Thursday, April 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Pinellas

MILITARY NEWS: Navy Seaman Apprentice John A. Little, a 2011 graduate of Largo High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Sharon L. Little of Largo.

Navy Seaman Thomas N. Amato, son of Deborah J. and stepson of Vincent J. Cassara of Pinellas Park, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Amato is a 2008 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.

Largo students win Chamber of Commerce scholarships: Two Largo High School students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Task Force. Maggie Kivett and Darbie Napieralski, were selected from Largo High's Students of the Month. Kivett will attend the University of Florida to study pharmacy on the pre-med track. She served as student government president and captain of the swim team and was part of the ExCel Board of Student Advisors, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Council and Key Club. Napieralski is the daughter of Kimberly Napieralski. She has been accepted by the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University and is interested in athletic training, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. She played basketball and softball all four years at Largo. Napieralski was on the ExCel Board of Student Advisors and participated in the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and FCA.

Largo Library presents Short story awards: Friends of the Largo Library presented the annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards. The theme for the stories was "Return to the Scene of the Crime," and more than 300 stories were submitted by students in grades six through 12.

 
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St. Petersburg police remove disabled adults from ‘deplorable’ assisted living facilities

St. Petersburg police remove disabled adults from ‘deplorable’ assisted living facilities

ST. PETERSBURG — Beef jerky, mayonnaise and Altoids mints were the only edible things in view inside one of the houses. There was no running water. The refrigerator was empty. A bed sat on top of the deteriorating living room floor. Cigarette butts b...
Updated: 2 hours ago

High school scoreboard for April 19

Thursday’s scoreboardBaseballDixie Hollins 8, Canterbury 0Northeast 13, Lakewood 3Calvary Christian 5, Berkeley Prep 2
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Firefighters battle apartment complex fire in Tampa

Firefighters battle apartment complex fire in Tampa

TAMPA — Firefighters were battling a blaze at Captiva Club Apartments on Thursday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.According to video taken at the scene, the roof of one of the apartment buildings at 4401 Club Captiva Dr. ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Two Florida deputies shot, killed at restaurant in Gilchrist County

Two Florida deputies shot, killed at restaurant in Gilchrist County

Two Gilchrist County sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed at a restaurant about 3 p.m. Thursday.The deputies were at Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton when a man shot them through the restaurant’s window, a Sheriff’s Office statement said.A...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

The St. Pete Pier takes another step forward

ST. PETERSBURG — Development of the city’s long-awaited pier advanced another step Thursday.The City Council approved a $15 million construction contract and additional money to design a waterside restaurant, build a playground and ferret out naming ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Out early: Here’s the Bucs’ full 2018 schedule

Out early: Here’s the Bucs’ full 2018 schedule

TAMPA — How good can the Bucs be in 2018? Fans will get a good sense in the first three weeks, as Tampa Bay opens the year with three of its toughest games, all against reigning division champions.The Bucs open 2018 in New Orleans on Sept. 9 at...
Updated: 5 hours ago
FHP: Distracted driver plunges more than 50 feet off I-275

FHP: Distracted driver plunges more than 50 feet off I-275

ST. PETERSBURG — A distracted driver walked away unscathed after his car plunged 50 feet off Interstate 275, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Thomas Highhouse, 61, of Pinellas Park, was driving his 2016 Chevrolet Camaro south on Interstate 275...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning’s Hedman a Norris finalist again

Lightning’s Hedman a Norris finalist again

The Lightning's Victor Hedman is a finalist for the second consecutive year for the Norris Trophy, given to the top defenseman in the league. The other two finalists are Drew Doughty of the Kings and P.K. Subban of the Predators, it was announced Thu...
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Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ‘I’m the cops’

Police: Knife-wielding burglar breaks into house, says ‘I’m the cops’

LARGO — Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who broke into a home early Thursday morning and confronted the owners with a knife.The incident took place about 3:40 a.m. at a townhouse at 7360 Ulmerton Road, according to Largo...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Deputies: Man broke into house, set it on fire and stole their dog

Deputies: Man broke into house, set it on fire and stole their dog

SEMINOLE — A Seminole man was arrested on allegations that he burglarized a home, set it on fire and stole the homeowner’s dog, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Austin Lang, 19, now faces numerous charges of burglary, arson and poss...
Updated: 6 hours ago