Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Physician speaks at breast cancer awareness event

There, we said it: Celebrate the TaTas

Dr. Peter Blumencranz of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center for Tampa Bay will be the keynote speaker at "Celebrate the TaTas," a gala dinner to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel. The event begins at 5 p.m. today at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. $136. (727) 430-6517.

History Museum Guild is all that jazz

The St. Petersburg History Museum Guild will present an evening of jazz from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the museum, 335 Second Ave. NE. The evening will feature music by the Tampa Bay Jazz Ensemble. $60 advance, $75 at the door. spmoh.com; (727) 894-9394.

Ladies, who are your go-to volunteers?

The Queen's Court is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers who live in Pinellas County. Submissions must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofits. For an application, call (727) 822-7571. Deadline is Jan. 3.

The court also is accepting applications from Pinellas charities to receive grants for the 2015 event. Call (727) 894-7543. Deadline is March 1.

The 56th annual Queen of Hearts Ball on Feb. 22 benefits the Abilities Foundation, Academy Prep Center and Daystar Life Center.

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William March: Tampa Bay Democrats line up for state legislative races

William March: Tampa Bay Democrats line up for state legislative races

A surge of Democrats seeking local legislative offices and hoping for a "blue wave" in the 2018 election continued last week, led by Bob Buesing filing to run again versus state Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa.In addition:• Heather Kenyon Stahl of Tampa has...
Updated: 10 minutes ago

Lane closures at Interstate 75 and State Road 50 start Sunday

BROOKSVILLE — State transportation officials announced a series of potential road closures related to the Interstate 75 and State Road 50 widening and construction project for the next week beginning Sunday.They include:e_SBlt One lane of I-75 in eac...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
In tree-loving Davis Islands, residents bring new life to where a grand oak fell

In tree-loving Davis Islands, residents bring new life to where a grand oak fell

TAMPA — The people of Davis Islands lost a dear friend to Hurricane Irma in September — a grand oak tree that had resided at the Suwanee Circle median for as long as many residents could remember.To commemorate Florida’s celebration of Arbor Day on F...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
See how bus rapid transit would work in Tampa Bay

See how bus rapid transit would work in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — The next, best hope for bringing mass transit to the Tampa Bay area is a bus rapid transit system projected to cover the 41-miles separating St. Petersburg from Wesley Chapel, attract 4,500 new riders and cost about half as much as a...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
‘Mike Hammer - Encore for Murder’ serves up hard-boiled 1950s fare with a healthy side of wit

‘Mike Hammer - Encore for Murder’ serves up hard-boiled 1950s fare with a healthy side of wit

CLEARWATER — From the moment the title character takes center stage, Mike Hammer — Encore for Murder is sold. Rarely does one actor own an entire production the way Gary Sandy owns this world premiere, and it’s a pleasure at watch, in large measure t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Hogs are coming to MacDill

The Hogs are coming to MacDill

TAMPA — If you hear loud noises coming from MacDill Air Force Base over the next few days, don’t be alarmed.It’s the sound of flying Hogs.A squadron of A-10C Warthogs, beloved by troops in the field for their ability to swoop low and slow and tear ap...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Bay schools warn parents about flu activity, dangers

Tampa Bay schools warn parents about flu activity, dangers

The Florida Department of Health has reported a sharp increase in flu activity in the last several weeks, prompting area schools to send out letters warning parents about the virus. At least two districts, however, say that flu activity in their scho...
Updated: 2 hours ago
State Attorney: Tampa woman uses soulfood restaurant as part of IRS scheme, steals thousands

State Attorney: Tampa woman uses soulfood restaurant as part of IRS scheme, steals thousands

TAMPA — An area soul and seafood restaurant owner could face more than 10 years in federal prison for filing more than 60 false tax returns and stealing thousands of dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Natalie Rene Panko, 57, and owner o...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Column: The Mad King flies his flag

The emperor of the outdoors rode into town on a horse named Tonto, and soon demanded that his own special flag fly outside his headquarters whenever he was in Washington. He believes fracking is proof that "God loves us" and, despite being from Monta...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on grand theft, other charges

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on grand theft, other charges

FORT LAUDERDALE — Rapper Kodak Black has been ordered held without bail in Florida on seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession.The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave,...
Updated: 3 hours ago