Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Pinellas news

Fundraiser brings in $13,000: Catholic Charities' Shelters of Hope of the Diocese of St. Petersburg hosted a Mardi Gras dinner fundraiser in February at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clearwater. One of the areas that Catholic Charities focuses on is shelter for the homeless. It has more than 1,700 units of affordable housing for individuals and families in need. More than $13,000 was raised at the event.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Rashad P. Johnson, a 2010 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Army Pvt. Demmico D. Bristol, a 2012 Boca Ciega High School graduate, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Bristol is the nephew of Aundia Bristol and Nathan Lee of St. Petersburg.

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Frank Knight, a retired St. Petersburg music teacher, began donating blood when he was a student at Florida State University in 1959. In March, Knight donated platelets again, totalling 125 gallons since he began. For information on donating blood, visit oneblood.org, or call toll-free, 1-800-682-5663.

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Seminole resident Kristin Moorehead, 13, was chosen as a Tourette Syndrome Association Youth Ambassador. The TSA hosted its seventh annual Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador Training Program in Washington, D.C., in March for teens with and without Tourette syndrome. Kristin has now returned to Florida to educate her peers and younger children about sensitivity and awareness of Tourette syndrome by visiting classrooms, schools and clubs. She will focus on its symptoms and dispel myths and stereotypes that are often associated with the disorder.

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St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

A St. Petersburg teen, 16, and her unborn child were killed Sunday night in a crash in Pasco County, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Pearson was killed on Little Road at 9:11 p.m. She was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Rang...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

A St. Petersburg teen, 16, and her unborn child were killed Sunday night in a crash in Pasco County, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Pearson was killed on Little Road at 9:11 p.m. She was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Range...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Forecast: Hot and humid across Tampa Bay, with potentially wet weekend

Forecast: Hot and humid across Tampa Bay, with potentially wet weekend

Summer officially doesn’t start for another three days, but that won’t stop the searing temperatures and stifling humidity from making for a hot and sticky week across Tampa Bay. Temperatures will climb well into the 90s — and feel...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Clearwater and Tampa want to turn flushed water into drinking water. Is it safe?

Clearwater and Tampa want to turn flushed water into drinking water. Is it safe?

Twenty years ago some people called it "Twerp." Others, wrinkling their noses, called it "toilet-to-tap," or something more vulgar. In 1998, Tampa tried to boost its drinking water supply by supplementing it with treated wastewater, calling the prog...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A sports story that we all can love

A sports story that we all can love

When we think of sports — hard-nosed, competitive sports — what words immediately come to mind? Tenacity. Grit. Guts. Perseverance. Courage. Intensity. Determination. You get the idea. Sports are usually cutthroat, give no quarter, sho...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays journal: Adeiny Hechavarria returns and plays short, but now what?

Rays journal: Adeiny Hechavarria returns and plays short, but now what?

NEW YORK — The Adeiny Hechavarria situation is going to be interesting for the Rays. The veteran seemed destined to be traded or even released as he completed his recovery from a hamstring strain rather than play again for the Rays after last ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: Are Democrats nervous about Nelsonís chances versus Scott?; neo-Nazi leaderís video from prison causes concern;

The Daystarter: Are Democrats nervous about Nelsonís chances versus Scott?; neo-Nazi leaderís video from prison causes concern; "toilet-to-tap" makes comeback; plus St. Pete Pride this weekend

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.ē Itíll be partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, according to the National Weather Serviceē Keep these l...
Updated: 2 hours ago
A St. Pete church opposes its own land deal. Will council go along?

A St. Pete church opposes its own land deal. Will council go along?

ST. PETERSBURG ó The Rev. Manuel Sykes wouldnít say last week whether he wanted City Council to reject a rezoning proposal that would let a developer build a drive-thru restaurant on his churchís land.He wouldnít mind, though, if a little divine inte...
Updated: 2 hours ago
At 61, he made his professional wrestling debut to help son cope with motherís death

At 61, he made his professional wrestling debut to help son cope with motherís death

A 16-foot wrestling ring and 150 rental chairs were set up on the basketball court of the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. Concessions were prepared in slow cookers.It was as far from the limelight as it was in distance from Madison Square G...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

TAMPA ó Police are seeking the publicís help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene on Sunday night.Police say the driver struck an unidentified woman near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh...
Updated: 3 hours ago