Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown South Pinellas

South Pasadena resident celebrates 100 years: Janet Spiegelman celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with family and friends at a dinner party at Jackie's Bistro. Spiegelman was born in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 1915, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1936 and married her husband after a blind date in 1938. She and her husband, Tunney, moved to St. Petersburg in the 1970s. They traveled the world together, and after he died she went on an African safari as her final trip. Spiegelman is well known for her clock and watch collection, which was a tradition that began with her family. Being an avid theater, movie and concert-goer, she has saved every Playbill and program from every production she attended from 1935 to today. She also keeps a diary to log her activities.

Northside Hospital recognized for heart attack and stroke care: Northside Hospital has been recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for heart attack patients through the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program. The hospital was also recognized for using the latest treatment guidelines for stroke patients through the Association's Get With the Guidelines improvement program. Northside is among the 341 U.S. hospitals receiving Mission: Lifeline awards this year and among the 915 hospitals receiving the Get With the Guidelines Stroke award this year.

Stetson University receives grant for new forensics program: Stetson University College of Law received a $400,000 grant from the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law to develop a forensic evidence training program for lawyers who work on death penalty cases. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Attorney General as part of the Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives, will go toward the development of a "Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics" program. The program will provide training on forensic science evidence and the use of expert testimony.

Masonic Lodge donates to park and youth camp for new trail benches: Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge donated $300 to the Masonic Park and Youth Camp in Wimauma. The money will go toward building benches along the park trails for the comfort of park visitors. In 1969, 17 Masonic lodges from Districts 22 and 23 incorporated the Masonic Park and Youth Camp, Inc. as a nonprofit corporation. The purpose is to own, develop, improve, operate and manage a camp for the primary use of young men, women and families.

St. Pete Lions donate to 5000 Role Models program: Tim Butler, vice president of St. Petersburg Lions, presented a $500 check to Rich Engwall, director of St. Pete's Promise, Pinellas Education Foundation, to go toward the 5000 Role Models program. Butler, a resident of Treasure Island with a 3-year-old son, encouraged the Lions to make the investment in hopes some day the young men will join the Lions Club.

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PLANT CITY — A Seffner woman died Saturday from injuries sustained when her sports utility vehicle flipped off the road and crashed into a fence near the intersection of Tanner Road and State Road 574.Amanda K. Cepeda-Duque, 21, was traveling west on...
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Her husband wouldn’t apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

RIVERVIEW — A Riverview woman shot and killed her husband Saturday because he punched her father and wouldn’t say sorry, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.Sabrina Michelle Hendley, 30, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Mark A. H...
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An American Airlines passenger was refused beer - so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

An American Airlines passenger was refused beer - so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

It began, as so many plane debacles seem to, with strange sounds in the bathroom.They were the noises of Jason Felix, one of the passengers on Wednesday’s American Airlines flight out of Saint Croix, according to a FBI affidavit recounting events lea...
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Rays Tales: What the trade of Alex Colome and Denard Span leads to next

Rays Tales: What the trade of Alex Colome and Denard Span leads to next

The reality of Friday's surprising trade of Alex Colome and Denard Span to Seattle is, of course, between the extremes.One side is screaming this is the latest proof the Rays are driven more to pocket money than winning games (and, for the loudest, o...
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No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was...
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Police investigating shooting outside nightclub

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside a south St. Petersburg nightclub early Saturday morning.Brennan-Aire D. Williams, 28, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving by cab at Bayfront Health. Police invest...
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More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

WASHINGTON — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a s...
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Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

What in the name of the 0-26 Bucs is going on here?The breathtaking Vegas Golden Knights are the greatest expansion team in professional sports history. They are the best (or worst) thing to ever happen to our games, having won 51 times during the re...
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Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

WEEKI WACHEE — A woman who runs an animal sanctuary will face dozens of animal cruelty charges after Hernando County animal enforcement officers said they found dogs, equine, pigs, cats and chickens housed in poor conditions on her property.Animal of...
Published: 05/26/18