Monday, August 20, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Pinellas

Largo ranked among best for college grads

Largo was ranked as No. 41 as one of the best U.S. cities for new college graduates, according the career and personal finance website GoodCall.com. Rankings were based on affordability, relative salaries, job availability and lifestyle for recent college graduates.

Pinellas students receive Piedmont College honors

Elliot Sailes of St. Petersburg was named a Dean's Scholar for the fall semester at Piedmont College with a perfect GPA. The following students from Pinellas County have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed fall semester at Piedmont College: John Cautero of St. Petersburg and Cassidy Reich of Seminole were named to the Dean's List. Piedmont College is an independent liberal arts college in Demorest and Athens, Georgia.

Serve the City program restarted for 2017

The Serve the City program is apart of Impact 24:7 an outreach team of Mission City Church. This program provides the opportunity to lead regular cleanup events in the Largo area, including cleaning up overgrown yards, areas that are unkempt, local parks and handing out water on Saturday mornings . The program received a 2016 Community Impact Grant from Home Depot. If you know of an individual or family in need of assistance, contact Kerrie Fine at (727) 397-4707 ext. 133.

Morton Plant and St. Anthony's reaccredited for breast care programs

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has recognized the high quality and broad spectrum of breast health services available at both Morton Plant and St. Anthony's hospitals by reaccrediting their respective breast care programs. Both programs are the only two in Pinellas County with the NAPBC accreditation. Breast centers accredited by NAPBC are "held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast," according to the accrediting body's website.

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Editorial: The Catholic Church’s proper response to Pennsylvania scandal

Forceful words are coming from the Pope’s pen as well as pulpits around Tampa Bay: The sexual abuse of minors, which proliferated for decades within the Roman Catholic Church, were not merely sins but crimes whose repercussions are still being felt b...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
After parents object, Pinellas halts active shooter training videos for younger kids

After parents object, Pinellas halts active shooter training videos for younger kids

After a torrent of complaints, the Pinellas County school system is scrapping its plans to show a video to elementary school students in preparation for state-mandated active shooting drills to begin soon.The reaction came from parents after the dist...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Who says preseason doesn’t count for Bucs?

Who says preseason doesn’t count for Bucs?

TAMPA — Monday was a beautiful day out at One Buc Place.Sunny. Blue skies. Hot, but not a thousand degrees like it has been in recent weeks around here.The Bucs were finally back home after spending most of the past week in Nashville. And despi...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Crossing guard admits to accidentally killing gopher tortoise in Dunedin

Crossing guard admits to accidentally killing gopher tortoise in Dunedin

A crossing guard turned himself in to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, saying he was the person seen on video running over a gopher tortoise at an elementary school on Saturday. Robert Dantschisch, 48, saw surveillance video from the sheriff’s o...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
Bar review: A trip to Saigon Blonde in St. Petersburg is an immersive experience

Bar review: A trip to Saigon Blonde in St. Petersburg is an immersive experience

The space at 265 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg has always seemed out of place. Surrounded by a cigar lounge, restaurants and cocktail bars, its most recent dance-club incarnations never quite meshed with the block’s entertainment scene. So ...
Updated: 22 minutes ago

Pine Island native shares skateboarding, goodwill with new friends in Palestine

ST. PETERSBURG — Nick Barwick didn’t merely earn a college degree in anthropology and psychology. This spring, he lived it. In Palestine.The 25-year-old graduate of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, a Pine Island native, used his skateb...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Update: Reader recognizes name of Vietnam casualty — and has a better photo

Update: Reader recognizes name of Vietnam casualty — and has a better photo

David Loeb read the paper on Saturday, and a story took him back to 1967, to boot camp at Parris Island, to one of the other Marines in his platoon.At his Clearwater apartment, Loeb pulled out an old yearbook and searched for Ruben Bell Jr.’s picture...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Head-on crash kills three, injures two children in Zephyrhills

Head-on crash kills three, injures two children in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — Three people were killed and two children were seriously injured in a head-on collision that took place Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 7 p.m. on County Road 54, west of Chantel Drive....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Vigil tonight in beating death that was blamed on ex-Plant High running back boyfriend

Vigil tonight in beating death that was blamed on ex-Plant High running back boyfriend

TAMPA — Despite working together for just six months, Ashlie Hasty wasn’t surprised when Brittany Collett took it upon herself to organize Hasty’s entire birthday party, buying and preparing food. Or when, on a day where Collett was alone at Hasty’s ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Dade City students shop with cops for back-to-school goodies

Dade City students shop with cops for back-to-school goodies

DADE CITY — Dade City police, led by acting Chief James Walters, loaded 17 elementary and middle-school students into police cruisers. The children were beaming — no one was in trouble.Each student was off to "Shop with a Cop" for $100 worth of schoo...
Updated: 2 hours ago