Thursday, January 18, 2018
News Roundup

Dalí Museum event links to upcoming exhibition

The Dalí Museum Guild will host "Sueños de Dalí," a surreal costume and tasting event Saturday celebrating the upcoming "Dalí and Disney: Architects of the Imagination" exhibition. 8 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. $125 members; $150 nonmembers. thedali.org; (727) 623-4726.

The West Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America will present Distinguished Citizens Awards at their annual dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. Honorees are Lucas DeVicente, Harvey Ford, Bob Gualtieri, Mark LaPrade and Sophia Wisniewska. (727) 391-3800, ext. 219. $125.

The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society's sold-out "SmARTly Dressed" fashion show begins at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The event features styles from Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota and benefits the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667, ext. 221.

St. Anthony's Golf Classic on Friday will benefit the St. Anthony's Foundation programs and sponsorships. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo. $400 per participant (includes play, amenities, lunch buffet and reception). stanthonysfoundation.org/golf; (727) 825-1086.

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Family recalls troubled youth for teen killer, now 39, who seeks new sentence

Family recalls troubled youth for teen killer, now 39, who seeks new sentence

TAMPA — The bearded man with shackled hands sat slumped and weeping as he listened to witness after witness — his mom, aunt and sister among them — recount his childhood of poverty, abuse, and depression.Kyle Moran leaned forward occasionally, stretc...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as the South cleans up snow

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as the South cleans up snow

The deep freeze that shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews salted and cleared roads after a slow-moving storm left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters. At least 15 people were killed in accidents and frigid ...
Updated: 21 minutes ago

Oldsmar rejects plan to host cycling event

OLDSMAR — The City Council voted 3-2 against hosting a 2018 BMX World Cup qualifying event that would have brought 200 elite riders to the city and been broadcast in 42 counties. The decision came in December after two lengthy discussions about Oldsm...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Deal clears way for Oldsmar townhomes

OLDSMAR — The City Council voted 4-1 last month in favor of approving a development agreement for a 50-unit townhome community on a nearly 4-acre parcel on St. Petersburg Drive. According to the terms of the agreement, Oldsmar Towns LLC will build a ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Safety Harbor centennial banners on sale for $50

SAFETY HARBOR — Safety Harbor commemorative centennial banners are on sale for $50, with proceeds to benefit the city’s Partners in Progress Youth Scholarship fund. To purchase a banner, fill out the order form at safetyharbor.com and return with pay...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Contest seeks designs for new bike racks at Safety Harbor library

Contest seeks designs for new bike racks at Safety Harbor library

SAFETY HARBOR — The Safety Harbor Public Library and the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library are seeking design submissions for bike racks with an artistic flair as two traditional library bike racks at the facility will be replaced with ones design...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Bay doesn’t make cut as Amazon second headquarter finalist

Tampa Bay doesn’t make cut as Amazon second headquarter finalist

Amazon on Thursday released its list of location finalists for its second headquarters — and neither Tampa nor St. Petersburg is on it.Miami, however, made the short list of cities left vying for the new build. Pinellas and Hillsborough counties had ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hurricane Hermine damage to Largo’s road base still being worked on

Hurricane Hermine damage to Largo’s road base still being worked on

LARGO — Almost 16 months after Hurricane Hermine drenched Largo, city leaders are still working on cleaning up the mess it left behind, awarding a contract for the repair of several roads damaged by the storm.City commissioners voted 7-0 during a mee...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Record-breaking cold sends arctic blast through Tampa Bay

Record-breaking cold sends arctic blast through Tampa Bay

It was record-breaking cold this morning as a deep freeze cast over Tampa Bay.Wind-chill advisories are out as feels-like temperatures sit between a bitter 20 and 30 degrees.Tampa tied its recorded for the lowest temperature of 29 degrees on Jan. 18,...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Gulf Boulevard drainage to be fixed in tandem with burying utilities

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Months of disruption for motorists on Gulf Boulevard are just ahead. Florida Department of Transportation officials revealed plans to improve drainage issues along the road at City Commission meeting this month.John Novak, a DOT ...
Updated: 2 hours ago