Sunday, February 25, 2018
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On the town: social events around St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Transplant surgeon to speak at Legacy Dinner

Dr. Pauline Chen, a transplant surgeon and author of Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality, will be the keynote speaker at the St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Legacy Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive. The evening also includes presentation of the Roy G. Harrell Jr. and Helen D. Roberts awards. $50. StAnthonysFoundation.org; (727) 825-1086.

Lunch, cards benefit Tampa Bay Watch

"Rising Stars," a luncheon, musical presentation and card party to benefit the habitat restoration and children's educational programs of Tampa Bay Watch, begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way. The event sponsor is the St. Petersburg Women's Chamber of Commerce. $50. (727) 821-8006.

'An Enchanted Evening' at Renaissance Vinoy

"An Enchanted Evening," the All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch's 81st annual charity ball, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Black-tie optional. $250. (727) 347-6288.

Junior League plans tea, fashion show

The Junior League of St. Petersburg will present a tea party and fashion show featuring clothing from White House Black Market, Chico's, Anglo Couture and Old Navy from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. $40 adults, $20 for 14 and younger. jlstpete.org; (727) 895-5018.

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Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

LARGO — A 60-year-old man who police said was the driver in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run on East Bay Drive from three days prior was arrested by Largo Police on Saturday, the department said.Victor Bonavita was arrested on three charges in relation...
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Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

TAMPA — Officials reopened roads near Citrus Park Mall Saturday evening that had been closed in the afternoon for a natural gas leak caused by a car crash, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough County Fi...
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Updated: 7 hours ago

Two airlinescut ties withNRA aftershootings

The National Rifle Association lashed out at corporations rushing to abandon it on Saturday, as companies from United Airlines to Best Western have cut ties with the gun lobby organization.Without context, twin announcements from Delta and United air...
Updated: 7 hours ago

‘Up to States’ to armteachers, Trump tweets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is "Up to S...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. U.N. humanitarian ch...
Updated: 7 hours ago

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Call her more than just a survivor

Call her more than just a survivor

TAMPA — On the quiet morning of Oct. 8, 2011, a 30-ton freight truck ran a stop sign in the small town of Clinton, Conn.It ran over Colleen Kelly Alexander, who was riding a bicycle.The truck's front wheels crushed her, then spit her to the bac...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

TAMPA — A male motorcyclist died early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Tampa Police Department said.About 1:35 a.m., the victim rode his motorcycle west on the Courtney Campbell at high speeds, police said. The motorcycle stru...
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Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

TAMPA — Roughly 20 minutes into Saturday morning's Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, reigning champ A.J. Richmond glanced over his left shoulder to former college teammate Jon Mott and flashed a quick hand signal."He was telling me that t...
Published: 02/24/18