions and unresolved discrepancies to the story of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston and the March 2016 Uber ride in Arizona that led to him facing a three-game suspension to start the upcoming season.The Bucs won't commen...
Updated: 3 minutes ago
At St. Pete Pride, attendees find community, acceptance

At St. Pete Pride, attendees find community, acceptance

ST. PETERSBURG — Chris Gardner was never ashamed of being gay. He just didn’t broadcast it.He was never one to embrace or hold hands with his significant other in public. But over time — and with the support he’s found at St. Pete Pride e_SEmD that’s...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Rays team up to beat Yankees again, 4-0

Rays team up to beat Yankees again, 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG – A strong start by Wilmer Font, a team effort by the bullpen and big hits by rookie infielders Willy Adames and Jake Bauers led the Rays to a second straight win over the Yankees on Saturday, 4-0.In what was supposed to be anoth...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Will this be Jameis Winston’s last season in a Bucs uniform?

Will this be Jameis Winston’s last season in a Bucs uniform?

A t his introductory news conference after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Bucs in 2015, Jameis Winston said to judge him on his actions moving forward."Actions speak so much louder than words, or what they may have read or what they may have hear...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Besides the continual evolution of their intriguing pitching plan, the primary topics of conversation for the Rays over the next several weeks will be trades and prospects. And not mutually exclusively.Some sooner than others, the Rays are going to c...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

The Lightning is on the board in the 2018 NHL draft, using their first pick — 59th overall in the second round — on Gabriel Fortier, an undersize left wing from Quebec."I spoke with them a couple of times, so I knew there was an interest,...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Recent actions by the Trump administration - a wave of unprecedentedly large family separations at the border, aggressive trade-war-fueling tariffs and rebukes of allies - have made some feel as though the Barack Obama presidency was an unrecognizabl...
Updated: 5 hours ago
For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

For starters: Rays vs. Yankees, looking for two straight

UPDATE, 2:38: Clarifying what was a communication error with the team PR staff, Rays manager Kevin Cash said LHP Blake Snell was slated for an extra day's rest all along and will face the Nationals on Monday not the Yankees on Sunday. The Rays will u...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged Saturday in a tweet that she was booted from a Virginia restaurant Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump.Sanders said she was told by the owner of T...
Updated: 7 hours ago